Extra Curricular Activities
The School has an extensive extra-curricular programme, encompassing sport and other physical activities, the creative and performing arts including music, drama and community service. Experiences outside the classroom allow our students to learn, to have fun and to develop new and productive relationships with their peers, their teachers and other adults.
The activities offer an important opportunity for our students to develop their skills and to experience competition and teamwork. Activities may vary from season to season and from year to year, and depend also on the interests of the students and teachers at the school.
The following activities are currently available:
French Film Club • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme • Netball • Hockey • Tennis • Rounders • Choir • Orchestra • Gospel Choir • Chess • Spanish Club • Drama Club • BAYS Club • Focus Club • Swimming Team Coaching • Chess • Spanish Club • BAYS Investigators • Focus Club • Swimming • Science Club • Language ICT Club
Every student belongs to one of four Houses which compete regularly in a variety of activities.
The Music Department performs several concerts throughout the year with a range of orchestras, ensembles and choral groups. A wide range of individual music tuition gives every girl a chance to follow her interests and develop her talents.
Drama contributes widely to the extra-curricular programme. Our recent production was ‘St. Trinians’.
Through Community service students contribute to both the local and the wider community and in so doing increase their awareness of the needs of people from different sectors of society. Each year students organise events to raise money for a variety of charities.
Visit to America
On the early morning of 16 December a group of 26 girls from Years 7 to10 ventured to America for a ski trip. When we arrived at Boston airport we made our way to the Cambridge shopping mall, the icy wind hit us all as we ran quickly to the coach. We were very impressed by the shopping and managed to find presents for all of our loved ones back in England. We jumped onto the coach for a reasonably short journey to the Grand Summit Hotel where we would be staying for the next week.
We all wrapped up warm for our first day of skiing when we were allocated our groups and instructors. Every morning there was a fresh sheet of glistening white snow for us to glide across on our skis. In the evenings we had different activities planned, there was a heated outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi which was really nice and relaxing after a day of hard skiing, we also went to the cinema to watch Avatar which was very interesting.
On our last night we had a games evening in which we were split into teams and set four challenges; speed, flexibility, co-ordination and respiration. It was great fun and brought back a lot of funny memories, including Jemma Quinn (9S) running over Miss Breach and also that night we all got to see Miss Breach falling through a chair as she went to sit down, one memory I am sure we will all never forget! It was really nice to get to know people from all year groups and get to know the teachers more as people rather than adults who teach us. I am sure we all had an amazing time, I know I did!