Extended Schools Project

 

Glenveagh has been involved in the BELBs Extended Schools Programme since 2008.

Over the years we have used this additional funding to provide support for our pupils, parents and carers.

Our aim is to develop the Glenveagh School Community within and beyond the school gates, to share information and make access to this information for parents easier, through our website and through or links.

In 2010 we joined with Harberton, Fleming Fulton, Cedar Lodge, Mitchell House & Park School in a Cluster Group for an additional project. Check out our joint website for more details.

www.espcelebration.co.uk

 

Glenveagh last year saw the start of our After Schools Project which has continued this year with the addition of a Youth Club.

In April 2012 we will be applying again for this essential funding so that we can continue and extend the clubs on offer this year.

Clubs available 2013/14

  • Cookery Club
  • Drama Club
  • Bowling Club
  • Soccer Club
  • Sports Club
  • Bike Club
  • Youth Club (Evening 6-8pm)

Parent Comments

Cannot praise the After Schools Clubs enough! As a parent you want to be able to give your child as many opportunities as possible.... such activities are near impossible without the support of dedicated staff! many many thanks.'

'Brilliant opportunity for our children to have fun with their friends, gives parents a chance to socialise with each other. mainstream children get after school clubs, children with special needs deserve this opportunity as well.'

'His friends that go to regular school now chat to him about after schools club, as they have the same. He has enjoyed his time at computer club, its a great way to get them interacting with kids of different ages.'

'The after school club (dance/aerobics) has been a tremendous success & helps build confidence in the children'

'Hopefully a start of a social life outside of school'

'He has been given a fantastic opportunity to participate in clubs & activities after school, something his younger brothers take for granted.'

'I have been pleased with the clubs as they have helped my child develop new skills in a fun way'

'The Drama club really boosted my daughters confidence'

'it's friendly, enjoyable and keeps their minds active and leaves them with lots to talk about.'

'It lets the children have a bit of free time to work & play independently from their parents also parents benefit from the free time and it's a great confidence boost for kids.'

'My son enjoys the club as he can can mix with all the children'

'Gives children a chance to experience new activities with the support of the wonderful Glenveagh Staff'

'My son counts down the sleeps until his club'

'It meant my son had a social aspect to school other than formal teaching, like any teenager who mixes after school with other peers, he was able to do the same and enjoy the craic.'

'The After School club is fantastic, he comes out smiling every week and can't wait to re-enlist!'

'He really enjoyed the soccer club'

'Football is brill - he really enjoys it and loves scoring all those goals'

'Brilliant, lots of fun. In a great environment, she really really loves afterschool, 14yrs of age and the very 1st time in after school, she loves it.'

 'he is very outgoing but the after schools has given him a great boost as he can talk to all our other boys now about something extremely interesting in his life and gets them all to listen - a big step in his life.' 

'My son has enjoyed his time at after schools and I think he has improved socially from the experience'  

'The ASC has really opened up his personality in meeting new people and enjoying new experiences.'

'She really enjoyed the drama and it allowed me to have extra free time to do other things.' 

'Great for developing social skills'

'The social element of after school club has been very beneficial to my son.' 

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