Once you know when your club will start, there are a few different ways you can promote it to pupils and parents at a school.
Some schools run an after school clubs fair at the beginning of term. Ask if your school runs one and, if it does, try to go along. Clubs fairs are a good way for pupils to browse through the different activities on offer, and ask club leaders questions about what their club involves. Print out an after school club A4 poster and A4 mini project and stick it to a wall or table so you can talk children through the exercise.
it’s likely the school will send out an email to parents telling them what extracurricular activities are available. Usually they’ll want a short paragraph (see below) describing what the club is about, and possibly a photo (photos on Dropbox).
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Posters & flyers
Ask the school if they will be able to distribute these. Some schools will give pupils handouts to take home, or they may be happy to put up posters in communal areas and classrooms. See our A4 poster and A5 flyer on Dropbox.
You may find your club is over-subscribed. Try to be firm on numbers. Children will need individual attention and you will find a ratio of 5 children to 1 adult is probably the maximum. Explain that you are happy to add any extra names to a waiting list.