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Extra Curricular

Our school day is structured to enable girls to participate in their choice of clubs, activities and societies and to challenge and enjoy themselves beyond the curriculum. Our Enrichment Programme gives a full inside into what is on offer.

Each term, the school calendar publishes a range of clubs and societies, some of which are run by Sixth Form students. Please click here to link to our termly calendar. Some clubs involve competition with other schools such as public speaking, debating, Model United Nations, Gabblers (after dinner speaking), First Aid and Science, others such as drama club and gardening club are enriching and rewarding in themselves. Go Green, Klimate Kops and Climbing are a result of the girls’ own initiatives. To link to our recent news stories about some of the activities the girls are involved in, please visit the news section of the website.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is popular with a majority of girls in Year 10 taking Bronze Award and several girls each year in the Sixth Form achieving Gold.

Many girls arrange to have their individual instrumental or singing lessons, sports tuition – such as tennis coaching - and speech and drama classes, in school.  These are not timetabled during academic lesson time.  The range and variety of our extra-curricular activities enable girls to compete externally and to win prizes at national level in a wide range of activities.

Each year, the girls choose to be involved with a charity for which they enjoy fundraising in their houses. Recent charities have included Open Arms, Western Hospice and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

There is also an extensive programme of overseas trips offered, including exchanges with schools in Singapore, South Africa and Australia. Girls have visited the battlefields of World War I and II, visited Italy, abseiled and caved during a Year 9 integration weekend, visited Paris for a Sixth Form Politics Conference and played netball and hockey in Gibraltar.

The opportunities for girls to become involved in whatever they choose at the School are endless. Every year, more clubs and societies are added by students who are positively encouraged to explore new interests, or by staff.

Enrichment Programme 2015