At Croxley Danes, we believe that extra-curricular activities are extremely important in enthusing and engaging the students whilst broadening their horizons, developing new skills and contributing to students' personal and social development. A range of enrichment activities will be available to all Croxley Danes students each day between 4 and 5pm, complementing the learning which will take place in the more formal curriculum.
During the early years of Croxley Danes School, students will access enrichment activities at St Clement Danes, and transport will be made available for travel between the two schools.
The regular, varied and ongoing programme of enrichment activities will enable students to widen their experience and develop specific skills. Some of these opportunities will be linked to the curriculum whilst others will be ‘one-off’ events and visits. Our proposed programme will include:
- drama productions
- field trips
- visiting experts
- interest groups – art, drama, dance etc.
- sports training
- book club; maths investigations; chess; philosophy group
- language classes after school
- enrichment days – temporary suspension of timetable for special activities;
- business and/or community projects
- mini-enterprises and
- enterprise days and events.
All students aged fourteen and over will also have the opportunity of taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award programmes to inspire, guide and support them in their self-development.
Students in Key Stages 4 and 5 will also be offered the opportunity to participate in the World Challenge Expedition. In so doing, they will be expected to raise the funds they will require for participation through a combination of a reasonable level of employment and by organising activities for younger students at the school.
During the early years of Croxley Danes School, students will access enrichment activities at St Clement Danes, and transport will be made available for travel between the two schools. In this way, students of both schools will be able to undertake activities together.
The enrichment activities will be delivered and supervised by teaching staff and support staff from Croxley Danes and St Clement Danes. Contracted providers will deliver specialist activities, drawing upon existing links with local and national organisations such as the World Challenge Organisation, the National Youth Orchestra, and the Royal Opera House.