Here at St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School we pride ourselves at offering a wide variety of high quality extra-curricular clubs. Extra-curricular activities boost young people’s confidence to interact socially with others; extend their social networks; and provide them with new skills and abilities. Above all, they offer an important space to have fun and relax.
View our School Clubs Policy on our Policies page
Download: Autumn 1 – Extra Curricular Activities [PDF]
We are now part of the Children’s University extra-curricular activities.
What is Children’s University?
Children’s University is a national charitable organisation giving 5- to 14-year-olds exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. Children’s University’s innovative Passport to Learning encourages children from the age of 5 to try new learning experiences in and outside of school; at after school clubs, at home, in the local library, museum or further afield.
Culminating in an inspirational graduation ceremony, this adventure encourages children to see the joy of learning, giving a sense of wonder in the world around them and develops their confidence and aspirations for the brightest futures. Raising children’s aspirations is important to us and we aim to develop the understanding that learning can be the satellite navigation to better places in life!
How does it work?
Once registered through school, young people can gain credits by participating in extra-curricular school led activities; learning at one of our verified “Public Learning Destinations”; attending structured activity sessions at local libraries, museums, farms, leisure centres or more across the UK; and by taking part in our set holiday challenges. Usually, every time a student takes part in one hour of voluntary learning, they will gain one credit towards Children’s University. These credits will be recorded in their Passport to Learning. If students gain enough credits by the end of Year 2 or Year 6 they will be invited to graduate at our very special Graduation Ceremony.
Any after school club that your child attends in school will be added to their children’s university profile by the Children’s University lead in school, you do not need to add these to your passport yourselves. The passport is only for activities your child attends outside of school.
What are learning destinations?
Learning Destinations are verified learning providers who provide voluntary, structured learning outside of school hours. All Learning Destination will have the Children’s University logo displayed and are featured at www.childrensuniversity.co.uk.
Local Learning Destinations include Sefton Library Service, Active
Sefton, Farmer Ted’s Park, WWT Martin Mere, Liverpool Museums, The Atkinson Centre, Pets at Home, plus a variety of individual local activities and clubs.