Hobbies & Clubs 2017-04-22T08:44:48+00:00

Hobbies & Clubs

‘The provision of extra-curricular activities is excellent. The wide variety of activities extends the strong sporting, artistic, musical and dramatic areas of the curriculum.’ ISI

At  Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall, we offer children plenty of opportunity to develop interests and talents outside the classroom. Our extensive grounds provide the perfect space for many hobbies and clubs, which run at the end of the school day. This adds to the flexibility of our evening, for late pick up, but also greatly adds to our wider curriculum.

Both boarders and day-pupils are encouraged to join at least one hobby group or club, with many children choosing several. A full programme is offered throughout the year. Hobbies and clubs vary each term.

Traditional games of cricket, rugby, rounders, netball, hockey, athletics, tennis and swimming are included as part of the P.E. and games programme.

Keen anglers will enjoy the School’s fishing rights on the River Wensum, which runs through our grounds as well as school membership of local fishing lakes. From Year 3 onwards children can take up canoeing on the river as a hobby during the summer term as well as water skiing. For those interested in bird-watching, the grounds also offer excellent cover. Some children enjoy helping out with the pupils’ gardens, learning about management and preservation. Others prefer den making and, with careful supervision, climbing trees or testing their mettle on the ropes course and zip-wire.

Table tennis and table football are always available, as is the ever popular Book Club. Ample space also exists in the grounds for budding golfers to practise shots.

Further afield, the school offers international tours, educational excursions and strong links with the local community which all foster an appreciation of the world around us.

  • Please click on the links on the right to view our news bulletins regarding our hobbies & clubs.
  • For full details of Prep Hobbies visit the Hobby Booklet section of the calendar page

Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall offers a wide range of hobbies & clubs which vary per term.

Examples of those that have been on offer over the past academic years include:

Aero Modelling Club Choir Fencing Jigsaw Club Rock Band Thai/Japan Club
Around the World Club Chicken Club Film Club Karate Rugby The Apprentice
Art Cookery Fishing Kite-Making and Flying Science Touch Typing
Athletics Creative Writing Football Mini-Rugby/Ball Skills Soft Toy Making Triathlon
Blogging Cricket Golf Model Making Spanish Club Writers Club
Book Club Cycling Proficiency Hama Beading Natural History Scratch Programming Yoga
Bush Craft Dance History Nature Club Street/Break Dance  Zumba
Camera Club Debating Club Hockey Netball Swimming  Cheerleading
Canoeing Digital Photography Horse Riding Panto Group Table Tennis  Gymnastics
Card/Board Games Design Technology ICT Quiz Club Tag Rugby  Girls Cricket
Ciné Club Drama & Speech Club ICT Coding Recorder Tennis  Water Skiing

Would you like to know more about our hobbies and clubs?

Please click on the news links on the right or contact us today.

This popular After School Club is open to children from Reception to Year 2. Running Monday to Friday from 15:45 to 16:45 hours it provides a wonderful opportunity for younger children to enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We also offer late stay options in the Pre-Prep till 18:00 hours Monday to Friday.

Some of our weekly activities include fencing, football, tennis, tag rugby and dancing, with qualified peripatetic coaches and choir and recorders club for music lovers. Arts and crafts, cooking and activities in our beautiful extensive grounds are also popular all year round:

  • For full details of Pre-Prep Hobbies, visit the Hobby Booklet section of the calendar page.

The tea Time Club from  17:00 – 18:00 hours Monday to Friday, includes a light well-balanced tea. Nutritious sandwiches, on white or brown bread, are served with a choice of fillings. Fruit is also on offer, together with a choice of milk, squash or water.

The After School Club ends with a quiet time in the library where children can relax, read or complete their homework before going home.

Holidays are a tricky time for busy parents and our holiday clubs provide the perfect solution. Following normal school hours, children take part in a wide variety of activities. Familiar grounds and staff make the School holiday clubs the obvious choice for holiday fun.