The Extended Day and Enrichment: Brook Mead Bonus Time
Extracurricular activities offer the chance to try something new, discover a talent or passion and develop lifelong interests and skills. We believe that enriching experiences and afterschool clubs should be used by ALL scholars, rather than the few who choose to take part. It is the right of every child and young person to benefit from a breadth of enriching experiences. Therefore, our school day is slightly longer Monday to Thursday and ends at 3.40pm. This enables all scholars to take part in fulfilling wider opportunities to build better futures!
Staff offer sessions and scholars are able to choose which to take up for ten weeks. Altogether over the year, scholars take part in six electives. They are designed to extend and enrich.
A Commitment to the Arts and Sports
Sport and the arts, in their widest sense, are central to the wider development of young people. Arts and sporting events are often the most memorable events for scholars of their school lives, helping to break down stereotypes and liberating students who may be constrained in other subjects or areas of their life.
Drama, dance, music and art help young people work through and express powerful, sensitive, provocative ideas and emotions in a safe expressive place, challenged and supported by skilled staff. Therefore, music education, school productions, art and design education will contribute to our broad and balanced curriculum, especially once we move to our new building.
Music scholarships are made available to scholars, with the loan of an instrument, weekly peripatetic music lessons by professional teachers and weekly practice sessions as part of our orchestra or brass band.