We provide a variety of extra-curricular activities which are run voluntarily by school staff and parents or by other organisations. These are held either within school hours or after-school, either on school premises or elsewhere.
After-school Clubs: -
STEM - a fresh initiative from September 2018, this club is run by Miss Sneddon for those in KS2. It will allow the children to engage with science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) subjects in a fun and enjoyable way.
Construction club is for those in KS2 to challenge themselves with Miss Nicholls' guidance to design and build a project.
Music - all Year 3 pupils have a weekly violin lesson with a local teacher. This is funded by the school and takes place in school hours. There is also a Music Club open to all pupils from years 4, 5 and 6. The children are given the opportunity to play a variety of instruments and learn about music from different eras, different countries, different styles.
Sports – Biggin has always been a sporting village: the local football teams are very successful in tournaments and as a school we have been immensely successful in tournaments run through Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Ashbourne. Derby County Football Club provides sports coaches who runs a variety of sporting tuitions which, you will not be surprised to learn, includes football. For one of Derbyshire’s smallest schools we have achieved many sporting accolades, beating much larger primary schools in netball and football. We have joined up with Hartington Primary and formed BiggHarts to compete with other feeder primary schools at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Ashbourne. The children are currently participating in hockey, netball, basketball, tag-rugby, multi-skills, gymnastics and dance. Coaches from Derby County in the Community teach the children a multitude of sporting skills after-school on Thursdays outside on our playing field/ground.
Cookery – the club was originally set up with funding from ‘Let’s Get Cooking’. Through the cookery club, with Ms Wotton's guidance, pupils have learnt a very wide range of techniques which they have used to demonstrate new-found skills to members of the public, our parents and governors who were invited into school to sample recipes.
Craft – run on a rota basis with the cookery club these sessions usually take three or four evenings to complete a project with a variety of needlecrafts being taught by Ms Wotton.