Our flourishing enrichment programme provides around fifteen activities every term with nearly one hundred and fifty children attending each term. We involve Pupil Parliament to see what types of clubs are popular as we like to keep up with the trends.
Across the school we ensure that each of our young people has the opportunity to new, exciting and educationally rich experiences. Whether that is being part of the academy leadership team (Pupil Parliament), having visitors from the community come in to give workshops, lessons and assemblies, joining school clubs or going on special educational visits. It is our promise to our children that they will be offered these opportunities and hopefully leave Ryelands with both fond and exciting memories of their time with us.
Steel Drum Band
We are particularly proud of our Steel Pan offer. Children who learn the steel pans with us and decide to join the band, have the opportunity to perform regularly to both their peers and the community throughout the year. One example of this is when our band played "The Macarena" and "Tequila" by the Champs during Creative Arts Week in May.
Children can learn during their lunch time, discovering who music is made up of rhythm, harmony and melody, and learn to play songs as a group, developing teamwork skills.
The Ryelands Steel Band use a beautiful, antique set of steel pans which have been in use for many decades and which are currently being kindly cleaned up and repainted by Mr Hill - The husband of one of our Academy Councillors.
The children in our choir are able to join together to create memorable performances of both traditional and contemporary songs. We try to to choose music that will both inform and empower our children about how they can make a positive impact on the world.