Chess Club takes place each week and is led by International Chess player, Tim Kett. The club is attended by children from Year 2 upwards and covers a range of abilities from beginner to tournament players. Children play fun games, organise their own tournaments and compete against children from other schools. Several players have represented the county.
We are proud to have a Foundation Phase choir for children in Reception to Year 2 which is led by Mrs Stanton. We also have a junior choir Year 3-6 which is led by Miss Tingay. The school choirs sing at many public events.
Peripatetic music teachers visit the school weekly to teach violin, guitar, woodwind, keyboard, percussion and brass instruments. This service is provided by The Cardiff and Vale Music Service and The County of Cardiff and Vale Music Service by private arrangement with parents. Children perform in groups at assemblies and special occasions such as Harvest Festival, Christmas concerts and the Leavers' Service. Musical instruments are available to borrow.
Vale Languages run Infant and Junior French clubs each Thursday for half an hour during lunch-time.
For more information please click on www.valelanguages.co.uk. Children learn the language in a relaxed, fun environment through songs, stories, games/activities and an interactive website.
The school has active football, rugby, netball, chess clubs and swimming teams. We encourage all children to participate in a range of sporting activities regardless of ability – the taking part is as important as the winning! We also provide extra clubs run by external providers after school to cater for a variety of ages. The pupils also take part in “five a day” keep fit sessions at the start of each school day
Gardening Club is run for children from Year 3 upwards where they meet at lunchtime and it is supervised by ex parents of the school. Activities include cultivating the vegetable garden and plant troughs as well as carrying out maintenance on the whole outdoor classroom area. In the autumn term a favourite activity is raking the leaves and composting them for use in later years. When wet, the club moves indoors, and plants seeds and bulbs or creates flower arrangements for Mothering Sunday and other occasions.
We have strong links with the community group of Peterston Connect who involve the school in their plans for development of the environment. We have enjoyed planting bulbs around the village and helping them in the Keep Wales Tidy campaign.