St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Park Road, Smethwick

Clubs

There are plenty of things to do around our school outside of normal school hours. Here you can read about some of the extra-curricular activities that St. Gregory's runs for our pupils.

Current Clubs

Day Club
Monday (After school) Key Stage 2 Gym
Tuesday (Lunchtime) Choir
Tuesday (After school) Key Stage 1 Gym
Wednesday (After school) Area Band
Thursday (After school) Key Stage 2 Archery
Friday (After school) Key Stage 1 Handball

Premier Sport offer a rolling programme of sporting activites throughout the year varying from Gym, Performing Arts and Fencing.

Brass Bands


The school's brass band in rehearsal.

Children are given the opportunity to learn a brass instrument from Year 2 upwards. Playing the trumpet, French horn, tuba and cornet to name a few provides a great sense of achievement.

We are very proud of our musicians who entertain us at our school gatherings, masses, events and concerts throughout the year.

Further up the school opportunities are provided for the children to participate in Sandwell Youth Music Orchestras.

Area Brass Band


A weekly rehearsal for the Area Brass Band.

The Area Brass Band practice weekly at St Gregory's School.

Children from St Gregory's School and neighbouring local primary schools meet to play together to prepare for concerts. The percussion section is made up of children from school.

Choir


Members of our Choir.

Our school choir is led by Miss Collins and Mrs Morris.

Singing in the choir provides the children with the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings through music and singing.

To date they have sung at school events and community based events.

Drums


Learning to play the drums.

The drum lessons provide the children with the opportunity to have fun and learn about percussion and how rhythms work.

Under the guidance of specialist drum teacher the children learn how to play the instrument effectively.

Premier Sport

Premier Sport offer clubs to children after school. These include Dance, Sport and Gymnastics. The classes prove to be very popular with the opportunity for children to progress through the British Gymnastic awards programme and learn new skills and techniques.


Enjoying a session with Premier Sport.
 
Learning new techniques in Multi-sports.

Violin Lessons


Learning to play the violin.

Violin lessons are offered to children in Key Stage 2 classes.

The children work through a series of set pieces over the four years.

All children take part in an annual concerts for the parents and school community. Further up the school opportunities are provided for the children to participate in Sandwell Junior Strings Orchestra.