beyond the classroom

After-school Activities

Clubs give children the opportunity to explore different talents, gain confidence, learn to take risks and try new things, meet new friends, and interact with different adults. Team sports like football, rugby and basketball not only keep children active, but also help them to learn the value of teamwork, and how to be gracious winners and losers. Learning a musical instrument or a new language is about discovering the art of practice, patience and persistence. Arts and craft activities allow children to explore their creativity, while karate and dance classes teach children both discipline and self-expression. Lego robotics, computing, technology and engineering clubs help our students think creatively, understand how things around us work, and give them the power to create and succeed in a digital world.

A wide variety of optional after-school activities is offered to students during BIST’s Extended Day Programme (which takes place from 3.40 - 4.30), suiting all interests, from sports to science, crafts to computing. Activities vary from year to year, and depend on a minimum number of students enrolling. Students rotate activities mid-year, choosing different options for October-February and March-June.

Examples of BIST’s After-School Activities


The list below provides an example of the activities on offer, and is updated to reflect demand.

  • Cross-Country Running
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Animal Welfare 
  • Ballet
  • Dance Aerobics
  • Georgian Dance
  • Magazine (ZINE) club
  • Music & Movement
  • Chess
  • Roller-Blading
  • Ice-Skating
  • Basketball
  • Karate
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Trampolining
  • Science Club
  • Japanese
  • Beginner Spanish
  • Zumba
  • Puppet Art Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Gardening Club
  • Lego Club
  • Lego Robotics
  • Computer Club
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Board Games
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Gymnastics

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