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Extra-curricular activities

At Horizon English School, we encourage learning to go beyond the classroom. We enrich our classroom curriculum with relevant school trips and excursions and we have a flourishing programme of wide-ranging after-school activities.

School Trips and Residentials

We run an appropriate school trip for every year group once or twice a term. Excursions include The Green Planet, Dubai Aquarium, Al Ain Zoo, Oli Oli and Children’s City.

In addition, our Key Stage Two pupils (Years 3-6) go on an outdoor adventure, once a year. Designed to promote skills of leadership and independence, Year 3 visits a wilderness site, usually in RAK or Sharjah for a day trip, whilst Years 4, 5 & 6 will stay overnight. This direct experience of nature is the highlight of the school calendar and often sees life-long friendships being formed.

Horizon English School also offers an annual international ski trip (paused while Covid-19 restrictions apply), every January. Students from Years 4-6 are eligible to join the popular trip to Switzerland, where the Horizon group takes over dedicated accommodation, located right on the slopes.

There are also opportunities to travel with our lead choir, who attend competitions across the GCC region.

After-school activities (ASA)

Horizon English School offers all students the chance to reinforce their learning through free teacher-led activities every term. Topics change every term but clubs include (amongst others): Sudoku; handwriting; art;  choir and mindfulness. Pre and after school sports include: netball, football, running club and swimming.

We are also delighted to partner with a number of external providers who offer private tuition in various sports including: Elite Sports (football); ISM Tennis; Speedo (swimming); Little Masterpieces (art); Dance Project (ballet); UAE Gymnastics and MPAC Basketball.