extra curricular activities

Exciting opportunities are available at St Edward’s Primary, in the form of extra-curricular activities, both at lunchtime and after school. We provide specifically selected activities for different age groups from Reception to Year 6 so that the students are challenged and stretched in a way that exhilarates and stimulates them. Our students are encouraged to participate in activities that they love and strengthen their skills and knowledge, along with trying out a new skill or activity that they are interested in learning.

The clubs at our school are organised based on the children’s interests and are a perfect time for the students to stretch their imaginations, push their boundaries and increase their social and physical skills all the while having fun!

We have implemented clubs to cater for a range of creative, active and intellectual minds. Please find below the clubs which are running this term.

For further information, please see Miss Wilson Fyall

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Cricket

2014-15 was a great year for sport at St. Edward’s.  We became a ‘Community Partner School’ with the MCC and Lord’s Cricket Ground, the home of world cricket.

As a result of this partnership, every child in Key Stage 2 had the opportunity to experience a visit to the stadium and watch a live professional cricket match - but that is not the only thing that took place.

Years 5 and 6 took part in the boys’ and the girls’ cricket tournaments. Both squads were outstanding ambassadors for the school and we are proud of their achievements.

Year 5 received coaching from professional cricketers and were invited to use the England Cricket Team’s indoor training facilities throughout the winter. Year 5 were also invited to the Christmas Carol Concert held in ‘The Long Room’.  We were even served mince pies and gingerbread men…and we also joined in with the singing!   Finally we were invited to attend the Inter-Services 20-20 Tournament to watch and play on the pitch during the lunch break. What an experience!

Throughout the spring and summer our cricket squad trained every Monday evening at Paddington Recreation Grounds.  Our players are now part of the local youth cricket scheme and will continue to receive high quality coaching throughout their time in education.

Our Year 4 classes were invited to tour Lord’s and then take part in an art competition.  The winning prizes went to Haley and Shenai, who were presented with their awards on day three of the England v Australia Test match. Their artwork is now being shown in a central London art gallery and will be displayed permanently at Lord’s.

Our efforts at promoting cricket were rewarded at the end of the year when we received a visit from the captain of the World Cup winners, Australia.  Michael Clarke spent over an hour at St. Edward’s coaching and playing with the cricket squad. He shared tips and encouraged the children to show real commitment to the game.  Michael brought with him two of the finest young cricketers in Australia, Tom and William Kelaart.  He thanked the school and gave us a gift, one his own bats that he signed for us. The cricket squad each received a signed cap from Michael.  This was an event that the children will never forget.