Old Hall Junior School

Old HallJunior School

Extra-Curricular

At Old Hall Junior School children are given the opportunity to develop wide-ranging interests and enjoy new hobbies.

Sports

 

Our school teams regularly compete against other schools in friendly games and tournaments across a wide range of sports: cross country, athletics, cricket, football, rounders, swimming, tag rugby, netball, basketball and table tennis all feature throughout the school year. Our children thoroughly enjoy the chance to represent the school and the challenges and successes of their sporting activities.

The regular after-school sports clubs currently available are cricket, netball, tennis, tag-rugby and football.

    

Music

As well as the school band, organized by our own maestro, Mr Gray, many children at Old Hall Junior School choose to take extra music lessons. There are many budding musicians, of all ages, playing a range of instruments. Violins, flutes, ukuleles, keyboard, cellos and guitars can all be heard as you walk down the corridors.  

One class per academic year also has the chance to learn an instrument as a whole class, and later put on a performance for the school and their parents. This time it is the Year 4 pupils who are learning to play a woodwind instrument: the clarinet.   

Over half the pupils in our school (135/265) currently have music lessons where they are developing skills on a particular instrument.

Visits

To complement the curriculum in school, classes take part in visits to local areas and events as well as traveling greater distances for full-day school trips. Popular visits include local farms, the Leicester Space Centre and Eden Camp. Years Four, Five and Six also take part in residential school trips.

 

Film Club

Back to the Future, School of Rock and Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon) are a few of the films that children have watched while munching their popcorn after school. Besides having the chance to review the films - like professional critics -, the children have a say in which film they want to see next.  

Gardening

We’re lucky to have plenty of opportunities for gardening at Old Hall, partially due to the successful collection of supermarket vouchers contributing to a well-stocked shed of equipment. Many children enjoy volunteering for green fingers; our cooking lessons often include some home-grown vegetables.