Our Enrichment Learning Programme is made up of three elements, all delivered within the regular school day:
This portion of the Enrichment Learning Programme (ELP) provides parents with an opportunity to choose from a range of physical/sports activities, for their child. Our aim is to ensure every pupil has the chance to experience a range of physical activities and to develop new sports-related skills.
Sessions are delivered by highly trained external coaches and experts, experienced at delivering age appropriate physical and sports activities for primary aged children. For pupils in Years 1 to 6, we provide two physical/sports sessions per week, while for Foundation Stage children, one session per week is allocated.
A range of options is provided each term and parents are provided with the ability to choose from these on behalf of their child.
Arcadia also offers one age-appropriate non-sports enrichment activity per week for children from Year 1 to Year 6. This is included in the fees and runs alongside the curriculum. There are so many to choose from, and they change every term. Here are some examples:
Arts and Crafts : Children will explore different materials, artists and techniques.
Irish Dancing : Children will learn various Irish dancing steps and will have the opportunity to perform.
French : Children will learn the basics of the French language in a fun and interactive way.
Happiness Programme : This is a combination of art, music and yoga that focuses on children learning the importance of well-being.
Choir : Children will be part of the Arcadia School choir that will undertake several performances.
Junior MBA : Children will develop an entrepreneurial mindset through a customised programme that is being taught in collaboration with Malvern Prep School in Pennsylvania.
Chess Club : Children will learn to apply skills in strategic thinking, logic, maths and creativity in the 1500-year-old game of chess.
Cooking : Children will learn basic cooking skills and the importance of choosing healthy foods.