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In addition to the normal curriculum we offer a wide variety of extracurricular clubs, societies and activities. Most of these take place in our lunch break to allow all pupils to participate, including those who catch school buses home at 3:35. Most activities are led by members of staff, often with assistance from Sixth Formers.
There is always an activity available for those who want to get involved. We believe pupils should take advantage of the opportunities provided; they will meet new friends from other classes and years; and learn a new skill or see a subject in a different light.
The extracurricular timetable changes termly to allow seasonal activities to be included, but it always includes a good mix of subject-based events, sports activities and musical ensembles. There is also the opportunity to experience activities that are completely different – for example the debating society, where we compete against each other and neighbouring schools.
In addition there are many activities linked to the performing arts, culminating in the annual school production which is performed over several evenings in collaboration with King Edward VI Aston School. Our most recent productions have included Hairspray, Our House, and most recently Guys and Dolls.
In addition to the activities that take place on a weekly basis, there are many opportunities to travel a little further afield.
A ski trip for years 10-13 runs every 2 years where possible, most recently travelling to New England in America after many years on the slopes of Europe. The next is planned for Easter 2018 near Quebec, Canada.
During the summer of 2015 a group of girls went on a “World Challenge” expedition to Vietnam, and pupils are currently preparing for 2 weeks in Sri Lanka, raising their own funds during the preceding 2 years of planning. The expeditions include a mix of exploration of different area and a community project in a small village.
Year 9 have a residential week each year, and pupils are able to choose which residential they go on. In 2016 there were outdoor pursuit activities at Okehampton in Devon, as well as a German trip to the Rhineland.
There are also three “Activity Days” throughout the year. These allow departments to spend time on extended projects and develop new skills and they also give departments time to take whole year groups out of school for visits to, for example, universities, historical sites or the theatre.