We are very proud of the huge range of Clubs and Activities that are available at The New Beacon for our pupils.  They are all tailored to their age and interests to help broaden their experiences and skills outside the classroom.

Below is a list of the after-school clubs and activities we currently run at The New Beacon.

ART CLUB ~ Years 5 & 6
A place for practising artists to hone in on their skills and promotes imagination, creativity and art production.

BASKETBALL CLUBS ~ Years 5-8
An opportunity to develop knowledge, skill and understanding of the sport.  The club encourages development in social, technical and physical aspects of basketball for all who attend.
CHESS CLUBS ~ Years 3-6
Chess Club adds immense value to children’s academic and social development by enhancing memory retention and critical thinking, improving concentration, as well as promoting creativity and imagination.
CODING CLUB ~ Years 3 & 4
Having an understanding of programming can change the way children look at everyday technology.  In Coding Club they can learn how to talk to computers and robots and instruct them!  It may also open their eyes to the limitless possibilities coding knowledge offers.
COMPOSITION CLUB ~ Years 7 & 8
Using Garageband and their own instruments where possible, to compose music with specific themes, e.g. film music . They may find themselves working with the Podcasting and Film Making Clubs to create backing tracks for their productions.
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY CLUB ~ Years 7 & 8
This very popular club allows boys to pursue their interest in Design and Technology and hone in on their practical skills using our fully equipped workshop.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB ~ Years 7 & 8
Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game in which players create characters and embark on adventures. The goal is to have a fun time journeying through adventures that this game can provide. The club encourages students to coordinate and plan as a team.
FENCING CLUBS ~ Years 5-8
The action-filled club offers a great physical fitness programme for children!  Experiencing the excitement of the duel while playing one of the safest sports or recreational activities there is – now how cool is that?
FILM MAKING CLUB ~ Years 5 & 6
Boys will learn to record, edit and produce videos and short films. Who knows, there may even be a New Beacon TV Channel!
GREEK CLUB ~ Years 7 & 8
For those with an interest in Classical mythology or history, or who wish to try a new challenge in addition to their Latin, Greek club offers boys the chance to explore the exotic alphabet and language of Classical Greek alongside broadening their cultural and historical awareness.
JU-JITSU CLUB ~ Years 3 & 4
While the emphasis in learning Ju-jitsu it always on fun, it can increase your fitness, flexibility and improve your mental health by releasing your ‘feel good’ hormones. Something we all need after the last year.
JUDO CLUBS ~ Years 2-8
Judo is a great sport that encourages fun, discipline and respect as well as improving aerobic capacity, flexibility and strength, and is an excellent activity to complement other sports. There is also the opportunity for the older boys to participate in the Judo residential holiday camps held at The New Beacon during the school holidays.
MANDARIN CLUB ~ Years 3 & 4
Allowing boys to experience a range of activities focused on language learning and covering many Chinese cultural topics such as music, crafts and festivals.
MODEL MAKING CLUB ~ Years 5 & 6
This club caters for all abilities, ranging from those who have never built a an Airfix model before to boys who have a well-established fleet of aircraft on their bedroom ceilings. The models mostly follow a WWII theme which fits in nicely with the History curriculum, but all categories from aircraft, tanks and cars are built over the course of the year.
PODCASTING CLUB ~ Years 7 & 8
Podcasting is a excellent way of allowing children to share their work and experiences and to celebrate their achievements. It requires careful thought in terms of content, pace, timing, and then requires sophisticated recording and editing techniques. Perhaps this brand new club will lead to a weekly New Beacon podcast!
SWIMMING CLUBS ~ Years 5-8
Enjoy learning a skill for life and keeping fit at the same time! Participants will learn the various skills for swimming effectively  with a major focus on the development of the four strokes (frontcrawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly), diving and water safety. Each session follows Swim England’s ‘Learn to Swim Pathway’ and is delivered by Marcus Branson (Swim England Level 3 Coach) and Head Coach of Aqua Swimming Club.  Swimmers must be able to perform 50 metres out of their depth on the front and back.
TABLE TENNIS CLUB ~ Years 5 & 6
Children are taught the fundamentals of movement, coordination, balance and the basics of good technique which will help in many other sports.
TENNIS CLUBS ~ Years 3-8
Developing an interest in tennis from an early age can help to nurture an interest that can be appreciated throughout life.   All our tennis clubs take place on a full sized court, where they can develop their skills and technique as well as encourage teamwork  and concentration.
RIFLE SHOOTING CLUB ~ Years 7 & 8
We are fortunate to have a two lane shooting range with top of the range equipment and a dedicated shooting master.  An excellent opportunity to learn a skill that requires concentration and a good eye for accuracy to hit your targets.
YOGA CLUB ~ Years 2-4
This club is all about feeling great and spreading positivity! Yoga helps make the children more aware of their breathing and gives them a sense of self belief and self confidence.