King’s School has an extensive range of extracurricular activities to enrich the children’s learning experience. Teacher-led clubs take place at lunchtime or after school and mainly focus on the Junior department Key Stage 2. Clubs include drama, tag rugby, netball, cookery, music makers, animation, cross country, gardening, art, zentangle and environmental.
To widen the range of activities we can offer, we work with specialist teachers and agencies, including Plymouth Argyle in the Community, University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth Raiders and Premier Sports. These clubs take place before school, at lunchtime and after school and include piano, speech, fencing, guitar, martial arts, singing, hockey, football, basketball, ballet, Little Kickers, mini gym and street jazz.
The broad range of activities allows children to have the opportunity to try different disciplines and find something that they will really enjoy.
Each year, pupils from years 4, 5 and 6 will attend one of two 5-day residential trips.
Year 4 visit Heatree, an activity centre on Dartmoor. Pupils take part in educational and adventurous activities including artwork, map reading, a study of the Bronze Age and industrial history of the moors, team-building activities and some exciting surprises. This fits in with the schemes of work for pupils but it is great fun too.
Years 5 and 6 trips are run on a rotation basis:
London trip with a full itinerary
The children are unaware of the activities as we like to offer them a mystery tour. Previous trips have included a visit to 10 Downing Street, the Natural History Museum and Harry Potter Studio Tour. A coach is supplied for the whole week so children are transported to their destinations.
‘Mill on the Brue’, based in Somerset
Pupils take part in outdoor adventure activities, including high ropes, climbing, rafting, canoeing, orienteering and teamwork activities. The trip provides different challenges for different age groups and time away together. This trip is great fun and aims to increase confidence and team-working skills. Further information can be found on their website www.millonthebrue.co.uk.
School Trips and Themed Days
- Trips and themed days play an important part in children’s learning: National Marine Aquarium
- Paignton Zoo
- Buckland Abbey
- The Eden Project
- Local area visits
- French Theatre Company
- Roman Day
- WWII Day
- ICT Day – visit by robots
These are just some of the places and themed days that take place.