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Wellbeing Fridays -

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At Haverfordwest High VC School we fully recognise the importance of looking after our emotional health and well-being. That is why, our pupils are offered the opportunity to leave early on a Friday afternoon to pursue their own hobbies and interests, or to stay and participate in one of the activities we have on offer at school. All sessions are open to all genders. Most activities are on the school site and will start at 2.00pm and finish at 3.15pm. If there are any differences in time, location, or start date, they will be outlined below. 

What activities are on offer?

 

 

Vision Arts (Drama)

 

Come along and learn new acting skills - whether that's for camera or stage and try your hand at improvisation and script work Taught by industry-standard professionals at Vision Arts' brand-new and fun Drama Club.  These sessions will take place at Vision Arts Studios, 39 Cartlett, Haverfordwest, SA61 2LH. 

A shuttle bus will be provided from the bus yard at 2:00pm. Students will be leaving directly and immediately from the studios at 3:15pm and will not be returning to school. 

Life Therapy   -

 

This activity is organised by Action for Children  and Cariad Pet Therapy during Week 1.   The Action for Children team will be engaging pupils in dialectical behavioural therapy. DBT will help students to understand and accept difficult feelings.

Meet in the Canteen at 2pm. The session will finish at 3:15.

Pet Therapy   -

 

 

 Cariad Pet Therapy will be working with you to improve your confidence and to help build strong mutual relationships with other group members, including Binki the dog.

This activity will take place on Week 2

Meet in the Canteen at 2pm. The session will finish at 3:15.

Rock Climbing - Meet in Bus Yard

 

 

Pembrokeshire offers some of the most fabulous climbing in the country if not the world. Like everyone, we have to start somewhere! Our students go to Haverfordwest Leisure Centre  where trained staff offer the perfect opportunity for students to start their climbing journey. 

If climbing is not an option on the form-this is because the club is already full due to previous cancellations. 

If you are on the list but want to sign up to a different club let us know so we can offer your space to another pupil.

You can email us to request to be put on the reserve list for climbing.

 A shuttle bus will be provided from the  bus yard at 1:45pm. (If in the event that a bus is not available, students will walk supervised to the leisure centre. ) Students will be leaving directly and immediately from the Leisure Centre at 3:00pm and will not be returning to school. Don't forget your kit including long trousers/leggings as you will be wearing a harness.

Haverfordwest High Radio - Music Room 

 

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Radio Team

 Pure West Radio along with HHVCS students won a huge grant to install a radio station in our school. Would you like to be involved in the development and the management of Haverfordwest High Radio? We are looking for producers and newsreaders, especially in Year 9 and 10.  We will be playing the radio station live during our lunch times in school!

Meet in Music room at 2pm. The club will finish at 3:15.

 

Basketball - Sports Hall

 


Do you enjoy keeping fit and meeting new people? Our Fit for Life sessions run by Sport Pembrokeshire are suitable for all levels of fitness. This is your chance to get active on a Friday and to top up your physical wellbeing. 

Meet in the Sports Hall at 2pm and don't forget your kitThe club will finish at 3:15.

 

Tennis - Sports Hall

 

Do you enjoy keeping fit and meeting new people? Our Fit for Life sessions run by Sport Pembrokeshire are suitable for all levels of fitness. This is your chance to get active on a Friday and to top up your physical wellbeing. 

Meet in the Sports Hall at 2pm and don't forget your kitThe club will finish at 3:15.

 

Tabletop - B1- 

 

Come to chill and chat whilst playing a number of different games and activities together. Board games could include Monopoly, Cluedo, Uno, Exploding kittens and card games. You are also welcome to bring along any of your own board games or cards like Pokemon Club and Yugi. 

Meet at 2pmThe club will finish at 3:15.  

 

Art Workshops - 

 
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Join us for some arty crafty fun! Each week we’ll create a different product for you to take home that evening. From windchimes to woven wall hangings, from printed products to decoupage plant pots You will have the chance to explore a wide range of craft media and new techniques.   

 Meet at 2pmThe club will finish at 3:15.

 

Minecraft club - 

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Would you like to be involved in a huge community build? We are looking to build our new school in Minecraft, are you up for the challenge? 

Meet in B4 at 2pmThe club will finish at 3:15.

  

Fun Five a Side - Astroturf

 

An opportunity to practise your football skills, have fun and get fit! 

Meet on the Astro at 2pm and don't forget your kitThe session will finish at 3:15.

 

Strength Academy Wales - SAW Club -  

For these sessions, pupils will need to travel over to  the Riverside Shopping Centre (Unit 10)  where they will be in the safe hands of the SAW staff going through a strength and conditioning programme. If pupils are interested in improving  personal fitness whilst in the gym, and enjoy lifting weights, then this is something they should sign up for. 

Please meet in the gym/SAW studio at 2pm. The session will finish at 3:15.

 If you sign-up there are two permission forms that need to be filled in by a parent/carer in order for you to secure your place-one for the school and one for SAW academy.

Cooking Club  

 

We are offering students the opportunity to learn how to cook some delicious meals and deserts. Students will need to bring their own deep bottom oven-proof tray, tea towel and bag in order to take home their delicious creations. 

 Meet in food tech room at 1:45pm

 

Rugby Skills -

 


 

Scrum, line-out, kick, tackle, dive, catch, pass, trap, run.... learn the nuts and bolts of rugby!

Meet in Hall at 2pm and don 't forget your kit! The session will finish at 3:15.

 

 How do I sign up?

To sign up for an activity, students will first need to sign into their @Haverfordwesthigh.co.uk accounts. Students can acquire their account details from their Form Tutors. Once students have signed in, they can click on the link below that requires students name, form  and club. Remember that parent consent must be sought to attend clubs

Numbers of students are limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Once signed up, students will receive a confirmation email or message. Assume a place has been allocated unless  contacted by the school. If an activity does not appear on the form, this means that all places have been taken for this half term. Each half term the registers will refresh and students can sign up for something else. Students should aim to pick different clubs each half term as if the activity is oversubscribed, students who have already completed that club,  may be asked to choose another club with available space. 

 

What commitment am I making by signing up?

Signing up means that students are committed to attend the chosen activity for the full half term. For example, if students have chosen an Art activity, they must attend Art each Friday during that half term. Students are not permitted to swap activities without seeking permission from the staff in charge of Wellbeing Friday in reception. 

We have a duty to make sure everyone is safe and accounted for at school – as a result, a weekly register will be taken by the providers. If students can’t attend a session, the usual attendance procedures apply. Alternatively parents could email wellbeingfridays@haverfordwesthigh.co.uk or  if it is urgent please ring reception.

   This way, we will know where students are and that they are safe if they have not attended the planned activity. As such it is important that the student turn up on time so they are not marked as absence on the register. Students will need to make their own arrangements home. 

 

Sign Up Here!

Sign up here! 

 

There may be periods when the form is switched off, please try again on a different day or contact wellbeingfridays@haverfordwesthigh.co.uk 

If you cannot see the club that's on this page as an option on the form it's because the club is already full but you can email to ask to be put on the reserve list for that club so that if another student on the list is not in school you will be offered a space.

 

 The form is usually open Monday to Friday during school hours during the signing up period.

If you would like to change/sign up after the form has closed please email wellbeingfridays@haverfordwesthigh.co.uk   or come to reception.