Extra Curricular Activities

William Booth Primary is fully committed to providing pupils with a wide range of exciting enrichment and learning opportunities that serve as invaluable stimuli. Despite the current financial position of the school it has been really important to have created the appropriate budget to support such experiences. All pupils in all classes have access to at least 1 trip per term with the transport completely funded by the school budget. The following are examples of such opportunities accessed by pupils:

  • Orchestra visits to school
  • Sporting Event at the Wildcats Arena
  • Owl visit
  • Attendance rewards visits
  • Year 5 visit to The Academy for a Spanish day
  • Year 5 Into University sessions
  • Yr 6 Into University Focus Week – raising aspirations
  • Mad Science visitor
  • Silverscreen Production sessions
  • NSPCC assembly and workshops for yr 5/6
  • Unit 1 visit to Ruddington Country Park
  • Yr 5 Brain Science workshop
  • Yr 5 DARE project
  • Yr 6 GREAT project
  • Yr 1/2 Fire Brigade visit
  • KS2 Road Safety quiz
  • Reception ice Skating sessions
  • Yr 1/2 Visit to the City Farm
  • Eden Camp
  • Greens Mill Windmill
  • Various attendance at cricket, netball and football competitions / matches
  • Yr 5/6 Galleries of Justice visit
  • Theatre Visit for whole school
  • Tudor day
  • Dance workshops
  • Jonny Zucker – Author visit
  • Yr 2/3 residential to Hathersage – 2 night stay
  • Yr 4/5PGL residential – 2 night stay
  • Yr 6 residential to London – 2 night stay

As previously mentioned the above opportunities and experiences are key to developing what we call the conditions for learning. All pupils need and deserve rich first hand learning experiences. In addition, they support our aims to develop an intrinsic motivation within our pupils to learn whilst incentivising behaviour that meets our expectations and develops an even more positive view of school. Residential provision is outstanding and is so well received by the pupils. The use of the Pupil Premium to offer places for £20 has ensured take up from as many children as possible.