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
KS3 English Mentoring Monday 8.25 Miss Green/Miss Wilson Library
3D Computer Graphics Monday 1.10 Mr Davis Media Room
Table Tennis Monday 3.00 External Coach Gym
Girl’s Football Monday 3.00 Mr Booth/Mr Bernard Astroturf
Strings Club Monday 3.00 Sixth Form Student Mu2
Maths Surgery (Week 1) Tuesday 12.10 Mrs Kingston JB1/JB2
Maths Surgery (Week 2) Tuesday 1.10 Mrs Kingston JB1/JB2
School Production Tuesday 2.50 Mrs Kendal DS1
Girl’s Vocal Group Tuesday 2.50 Ms Botham Diner
Netball  Tuesday 3.00 Miss Lancaster/Miss Schofield Astroturf/Sports Hall
Boy’s Rugby Union Tuesday 3.00 Mr Fraser/Mr Steele Fields
Running Club Tuesday 3.00 Ms Lewis School Grounds
CCF – By Application Tuesday 3.00 Mr Allison/Miss Johnson Off Site
VEX Robotics (Engineering) Tuesday 3.00 Mr Milner TECH
Fashion and Textiles Club Wednesday 2.50 Mrs Dijur TX1
Design and Technology Club (from May onwards) Wednesday 2.50 Mrs Dijur CD1
Concert Band  Wednesday 2.50 Mrs Hastings Diner
Hockey  Wednesday 3.00 Miss Lancaster/Mr Wardle Astroturf
Robotics Club Wednesday 3.00 Miss Turner/Mr Davis JB4
Badminton  Wednesday 5.00 External Coach Sports Hall
Guitar Group Wednesday TBC Sixth Form Student Mu2
Boy’s Vocal Group Thursday 2.50 Ms Botham Diner
Boy’s Football Thursday 3.00 Mr Fraser/Mr Steele Astroturf/Field
Drama Class Support Thursday TBC Mrs Kendal/Mrs Noble DS1/DS2


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