We at Lancing Prep believe that what goes on successfully outside the classroom brings confidence and skills that can usefully be employed within it.
We are committed to finding an area in which every child can enjoy success. To this end, we offer a wide range of extracurricular opportunities.
We have fielded successful teams in both the major games of football, rugby, cricket, hockey, netball and rounders, as well as participating in squash, tennis, swimming, athletics, cross- country running and golf events in recent years. Outdoor pursuits are catered for with sailing and climbing clubs on offer, as well as through a biennial skiing trip and various outdoor expeditions. A calendar of external visits supports our academic curriculum.
Our commitment to the arts is equally strong. Our Music department thrives, with a growing number of scholarship successes in recent years and some outstanding musicians nurtured; parents and staff have the opportunity to participate too. A biennial musical held at Lancing College is a highlight for many pupils. We offer a range of opportunities in Drama, including weekly additional lessons with a peripatetic teacher for those who are keen. Our artists have produced some particularly memorable work that is displayed around school and has been used in national exhibitions in recent years. Our debaters even visited the House of Commons recently.
Dance is thriving at Lancing Prep hove, and is open to all ages and abilities:-
Clubs: There are 3 clubs per week and taught by Ms Barber who has a background in Contemporary dance.
Monday lunch: Year 8 Contemporary class; Thursday evening: Junior (Year 3-6) Dance; Friday lunch: Senior (Year 6-8) Dance.
Competitions: Every year there is an internal dance competition ‘Strictly Dancing at Lancing’. There are trophies and medals for the winners and runners-up in each category.
Trips: There is an annual trip to see a dance show. In 2013 we saw ‘Ballet Revolucion’ (a fantastic Cuban dance company) at Sadlers Wells, London.
Performances: The pupils are also able to perform in end of year musicals. In 2013, there were many dancers involved in the school production of Bugsy Malone. The dancers can also perform at the School Fête, Performance Assembly, Y8 Contemporary Arts evening and most recently took part in the Children’s Parade in Brighton.
Colours: Dance colours are awarded to those who reach the equivalent of Grade 4 upwards in any dance style, who are able to combine technical ability with a sense of performance and those who show commitment to dance by regular attendance of clubs, workshops and trips. There is a Junior and Senior Dance Prize awarded at Prizegiving which rewards excellence in dance throughout the year.
We believe that these rich experiences all allow our children to develop and grow with confidence and an awareness of their own character and capability. We value the opportunity to tackle difficult challenges and, through endeavour, to succeed and to enjoy the experience.