Clubs, Opportunities & Enrichment
Read on to find out more about the clubs we hold before, during and after school, as well as our sports teams, music and (of course) swimming!
We usually offer a variety of activities and clubs for different groups of children; these form a vital part of our enrichment co-curriculum, giving children the opportunity to meet new friends in different age groups, work in teams, learn new skills, challenge themselves and compete in a friendly environment and also to develop their own leadership skills.
Each term, parents are able to sign up their child/ren to a specific club. Some clubs are limited in numbers and some have charges (usually where external instructors lead the club); some of our parents/carers help to lead /organise clubs.
Current Clubs include:
Lego, Cross-Country, Netball, Football, Art (Autumn term), Boxing, Tennis, Multi-Sports, Judo, Love to Dance (Autumn/Spring terms), Performing Arts (Autumn & Summer terms) and various Choirs.
In addition, we hold practices for our school teams in readiness for events/activities within school and beyond. Teams are formed through the year for Netball, Football, Rugby, Hockey and Swimming. Children are invited to join teams and must be willing to commit to practise sessions and matches/events.
Musical Moments for All:
There is a strong musical heritage at Chevening and all aspects of Music continue to play an enormous part of our daily lives in school, whether arising in daily worship, class topics, or performances on the playground! We enjoy the opportunities to perform, dance, celebrate and remember through music and song.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated Music Room, which is great for instrumental lessons, choir rehearsals (but a little too small for our orchestra!)
An enormous thank you to the PTA who very kindly funded the purchase of 6 new large Djembe drums. The new drums greatly enhance the quality of sound and experience during drumming sessions both in the classroom.
Performing Arts Club
This year, the Performing Arts Club used their weekly practices to prepare for a production of The Spitfire Nativity. The last week of term proved challenging, with snow and ice, but our performers gave a beautiful performance. For a report, please click here.
Our Performing Arts Team often mark national events and celebrations. In summer 2022, we all enjoyed their rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody - with some bespoke lyrics.
For Summer 2023, we are already anticipating their involvement in Chevening's celebrations for The Coronation of HM King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
We are pleased to welcome external expert music tuition (paid) for children to learn to play specific instruments including:
Parents who are interested in these extra-curricular lessons are welcome to discuss the options for instruments and individual/paired lessons with us. Please contact the School Office - email@example.com
KS2 children who are learning to play instruments (in school or at home) are welcome to join our Chevening Orchestra. Led by Mrs Robinson, the orchestra rehearses in school time and often participates in school Acts of Worship, as well as performing in our end of term services at St Botolph's Church, or special School Sunday Services. In the Spring/Early Summer, we try to host a Recital for our musicians to perform to their friends, parents, staff and neighbours.
Our Swimming Pool dates back to the 1930s and is still the centre of attention for swimming for all children in Term 6, the annual Swimathon fundraiser, Key Stage 2 Swim Sports and a feature of Class 6's traditional leavers' farewells.
Parents, please ensure you follow our Health & Safety guidelines:
- Please ensure that all items of clothing, goggles, towels, bags etc are clearly named
- Please can all swimmers bring in a plastic bag for their wet clothes.
- Please can all swimmers adjust their goggles at home in the bath, to make sure they fit correctly, prior to using them in school
- For Health & Safety, Swimmers are not allowed to wear jewellery, including earrings, during swimming lessons. These should not be worn on swimming days, as no responsibility will be taken by the School should they go missing
- Boys must wear swimming trunks, not board shorts as these hinder movement in the water. Girls must wear swimming costumes, not bikinis.
- All swimmers must wear swimming hats in the water
- Please ensure that if your swimmer has a verruca, it is sealed with Bazuka, Compound W ( or similar freeze application) to prevent spread. Likewise, if they are known to have a fungal infection, please ensure they wear a plastic swimming sock to prevent cross-infection.
All swimming lessons are delivered by a fully qualified, licensed swimming instructor and are supervised by qualified lifesavers. Swimming will take place regardless of the weather, with the exception of during thunderstorms. However, if it is very cold, discretion will be used especially with KS1, as to whether or not to swim and for how long.
The PTA requests a parental donation, per child, to fund the coaching, lifeguard training, heating, water and maintenance of the pool. Sufficient donations are needed to ensure swimming can proceed in Term 6.