Co-curricular Enrichment Activities

At Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate we pride ourselves on the breadth of the Co-Curricular provision we offer to students to enrich their experience beyond the classroom. This provision runs alongside the academic curriculum to facilitate the holistic development of our students and their involvement in the Collegiate community.  Details of the colour-coding for the activities and more information on each activity can be found further down this page.

The autumn term activities are as follows:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday





KS2 Performance Club 

EYFS and KS1 Mindfulness Colouring 

KS2 Puzzle Club 

KS2 Football 

KS2 Poetry Club

KS1 Choir 

Y1-3 Fun Fitness 

Squad swimming (invite only)

EYFS and KS1 Parachute club 

KS2 Choir

KS2 Accelerated Science (invite only)

KS2 Gymnastics 




Y2 & 3 Recorder Club 

CH Music Ensemble 

Rec, Y1 & Y2 Playground games 

Violin for those wanting to continue to play

KS2 Choral speaking 

Squad and development swimming (invite only)

KS2 Board games

Y4 & 5 Cross Stitch 

KS1 Multi sports 

Photography club 

Trampolining (10 students only with Y5 priority)

After School 15.40 to 16.10 Booster session – literacy (invite only)

15.45 to 16.40 KS2 Homework (supervision until 5pm for day students)

15.40 to 16.10 Booster session –  KS1 Maths KS1 (invite only)

15.45 to 16.40 KS2 Homework (supervision until 5pm for day students)

16.15- 17.30 Rainbows & Brownies 

15.45 to 16.40 KS2 Homework (supervision until 5pm for day students)

16.15 – 17.00 Y3-5 Rugby and Hockey

15.40 to 16.10 Booster session – KS2 Maths (invite only)

15.40 to 16.30 KS1 Gardening Club 

15.45 to 16.40 KS2 Homework (supervision until 5pm for day students)

16:10 -17.00 Y3-5 Basketball 

This year in Chapter House we will offer students our broadest range of free activities to date across the following enrichment categories:

Category Description
Community & Teamwork CONTRIBUTE to the school community, organising fundraising for charity, volunteering for conservation and community work. E.g. regularly representing the school or competitive house, helping at open days as an Ambassador, attending Boarding/Food/School Council Meetings, being a Buddy etc.
Creativity EXPRESS creativity through artistic design, performance, higher order thinking e.g. STEM, Drama, Debating, Gymnastics, Dance etc.
Health & Exercise PARTICIPATE in weekly activities beneficial to physical, social and mental well-being, showing dedication and improvement. E.g. the gym, swim, team games, meditation, yoga, THRIVE, achieving sports colours etc.
Leadership LEAD others so they follow your example E.g. Mentoring a new student, motivating and inspiring the team you captain, player of the match if it relates to you influencing others, chairing a committee/council, being a prep buddy, debating and gaining support for your opinion, helping someone to improve or change their actions/behaviour etc.

Key Stage 1 and 2 clubs

Recorder – (Year 2 and 3) This club is to enable those children that enjoy learning to play the recorder some dedicated fun time to explore different pieces of music.

Mindfulness Colouring club – The children will learn how to keep calm and relaxed through mindfulness colouring.

Fun Fitness – A cross key stage fitness club. Children will be doing a range of fast paced cardio exercises and some sessions of longer distance running.

Parachute club – The children will play parachute games to encourage cooperative, non-competitive play and reinforce turn-taking and sharing. Parachutes strengthen primarily shoulder, arm and hand muscles. When children work together to make the parachute billow, they also refine perceptual motor skills and develop a sense of rhythm.

Key Stage 2 clubs

KS2 Choir – A fun singing ensemble that learns a variety of songs, rehearsing towards a number of exciting performances during the term and year.

Poetry Club – If you enjoy ‘playing with words’, come to Poetry Club! Through writing games and exercises, you will develop your ability to control language and have fun too!

Puzzle Club – If you enjoy logic problem solving, word and number puzzles, come to Puzzle Club!

Board games – Strategy games providing an opportunity to develop friendships whilst having fun.

Cross Stitch – The children will have the opportunity to design and make a cross stitch bookmark, refining their sewing techniques in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere

Accelerated Science – These sessions will provide science enrichment across KS2 science curriculum through hands-on activities and investigations to enable children to respond to the big science questions of ‘why?’ and ‘how?’

All of the other sporting clubs are run by QE staff and coaches, unless otherwise stated.