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Extra Curricular Activities

The Danes Hill Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) programme aims to deliver a wide range of fun and stimulating pursuits to any child who wishes to take part. It is a purely voluntary programme of activities that has been created in order to offer an opportunity to enjoy and participate in an interest beyond the normal school day.

The ECA programme has been an integral part of the Danes Hill day for many years. It is an important feature of the school, providing pupils with an opportunity to expand their horizons or harness an existing skill or talent.

An example of activities that are available at the Prep School throughout the year can be found below.

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Athletics

Athletics

Athletics

Athletics

Year 2-5

The Clubs are led by double Olympian, national record holder, Level 4 Athletics Coach and Strength & Conditioning trainer Nick Buckfield. Fun, engaging and totally inclusive, the club brings all the fundamental movements of athletics into vibrant and energising sessions designed to teach your child athletic disciplines in a friendly and exciting environment.
The Club will develop:
• Running efficiently & Sprint starts
• Jumping
• Throwing
• Early stages of jump, throw & run
• Agility, Balance, Coordination
• Plus lots of fun & games!
Plus lots of games and fun with medals and prizes.

Athletics

Athletic Development Club

Athletics

Athletic Development Club

Year 2-8

The emphasis of our programme is on preparation of the athlete for long-term development and performance, ensuring they are fully prepared to meet the demands of their sport, aka sport ready.
Develop fundamental movements through fun games and activities such as: Speed & plyometrics, an introduction to strength training and understand the importance of living like an athlete. Plus our unique athlete app, providing additional training programmes, educational blogs and performance monitoring to support their ongoing development.

Dance

Ballet

Dance

Ballet

An opportunity for children to learn formal ballet skills following the ISTD syllabus.

Football

Basketball

Football

Basketball

Year 2-8

Introduction to basketball skills and fundamentals. Lessons held in our state-of-the-art Sports Hall.

Creative Design

Chess

Creative Design

Chess

Year 2-8

From teaching the absolute beginner the basic rules of chess, to more advanced topics such as openings, tactics, strategy and general playing tips, we have it all.

Athletics

Climbing

Athletics

Climbing

Bouldering

Year 2-3

 

Climbing Club

Year 6-8

ICT

Coding Club

ICT

Coding Club

Year 3

Step-by-step guides that help young people to make their own games, animations, and websites with code.

 

Dance

Fencing

Dance

Fencing

Year 2-8

Football

Football

Football

Football

Year 2-5

Josh Evans Soccer School

Leaf

Gardening Club

Leaf

Gardening Club

Year 2-8

Head, Maxine Shaw hosts a gardening club during the children’s lunchtime. The school’s kitchen garden is considered a safe space for children to grow, harvest and share fresh produce. Recently extended with a new greenhouse installed; green-fingered pupils are eager to get planting. A hands-on-learning experience where the pupils get their hands dirty and embrace every opportunity, cultivating their inquisitive minds.

Dance

Gymnastics

Dance

Gymnastics

Year 2-8

Judo

Judo

Judo

Judo

Year 2-8

 

Creative Design

Mandarin

Creative Design

Mandarin

Year 2-8

 

Judo

Martial Arts

Judo

Martial Arts

Year 2-8

Year 2-3: Sprint Martial Arts will be offering its Little Dragons’ programme, which is suited for 4 to 7-year-olds. Students will grade from white to black belt (pre-adults grade) and learn basic Martial Arts and life skills. Your children will be improving their focus, courage, determination and perseverance. The programme will help them to build confidence, improve their fitness and introduce students to Martial Arts.

Year 4-8: Sprint Martial Arts will offer a beginner course in Martial Arts Striking, a form of freestyle kickboxing. It is a graded system that goes from white to black belt. Students will learn techniques from a variety of styles such as Boxing, Karate, Taekwondo and Kung-fu among other disciplines. Students will also learn life skills, the black belt attitude and leadership skills.

Drama

Performing Arts

Drama

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Year 2 and 4

Dancing, singing and acting to our favourite musicals!

 

Lamda

Year 4-8

LAMDA Examinations – London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Exams can be taken in acting, devised performance (improvisation), mime, verse and prose speaking, musical theatre and public speaking. These exams are accredited to the Qualifications Credit Framework giving equivalent points towards GCSE’s, A Levels and UCAS. LAMDA examinations are designed with a range of skills that will benefit children throughout their lives.

Preparation for an examination can unlock the children’s imagination, develop communication skills and build self-confidence and self-esteem.

Rockhoppers

Rockhoppers

Orienteering, Camp Craft, Geocaching, Archery and Climbing.

Science

Science Clinic

Science

Science Clinic

Year 4

Year 7-8

Swim Squad

Scuba Diving

Swim Squad

Scuba Diving

Year 3

Fun and games underwater, completing the PADI Bubblemaker and PADI Seal Team experiences. Learning the basics of scuba (safety, buoyancy, fun) through playing games such as egg and spoon, frisbee, toypedos, hula hoops and more. Children must be over 8 years old and able to swim – PADI Regulations.

 

Year 4-8

A six week programme to complete the PADI Open Water Diver referral programme. It comprises self-study in diver’s own time, one “classroom/dry” session to go through the knowledge development and practice kit set up, and five in-water sessions to learn and practice skills. Each week builds on the next so it is crucial that each one is attended. Divers can then either complete their 4 open water dives with us in the UK, or with any PADI dive centre in the world, to earn their PADI Open Water qualification – a globally recognised scuba certification allowing you to dive anywhere in the world, with a buddy, subject to age-related depth restrictions. Children must be 10 years old minimum and able to swim 200m.

 

Dance

Street Dance

Dance

Street Dance

Street Dance lessons are an opportunity for the pupils to learn a large number of social dance styles including breakdancing, popping, locking,

Creative Design

Stem

Creative Design

Stem

Year 3

STEM is a mixture of science, technology, engineering, critical thinking and thinking outside the box. We will be carrying out experiments such as protecting an egg when dropped from a height, making a kite that flies and building the tallest tower out of spaghetti and marshmal-lows. There will also be elements of debate, critical thinking and mak-ing choices.

Swim Squad

Swimming

Swim Squad

Swimming

Swim Squad Training

Year 2-3

Leatherhead Swimming Club

Year 2-8

Drama

Orchestra

Drama

Orchestra

Senior String Orchestra

Year 3-5

 

Senior String

Year 6-8

 

Orchestra

Year 4-8

Toddler Group

Wednesday 19 June

10 am – 12 noon

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