Children not only experience a full and varied curriculum at Fairholme, they also learn to work together as a team, investigate the world around them and develop problem solving skills, all of which give them a distinct advantage for the years ahead.
We provide many sporting activities including football, netball, hockey, tag rugby, tennis, athletics, rounders and cricket. We have recently invested in a new multi-purpose sports area which allows the children to continue sports in all weathers, ably assisted by our sports coach. Friendly matches are arranged against teams from other schools and the children are encouraged to take part, irrespective of their ability. We also encourage children to attend our Holiday Sports Camps which are held at half term breaks and some weeks during the longer holidays.
The many lunchtime and after-school clubs we provide allow children to develop and pursue these sports as well as other interests such as Scottish dancing, chess, rock band, wind band, drama, craft, technology, reading and table tennis. Children have further chances to develop teamwork skills by joining the School Council which meets on a weekly basis to discuss school events and development.
At Fairholme, helping in the community both locally and across the world is very much a part of school life and many events are held in support of a wide range of charities through the school year, often selected by the School Council. We regularly hold non-uniform days to support Children in Need and UNICEF, Harvest Festivals to support 'Save the Family' and the Charles Thompson Mission and we take part in the shoe box appeal, 'Operation Christmas' providing Christmas presents for children around the world. We also join fund raising efforts led by St. Asaph Cathedral in support of Christian Aid. We encourage the children to think about where food or money we collect is going, and consequently learn about many countries around the world.