Our co-curricular programme provides children with an array of new experiences so they can discover new interests and talents. Some of the clubs take place before school starts, others during break and lunch times and others after school.
Recent clubs have included sign language, performing arts, art & photography, chess, zen den, Minecraft, STEM, film, cooking, craft, choir, orchestra, table tennis, badminton, netball, hockey, rugby and football.
We place great value on children developing new skills outside the classroom and through our wide range of co-curriculum activities, there is something for everyone.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
At Red House, pupils are encouraged to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme where they can develop their ability to work in a team, solve problems and make decisions. Pupils also develop their outdoor skills such as orienteering, map reading and navigation. All of these skills, learnt throughout the year, are put into practice in their final expedition.
Music is taught through all stages of the curriculum and is a major part of the school’s co-curricular activities. Pupils sing, play instruments, listen and learn to compose music in class. These activities allow children’s musical talents and creativity to grow in an environment that also develops their social skills and self-confidence. Many pupils decide to deepen their musical experience by learning to play an instrument or taking singing lessons in school. Visiting instrumental teachers provide tuition on orchestral and contemporary instruments. If you would like your child to have instrumental or singing lessons in School please contact the Director of Music, Mr Gordon McReddie.
There are numerous ensembles including a Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Orchestra, Guitar and Saxophone groups. Other groups held for specific concerts include a Flute choir, a Jazz Ensemble and Folk Band. Concerts are held in the autumn and summer terms. A major annual musical production involving around a hundred pupils runs for four nights at Easter. Musicians also perform during the School Carol Services at Christmas.
During the Spring term, Red House hosts its annual ‘Red House Has Got Talent’ show, providing the stage for all budding musicians from classical to rock band performances.