At Holmwood, a prominent part of the school's policy is to teach each child to organise some of his or her leisure time for himself or herself. We provide opportunities for our pupils to receive further instruction on activities which particularly interest them through our varied activities programme. This programme provides not only the opportunities for our pupils to expand their interests, experiences and expertise, but also a stimulating environment in which children can discover new interests. The programme is reviewed on a termly basis in order to ensure that we continue to introduce new activities whenever possible, and that children make full use of our facilities.Watch our Arts, Sports and Activities Video:
Activity choices have been emailed to the children directly.
The Activities schedule can be found outside the dining room in the main building.
In September 2013, we introduced a highly successful block of ESR activities for Year 6, once a week, as part of our activities programme. These compulsory activities are designed to promote their skills and knowledge in the areas of debating, current affairs, global schools project and the production of their own annual pupil newsletter. Our Year 6 pupils rotate through these activities over the course of the year.In September 2014, we also introduced blocks of compulsory activities for Year 5 in the first activity session of each evening. The activities completed in these blocks are DT, team building challenges, swimming, chess, general knowledge, calligraphy, fencing, IT logic puzzles, swimming pool games and table tennis. These compulsory activities are designed to teach them key skills in specialised areas, promote thinking and teamwork skills, and increase knowledge of the world and world events.
Typical activities include: