Beyond the Classroom
Our co-curricular programme provides children with an array of new experiences so they can discover new interests and talents.
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. Some of our clubs take place before school starts, others during break and lunch times, and others after school.
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.
We offer a broad based extra-curricular programme to help pupils improve their technique, and we also organise a number of PGL residential trips throughout the year, to help build resilience and team spirit. We also have strong links to local clubs and promote coaching sessions available for pupils to develop their talents. These additional opportunities demonstrate our dedication to developing talent.
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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:
Mrs Catherine, Director of Music
T: 01642 553370
There are endless opportunities for pupils to showcase their musical talents. These include concerts in the Autumn and Summer terms and an annual musical production. 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.
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We strongly believe residential visits play an important part in a child’s education. We value the benefits they bring to personal development, building confidence and self-esteem. Educational trips also provides pupils with a range of cultural experience to enhance their knowledge and understanding of other cultures, history and traditions. A selection of recent residential visits includes:
- Skiing in France
- Outward Bound in the Lake District
- London Theatre
- Sports Tour in Holland
- Language trips to France, Germany and Spain
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.