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Activities & Clubs

In addition to the academic curriculum, we run over 70 clubs, and the variety of activities on offer guarantees that every child can find their niche.

Our activities are designed to nurture your child’s intellectual ability, spark their creativity, inspire them, develop leadership and team skills, and, of course, to be fun.

Activities and Societies at Belmont

Physical   

Cognition

Creative Culture

Personal development & Service

PE:XTRA (lifestyle and leisure) History Society LS Art & Craft Charities
BOP Science All LAMDA Community
Tekne Gymnastics Debating Society US Sketch Campus Care
Khesla Karate STEM All D&T Young Enterprise
Table Tennis Performance Analysis All Drama Cards
Climbing Chess Creative Art Baking
Horse Riding STEAM and Innovation All Ceramics Community Cook
Fencing Computer Book Club Gardening
Drone VEX Robotics Italian Eco
Fishing Film and Documentary Society Belmont Broadcaster
Fives
Swimming
Free Shoot Basketball
Free Shoot Netball

**Academic extension clubs: French Clinic, Spanish Clinic, Latin Catch Up, Phonics and Pronunciation, EAL Homework Club, Maths Clinic and various Scholarship sessions will not be part of the activities programme, nor the co-curricular, but will be promoted and administered through each department.

Sport at Belmont

Physical Activity and Sport is an integral part of the Belmont community. Along with a host of recreational and lifestyle activities on offer through our Activities Programme known as PE:XTRA, we have a strong team identity and represent at regional and national platforms. All pupils are welcome to attend the co-educational training sessions, however those who trial to take part in the representative teams are required to attend. Training sessions are seasonal.*

Autumn Term: rugby, hockey, cross country, swimming, fives

Spring Term: football, netball, winter cricket nets, swimming

Summer Term: cricket, swimming, athletics, tennis

* This will be subject to change in light of the Coronavirus outbreak and the seasonal shifts forecast.

The Arts at Belmont

Whether you are an aspiring thespian or musician, Belmont has a host of opportunities to get involved with, from orchestras to art clubs.

Along with the recreational Drama clubs we also have the LAMDA series, where pupils can gain accredited qualifications in speech and language courses. Each year group will have their own play or musical, with the pinnacle being the Year 8 musical.

Art is encouraged in all forms at Belmont with many of the pupils’ artwork featured on the walls around the school. There are a range of creative clubs within the Activities Programme as well as invitational clubs for Scholarship preparation, culminating in the Year 8 Scholar Art Show.

Music Drama Art
String Ensemble
Foundation Orchestra
Foundation Jazz
Chamber Choir
Jazz Band
Sing Out
Chapel Choir
Belmont Jazz
Year 8 Play

LAMDA

LS Art Studio (currently LS art club)

Scholarship

Focus

With all clubs we look to instil the Belmont values: ‘Be kind, Embrace Challenge, Try your Best’. Soft skills are also emphasized and their development is central to all we do. Exploring, succeeding, leading and giving are four pillars that are interwoven across all activities and co-curricular clubs.

For example:

Giving Exploring Leading Succeeding
Gymnastics (physical) Helping others to perform with confidence Problem solving in floor work routine Leading warm ups and routine Growing in confidence when performing routines
Debating (cognition) Helping others to promote their arguments. Listening to others and respecting their arguments Critically thinking through different arguments Speaking with clarity to command respect Speaking with clarity, grace and confidence on topics that are familiar and unfamiliar to you
Campus Care (service) Offering time and service to the school Problem solving ideas to combat litter issue Being some of the first to lead the clean up
Lemon Jelly (creative culture) Giving space for others to flourish Creating performances exploring different genres Learning lines and performing in small groups Performing in front of an audience