We provide a varied and full programme of co-curricular and extra-curricular electives. Sport, public speaking, music and drama are particular strengths while other clubs and societies cater for more esoteric interests. Each student in years 7 to 10 has access to this provision to ensure that they experience a fulfilling and enriching curriculum.
Each week, all students in years 7 to 10 spend an afternoon taking part in Drill and Co-Curricular. The 20 minute Drill session can take many forms; some weeks the children will be learning something new that they wouldn’t typically come across within the curriculum and on other weeks they may have a short lecture based on feedback from cycle assessments. Students sit in their Houses during Drill and compete for House Points which are awarded each week. Following the short Drill session, students are dismissed to their Co-Curricular activities. Students change their Co-Curricular Electives each cycle in a range of enriching activities as part of our Autonomy approach. Co-Curricular Electives include: games, media, Urdu, drama, music, STEM, sign language, fencing, cooking, public speaking, chess and photography. Students electing drama and music work to put on a theatrical showcase at the end of each cycle which families are invited to attend. In addition to this, all students take part in a Sports Showcase at the end of Cycle 3.
The House system helps to instil a desire to join in, have fun and make a contribution to the team. The system also presents a unique opportunity to develop confidence and leadership skills by competing alongside students of different ages in a variety of enjoyable co-curricular electives and events. Each student is a member of one of three Houses: Makalu, Aconcagua and Pelvoux. A member of staff leads each House alongside a House Captain (from Year 10) and Vice Captains from the younger year groups. Every Friday, these students help to plan and lead a Morning Meeting in their House.
|Co Curriculum 2017/18 (PDF)|