After School Clubs

BES offers a range of extracurricular clubs that complement the academic program. After-school activities include Science for Fun, Drama, Soccer, Hip Hop, Break Dance, Ballet, Judo, Choir and Music Lessons.


Judo lessons take place in mixed-age groups. Judo can teach young children many important lessons about respect, self-confidence and discipline while increasing strength, flexibility and coordination.


The football program is for all age groups. Invaluable social skills like listening, sharing, taking turns, teamwork and fair play are conscientiously woven into an involving program that places emphasis on balance, agility and co-ordination.

Students take part in skill building exercises such as dribbling, passing and shooting as well as small sided games to hone their skills in match like situations.


BES offers extra-curricular drama clubs where students challenge themselves in the preparation of performances for their family and the school community.

The BES Drama Club allows students to unleash their creativity, refine their communication skills and acquire insight into the demands of the performance arts. participants are given regular opportunities to put their skills into practice in open lessons, theater shows and musicals.


Qualified ballet teachers teach classical Ballet and Modern Jazz lessons to all age groups. For the younger children emphasis is particularly given to posture, mime and musical appreciation.
Specifically devised for the needs of pre-school and primary school children the ballet lessons work to enhance learning, development and creativity of young children, giving them a safe environment and enabling them to become more confident and socially aware.


Chess is a fun game that incorporates many aspects of the IB learner profile: knowledgeable, inquirers, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk takers, balanced and reflective. The chess club is meant to stimulate students' intellectual growth while having fun! In this club, the students learn and practice strategies and work towards timed matches.


Students are introduced to karate through its two basic disciplines: postures (“kata”) and sparring (“kumite”). Kata engages young karatekas from a physical and mental perspective, learning to develop techniques, to control breathing and rhythm, strengthening joints, the nervous system, and blood flow along the way.

On the other hand, in kumite the spiritual essence of this ancient martial art plays an essential role: facing another karateka as a way to cope with your own emotions, developing intelligence to solve problems, learning when to be brave and when to be wise, caring for each other, being aware of how to best use your energy.
Educational karate teaches students a true set of values and ethics. The tatami mat is a metaphor of life and living together.


Singing is fun! The BES School Choir is a performing group that learns a varied repertoire and work towards several performances throughout the school year.

Students involved in the choir also learn proper singing technique, the importance of responsibility and team work and develop improved self-confidence. They are led in organized rehearsals each week, where they learn the style, melody and words of each song. They are able to perform these songs from memory for performances.


We play basketball and learn various skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. We also learn how to play as a team and develop sportsmanship skills. We play other mini-games including hockey, handball, baseball, and cooperative games.


Tabletennis is fun! Our team starts and practices basic exercises and – later on – improves motor skills, reaction time and reflexes by developing a passion for this sport. Team and individual tournaments are organized to reward style and fair play.


The Middle School students learn the basics of the Latin language. The approach differs from the one usually implemented in High Schools as it follows the Orberg methodology which is commonly used to learn modern languages.

Learning Latin provides the students with the opportunity to enrich the knowledge of and be more fluent in Italian as well as to explore the origins of Western culture, thus allowing them to better understand the world of today. This club is also meant to expose our students to a language which is oftentimes considered to be essential for developing critical thinking skills and a scientific approach. In fact, Latin is one of the curricular subjects in Italian High Schools.

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Everyone has a story to tell...

LEGO Education StoryStarter is a hands-on tool that supports language and literacy and motivates children to read and write by making them confident storytellers.

The students do research and share experiences, create characters, plots and storylines. At a later stage, they plunge into coding and robotics (Lego Education We-Do), becoming true robot makers and programmers! During the course students are encouraged to work in groups and create computer-based models thanks to dedicated resources and kits.


Let’s get in touch with robotics and science. Interaction and fun guide students on a journey to build new knowledge based on what they have already learnt.
They discover robot technology and the coding process. Students are challenged to relate theory to the everyday real-life application of information technology, math, and science, thanks to the Lego EV3 Series software. These tools engage each student in the creation of his/her first robotic devices, discovering the fascinating world of programming.


Coding with Scratch provides children with the opportunity to program their own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. Scratch is an open source and is available on the school devices.