Co-Curricular

After school activities and clubs for all

There are many after school activities for your children to take part in during their time in the Junior School section. We aim to provide a broad range to further develop and deepen the children’s interests and skills. After school clubs run until 4:30pm each evening and regularly include arts and crafts, drama, sewing, jewellery making, cookery, dancing, sports and music. Something for everyone!

We also try out different ideas each term and are very open to suggestions if you have any. The school clubs are run by existing staff or other specialist providers from outside the school.

In addition to after school activities and clubs, we operate a Breakfast Club from 7:30-8:30am and an After School Care Session, which includes a tea time snack, until 6pm to make life easier for you if you have other commitments.

Here at Benedict House, we offer a variety of after-school clubs that parents are welcome to sign their children up for. All of our clubs are run by class teachers or outside providers and cover a range of topics within the main areas of sports, creativity or academia. We tend to change clubs on a termly basis and often take suggestions from the children regarding what they would like to see on offer. Past clubs that have been popular and will likely feature again include: football, Scratch coding, crafts, dodgeball, choir, drawing, brain-boosters, mindfulness, dance (variety of disciplines), running, story-time, reading, Mandarin, netball, puzzles, radio, cooking, gardening and film club.  

At the end of each term, we offer a week of Holiday Clubs to all of our children. Examples of days we have run in the past include pantomime, trips to the seaside, tobogganing, cinema, the zoo, Godstone farm, ice-skating, big cat sanctuary, bowling, Swanley Park, pizza parties, chocolate making and Airjump.

Dance and Drama

Opportunities to explore drama and dance are wide ranging at Benedict House. Every class will perform an assembly to the rest of the school and their parents throughout the academic year, along with other seasonal performances. 

Our Lower School perform the nativity and Upper School a musical concert for Christmas, and in the Summer Term the Upper School headline a full musical production at the Rose Bruford Theatre, which is a sensational performance space local to us in Sidcup.

Music

At Benedict House, we believe in every child’s ability to learn and develop. We encourage all our children to embrace and explore music, which promotes teamwork, and builds confidence. We aim to recognise each pupil’s strengths and talents and to develop these to their fullest potential.

Children have class music lessons from Pre-School through to Year 6, and also the opportunity to perform in weekly assemblies, regular music concerts, extra-curricular activities and performances, and school productions. We also offer 1-1 lessons on a wide range of beginner, orchestral, folk and jazz instruments.

 In our music lessons, we also explore a comprehensive scheme of work which looks at music of different genres and Era’s. This utilises the children’s knowledge, performing and composing skills. We also reinforce our musical knowledge through learning Dalcroze Eurhythmics dance movement, and Kodaly musicianship.

We strive to enable our children to achieve their musical potential.