Clubs & After School Activities – Year 8

Activities and trips outside of the classroom are an important part of our curriculum and we believe these experiences enrich students’ lives and deepen their understanding of subjects.

Here a number of fantastic opportunities on offer for our Year 8 students this year.*

Trip What’s It About
Lego Robotics Annual competition involving problem solving, teamwork and programming.
Paris/Versailles Homestay French students use language for real purpose, experiencing culture differences, tolerance and understanding of others…and maybe a little trip to Disney too!
Ski Trip Last year’s trip to Italy was a hit.  Fresh air and strenuous exercise are all good for physical, mental health and wellbeing, not to mention a great life experience exploring the world!
France Battlefields Trip The trip links well with both French and History.  It concentrates on the north of France and its links with England and is appropriate in the 500th anniversary year of the Field of the Cloth of Gold.  We also visit sites of importance from WW1 and WW2 such as Atlantic Wall and V1 launch sites in St.Omer.
Salters Festival of Chemistry KS3 Chemistry enrichment practical competition.
Aquatic Camp For swimming and diving development.
Cadet Summer Camp (Cadets only) A compulsory weeks camp that the Combined Cadet Force runs every year allowing our cadets to experience a military camp.
Literature Quiz Run by the English department and all revolved around a love for reading.
Allan Gibbons Trip Delivery of workshops and talks to students about reading and creating a love of creative writing.
UKMT Regional and National Finals Chance for Maths high achievers to compete regionally against lots of other schools and finger crossed make it to the national final…which we quite often do!
Activity Day and Time Staff Location
Guitar Group Monday 12.10, 13.10 Mr Whitehouse Music 1
Table Tennis Monday 3.00 Sports Leaders Wooden Gym
Basketball Monday 3.00 Sports Leaders Sports Hall
Girls Football Training Monday 3.00 Mr Booth Astroturf
Boys Vocal Group Tuesday 12.10, 13.10 Mrs Cairns, Ms Botham Music 1
3D Graphics Club Tuesday 12.10, 13.10 Mr Davis Media Room
Vex Robotics Club Tuesday 2.50 Mr Dillon Engineering
Boys Rugby Training Tuesday 3.00 Mr Fraser, Mr Steele, Mr Maxwell, Mr Barnard Fields
Hockey Tuesday 3.00 Miss Lancaster, Miss Schofield, Mr Wardle, Mr Harrison Astroturf
Concert Band Wednesday 3.00 Ms Botham Music 1
Netball Training Wednesday 3.00 Miss Lancaster, Miss Schofield Netball Courts
Girls Rugby Training Wednesday 3.00 Mr Croft Fields
Badminton Wednesday 5.00 Coach Sports Hall
Maths Surgery Thursday 12.10, 13.10 Mrs Kingston JB3
Horsforth School of Rock Thursday 12.10, 13.10 Miss Barker Music Dept
Art Club (Week 2) Thursday 13.10 Miss Brown Art
Girls Choir Thursday 3.00 Miss Cairns Music Dept
Senior Girls Choir Thursday 3.00 Miss Cairns Music Dept
Dance (After Oct Half Term) Thursday 3.00 Miss Schofield Wooden Gym
Boys Football Training Thursday 3.00 Mr Maxwell, Mr Steele, Mr Davis Fields, Astroturf
String Group Friday 3.00 Dr Whiteman Music Department


*Please note – this list is not exhaustive and could be subject to change throughout the academic year.