After-School Enrichment Programmes

At Mayfair International Academy we aim to offer at least one free curriculum enhancement programme each day, for each age group. These programmes run from 15:30 to 16:30 and are designed to enhance and enrich our students' learning experience. We review the programmes on offer every term, taking into account requests and feedback from our parents, guardians and students.

In addition to our free after-school programmes, our students may also join a number of after-school activities delivered by external instructors, for which there is a fee per session.

This academic year we have launched a new cross-curricular, project-based after-school programme. These activities are linked to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and each term we focus on a different goal. Last term we focused on Global Goal Number 2: Zero Hunger. Our students raised funds and awareness for the World Food Programme by organising and running a Farmers' Market and participating in a sponsored run.

This term we are looking at Global Goal Number 14: Life Below Water, which aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Our learners will be participating in a beach cleanup, producing informative newsletters in English and Spanish, recycling and raising awareness for this important issue. We will also be raising funds for 4Ocean, a charitable organisation that is working to remove trash from the oceans and coastlines.

We are running five free after-school programmes that are directly linked to this global goal, while others will be incorporating some related work into projects.

Our current after-school programmes include:

Project-Based Global Goals Programmes

Students find out why life below water matters and how the Sustainable Development Goals aim to conserve and sustain the world's oceans, seas and marine resources.

Learners explore the world of recycling. They consider how different items can be recycled, learn to make a variety of items out of plastic and other materials and find out why it is important to stop rubbish from entering the seas and oceans.

Learners research The United Nations’ Global Goal Number 14: Life Below Water and produce an informative newsletter for other students, parents and guardians. They will find out why life below water matters, what the United Nations aims to achieve and how, as well as writing about what we are doing to help.

Participants research the importance of conservation and sustainable use of the worlds' oceans, seas and marine resources with a focus on Spanish speaking countries.

Students take a look at a number of different places, while considering the United Nations Global Goal Number 14: Life Below Water. They will be looking at the cultures, traditions and other aspects of life in a variety of countries around the world, while finding out how different items can be reused and recycled.

Academic Enrichment Programmes

Students learn and practice the game of chess, under the guidance and supervision a chess master.

Students are encouraged to explore different forms of creative writing and to produce short stories or poems for Young Writers’ competitions.

Students are introduced to the Greek language and culture, as they explore the Greek origins of some mathematical terms and how Greek letters are used today in mathematics, science and engineering.

Our youngest learners are invited to enjoy a variety of activities in English throughout this programme, which is specifically designed for our Early Years Foundation Stage.

Our youngest students enjoy listening to a variety of age-appropriate stories and poetry in English during this after-school activity.

Robonautas offer a fun and educational, project-based robotics programme, in which students learn to build and programme robots with purpose-built kits and software.

Arts & Music

Participating students enjoy experimenting with a variety of art and design techniques, as they work towards producing an exhibit for the end of the term.

Learners will explore singing and song-writing under the guidance of a professional musician, as they learn about different aspects of music and the music industry. Throughout the programme they will write a song for our Summer Show and record the final piece.

Students are introduced to the basics of rhythm and percussion. They are encouraged to explore and experiment with different instruments and progress at a pace that suits each individual.

Musical language and technique are combined, as students learn to play the viola, violin and/or music bells. One-to-one lessons are also available upon request.

Participating students learn and sing a variety of songs, while preparing for our Summer Show, during which they will have the opportunity to perform as a group.

Languages

This programme introduces our youngest students to the French language, as they explore and play in a language-immersion environment.

Throughout this programme students will participate in a variety of activities and games delivered in a language-immersion environment to reinforce learning.

Our youngest learners enjoy a variety of traditional Spanish games, delivered in a language-immersion environment.

Students are introduced to the Greek language and culture, as they explore the Greek origins of some mathematical terms and how Greek letters are used today in mathematics, science and engineering.

Sports & Fitness

Club Internacional de Esgrima de Andaluzia trains students from beginner level upwards in the elegant discipline of fencing. Mayfair International students regularly participate in local, national and international fencing competitions.

Participating students practise a variety of practical skills including: warm-up exercises; passing skills; shooting; attack and defence; heading; goalkeeping; match play; and teamwork.

Students develop their sense of sportsmanship, while learning to enjoy competition. They are encouraged to respect one another, and the game, while playing with confidence. Throughout the programme, they learn the fundamentals of basketball including ball handling, shooting, footwork, conditioning, drills and games.

Participating students train at long-distance running off-site, while learning about nutrition and the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. Throughout this term-long programme students work towards their goal of participating in a sponsored run in order to raise funds for a charity related to the United Nations’ Global Goal Number 2: Zero Hunger.

ProCoach is a physical preparation and healthy eating programme, designed to promote wellbeing. It is based on a circuits system, which is adapted to the physical development and promotion of healthy eating habits of children and teenagers.

Our Foundation Stage students are invited to try out a variety of sports in this multi-sports club, which is designed specifically for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Participating students receive tennis tuition from professional tennis coaches at Troyano's Tennis Academy. These sessions take place off-site at purpose-built tennis courts. Mayfair International Academy students regularly participate in local, national and international tennis competitions.

Students learn and practice yoga for children, including body exercises, breathing techniques and visualisation exercises. This programme introduces children to yoga in a fun and safe way, allowing them to develop a balanced mind and body.