Enrichment activities

Enrichment’s – are a vital and exciting part of the Codrington School experience. Students are exposed to new, intellectually challenging concepts and physical challenges delivered in a positive and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to use these programs as an opportunity to develop their personal interests, sample new experiences and challenge themselves outside their normal range of interests.

At the beginning of each semester, students have a selection of enrichment’s they can choose to sign-up for that takes place Monday through Thursday, between 3.00pm and 4.00pm.

Please see below the link to the enrichment activities being offered to your child for term 1 (Sept-Dec 2019). We encourage families to enroll ASAP, as most of you know many of our most popular classes fill up very quickly!


 Refund Policy – It is important to note that once enrichment’s begin the child has the option to participate in the first class to decide whether or not he/she would like to continue with the enrichment. You must withdraw after the first class of an enrichment to be eligible for a refundRefunds will also be issued in the following circumstances: an enrichment is cancelled; a student is unable to attend due to a family emergency or illness (a full or partial refund will be given depending expenses already incurred for the program).

In the event that a class is cancelled due to an instructor’s absence, the instructor may opt to schedule a make-up class during a lunch period or before the end of term.

Aerial yoga

Instructor(s): Cheriza Kothdiwala

Children’s Yoga is associated with an array of benefits. While developing coping and relaxation skills to self-regulate, motor skills that result in coordination, physical strength, balance and flexibility are also built upon. Through yoga, a child’s self confidence increases and the ability to trust in others is established. Specifically, Aerial Yoga exercises the vestibular system and promotes blood purification and lymphatic drainage. It decompresses the spine, but also offers full body compression. While using gravity to deepen poses, it encourages better posture and body alignment. Through inversions, moods can be improved and brain power can be developed due to increased blood flow to the brain.

Art Splash

Instructor(s): Ms Elayne Hosford

Elayne is the director of Art Splash Barbados in Hastings.

Art Splash is a fun and creative art class for children. Every term we focus on a new and exciting theme such as music, pop art, nature, under the sea, the circus among many other topics. We cover painting, drawing, print-making, 3-d work, and much more. In this club, students will learn about colour, form, shading, perspective and design, all in a fun and creative environment. Art Splash is FUN!

Art Splash in Barbados

Bow Bender Archery

Instructor(s): Mr Robert Hurley and Mr Michael Gooding

Mr Hurley is the President of the BowBenders Archery Club and a Barbados National Archery Judge. Mr Michael Gooding is the 2010 and the 2011 Barbados Outdoor National Masters Champion. Mr Richard Gooding is the 2011 Barbados Indoor and Outdoor National Junior Champion.

This activity will take place at the school. The course will cover bow types and construction, the history of the bow and archer, and ancillary equipment and of course, shooting.

Chess Club

Instructor(s): Kelvin Daniel

Former Rapid (30 mins) and Blitz (5 mins chess champion) of Barbados, many times national finalist. Has represented Barbados 3 times at World chess Olympiad.

Chess coach for 20 years. “Coach at Garrison Secondary where current national Under 20 champion was.”

Vice President of Barbados Chess Federation responsible for Tournaments

International Arbiter ( Has been arbiter twice at World chess Olympiad)

New students will be introduced to the game of chess. They will learn through practical play, how to move pieces, the rules of the game and how to complete a game. A brief history of chess will also be looked at. Students will also learn how to record a game.

Students who already know how to play will partake in lessons to improve their skills. The solving of problems will be used to improve their analytic abilities. A study of the three basic parts of a game (opening, middle game and end game), will be made to improve their understanding of the game.

Groups will be split initially by age and then by skill level.


Instructor(s): Roger Broomes

Cricket coach with 11 years experience. Holder of a Child Protection Certificate for Sports Coaching


Using sports to educate and prepare children for life, helping them have fun, teaching technical skills, striving to win and accepting the result.

It’s with pleasure and excitement that we are pleased to offer coaching sessions that can cater to the needs of young cricketers; whether they are beginners or very experienced players.

Our sessions will be an opportunity for the young cricketers to have fun while learning and developing a love for this great game of cricket. They will also have the opportunity to broaden their skill base.

These skills range from technical (batting, bowling, fielding), physical (running, coordination, balance), mental (decision making), tactical (applying tactics), leadership (captaincy, responsibility) social (playing and training with others) emotional (being able to sympathise with ones feelings).

Whilst all this might sound quite complex, it is what most of us do every day of our lives as parents, teachers, employers and employees – we coach! As a coach we have the chance to impact on the lives of young people in a very significant and positive way.

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh is an internationally recognized program aimed at providing children with great opportunities to challenge themselves, learn new things, take risks and also develop valuable life skills. At Codrington we believe the program is consistent with our philosophy and we encourage students in MYP 3 and above to get involved in this great program and work toward earning the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award. To date a number of our students have obtained the Bronze and Silver awards.

Field Hockey

Instructor(s): Mr. Roger Broomes

Roger Broomes is a Field Hockey coach with 21 years experience. Coach of Avengers Field Hockey Club where a number of current national players ply their skill.

Former Vice President Barbados Hockey Federation

Former International Umpire and National Player

Holder of a Child Protection Certificate for Sports

Field Hockey at Codrington School in Barbados

Coaching Philosophy: 

Using sports to educate and prepare children for life, helping them have fun, teaching technical skills, striving to win and accepting the result.

Welcome! We are very pleased and excited to offer coaching sessions that can cater to the needs of field hockey players; whether they are beginners or very experienced players.

Our sessions will be an opportunity for the young athlete to be introduced to the sport of field hockey and current field hockey players to refine their individual skills and add advanced techniques to their game.

All skill levels are welcome and will benefit from the small groups, individualized training and high coach to player ratio. Players will be divided into skill groups and given instruction based on their skill level.

Football (Soccer)

Instructor(s): Mr. Andy (MYP) & Kelsey/Bibi (PYP)

 The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment. Practices consist of fun games to develop balance; kicking; running with ball and scoring plenty of goals. The sessions are designed to make participants socially interact with one another as well as promoting confidence and decision-making. Each session tries to build on the previous session with each topic lasting between 4 and 5 sessions. And of course tailored football matches to suit age and ability.

Football at Codrington School in Barbados


Instructor(s): Stefan Van den Bossche

Guitarist Stefan Van den Bossche was born in Brussels, Belgium. He studied at the Halewijn Jazz Academy in Antwerp and performed at several European jazz festivals, as well as in countless jazz clubs. He toured several European countries with popular band Scenes In The City. Stefan also acted as musical director of the Cotton Club, a jazz revue in Brussels. He moved to Barbados in 1995 and over the years he has taught classes on guitar, music reading and improvisation and also leads two ensembles: the Jazz ensemble and the Guitar ensemble.

Beginners 1:

  • the guitar: characteristics and tuning
  • notes on 1st, 2nd string, etc.
  • basic chords (open triads)
  • playing a chord chart
  • open position playing
  • musical symbols
  • introduction to music reading
  • strumming rhythms
  • one guitar study

Beginners 2

  • barre chords
  • using the 4th finger
  • music reading on guitar
  • fingerstyle guitar
  • the blues scale
  • movable power chords
  • the major scale
  • popular guitar rhythms
  • one guitar study
  • one guitar piece
  • fretted position playing

Intermediate 1

  • 4-part chords
  • guitar rhythms
  • pentatonic major and minor scales
  • harmonic minor scale
  • movable triads
  • chord arpeggios
  • improvisation basics
  • two guitar pieces


Instructor: Roy Downes

My name is Coach Roy. I am head coach and co-owner of Acroflex Gymnastics Barbados. We are a mobile gymnastics school that offers tumbling, acrobatics and gymnastics apparatus training for both children and adults. Acroflex Gymnastics has been in operation for the past 4 years, we have several class locations on island as well as onsite classes at both the Codrington International School and Legacy Preparatory Schools. I am a certified FIG Level 1 (WAG) Coach and NCCP Level 3 (Multisport) Coach. I have been coaching gymnastics for over 7 years in both Barbados and Canada and I have done many workshops for dance organizations.

Acroflex kid’s gymnastics is an enjoyable energetic recreational gymnastics environment, in which we focus on developing basic and advanced locomotion’s. Our goal is to improve skill, build self-esteem and confidence. Gymnastics helps children to build a range of motor and coordination skills, and assists in developing a good sense of body awareness. A young gymnast will learn how to use different parts of his/her body in different ways. 

Participation in gymnastics develops body awareness, control and focus, which can be beneficial to other physical

activities, sports and in everyday life. With the use of different types of apparatus, we create fun and safe circuits for your kids so they can enjoy the maximum range of activities that the sport has to offer, while having fun.

Instructor(s): Sandra Sampson 

Owned and ridden horses most of my life. Competed in both dressage and jumping. Started riding school approx 15 years ago. F.E.I. Level 1 certified riding coach. Additional coaching courses through B’dos Olympic Assoc and National Sports Council. First Aid. Taught P.E. for 10 years at St. Angela’s School (age 3 – 7) Certified Aerobics Instructor by IDEA

Horse back riding lessons (riders are also taught to groom, bathe & pick out hooves as part of horse care. As well as all riders are to clean the saddle and bridle that they used.) Progress certificates are issued as riders attain various goals, i.e rising trot and canter on lead, and again repeated when off of the lead rein. And for various other achievements that I may find worthy to acknowledge at any given time. Good sportsmanship, kindness, hard working, etc are all qualities that are looked for in any rider. Work book issued to assist in learning about horses. All Codrington riders would be invited to compete at any relevant horse show whether in-house or at other stables if they are interested in competing. Please note that horse show entry fees and any other cost related to competing are not included in the term fee.

Safety Helmets and enclosed shoes must be worn. STS makes every effort to ensure safety of both rider and horse, however you RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Martial Arts

Instructor(s): Wayne Quintyne

Motivation, determination and discipline are key elements in the successful pursuit of any endeavor. At UMAA we provide the environment, encouragement and instruction needed to cultivate these qualities in our students and the results have been astounding!

The benefits of our programs cannot be overstated. Children ranging from ages 3 to 13 years of age are learning important life skills through our Lil’ Dragons & Young Dragons martial art programs. They are developing self-confidence through their ability to overcome obstacles in training, while learning conflict resolution skills which develops their self-control and their ability to overcome negative peer pressure. The discipline and concentration developed through the practice of martial arts will also help your child develop good work and study habits, and have been proven to assist in the improvement of academic grades. These skills are learnt in an environment that encourages socialization through cooperation and teamwork.


Instructor(s): Mr. Alan Burke and Mr. Adrian Howard

Alan is a multiple international and national surfing champion. He was awarded a bronze medal in the 1998 World Surfing Championships held in Portugal. Alan has been teaching surfing since 1993. He has coached all the current successful juniors, including the 2009 under 12 Barbados National Champion, the 2010 and 2011 under 21 Barbados Champion and the under 16 National Champion, the Barbados Junior Surfing Club under 12, under 14 and under 18 Champion, Joshua Burke.

Surfers are coached on all aspects of learning to surf and information provided is determined by the students’ ability and progress. Classes are conducted in waves no bigger than 3ft. Beginners are taken through basic steps and points of safety on the beach prior to entering the water. Surfboards used are designed for safety and for fast progress. Our priorities are safety, fun, and learn!


Instructor(s): Advantage Tennis Services (Damien Applewhaite and Duncan Evanson)

We are a tennis coaching company with over 10 years coaching experience. We pride ourselves on providing patient and professional coaching to help you reach your personal tennis goals – whether fitness or technical improvement. With internationally qualified coaches we cater to both juniors and adults of all levels, from beginners to intermediates, through to advanced players. ATS is affiliated with some of the biggest tennis institutions on the island such as Sandy Lane Resort, Fairmont Group and Ocean View Tennis Club.

For children who will be introduced to the game of tennis through generic ball skills. These will include: balance, movement, co-ordination and general dexterity exercises introduced through fun games and skills exercises. They will be introduced to the basic strokes needed to play the game. The sessions will also cover basic racket skills and basic strokes. The emphasis is on developing FUNdamental movement, ball skills, skill learning and above all else, FUN!


Instructor(s): Stefan Van den Bossche

The ukelele enrichment class is open to children from 7 years old and introduces beginners to the wonderful world of the ukelele.

The ukulele enrichment class will take your child from first strum to playing and singing fun songs in various genres. Singer Gwen and Ukelele player Stefan will make it easy and fun for everyone to play and sing along with the group.

Ukelele class at Codrington School


Instructor(s): Caroline Hamilton

I am Jazz singer & composer and have also been a peripatetic music teacher in Jersey. I love the way music can lift you up at the end of a hot & busy day. I am also Mum to (Tino PYP2), Raffaella (PYP7) and Massi.

The Choir will be open for the classes PYP4 to PYP8. It will be fun and informal; we will learn some singing exercises (some of which will be really silly!) and learn some songs. Once the choir is up and running, it would be great to give the children an opportunity to perform.