Extra-curricular activities take place during lunchtime and after school, and provide the perfect opportunity for girls to try a number of new experiences for the first time, or to invest in developing their aptitude in a particular area.
Activities range from competing in school sports or performing in musical ensembles, to learning a new language or investigating engineering. Some clubs will run for the entire year, while others run on a termly basis.
The range of extra-curricular activities is purposefully broad, and firm favourites include: Young Engineers; Hacksaw club; Gadgeteer club; Raving Robots; rowing; athletics; netball; pilates; tennis; dance club; and hockey; Creative Writing club; Model United Nations; Allegro; Cantore and Senior Orchestra.
Additionally, one afternoon lesson per week is dedicated to the girls’ enrichment programme, in which Year 7 and Year 8 students undertake four activities on a carousel to ensure each of the girls tries her hand at a broad spectrum of activities. Students in Year 9 and above enjoy the freedom to choose which activities to pursue during the enrichment hour. The enrichment programme further enables our girls to investigate a wide range of challenges, establish leadership skills, develop new interests and skills, and work with peers from different year groups. The girls develop political, media, environmental and cultural awareness – important attributes on which to build in later life, and which university admissions teams value.
The selection of activities varies from year to year, but some regular highlights include German, French, Spanish and Religious Studies film clubs; experimental skills in Chemistry; journalism; Japanese; Model United Nations; Raspberry Pi and python programming; introductory yoga; photography; extra GCSEs and Arts Award.