Extra Curricular Activities
There is always plenty to do in school! The following clubs are just a taste of what we offer. They run Monday to Friday in groups to suit all ages at lunchtimes and after school, and some (such as trampolining) early in the morning before school. Times vary depending on the time of year and are posted in the various curriculum areas and around school.
The number of clubs which we offer as extra-curricular activities remains first class and at lunch times in particular the school is a hive of activity with a wide range of clubs and societies for pupils to get involved in. The provision of clubs varies according to the particular school term and on a yearly basis according to changes in staffing. The list for 2016/2017 gives a feel for the range of activities. Alongside the fantastic variety of PE Clubs there are also opportunities for pupils to catch up if experiencing problems in their studies as well as learn new skills or develop existing interests. On top of all the Music clubs offered are the specialist lessons.
Most lunch times the Art block and textiles areas find lots of students engaged in activities whilst the Drama Studio seems to be bursting at the seams with the numbers attending. Old favourites like the Electric Car Club continue to the well supported, whilst newer activities such as Stem Club and Lets get Cooking have become popular.
Whilst the list is super, it’s difficult to capture the real impact of extra-curricular activities so we would like to draw attention to a small number of highlights which show the skills of our pupils and their willingness to get involved in the community.
1) Pupil Voice
Our Pupil Voice team, led by Miss Maile lobbied against the growth of human trafficking in this country with their work being singled out for praise by local MP, Fiona Bruce who also arranged for the team’s wish to be presented to Elizabeth Truss MP, Minister for Early Years.
2) Year 8 Celebrate
Miss Lawless accompanied 58 students from her year group to Crewe Lyceum in recognition of their excellent BfL grades.
3) Senior Citizen’s Lunch and Concert
200 local senior citizens were fed and entertained thanks to the team work of our Sixth Formers ably supported by our canteen staff and sponsorship from the Rotary Club of Sandbach.
4) Fighting Social Injustice
Our team interviewed Nazir Afzal OBE about social injustices and were, following this successful interview, invited to work further with the Chief Prosecutor.
5) German Exchange – reciprocal partnership
We hosted our friends and partners from Germany and were especially pleased to see Frau Keller, Headteacher of the Bertha –Von-Suttner Schule joining us. Several of the German students undertook work experience placements with local companies.
6) Inspirational Conway
GCSE Art and Design students enjoyed an inspirational weekend at Conway where they were fully immersed enjoying the challenges of developing their Art work.
7) Science, Engineering and Technology week
An absolutely fantastic Science, Engineering and Technology week brilliantly concluded with an inspiring and inspired Year 8 Fair where on show were numerous ingenious products designed and made by the girls including an electric guitar.
Year 10 students engaged in an emotionally charged trip to Poland where they visited Auschwitz, the Podziemia Museum as well as a walking tour around Krakow.