Flintshire School’s new after-school clubs are a big hit

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Job : Tue 21 June 2022

Updated: wed 22 june

A variety of new after-school clubs recently launched at a Flintshire high school are proving to be a hit with students.

This term, with the help of wellness grants, Flint High School organized new arts and science clubs for years 7 and 8, and the physical education department introduced a host of new sports activities for all age groups.

The art club aims to engage learners in new experiences, as well as generate enthusiasm for the development of new art skills. With the funding, a diverse range of art equipment was purchased, including screen printing presses and inks, marbling sets, and equipment for batik work, decoupage, glass painting, and glass modeling. clay.

Miss Evans, Artistic Officer, said: ‘Each week we have a different activity and I hope students who attend can pursue their passion for art, as well as develop skills they can use on their own. they opt for GCSE Art in the future. . The art club is so popular that we now have a sign up sheet for students to attend. »

Students attending the new “Science Squad” club worked in the science department labs and outside in the garden when the weather permitted. They worked practically to solve scientific problems and perform investigative tasks every week. Some of the activities included designing and creating a giant marble track to study the forces involved in making roller coasters and working to understand the inner workings of the body through rat and organ dissections. Students were also challenged to create a “storm in a beaker”, lava lamps and their own mud.

Natelle Kearns, science program manager, runs the club. She said, “The goal of the club is to engage students in our vision for science at Flint High School. We want all students to develop a love and enthusiasm for the subject, deepening their

understand how and where science is present in everyday life and in the world around us.

“I am so encouraged by the enthusiasm shown by the students who have been participating since we launched ‘Science Squad’, they have had a great time and learned a lot at the same time.”

The PE department purchased a wide range of equipment to enhance the development of existing clubs and introduce new activities including handball, spikeball, NFL and tennis court. Clubs are offered every day of the school week, before or after school, offering something for all ages.

Newly purchased giant shuttlecocks have expanded the school’s ever-popular badminton club by encouraging students with additional learning needs to participate, and it is hoped that the introduction of spikeball will also develop physical literacy within the school. EP.

Ashleigh Davies, Girls’ Physical Education Manager, said: “The new equipment has allowed us to develop a full program of sports and after-school clubs, which is fantastic for our students.

“Our goal is to expose students to a wider and more diverse variety of sports during their time at Flint High School. We want to encourage them to find something they love to help them maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

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