Extracurricular Activities 2021

A visitor walking through Craighouse on any afternoon will witness the very rich and varied programme of extracurricular afternoon activities on offer to our pupils. In Primary, children might be enrolled in flamenco, cricket, art with recycling, choir, or creation of urban kitchen gardens, to mention just a few. In Middle and Senior youngsters can choose from a great variety of activities, including chess, fusion band, theatre in English, debating, digital journalism, among many others. On average the school runs upwards of 40 extracurricular activities per Year. Extracurricular activities are led by Craighouse staff members or recognised experts in the specific fields involved with no additional cost to parents. Workshops leaders are highly committed to helping children and young people discover, enjoy and develop their interests, talents and skills. Our community is invited to watch just how far our children have gone in their chosen extracurricular activities when towards the end of each Year we are invited to the final presentations. It is often a moment when parents, pupils and school feel a great pride in themselves and all they have achieved.

Dance and choreography with Angel Torrez (Primary-Middle-Senior Section)

This workshop focuses on developing motor skills in a fun context, where pupils are encouraged to follow choreographies based on the different dance techniques and tools they are taught. They will learn a variety of dance styles.

Primary Section

Level: Year 1 to Year 4 

Pupil Limit: 40  

Day: Tuesday 


Middle - Senior Section

Level: Year 5 to Year 12  

Pupil Limit: 40  

Day: Tuesday 

ajedrez Chess (Primary-Middle-Senior Section)

In this workshop, pupils will learn and practice chess in all its forms: opening, half chess, and finals. They will learn basic strategies and tactics, enhancing their intellectual development. The players formed at this stage will eventually represent the school in various tournaments throughout the year.

Primary Section

Level: Year 1 to Year 2 

Pupil Limit: 10  

Day: Wednesday  


Level: Year 3 to Year 4 

Pupil Limit: 10  

Day: Wednesday  


Middle - Senior Section

Level: Year 5 to Year 12  

Pupil Limit: 15 

Day: Wednesday 

22 Fun & Sing

This workshop will teach pupils vocal techniques and practices through a fun international repertoire

Primary Section

Level: Year 2 & 4 

Pupil Limit: 18  

Day: Monday 


Lettering (Primary / Middle Section)

The objective of this activity is to learn how to draw letters. Any pupil can embark on this art; you don’t need good handwriting to do lettering. We will make writing artistic and pupils will make posters, signs, and pictures, among many other pieces.

Primary Section

Level: Year 1 to 4 

Pupil Limit: 15  

Day: Tuesday 


Middle Section

Level: Year 5 to Year 8  

Pupil Limit: 15

Day: Tuesday 

science club  Science Club (Primary Section)

The purpose of the Science Club is to inspire pupils to explore science, nature and its phenomena, enabling them to organise their own interests in a fun way, through different experiments.

Primary Section

Level: Kinder to Year 1

Pupil Limit: 10  

Day: Tuesday


Robotics

The robotics workshop is an invitation for pupils with an interest in learning more about this fascinating world and being part of a great team where we use robots and applied programming to solve different challenges.

Each class we will try and resolve a new challenge.

Middle Section

Level: Year 5 to 6 

Pupil Limit: 15  

Day: Monday 


Advanced robotics

The Advanced Robotics workshop is an invitation for our pupils who want to learn more about this fascinating world to join a team where we will learn by manipulating and solving challenges with robots and/or programming.

Students will have the chance to learn programming from the very basics or, if they have some experience in programming, they can hone their skills.

If we get the chance to work face-to-face, we will apply what we have learned about programming on third-generation robots with the use of peripherals and sensors to solve fun challenges.

Senior Section

Level: Year 7 to Year 9 

Pupil Limit: 15  

Day: Tuesday 


Code Club

In Code Clubs, children work on a variety of projects involving the creation of games, animations and web pages. In order to create these, the children will be introduced to algorithms, and the language of html and CSS, all which are key to understanding how websites and their features were first created.

Primary Section

Level: Year 3

Pupil Limit: 15  

Day: Wednesday


Level: Year 4

Pupil Limit: 15  

Day: Thursday


Art Club

Art Club will be offered students who are interested in exploring different fields of art. Based on the interests of club members, the club is open to diving into art history, film, technique, and more.

Middle Section

Level: Year 7 & 8

Pupil limit: 20 

Day: Monday


Mini Sports

This activity contributes to the development of motor skills, strengthening physical performance and enabling the identification of natural body movements through fun activities connected to coordination..

Primary Section

Level: Year 1 & 2

Pupil limit: 20 

Day: Monday


Primary Section

Level: Year 3 & 4

Pupil limit: 20 

Day: Thursday


Artistic Gymnastics

This workshop is an opportunity for pupils – regardless of their technical abilities – to develop physically and socially, depending on their personal needs and interests through a fun approach, executing artistic and gymnastic movements.

Primary Section

Level: Year 1

Pupil limit: 20 

Day: Tuesday


Primary Section

Level: Year 2 & 4

Pupil limit: 20 

Day: Wednesday


3D Design

In this workshop pupils will be designing 3D objects using technical software knowledge—online and offline—as well as printing techniques (PLA printing). They will use the 3D printer and learn more about its characteristics. The second part of the workshop focuses on video multimedia editing and audiovisual recording techniques.

Senior Section

Level: Year 9 & 12

Pupil limit: 15 

Day: Monday


Piano

The general objective of this workshop is to learn how to read simple music scores and play popular and classical repertoires, and to develop instrumental skills and basic techniques to begin to understand an instrument.

We will be playing three pieces of music.

Primary Section

Level: Year 1 to 4

Pupil limit: 15 

Day: Tuesday


Audiovisual Journalism

This workshop will promote the development of communication skills with the production of audiovisual journalistic texts.

Senior Section

Level: Year 9 to 11

Pupil limit: 20 

Day: Thursday


Japanese anime

The objective of this workshop is to learn about the history of Japanese animated films (origins, movies, prominent short films) and identify the common characteristics of this visual art form (themes, graphics and music, among others).

Middle Section

Level: Year 7 & 8

Pupil limit: 20 

Day: Tuesday


Relaxation, Yoga, and Happiness

This activity is similar to what is known in England, Finland, Canada and other parts of the world as the subject of Happiness, created to control the stress, mental health and frustration that a system focused on success and grades provokes in pupils. Even in Harvard this subject is the first to fill its quotas. Its only purpose is to help pupils in their development as human beings, helping them to face the problems and pressures of today´s world, through yoga and meditation.

Primary & Middle Section

Level: Year 1 to 4

Pupil limit: 20 

Day: Tuesday


Level: Year 5 to 8

Pupil limit: 20 

Day: Wednesday


Guitar

The general objective of this workshop is to learn how to play the acoustic or electric guitar. Pupils will learn to play popular and classical repertoires and develop instrumental and basic technique skills in order to begin to understand their instruments.

Primary & Middle Section

Level: Year 1 to 4

Pupil limit: 5 

Day: Tuesday


Level: Year 5 to 8

Pupil limit: 5 

Day: Tuesday


Musical Creation, Recording and Production Workshop

The Music Recording and Production workshop is a practical activity in which pupils will learn how to use different technological tools to create phonographic (audio) recordings of various music creations developed during the workshop, as well as music production techniques such as equalisation, multitrack recording, use of effects, etc. This workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore their creativity and learn to use tools that will enable them to record their creations in a final product, thus preparing them to use digital audio work platforms. No previous experience playing instruments is needed, just the desire to learn and explore through music.

Middle Section


Level: Year 5 to 7

Pupil limit: 20 

Day: Monday


Music Creation, Recording and Production Workshop

The Music Performance, Recording and Production workshop is a practical activity in which pupils will learn how to use different technological tools for the creation of phonographic recordings.

This workshop is aimed at pupils who wish to develop their instrumental skills in a learning environment of musical exploration. The popular repertoire that we will work with will provide an opportunity to get closer to their favourite instrument.

Middle & Senior Section

Level: Year 7 to 9

Pupil limit: 20 

Day: Tuesday


Senior advanced recording and production workshop

The music recording and production workshop is a practical activity in which pupils will learn how to use different technological tools to create phonographic (audio) recordings of various music creations developed during the workshop, as well as music production techniques such as equalization, multitrack recording, use of effects, etc. This workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore their creativity and learn to use digital audio editing and recording software to record their final product.

No previous experience playing instruments is needed, just the desire to learn and explore through music.

Senior Section


Level: Year 9 to 12

Pupil limit: 10 

Day: Tuesday