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Outstanding Extra-Curricular

 Fundamental to Improving the Lives of Students

The extra-curricular programme at Leeds East Academy has been re-vamped this academic year to reflect the preferences of our students. The new programme, which has been in place since September with new groups added since, has been very well received by all year groups with more students than ever before joining a club outside of lessons.

Extra-curricular activities are fundamental to improving the lives of our students at Leeds East Academy. It gives students an opportunity to find a new hobby, develop a new skill and socialise with their peers outside of lessons.

The outstanding extra-curricular on offer consists of 19 clubs in total, ranging from netball to computer coding. There are clubs available for all year groups on every day of the week giving students as many opportunities as possible to take part.

In a recent student voice activity, pupils said they enjoyed their extra-curricular activities and also commented that they had some requests for new clubs which will begin in January.

Mrs Spencer-Matthews, Head of Performing Arts, said: “The Performing Arts department has had a very busy first term. More students than ever have attended dance clubs, had singing lessons, produced original work for drama club and developed their skills on instruments. Attending after-school activities in Performing Arts has enabled students to not only develop their practical skills but also improve confidence, collaboration and communication skills. It is an absolute pleasure to work with these students after school and at break and lunch times.”

The current extra-curricular programme will grow throughout the year to continue to reflect students’ preferences. We expect to have even more students attending clubs in January following the addition of some new clubs and look forward to attendance improving throughout the year.