From tennis and twaekwondo to ballet and LAMDA, there is a great assortment of extra-curricular activities available to our Lower School pupils, as well as a number of school events which provide enjoyment and learning beyond the classroom. 

Our pupils are all encouraged to take on an extra-curricular activity and from Years 3 upwards, our Co-Curricular programme known as The Banda FLIGHT programme gives them experience of a wide range of activities – all of which combine to produce well-rounded, interested young learners.

A range of seasonal, sporting, musical, dramatic, artistic, academic, and creative events take place during the year which all help to develop a breadth of experience. Some of these events include:

  • Under 9 Sports fixtures against other IAPS schools
  • Internal House matches and other House events
  • Athletics events such as our cross-country Fun Run
  • Lower School Sports day
  • Swimming Galas
  • BOATS – an inter-class swimming competition unique to The Banda
  • Lower School Football World Cup
  • Lower School Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Informal Musical afternoons
  • IAPS Music festivals
  • Christmas Celebration Concert
  • Lower School plays
  • Artistic challenges – illustrating written work, designing Christmas cards and entering international art competitions
  • Book week – to encourage a love of reading, with visiting authors and special events throughout the week, culminating in a book character costume day
  • Poetry competitions for reading and reciting
  • General Knowledge – to encourage the children to research questions and involve their whole family
  • PTA Heroes party and a Christmas tree decorating party with parents and teaching staff;
  • Charity and community based events
  • French Day
  • Field trips

We welcome parental involvement and support at such events which are shared in our termly calendar, available to parents at the beginning of each term.