Importance of After School Clubs

29th April 2016

Recent research carried out by the Nuffield Foundation has shown that participation in clubs increases the academic results of children in primary school.  The researchers also discovered that children who participated in organised sports and physical activities during primary school had better social, emotional and behavioural skills than those who did not take part.  At Throckley Primary we are very proud of the wide range of clubs that we offer our children at lunchtime and after school.  Our teachers plan their clubs carefully to make sure that the children have a great experience and learn new skills while having fun with their friends.  We have always been convinced that clubs are good for the children and it is great to see some research which proves it is true!