A great emphasis is placed by all school staff on extra curricular activities. All pupils from Year 1 onwards are encouraged to become members of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, which is the Welsh League of Youth. The Urdd offers various activities for its members from sporting activities to competing at Eisteddfodau in reciting, singing and dancing.
The school takes an active role in various sporting competitions, and again the pupils are encouraged to enjoy taking part in all events. Various concerts are held within school and the community. The pupils are frequently requested to perform at various fundraising events in the locality.
When in Year 5 and/or 6, pupils will be given an opportunity to go on a residential course at the Lady Stepney Residential Centre at Pendine. Pupils will travel down on a Monday and return on Friday. Teachers will accompany them.
Here’ s a list of activities that the pupils were involved with during the last school year:
Carol Singing/ Concerts
Pendine School Camp
Trip to Snowdon
Bee Keeping Club
Formula 1 Challenge
Active Kids’ Cooking Challenge
What is the Clwb?
Clwb Caredig is an After School Kids Club providing after school care for your children every weekday for children aged between 4 and 13 years old. Clwb Caredig is run through the medium of Welsh.
3.30 – 6.00
8.30 – 6.00
Where does the club meet?
The Clwb operates on the school premises and is run predominantly by staff employed at Ysgol Nantgaredig so children joining the activities will be in familiar surroundings with staff that they already know. The building is suitable for the disabled.
What do the children do?
Tea provided (Healthy eating manu)
10.00am – drink and fruit/biscuit provided
12.00 noon lunch (own packed lunch)
3.30pm – tea provided (healthy eating)
Wide range of facilities for games e.g. hockey, tennis, football, rugby, parachute activities, climbing frame – cornel Caredig etc
Activities include board games, art and craft, computer activities, cookery, role-play and visits. Quiet areas are available for reading and homework.
How can I use the Clwb?
You must register your child/children before they can attend, even if you only intend to make use of the facility infrequently. Registration forms can be collected from the Play leader.
Currently the Clwb has places for 45 children each session. These are initially allocated to children who have been registered for a permanent place (full or part time) allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you require a place in an emergency your child MUST be registered. To book a place you must check availability by ringing the school between 10.30 and 10.50am
During the school term the Play leader must be informed of any cancellation by 10.00am. During holiday periods notice of cancellation must be given by 10.00am the previous day. If this is not done the session rate will be imposed.
A Parent/Club contract must be signed after reading the Club handbook.
The Play leader must be made aware of any change in persons collecting child from club.
The child must be signed out of the club at the end of every session.
Further information is available on the Clwb notice board in school or contact Mrs Heulwen Lloyd, the Play leader.
Between 8.00 and 8.40 a.m. breakfast is provided for pupils in the school hall. A healthy brekfast is provided. This is a free service.
Choice of non-sugar coated cereal served with ice cold milk
Toast and fresh fruit
Plus choice of drink to include fresh milk or fruit juice
There is a sports club after school every Thursday between 3.30pm and 4.30pm
The sports taught are tennis, rugby, netball, cricket, rounders, cross country or athletics
There is a Cooking Club on Wednesday nights during the Spring and Summer terms for Year 4. Small groups take part at a time. Each child is told in advance when their slot is to come to the club. The focus of the clubs is to develop cooking skills and understanding of healthy eating in a fun and enjoyable way. We also encourage the use of local ingredients and sustainable cooking. All the food waste is composted.
This term so far the recipes have included:
Sprout Soup with cheesy croutons and walnut bread. (Made from the Christmas leftovers).
Lamb curry with lamb and leek samosas.
Sunshine Pasta salad
Hedgerow muffins (using Year 5’s home made jam and locally picked blackberries.)
White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.
Rhubarb and strawberry smoothie.