Widcombe Infant School provides a wide range of extra curricular opportunities to enhance the children's learning and provide activities which allow them to develop their interests and talents.
Throughout the year all classes go on a variety of trips both within the local area; Widcombe, Bath Fashion Museum, Museum of Bath at Work, local churches, Holburne Museum, Egg Theatre and further afield; Bristol Zoo, Slimbridge, Caldicot Castle and Brokerswood. This gives the children practical and first hand learning experiences.
Also a range of experts visit the school to work with the children to provide additional experiences. These include sports coaches, artists, actors, the School Nurse, theatre companies and musicians. This year for example Reception have experienced gymnastic coaching , Year 1 have received football coaching, Year 2 have received gymnastics coaching, the whole school has taken part in a series of drama and dance workshops, Science Explorer Dome have led Human Body workshops for the whole school, all classes have worked with a local artist to develop 3D Art and the School Nurse has worked with all classes on health issues.
A large number of clubs take place during the year which children can join. Some clubs take place during the school day including Choir, Recorders, ICT, Chime Bars and other clubs take place after school normally for a term at a time. These are run either by staff, sports coaches or experts in particular fields. They include Art, Cooking, Little Chefs, Spanish, Tennis, Football, Cricket, Gymnastics, Dance,Target, Tri-Golf, Athletics, Multi-Skills, Hockey, Tag Rugby, Computers, Science and Wild Child (Forest School).
All children participate regularly in Forest School sessions, both at school and in the local environment, for example Smallcombe Woods.The children are involved in a range of activities including gardening, pond dipping, bird watching, composting, planting seeds, harvesting produce, recycling, sustainability and creating habitats for wildlife. All gardening at the school is organic.