Clubs and other opportunities
Shelton Infant School provides children with a wide range of activities, linked to the Children's University. The Children's University "aims to promote social mobility by providing high quality, exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours to children" (click here for more information about the Children's University). At the end of the academic year eligible children can attend a graduation ceremony and receive awards to celebrate their achievements and involvement.
The provision at Shelton Infant School is primarily through lunchtime clubs run by teachers and teaching assistants. The children are able to attend many clubs including French, recorders, cake decorating, Mandarin Chinese, singing, sewing, gardening, musical stories, Mathster Chef, Smile Zone, Buddy Readers, writing, ICT, recorders, wildlife, library, science, Origami, tap dancing and chess. All of these clubs are delivered by our teachers and teaching assistants in their own time. There is no charge to pupils for attending these clubs.
In addition, classes undertake playtime Mini-Leaders sessions where children teach small groups of their peers various activities to help gain confidence through leadership and peer to peer learning.
Clubs are also offered by outside agencies including Derby County Football Club & Premier Sports, eg football, archery, fencing, tennis, tri-golf. These clubs attract a small charge; the school subsidises the cost of these clubs using Sports Premium funding received from the government.