When one of our team was struggling to find a holiday club that catered to her children’s interests we decided to create our own! There were lots of great sounding sports clubs to choose from, but what about those children who could spend all day making something from scrap, or whose minds were overflowing with make-believe and stories to tell? This is where Extraordinary Worlds came from – a place where children could immerse themselves in activity specifically designed to provide an outlet for their brilliant imaginations.

After the first Extraordinary World, we encouraged participating children to choose the theme for the next. These included The Extraordinary World of Spooky Stuff (October half-term), The Extraordinary World of Christmas,The Extraordinary World Chocolate (Easter Break) and The Extraordinary World of Curious Creatures. The activity throughout the week - games, craft, drama, film-making, creative writing, digital animation and more - was tailored around the theme, allowing the children to explore their chosen worlds through a whole range of media, which was then celebrated on the Friday afternoon with a performance/showcase for family and friends.

“Our daughter absolutely loved The Extraordinary World of Spooky Stuff! She benefitted from being creative in a social setting and doing group work – and it’s really helped her self confidence!” (Parent)

Plans are afoot to offer more Extraordinary Worlds holiday clubs in 2018, but in the meantime we have taken the essence of the experience and are delighted to offer this as an after-school club. This is available in blocks of six sessions - one a week for six weeks. We provide your school with a letter for pupils to take home and up to 30 places are filled on a first come first served basis. The school are responsible for collecting money from the pupils and then we invoice the school directly for our fee. This gives the school the freedom to charge what they consider is appropriate, with some schools we have piloted the club in choosing to subsidise a number of places using pupil premium funds.