As mentioned in the blog post, “Schools cannot be expected to do everything“, it is more effective for schools to create effective partnerships with organisations who are better equipped to give our children certain ‘non-academic’ skills they need in life.
Schools should certainly encourage children to join these organisations, even provide space for the organisations to meet – this means that we are not asking schools to work beyond their capacity, but children can still be exposed to an ever richer-range of experiences.
Even better, would be to track children (especially Pupil Premium children) so that there is an awareness of any child not accessing out-of-school-hours activities; and to target those children and families with support and encouragement.
So here are some suggestions: – please send me your suggestions for others
- Girl Guiding – clicking on this link, you can make an enquiry. Girls can get involved from the age of 5.
- St. John’s Ambulance – clicking on this link, you can make an enquiry. Both boys and girls can get involved from the age of 5.
- The Scout Association – clicking on this link, you can enter your postcode and find your nearest group. Both boys and girls can get involved from the age of 6.