We offer a range of activities designed to appeal to as many of our pupils as possible. Our club leaders aim to make their club one which will give children who attend a real thrill and hopefully enable them to develop new skills week by week.
Clubs on offer include: Archery, Art, Badminton, Chess, Choir, Craft, Christian, Film, Dance, Drawing, Drama, Football for Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6, Girls only Football, Netball, Multi-Skills, Junk modelling, Robot, Table Tennis and Huff and Puff club.
Our Eco Club Committee met with Parish Councillors and representatives from the Yeovil Rivers Community Trust in March to measure out a new pond to be situated off of Lawrence Way.
Year 3 and 4 Football Club
Our Year 3 and 4 football club attracts over thirty members each week. Warm ups, skills training and mini sided matches make this a great club for our younger Key Stage 2 pupils learning the game. Intra school games as well as inter school games keep the interest high and introduce a competitive thrill to the proceedings.
Our netball club, under the watchful eye of Miss Lewis, enjoy this fast paced game every week. Skills such as
quick passing, marking an opponent, moving into space and shooting are polished and the players have a lot of fun not only playing the game but also keeping fit.
Our chess club attracts a keen group of children from school Years 4-6 who focus hard on this fascinating game every week. Some of our players have just taken up the game while others are experienced players. Everyone, whatever their level of expertise, is welcome to join. This year we have entered the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge where children compete to gain points and prizes which can lead to qualification to the chess mega final to be played at Millfield School in May.
Key Stage 1 Multi Skills Club
Our Key Stage 1 children have enjoyed being taught by Mr Bourne and assisted by our Year 6 sports leaders during multi skills club. Below, they enjoy an energetic game of mini hockey.
Badminton Club is a smashing success!
Our Key Stage 2 children have been enjoying badminton club, where under the watchful eye of Mrs Lipton, they have learned the skills of serving and returning a shuttlecock to a partner.
Our Craft Club, run by Mrs Brimble and Mrs Gaylard, create some lovely products and have a lot of fun doing so. The children learn important skills as they design and make a variety of different objects; some of which can be worn!
Preston Primary Green Fingered Gardeners get the Judges Vote!
Everyone at Preston Primary School was delighted to receive a visit from the Mayor of Yeovil David Recardo at the end of January. David came to present a framed Yeovil In Bloom certificate to our gardening club members and helpers for all their hard work in making our school site a beautiful place to be. The mayor told all of the children that the judging panel had been very impressed by the lovely planting including vegetables, flowers and fruit. The judges commented:
‘The enthusiasm of the children for being involved with the planning, upkeep and maintenance of the gardens was most infectious, they were all knowledgeable and also proud of their achievements. There was a wow factor with the colour planting and interesting containers that hit you straight away. The school has given these junior gardeners a great start in being able to enjoy horticulture; they will have learned useful skills to take both home and to their next schools. Well done!’
We have created beautiful table decorations from cuttings we took from the school gardens. Once completed we started using evergreen plants from around the school to produce a beautiful Advent Wreath for the school hall. The children selected pine, ivy and a selection of other greenery to insert into the oasis and they were very pleased with the completed wreath.