CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

General Physical Education (P.E.) for all pupils as part of their weekly timetable.

Ghanaian cultural dance training by a certified instructor from the University of Ghana, Legon. Contemporary dance and hip-hop training.

Sports Camps – every July, we organise basketball, football and Bible Camps for the older children.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

In line with our holistic approach to education, we currently offer a variety of extra-curricular activities, with plans to expand as the school grows.

These clubs are organized after regular school hours for those who are interested:

Abacus Club: Abacus is a mental maths technique, which makes maths fun for children of all ages. Abacus instructors at Beacon International School are trained by UCMAS Ghana Ltd., the sole franchisee of the UCMAS programmes in Ghana (see http://www.ucmasghana.com).

NCC ICT Club:

Beacon International School is an accredited centre for NCC Education’s Digi Qualifications, UK (see www.ncc.edu.com), which offers a challenging ICT and computing syllabus for 5-14 year olds. These qualifications are quality assured in the UK and valued worldwide.

Our NCC ICT programme prepares students to be part of their country’s next generation of digital innovators.

Piano

: In addition to general music lessons for all pupils, we also offer extra curricular piano training, leading to Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) qualifications.

Drama Club:

Our club is designed to improve children’s confidence, creativity, self-esteem and communication skills. The instructor is Kwaku Boateng Ankomah, principal of the Accra branch of the internationally recognised Helen O’Grady Drama Academy in Accra (see www.helenogrady.au.com) and a graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) UK.

Beacon Swimming Club:

The Beacon Swimming Club is just right for teaching children this fun, but essential life-saving skill. Our trainer, a member of the National Swimming Team, is a certified trainer and has extensive experience in teaching both children and adults to swim.

FIELD TRIPS

Children are sent on regular field trips to enhance their classroom experience. Examples of previous trips include Akosombo Dam; Kpong Hydroelectric Dam; Kakum National Park; Cape Coast Castle; Cedi Beads factory, Odomase-Krobo; Amrahia Dairy Farm; Presidential Lodge, Peduase; National Meteorological Center, Control Tower, Kotoka International Airport, Accra; The Center for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine, Tetteh-Quarshie Cocoa farm, Akuapem-Mampong, and others.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Children are encouraged to be involved in community service and to develop a sense of social responsibility. The school therefore periodically organises outreaches to various locations to help poorer villages and schools. We visited Aburi on a cleaning exercise.

We have also adopted the village Yensiso, in the Eastern Region as our outreach target for the next few years.