What is an after school group?
After school groups are for school-age children and run for the academic year. They take place in the afternoon, once the children have completed their school day. After school groups can take place in Barnardos’ projects or in community settings, such as schools.
What happens in an after school group?
All after school groups focus on encouraging team work and helping the children build on their ability to make and keep friends and manage their emotions.
No two groups are exactly the same and may differ in terms of venue, how often they take place and staffing. Some after school groups are delivered in conjunction with school completion programmes.
All after school groups include:
- homework support
- team work activities
All activities are organised taking into account the age and stage of development of the children attending.