We have been enhancing our lunchtime zone idea for many years and our work here has been observed by many interested schools keen on taking the zone idea forward themselves - our lunchtime provision is a source of great pride to everyone at St James. In 2017/2018 we will increasing our sporting/active zone offer and have utilised some of our sports funding to increase the number of adults and the range of skills they offer in order to make this happen each and every day. Our enhanced and new zones are aimed at specific children's interests with a focus upon active minds and bodies which are channelled productively.
Our 'Change 4 Life' lap is available every day on the field. Each day we also offer 'Gymnastics Zone', 'Football & Shoot Out Zone', 'Rounders Zone' 'Den Building Zone or Outdoor Carpet Bowls', 'Skipping Zone', 'The Reflection Walk', 'Adventure Zone', 'Golf Zone', 'Cycle Track', 'Small Ball & Game Zones', 'Build & Design Zone', 'Car Racing Track', 'Tennis & Table Tennis Zone'. Our aim is for 100% of our children to engage in a zone for some part of each day. Making this a daily part of life for all.
We also have a 'Rainbow Zone and Reading Area' where our BEAM Ambassadors will spend time chatting and sharing ideas with children who may just want that chance to spend time together and share how they feel.
All seven year groups have extra-curricular opportunities. The various clubs on offer run for between half a term and the whole year. Again, we have used some of our enhanced sports funding to increase the number of adults offering opportunities but also used some of this to establish new inter-school leagues for some year groups. We now offer more than ever and have increased the competition opportunities in addition to this. Miss Hirst, Mr Wildey & Miss Shallcross will now lead this work in addition to our fabulous existing outdoor learning coach: Miss Ingham.
Clubs range from Zumba to Ballroom Dancing from Theatre to Team Building from Cricket to Music, Netball and Sewing. This is just an example of our offer. Download the current timetable above. This year we are aiming for over 80% of children to take opportunities to join us at our various clubs.
Through lunchtimes, extra-curricular opportunities, inter-house and inter-school sporting events and theme days we are aiming to show that our children are making a 'Change 4 Life'.