Extra Curricular Activities
We feel strongly that extra-curricular activities contribute to the development of the whole child. Upon appointment to the school all staff are encouraged to contribute to extra-curricular activities enabling us to offer a wide range of options to pupils.
Sporting activities include clubs in football, dance, rugby, table tennis, netball, cricket, cross-country, basketball, aerobics, rounders and athletics.
The school is represented in all local leagues with competitions against other schools and within school through society competitions. Highlights are the swimming competition in which the whole school is taken to Roefield swimming baths and the annual sports day. Of course, non-sporting extra-curricular activities are just as important!
Each subject area has a help group at lunchtime e.g. mathematics, languages and science and IT. The reading club takes place at morning break in the library and help with extended learning is available every day.
Other activities include clubs for STEM, drama, art, food/cooking, creative writing as well as a board games club.
From January onwards each year a significant number of pupils will be involved in the school production. The school has gained the reputation as the “Performing Arts” school of the Ribble Valley. The school choir is also a very popular and is a well-attended activity. Throughout the year the school produces a number of events including musical evenings, talent shows and dance spectaculars.
Enrichment Week (‘Be-U Week’)
The penultimate week of the summer term is enrichment week, with a wide range of activities available for all pupils. These include themed day visits or residential trips to a number of countries or to locations in Britain. Experienced team leaders run all the trips with visits planned well in advance to aid parents.
Recent visits have included a water sports trip to Austria, a German/history visit to Berlin, a French visit to the Opal Coast, a London Theatre Trip and more local multi-activity trips to outdoor education centres.
There is an annual ski trip for year 10 pupils each February half term.
Please Note – afterschool fixtures in various sports will also run alongside this timetable and will take priority over clubs. Therefore, if staff are attending a fixture, the club will not run. It is important the pupils read the messages or see a member of the PE department if unsure.
Club/Fixture Cancellations – occasionally some practices and fixtures will be cancelled at short notice due to staff availability, adverse weather etc. We will try our best to post this on social media or communicate by email. However, we will occasionally rely the pupils contacting parents via mobile phones during the school day. If parents are ever unsure, please call the school reception.