"When our little boy was offered a space a Sensory Interactive club we couldn’t’ of been happier. We knew how much stimulation and enjoyment he would get from it. The school facilities are excellent, the clubs are managed by the caring Severndale staff and our son’s time at this club was very beneficial as we don’t have the same resources at home."
"Our child benefits from sports as it is good exercise."
"My child attended cookery club and absolutely loved it. It was great to see them bring home something they were proud of. They also enjoyed looking at the recipe sheets at home. It has inspired me to do more baking at home with them."
"Its fantastic that the school is able to provide these opportunities for the children to extend their extracurricular activities and to meet children outside of their class groups."
"Our child was always excited to be going to school on a Thursday because he would have Rebound Club that day, he looked forward to it all week!"
"He has developed hand eye coordination and benefitted from taking part in a team sport, when he needs to interact with his peers."
"Our child has looked forward to attending the clubs which has helped with their confidence, social skills and independence."
Due to the varying needs of our students at Severndale it may not always be possible for them to attend out of school activities such as youth clubs, scouting and guiding and other sports clubs. At Severndale, we offer an after afterschool clubs provision for the students to attend in an environment where they feel safe and comfortable with familiar surroundings and with staff who understand them.
The afterschool clubs at Severndale promote social and interaction skills, giving the opportunities for students to mix with peers in a more informal setting than during the school day. Students are able to meet peers from different class groups and different abilities and they get to know the different adults who run the clubs.
If you need to contact Severndale regarding a student taking part in an extended school club out of school hours (after 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm) then please call the Extended Schools coordinator on 07525 123529 or the administration team on 01743 563282. Alternatively please email the Department Leads.
Extended Schools Club Overview
Sensory Interactive Club (The hub)
Sensory Interactive Club uses our onsite interactive room facilities. It is an opportunity for students to experience relaxation whilst observing and responding to various light patterns and changes when using the sensory surface. Sensory surface is an interactive computer surface which responds to students’ movements to create a change in light, animation or sound. Students will also have the opportunity to spend time with the bubble tubes, fibre optics and Opti Music – a programme which creates sounds when light beams are broken.
Film club gives students the opportunity to join their peers from throughout their department to watch an age appropriate film. Popcorn and squash is provided and we use the projector screen in our drama studio for a full cinematic experience.
Pamper (6th form)
Pamper club offers the opportunity to develop social skills and life skills in a relaxed environment. Students are able to use foot spas, have hand and foot massages, and can have their hair brushed and styled, or their nails painted. The club promotes relaxation and a positive way to unwind after a busy day in school.
Fitness club provides opportunities for the students to make choices of the activity they would like to take part in, promoting fitness, health and wellbeing and social skills.
To develop dance technique and skill in preparation for performance. The benefits of this club are many, such as, Improving physical health, enhancing emotional development, encourages socialization, encourages creativity, and enhances cognitive development. Dancing is a great form of exercise, and a love of dance from an early age can help motivate kids to stay active as they grow into adults. Dance classes can increase your child’s flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina. As well as promoting overall health, enhanced development in these areas can help kids with sports and other activities at school and beyond.
Playing with LEGO in a therapy setting offers and promotes social interaction, turn-taking skills, sharing, collaborative problem-solving and the learning of concepts. The club is used to target goals around social skills, language and motor skills.
Social club (Futures & 6th form)
Variety of different activities is on offer such as consoles, table tennis, various pamper activities, and board games. This gives students the freedom of choice and allow interaction in asking a peer to join in with an activity. This club is very relaxed setting allowing students to be in control of what they do, and responsible for the equipment involved ensuring it is used cleaned and put away safely.
The aim of art club is to enable students to express themselves using a variety of media. The programme we are suggesting will be developmental and experiential in nature rather than outcome based. This format encourages students to explore methods and techniques without the fear of having to produce an assessed outcome. Students will be provided materials and media with the aim of allowing them to develop a preference and confidence with that media removing barriers to progress. As many of our students have communication difficulties, art can be a valuable tool to develop augmented communication and expression skills.
To promote and enhance reading skills instils virtues in your young person. Telling stories opens the eyes of young kids to new things – places, culture, traditions. It makes them imagine being in the place of the story’s characters which develops their empathy as they try to comprehend their actions. Reading and telling stories to children can increase their ability to express themselves. It encourages them to communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas. Telling stories to your child is a stepping stone for future academic learning. It’s a good way to prepare them for school because it makes learning easier and natural. Like mentioned above, storytelling helps increase a child’s focus and concentration.
This club is to help promote social skills and turn taking. Even simple games help young players identify colours, count spaces, and develop hand-eye coordination and dexterity in moving cards and pieces around the board. Plus, learning to wait your turn and follow the rules are important lessons that serve our students well. Board games can be a sneaky way of helping students work on skills they’re struggling with. Meanwhile, games in which players have to remember several pieces of information at once (who did what, and where) might help a child who’s having trouble with reading comprehension — all while still having fun.