Please find information below about clubs and activities that children can join during the school holidays or after school. Please note that some of these clubs are run independently of Henry Cavendish.
Henry Cavendish Running Club
Our running club is free to join as part of the PTFA Sports Initiatives for our children. The club is held from 8.00am every Tuesday and is open to all Year 1-6 Balham & Streatham pupils. Y1-2 parents need to stay, Y3-6 parents welcome to stay.
No previous running experience or ability needed, just your enthusiasm!
Children will be walked back to school, ready for 8:55am start.
Please fill out the consent form if you would like to join the club.
Herne Hill Harriers Star Track Athletics Training
The Herne Hill Harriers hold athletics training for 7 to 14 year olds during the school holidays.
Herne Hill Harriers also hold Athletics Training Sessions for Youngsters – Download HHH Training Schedule
Venue: Tooting Bec Track, Tooting Bec Road, London SW17 3NP
Events: Sports Hall Competition
Create Learn Imagine Play
Clip Theatre is a local creative learning company, offering weekly sessions for ages 0-3, 3-4, 4-7 and 7-11. They also offer a summer provision, including, this year, outdoor adventures at the Rookery in partnership with SCCOOP Streatham.
If you would like more information please visit the Clip Theatre website.
Holiday Club for children aged 4 to 11
Energy Kidz hold action-packed Holiday Club during the school holidays, providing fantastic activities for children and reliable childcare for working parents. The Holiday Club is held at Ravenstone Primary School in Balham. Visit the Energy Kidz website for more information.
Barracudas Kids Camps
Barracudas Kids Camps in Streatham & Clapham offers fun activities during the school Easter and summer holidays. Based at Streatham & Clapham High School for Girls, children can make new friends, try new activities but most of all have lots of FUN! They offer a safe and well organised programme for local children to enjoy.
Sessions run from 8.30am to 5.30pm but can be extended using the early and late clubs.
For dates and booking information please visit the Barracudas website
Lambeth Cycle Training
Lambeth Council with Cycle Confident is offering FREE cycle training courses for children from 5 years upwards in Brockwell Park and Clapham Common throughout the school holidays. There are complete beginner courses, intermediate courses and road skills courses (for 9 years +) and all training takes place in small, friendly groups with 2 fully qualified instructors. Courses are now open for booking and places are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information and to book your child a place, see the Cycle Confident website or call the Cycle Conident office on 020 3031 6730.
LAR Performing Arts
LAR Performing Arts classes are held on Tuesdays at Corpus Christi Church, 11 Trent Road, Brixton SW2 5BJ
The classes are designed for ages 3 to 6, 7 to 10 and 11 to 15 and are taught by professional performers and cover the following areas:
- Performing Arts
- Pop Singing
- Musical Theatre
Soft-Ball Cricket for boys and girls aged 8 to 14
The Buzzers Soft-Ball Cricket course is for boys and girls of all abilities and cricketing experience. The sessions is run by highly qualified (ECB level 2 and higher) and vastly experienced cricket tutors. The emphasis will be on FUN and LEARNING as opposed to competitiveness. The sessions will be based indoors, using soft-ball cricket equipment (rubber ball and plastic bats).
For further details and to book visit the Buzzers Academies website.
KeyNotes Music Lessons
From September 2017 KeyNotes Music are starting up group and music lessons at La Retraite School on Saturday mornings. The aim of the lessons is to provide more accessible opportunities for children to experience a meaningful and exciting piano and music education.
To find out more please download:
Music organisations and activities
Mrs Low has put together a list of music organisations and activities that are hosted over the school holidays. If you would like to see her suggestions please download the music events list.
Polish Music School in London
The first Polish Music School in London and UK is opening in September and will be based in Streatham Library. Polish children who are interested in joining the school are invited to apply for a place. Please visit the Polish School of Music in London website for more information.
All Star Tennis
All Star Tennis create a fun-active learning environment, where children enjoy developing their tennis skills and learn to play. Children progress and develop their game with appropriate court sizes, rackets and softer balls. Our courses are for all abilities and are based on the internationally recognised LTA Mini Tennis Scheme.
Visit All Star Tennis Website to find out more.
Multi-Sport Holiday Camps
Moving Matters hold multi-sport holiday camps for children aged 5 to 12 during school holidays. The sports include football, basketball, dodgeball, tag rugby, handball, cricket and table tennis. The camps are being held at Elmgreen School, Tulse Hill.
Moving Matters also runs the SLD Soccer School for more information download their flyer.
To find out more please visit the Moving Matters website.
Sister n Sport – Netball Skills School
The Sisters n Sport Netball Skills Schools are fun, non-competitive netball sessions
for girls aged between 6 – 13 years of age and cover basic netball skills, positional play and
terminology for beginners but also provide opportunity to develop individual skills,
learn new tactics and challenge more experienced players in an relaxed and
Mad Science – Holiday Camp
Mad Science for kids hold Holiday Camps for children aged 4 to 11. The children explore topics with unique hands on activities and amazing demos by skilled trained instructors.
The camps are available throughout school holidays and can be booked on the Mad Science website.
Funky Moves hold dance workshops, classes and holiday courses.
The Easter Holiday Course is being held from 9.30am to 12.30pm Monday to Thursday over a two week period. The first week is aimed at 4 to 12 year old and the second is for 3 to 9 year olds. The course costs £105+VAT for one child and £100+VAT for additional siblings. The days are split up into different fun activities all based around a theme, including arts & crafts, learning a dance, playing games, fancy dress and even a special break dance workshop and performance on one of the days.
For more information about holiday courses, venues and booking please visit Funky Moves
Surrey County Cricket Club – Pride of Lions Junior Membership
Surrey County Cricket Club aim to provide the best opportunities to get children involved in Cricket.
The Pride of Lions Junior Membership for under 16 year-olds at Surrey CCC includes free access to over 40 days of domestic cricket at the Kia Oval and when Surrey play away at Guildford Cricket Club. Members receive a Membership pack, special Surrey ‘Bowled Over’ card game, shop vouchers plus access to exclusive events, International tickets, access to the Pride of Lions Website and more for only £20.
During the exciting NatWest T20 Blast competition at the Kia Oval. Junior ‘Pride of Lions’ Members get in free – all other U16s are just £1.
The Wedlake Bell Family Zone is located in the lower section of the Lock Stand and welcomes all families, friends and Junior Members. The Family Zone provides a safe and fun environment for children to enjoy a NatWest T20 Blast match, with lots of great activities and facilities near by.
This May half term, budding junior cricketers are invited to join one of the specialist courses at the Surrey Cricket Centre, Guildford, where they will be focusing on some key skills of the game.
- Specialist Batting, Bowling and Fielding courses for U9 to U12 age groups
- “Little Big Hitters” courses for 3 to 5 year-olds
COMING IN SUMMER! Junior courses on the Kia Oval’s hallowed turf – Early Bird price just £45
Kids’ City Playschemes
Kids’ City Holiday Playschemes during school holidays. For more information please visit Kid’s City Holiday Playscheme for more information.
Dulwich Youth Orchestra
The Dulwich Youth Orchestra (DYO) offers exceptional opportunities to orchestral musicians, aged 7 – 18, grade 2 – 8+. If you live in or around South London, then this is the right place for holiday music courses. DYO, established for 40 years, meets for five mornings (9.20 – 1.00) each school holiday and presents a concert on the last day. Bursaries are available. For more information and booking please visit the Dulwich Youth Orchestra website.
A two day creative music course open to Years 5 & 6 pupils is usually held during the School Holidays with Animate Lambeth.
Players of any instrument or anyone interested in music technology is welcome – there is no minimum standard required, just an enthusiasm for creating new music! For more information click here.
Battersea Arts Centre
Battersea Arts Centre hold many activities for children including the Bee’s Knees an indoor play space for children 0-5 years and their parents and carers. On the last Saturday of each month they hold a Family Saturday where children aged 0 to 12 years and their families can enjoy a day of fun, food and FREE activities. There is something for everyone to get involved with and space for the whole family to chill out and relax. Visit www.bac.org.uk for more information.
Furzedown Recreation Centre – Football Holiday Courses
Furzedown Recreation Centre holds five-day football courses throughout the holiday periods, all year round. At the end of the course participants receive a certificate and medal.
Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm
Age: 6 to 11 year olds, all abilities.
How To Book:
To book holiday football courses, telephone: 020 8767 6542
Out of hours telephone: 020 8871 7171
Lambeth Summer Camps
The Lambeth Summer Camps are part of the Parallel Youth Enterprise (PYE) which is a ‘not for profit’ voluntary organisation and, in partnership with Lambeth Police and others, provides an extensive programme of Summer sports and workshop activities for several hundred 9 to 16 year old inner city young people from Lambeth each year.