A wide range of after school clubs is available to children in the Junior House each term.

 

Some of these activities are led by Kew College members of staff, while others are led by outside providers and parent volunteers. We try to plan our extra curricular clubs to cater for the variety of interests of our pupils. Many of the clubs are open to mixed year groups, giving opportunities for our children to make new friends and to work with children of different ages.

 

Debating Club This is a popular club. Through interesting debate topics, children are encouraged to research the topic, develop their powers of persuasion and public speaking skills and to see arguments from both points of view.
Arts and Crafts Club This is an exciting club with lots of fun things to do and make. Week on week, the creative activities entail building on existing skills and adding new ones.
Computer Club In Computer Club we have lots of fun exploring different programmes. Each half term we focus on a different project which allows pupils to further develop their ICT skills.
Jazz Dance Club This modern dance club is enormously popular. It is a fun and healthy way for children to develop fitness and stamina whilst dancing to pop music. Children also get the opportunity to choreograph their own dance routines.
Jewellery Club Design and create beautiful, customised and unique jewellery for you and your friends to wear. Have fun learning how to make bracelets, necklaces, bookmarks, key rings and more. All tools and materials will be provided and the jewellery is for you to keep.
Drama Club A fun-filled club to develop children's confidence and powers of concentration. Pupils learn to communicate and interact with each other in a range of ways. Children are encouraged to become aware of what they can achieve through Drama.
Fencing Club Fencing is a very technical sport, requiring little strength, so girls and boys can compete on a 'level playing field'. It improves cardiovascular fitness, coordination, strength, speed, concentration and problem solving abilities. Fencers quickly improve their leadership skills as they will learn how to referee practice fights and enforce rules. Discipline plays a very important role in fencing and is thought to have a positive effect on children's general behaviour. Fencing can provide children, who may not excel at ball-based sports, with an opportunity to experience sporting success.
Raspberry Pi Club Constructing their own mini PC, children learn how to integrate hardware with software to make a working PC.
Kodu Programming Club Students will be taught how to program using Microsoft's visual programming language Kodu. It will let pupils create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming.
Table Tennis Club Students will be taught how to program using Microsoft's visual programming language Kodu. It will let pupils create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming.
Engineering Club Children look at mechanics, electronics and the principles of engineering whilst making petrol driven kit cars from scratch! They learn to have an eye for detail and enjoy playing with and take pride in the final product.
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Music Groups

 

Keyboard Club

Players of Grade 1 and above have the unique opportunity to get to play with other pianists and to impersonate an orchestra, a string quartet or a brass band. From Bach to Wagner, film music and operas, the band explores a whole spectrum of music in a fun and engaging way.

Wind Band

 

Every Friday lunchtime, the school hall echoes to the sound of flutes, clarinets, saxophones and trumpets all playing together brilliantly. We play a variety of popular tunes – Bare Necessities, Sword Dance, Vivaldi's Spring and The Can-Can to name but a few. The children are excellent ambassadors for the school, playing at school functions and concerts.

Kew Strings

Our Kew Strings Club offers fun-filled and motivating instrumental tuition. The children enjoy high quality musical experiences and have the opportunity to participate in concerts and play at whole school events.

Recorder Groups

Our Year 3 and Year 4 recorder groups are action-packed and produce excellent ensembles for concerts. Children develop their listening skills, musical skills and their ability to perform before large audiences.

Junior Choral Club

We love to sing our hearts out in our Junior Choral Club where we are encouraged in the joy of music and the value of performing together. Our aim is for all the children to build confidence when using their voices through singing different styles of music as a group, in harmony, in rounds or solo!

Jazz and Pop Choir

The Year 6 Jazz and Pop Choir is a fun, healthy way to enjoy music and makes us feel great about ourselves. We sing for a variety of audiences and have become well known in the school for our harmony.

Brass Ensemble

Our Brass Ensemble gives our pupils the opportunity to practise the skills they are learning with their music teacher alongside playing as part of a group. A careful balance between music discipline and creativity ensures that high standards of musicianship are maintained, whilst promoting a sense of achievement.

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