We are extremely lucky and privileged at Oatlands to be able to offer a wide range of after school clubs every night of the week. Our clubs are led and delivered by qualified, experienced staff. Children apply for a club they would like to attend at the start of each term.
Our Dance club is led by staff from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NCSD) and Drama club by staff from Harrogate Theatre.
Many of our after school sports clubs teach skills for upcoming sports competitions. We also have strong links with local sports clubs offering opportunities for future development. They have all been into school to give taster sessions to our pupils. They include squash, badminton, table tennis, tennis, karate, judo, cricket and football. We also offer a chess club. Some of their websites can be found below.
Currently due to Covid-19, we are offering a limited range of after school clubs run by our own PE staff.
Intra/ Inter school Orienteering Competition
Last week, children from our Y6 and Y5 multi-sports clubs took part in an orienteering competition on our school grounds. They competed in teams of 3 and recorded their times to complete six different courses. They had to follow the mapped route, collecting and adding the numbers as they went. If they had the correct answer, their time was then recorded. The team with the fastest overall time across all six maps was Alice Foster, Louis Neligan and Claudia Marshall, closely followed by a team comprising Oscar Taylor, George Wright and Harry Tanner. Well done to everyone who took part… Their results have now been entered in the Harrogate schools Virtual Orienteering Competition.
Drama Club Performance at Harrogate Theatre
Our Autumn Drama Group performed 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at Harrogate Theatre. WoW! They were fantastic - parents and teachers were very impressed. The children also enjoyed meeting the cast of the Harrogate panto backstage during the interval and receiving some top acting tips.
Boys Football - Club training for the Tournament
Our football club have been practising for the upcoming tournament. Thanks to Mr Bray and Mr Bell, who came to the club and will be accompanying us to the tournament.
In Chess Club, Ollie P-S, Andrew T and Harry L have been working with young chess enthusiasts to help them improve their chess skills. Some have even started their chess journey with us here at Oatlands Junior School. Every child has enhanced their chess capabilities, and enjoyed their experience here!
We (Ollie, Andrew and Harry L) have loved teaching the enthusiastic students and have learned many things along the way!
By Ollie P-S and Andrew T (Meerkats)
Y4 & Y5 teams from Brackenfield visited to play a series of basketball games and skills challenges with children from our basketball club.
Members of Miss Joseph’s Art Club have been busy painting the walls outside the library of illustrated book covers of classic and popular children’s books.
More images to come, see Art link.
What a fantastic performance by members of Drama Club run by Harrogate Theatre. The children have spent this term learning scripts and acting techniques, to prepare for a performance taught by Lizzie. They spent the afternoon at Harrogate Theatre in the Studio rehearsing and preparing for the early evening performances to family, including a technical and dress rehearsal. There was a real treat and surprise for the children after all their hard work in rehearsals, when they were invited backstage to meet the cast of Beauty and the Beast. Children had the opportunity to ask questions about being an actor and pantomimes. Inspired by the actors, children then performed twice, Don’t Open The Box, a story about the tale of Pandora’s Box based on Ancient Greek Mythology to their family and friends. Our talented children delivered outstanding performances confidently and there were many inspiring moments. It was a real treat to watch these performances and a wonderful production enjoyed thoroughly by all. Chris Tulley, Chair of Governors and RKLT Trustee and Mrs McNerney who attended the performance, expressed how amazing the children were, thanking Lizzie and Harrogate Theatre for providing this opportunity for our youngsters. The children were presented with a certificate after the final performance. Thank you also to Paige and Abigail’s mums who helped and supported the visit. A joy and delight to watch: one we will always remember.