Club Friday

We have created our programme, Club Friday, which is a key element of the holistic educational vision of Wellington Eagles Primary Academy. Our children enjoy a wealth of co-curricular activities that are designed to provide a breadth of opportunity and challenge during their time here. Every day of the week, a minimum of 45 minutes is timetabled to Club Friday and all children are encouraged to participate. Led by our inspiring staff, pupils are nurtured and given the opportunity to develop an enthusiasm for lifelong passions; they are encouraged to give things a go and to be creative thinkers. Many will come here with passions already formed; others will find a flame lit for the first time.

Developing the much sought-after skills of leadership, collaboration, resilience and perseverance, we see the co-curricular life of the school as not merely about enjoyment and participation but as an important mechanism by which our pupils continue to learn and are therefore equipped to make an impact on the world at large.  Indeed, it is not separate to what we are doing in the classroom, it is entirely complementary.  It is about the rich reward of hard work and the ability to bounce back when you fall down.  It is, above all else, about ensuring that all pupils are nurtured and encouraged during their time at WEPA and can develop aspirations, interests, passions, skills and values that will stay with them long after they leave the school gates.

 

Club Focus

Curriculum link

Rationale

 Yoga

 PE and Mental well-being

Yoga helps to promote mental well-being. There are strong links between the emotional well-being of children and their personal, social development and academic performance.

Performing Arts

Drama (Speaking)

Children are provided with the tools to explore, create and communicate. The sessions promote both life and technical skills, building confidence and stretching imaginations through singing, acting and dance.

Dance and Expression

PE and Mental well-being

Dance is not only a good source of fun exercise for young children, it is also a creative outlet. Through dance, children develop a greater range of movement whilst developing the ability to work within different spaces.

Debating Club

English (Speaking and Listening)

Debating builds children’s critical listening skills and their ability to respond to what other people are saying. It helps children understand how to structure their ideas and make their points clearly.

Literary Critique Club

English (Reading)

Pupils learn to:

·         read at a higher level

·         foster analytical thinking

·         use evidence to support opinions

·         articulate and share ideas

·         develop emotional intelligence, empathy and creativity

·         interact and relate to peers from different age groups and diverse backgrounds

·         organise and manage their time

·         effectively lead and facilitate group discussion (Book Club leaders)

 

Science

There is now significant evidence that time spent outdoors & having a love of nature can have significant benefits on mental wellbeing. y children welcome a chance to help make the world a better place, and students who join school nature clubs can make the environment their platform for community service.