Extra Curricular

Swimming

All children within our Junior School take part in weekly swimming lessons at Ribblesdale Pool, Clitheroe. We work in partnership with the ASA School Swimming Charter which allows the children to work towards specific goals, enabling them to earn badges and certificates for their achievements.

Bilinguasing

We are lucky to work closely with Bilinguasing to assist the children with learning a new language. Combining singing, music and language into one lesson engages children and they find themselves learning a language without realising.

Ribcaged Dramatic Arts

We have a well-established relationship with the national award-winning theatre company ‘Ribcaged.’ Creative Director, Richard Hoyle and his team work closely with the children to develop their communication and confidence skills. Ribcaged visit the Junior school every other week and deliver engaging lessons which the children continuously look forward to.

Forest School

Forest school is a fantastic opportunity for the children to take a hands on approach to their learning. With having extensive grounds here at Moorland School, the children can benefit from these surroundings and develop essential skills. Forest school offers the children the chance to interact socially with others and to solve problems effectively.

Children are able to realise their physical, social and emotional needs through skill and play based activities such as den building, fire lighting, tool use and woodland games.

Forest school is accessible to all children within the Junior School as part of our curriculum.

Gymnastics

All children in Moorland Juniors have the opportunity to take part in fortnightly gymnastic sessions at BEST Gymnastics and Trampolining Club. The children have the privilege of being taught by two ex-professional England Gymnast nationals, who support the children in working towards relevant skills and badges.

Enrichment

Every alternate Wednesday the children will have the opportunity to take part in our Enrichment programme, which will involve outdoor and adventurous activities at Waddow Hall. Through this, the children are encouraged to work as part of a team and take part in activities that will engage them, excite them and provide experiences that will prepare them for the future. Our children will have the opportunity to develop their skills and talents through a wide range of activities including: caving, archery, tree climbing, raft building, abseiling and much more. This opportunity to develop their social, moral, spiritual and cultural strengths enables them to flourish in their childhood, as well as later life.

 

Life at Moorland

Our son Tiaan has been at Moorland Juniors since he started in reception. He can’t wait to get to school in the mornings…he loves it and so do His friends. His class is smaller than in any other local school and he has the space to grow in his confidence and ability because of this. His teachers have stimulated his love for maths and he takes pride in the work he does in class.

Moorland creates an environment where children can be children. There is a feel of freedom and exploration. They play and learn outside as part of Forest School and they have the desire to learn, rather than feeling they ‘have to’. Tiaan definitely sees Moorland as an extension of his family and he is a very happy boy.


Jane Viljoen Junior Parent

From the moment our eldest daughter attended her taster sessions at Moorland School, we were all hooked! She felt immediately welcomed by both the pupils and the teaching staff. Fast forward a year and half and she is thriving.

Moorland is honestly like a family, the way the days are constructed to balance the right amount of learning with social and life skills is amazing and every day she can’t wait to go and comes home with a huge smile on her face full of stories about the day – this ranges from what she’s learned academically to the myriad of clubs she can attend. The teaching staff are simply wonderful and they create an amazing atmosphere for the children, which also extends to the parents – they are always willing to answer any questions you have, no matter what these are.


Joanne and Steve Carlin Junior Parents

Being a military family, we have moved around a lot at the cost of our children’s education. Being part of the moorland family has seen our child grow from strength to strength not just educationally but personally as well. For the first time she is settled and is enjoying school and making friends that will last a life time.

The decision to send our children to boarding school was not a decision we took lightly, but as each day pasts and we see her grow and enjoy every element of Moorland life, From the unique teaching styles, extra-curricular clubs, evening events in the boarding house and the fun packed weekend trips we know we made the right decision in choosing Moorland School.


Vicky and Scott Green Military Parents

Moorland is like a second family to me. They help me make friends for life. The staff especially the teachers and house parents always know when something is wrong and they will do their best to help me.


Chloe Green Boarding Pupil

My four children aged 8, 8, 4 and 3 all attend Moorland School, Preschool and Nursery respectively. When my husband and I visited the school for the first time, we were struck by the affection the children showed to their teachers. The nursery, pre-school and juniors have a warm and easy going atmosphere. The atmosphere the children enjoy is very much a home from home experience. Teachers are empathetic and approachable, friendships are nurtured alongside gentle discipline and children are given appropriate responsibilities and strive to meet their teacher’s expectations of good behaviour. Children’s thoughts and opinions are listened to and respected, and self-directed learning is encouraged. They are not overburdened with homework and an emphasis on learning through play is fostered before age 7.

My children have thrived and blossomed at Moorland, and I doubt I can find another school locally which can match Moorland in terms of facilitating a love for learning and creating that family atmosphere in the classroom.


Iona Connor Junior School Mother

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