At Reach Academy we have a thriving after school club network running every day from 4-5pm. Our clubs are inclusive and are based around the value of have fun. After school clubs allow our pupils to try their hand at something new, develop a variety of skills, and explore new ideas and interests.
For all our aspiring scientists there is STEM club. Pupils have the opportunity to explore aspects of science, technology, engineering and maths. They conduct exciting experiments, tackle new challenges and share their own interests by giving presentations.
Art club is the perfect time to get creative! Pupils explore and experiment with a variety of art forms and materials – developing and applying new skills to create some wonderful pieces of art.
Our football club train every week and it is popular with boys and girls alike. Pupils improve their skills though drills and develop a sense of good sportsmanship through regular games. Players for the Reach Racoons are selected from the ranks of the club.
Pupils are busy learning netball skills and developing their general fitness. They regularly rotate positions to practice both attacking and defensive roles. Most of all pupils enjoy playing a sport and having fun together.
Reach Out is our social action club. Each half term pupils select a charity they would like to support and organise themselves into fundraising, marketing, and education and awareness teams. They deliver spectacular fundraising events to support the cause they’ve chosen and also have regular opportunities to volunteer.
“Reach Out was an afterschool club, whose purpose was to help people in need by holding fundraising events throughout the school. One of the main events was a food collecting competition between the year 7 and 8 classes. The most food collected was over 270 pieces by a year 7 class and all the food collected was taken by members to a local food bank. Another event was the Christmas gift giving raiser, where all of the classes raised money to buy at least 2 gifts for children who can’t afford it at Christmas. As a result of our service with Reach Out, and other activities, we were able to go to We Day“ (Ishita Sakpal, Year 7)
Forget your preconceptions of a glee club, ours is super cool! Pupils select some of their favourite songs to rehearse and perform. It is a chance for our pupils to express themselves and work well as a team to produce some beautiful harmonies. The club is so successful that our pupils have been asked to perform at local events.
Debate club is run by City Year. Each week pupils are presented with a topic or issue to debate. Pupils learn to speak with confidence, make reasoned arguments and understand different points of view.
Our homework club runs every day and is very popular. We offer pupils a calm and supportive environment in which to complete their homework. There are always teachers on hand in the club to help pupils and answer questions. By 5pm most pupils have all their homework complete so don’t have to do anything but relax when they got home.