Extra Curricular Clubs
When I was a teenager I began to settle into school because I’d discovered the extracurricular activities that intertested me; music and theatre
Morgan Freeman, Actor
At Sunny Bank our children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities during their time at school — from sport, music and drama to Outward Bounds and Forest School activities. We believe there are a range of benefits that come from involvement in these;
They provide a productive break from learning
Weekly activities can offer a welcome break from lessons and homework. Depending on your child’s interests, they may provide the chance to get outside and exercise, see friends, pursue a hobby or simply destress and refresh their mind. They also help limit the time your child is spending in front of a TV or computer screen.
They can help your child build their skills outside of the classroom
In addition to building skills within a specific discipline, extracurricular activities are great for developing general academic and soft skills. Think debating for public speaking, academic competitions for exam strategies and sport for teamwork. Balancing a number of commitments can help to improve your child’s time management skills, while finding an area they enjoy or excel at can boost self-confidence.
They can open your child's mind to new interests and views
Extracurricular activities may allow children to explore an interest in more depth than is often covered in class — or maybe even find a completely new interest that they wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise.
They provide social opportunities
Being part of a group or team provides a sense of belonging, with extracurricular activities offering an opportunity for your child to interact with others with similar interests and potentially build friendships outside of their usual circle.
Please see below for what is on offer each term.