We ensure that there are opportunities for all our children to take part in either a lunch-time or after-school club. We vary the clubs from term to term to ensure everyone has to opportunity to try the more popular clubs and that there are clubs to suit all tastes. We will also try to provide opportunities for children to try some new and different sports and activities such as Archery and Street Surfing.
There is always a mixture of free and paid clubs. All of the ‘school’ clubs are run voluntary by members of staff giving up their free time. The paid clubs are run by professional coaches and experts.
Children from each class can spend a term each year staying after school to join in our popular Cooking Club. Siblings can also stay for our “Stay and Play” Club so that parents don’t have to travel to school twice to collect. 3.30 – 4.30 on a Monday.
Libby Jukes a local artist comes in once a week to teach wonderfully inspired art to children from years 1-6 on a Tuesday afternoon – 3.30 – 4.45.
Music Instrument Lessons
Music is an important part of life at Powerstock school. We have successfully taken part in Dorset Music Service’s ‘Music for all’ programme in which all pupils in Years 3 and 4 receive a 10 week course on either the flute or recorder. We have then had pupils who were chosen to receive a further free 10 clarinet sessions. Last year parents of these children were able to pay for further small group lessons continuing to learn the Clarinet.
We also offer parents of Key Stage 2 children the opportunity to pay for small group instrument tuition lessons for Guitar and Keyboard.
Our choir is taught by Mrs Cleden weekly and have opportunities to perform throughout the year at Church services and concerts with other local schools.
In 2013 the choir performed with other selected Dorset school choirs at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Dorset Music Service’s ‘Movie Music Mash-up’ event.
Children have the chance to learn some extra skills at archery with Paul Kingston (after their session in curriculum time) during the summer months.