At Solihull, we aim to meet the cultural, physical, aesthetic and intellectual needs of all our pupils outside, as well as inside, the classroom.
Co-curricular activities play an important and stimulating role in the life of the Junior School and adds a tremendous amount to the children’s all round education. Recognising the diverse range of interests amongst our girls and boys, a wide variety of lunchtime clubs and after school activities is available, with something for everyone.
All pupils are encouraged to get involved in some of the many clubs and activities on offer which provide opportunities to develop confidence and experience new challenges. By way of example, the following clubs and activities have been offered during the course of this academic year: art, athletics, chess, cricket, cookery, choir, dance, debating, design technology, drama, eco-club, football, hockey, juggling, netball, newsletter, poetry, rounders, swimming, tag rugby and tennis, alongside a wide variety of music groups and activities.
"The extra-curricular programme is a great strength of the school, providing pupils with an outstanding range of opportunities which they thoroughly enjoy."
Our Junior School Council also meets fortnightly, providing opportunities for pupils to raise and discuss issues and implement new initiatives. The children take a full and active part in the school's annual charity fundraising and devise many ingenious and fun ways of raising money.
The Thompson library, which is open every lunch time, has an extensive stock of fiction, non-fiction, reference books and periodicals. Our aim is to stimulate reading for pleasure and to encourage interest in books for enjoyment as well as interest in new areas of study. At lunchtime it is a hive of activity, with some children reading, some doing research or just browsing, while others write and draw.