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After School Clubs - Take a peek!


The Spring Term After School Clubs are drawing to a close and with all this sunshine, it really feels as if summer is on the horizon! 

The children that attend the club are full of energy, intelligence and charisma – these dynamic personalities really create a great environment for fun and learning. 

The children have shown their resilience in adverse weather conditions during the term – from cold snaps in January to torrential rain in February, and now beautiful sinshine. and we’ve also seen some amazing teamwork.

During the After School Club term we run a different activity every week alongside our favourite energetic games the kids love and often request.

Find out exactly what we’ve been up to this term…


Campfire Cookout - Alpine Fondue
Some of best moments are forged with friends round a campfire, so this week children were taught fire safety and exciting new outdoors cooking skills. This Spring our cookout theme is taking inspiration from Switzerland and their world class fondue! A healthy twist with grilled fruit over the fire and chocolate fondue sauce as the treat!



Bushcraft – Arctic Survival Challenge
This week we embarked on a series of fun filled bushcraft challenges testing our skills as arctic explorers. We learnt about different types of fuels for the fire and competed in the water boil fire challenge - Here, the group took turns in trying to sustain a fire using foraged resources to boil a pan of water.  
We connected with some key ancestral survival skills and taught how to safely take risks, and understand how our natural environment supports this.


Nature Ninja - Popcorn Bird Feeders

This Nature-based session involved making your own bird feeders to help our native garden birds during the colder months. We discussed our native birds, their eating habits and the seasons. 



Knights of the Round Table

This week we brought history to life with a fun, story driven activity involving hand eye coordination and community spirit. Hammerschlagen – a game of strength, accuracy and fun dating back to medieval times! 


Mad Science - Chalk Paint Pocket Rockets

We explored chemical reactions in this arts & crafts meets outdoor science session. We built pocket chalk paint rockets to make and paint a technicolored abstract art mural. This messy & fun science art playground project was a real hit with the kids and instructors alike. 


Nature Ninja - Blobsters

During this craft-based session we made imaginative woodland or wild creatures - Blobsters. These Blobsters were originally spoken about in folklore, believed to give good luck and protection! This clay project is lead by the children's imagination.  


NERF Winter Wasteland

This session welcomed our club members to the toxic wasteland zone! A zombie filled, hazardous wasteland full of raiders and swamp creatures to navigate. We practiced sportsmanship skills, lots of running, ducking and dodging.


World Street Games – Ounch Neech 

Here we explored traditional games played around the world. This term we played Ounch Neech - a high energy game of tag all the way from the streets and playgrounds of Pakistan & Northern India. Playing is a great stress relief and good for social skills and overall great fun!



At the end of each term two of our members are chosen to win "The Outdoors Project Ambassadors Award". They receive a special golden patch and a certificate for their efforts! Last week our lovely ambassadors were chosen.

What is an 'Outdoors Project Ambassador'? 
An ambassador is a representative or a promoter of a particular place or activity. In our case the outdoors! We feel they represent the club ethos well and carry our message of fun and play in the outdoors! 

Who is chosen? 
At the start of each term the leader will introduce the award and the group will discuss ideas about how you get chosen. Loads of different reasons from growing in confidence, being helpful, polite, particularly supportive to others, a team player and so on.
There are so many positive things to say about all the members who attend our club, and it is never easy for the club leaders to pick their Ambassadors!
We always praise our members efforts and achievements no matter how big or small. The award is simply that extra recognition from us for that individual for the term. 

The Award Ceremony
During a club towards the end of term we will make an effort to sit together as a group and announce the winners, with the reasons they have won. It's all kept informal and we have fun with it! The schools are also informed and occasionally they may choose to announce the award in class or in assembly. 
Good luck and remember award or no award you are valued by each and every member of the team equally. Being outside in the fresh air is rewarding for your mind, body & spirit, so technically you're already winning just by being there! 


Do we offer any other patches?

YES! All club members have the opportunity to earn unique and collectable patches when they attend any of our clubs – not just the After School Clubs.

Read more about our patch reward system HERE




New activities for Summer term 2022 include: 
Among Us * Nature Ninja * Mad Science * World Street Games * The Randomiser * Popcorn Birdfeeder Love Hearts * Arctic Survival Challenge * Nerf * Camp Fire Cookout * Knights of the Round Table & Tonnes of games: Dodge Ball, Kick the Can, Alien Invasion, Cat & Mouse + they key ingredient lots of FUN!