In the Prep we currently offer the following extra-curricular activities: Chess, Judo, Speech and Drama, Chatterbooks, Debate Club, Senior Book Club

Chatterbooks

The aim of this club is to encourage good reading habits. Reading for pleasure is one of the greatest indicators of academic success as well as great fun, so please encourage your son or daughter to attend. Each year group will meet every 3 weeks.


Debate Club

Our Debate Club meets on a Wednesday with a small group and is ready to welcome any new members who want to join. Our motto continues to be Evelyn Hall’s summary of Voltaire: ‘I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’  Our focus at the beginning of the year will be to develop a team and a presentation to represent the school in the local heats of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. We would encourage all children to join Debate Club, especially those in Forms 4A and 4B as they will develop some important skills that will be useful for their forthcoming interviews and pre-tests.


Senior Book Club

We meet on a Wednesday lunchtime and all in L6 and U6 are welcome to join us and nominate the next book we will read and discuss.

We have considered reading some of the shortlisted books for the Carnegie award. ‘One’ by Sarah Crossan was nominated by a student while another suggested we also read ‘the Princess Bride’ by William Goldman. ‘One’ is a deceptively ‘easy’ read but is also a thought-provoking text about conjoined twins that has already stimulated discussion in L6A tutor time! Many may be familiar with the film of ‘The Princess Bride’ but be unaware of its screenwriter William Goldman’s excellent and entertaining novel.


Chess

£64.00 per term

Thursday or Friday lunchtimes for approximately 45 minutes.

There are two chess groups – one for Year 3 & 4 pupils on Thursdays and the second for Year 4 and above pupils on Fridays. Pupils are divided into the groups depending on age, previous chess experience and other extra-curricular activities.  In the Spring Term, pupils take part in the UK Chess Challenge, the largest chess tournament in the world. Those scoring sufficient points get the opportunity of moving on to the regional Mega finals and even further to the national stages if they show enough talent.


Judo

£75.00 per term

Tuesday 4.15pm – 5pm, Years 3 to 5.

An introduction to contact sports with opportunities for grading.  This is a great Olympic sport that teaches discipline, balance and coordination.  Classes are taken by Lloyd Nicholls – an experienced black belt who is also the Surrey Team Manager. Classes take place in the hall. Initially children can wear their games kit, but should they wish to pursue the activity a Judo kit can be acquired from Mr Nicholls.


Speech and Drama

£111.00 (group) or £125.00 (duo)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from lunchtime onwards.

These lessons are taken by Wayne Hamer, Stagestars Theatre Schools and are in preparation for graded examinations by LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), www.lamda.org.uk/exams.  Fees for these examinations are not included in the termly fee, you will be notified accordingly of the additional amount and subsequently this will be added to your end of term account. Lessons are offered in a group (up to 6 children) or as a duo (2 children).


Early Morning Swim Club

£50 - summer term only

Tuesday 7.30am – 8.30am  Development Squad

Thursday 7.30am -8.30am Performance Squad

A wonderful way to start the day with our Early Morning Swimming Club run by Mr Edwards. Children will be advised as to which squad they should attend.