Our Aim, through our Co-Curricular Clubs & Activities is:
To ensure that all pupils participate in a meaningful manner, in the wider life of the School and community for the furtherance of their all-round education.
Paul Logan, Deputy Head Operations
Activities and pursuits conducted outside the classroom can make all the difference to a child’s development and enrichment. They encourage positive attitudes to learn and vocations that reach through Higher Education to the world of work.
We positively encourage pupils to develop new skills and interests and monitor their progression in order to provide a full picture of their abilities and talents. This is of great merit in applying to Higher Education.
Each term children can select new activities or continue to master skills in those previously chosen. Pupils continue to have the opportunity for individual instrumental lessons and can sit Trinity College Music Exams. Please see our list of activities on offer for this term: WGS Co-curricular booklet Michaelmas 2017.
Many clubs and activities support classroom learning, such as Art Club for those taking Art at GCSE or Geography Help for those who need extra support. Other clubs offer myriad opportunities to extend life and learning beyond the confines of the curriculum, such as Astronomy Club, Archaeology, Science Award Scheme, Debating, Philosophy, Photography and Young Engineers club, Costume Club and Food competitions. As pupils progress through the school they often have the opportunity to lead many of these groups and clubs.
Of course, the opportunities to engage in Sports activities abound, with Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Cycling, Badminton, Table tennis and Jogging club. Many of our pupils compete at regional and national level competitions as well as take part in regular inter-school events.
And above that, there is ample opportunity for adventure for pupils from 3rd – 6th Form with The Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes.