Co-Curriculum Activities

Developing the whole person

For those participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award activities are divided into three categories

SKILLS

VOLUNTEERING

PHYSICAL

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ART APPRECIATION

Immerse yourself in a virtual tour of some of the most famous museums in the world.

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ASTRONOMY

Astronomy Club is for all year groups. Mrs Baily is looking forward to seeing your projects.

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BOARD GAMES

Play board games with your family or online against the computer or with your friends.

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CHESS

Play chess with family members at home, online with friends or test your skills online against your computer.

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CREATIVE WRITING

The Creative Writing forum for Years 7 to 9 – is an opportunity to hone your skills and perfect your craft.

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DEBATING SOCIETY

Learn new skills including presentation, critical thinking and structuring thoughts with the Debating Society for Years 11 to 13.

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DESIGN A CITY

This project's aim is to produce designs to enable sustainability within urban areas.

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DRAWING CHALLENGE

This activity encourages you to experiment with different styles and improve your own craft.

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FAMILY TREES

Learning about family history is important. It is essential to understanding ourselves and basic humanity and diversity.

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FASHION DESIGN

Do you have dreams of designing your own clothing line?

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FILM REVIEW

Have you ever thought about being a Film Critic? Well, here's your chance to try out your skills! 

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FIRST AID

Learning how to administer first aid is really important. 

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GEMSTONES

What are gemstones? Where do they come from? How are they made?

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GROWING MINDS

Well-being? Mindfulness? Resilience? You’ve probably heard all of these words at school or at home recently but what do they mean and how do we ‘get’ them?! 

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HAND LETTERING & CALLIGRAPHY

Calligraphy is an enjoyable pastime, recipients of your cards and letters will enjoy the beautiful writing your letters contain and you can boast a new skill.

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HERALDRY

Have you seen a coat of arms and wondered why it is what it is? This is the study of heraldry.

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JIGSAW PUZZLING

Jigsaws are a popular pastime for all ages. They can’t be done badly.

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JUNIOR DEBATING

This is an activity which will also genuinely support your academic learning and enhance your life skills

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KNITTING

Knitting is cool and is becoming increasingly popular amongst the younger generation!

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KNOTS & ROPEWORK

From surgeons to sailors, there are many professions and pastimes that need the knowledge of how to tie successful knots.

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LEARN TO DRIVE

Get ahead of the game and learn all about driving from the Highway Code to Basic Vehicle Maintenance.

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LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE

Learn British Sign Language in your own time from the comfort of your home. 

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LEARN ABOUT WEATHER

Ever wondered what the difference between a hurricane, cyclone and typhoon is? Or what a ‘front’ is?

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MACRAME

Sailors in the Victorian era made Macramé objects while not busy at sea, and sold them when they landed, thus spreading the art to places like China and the New World.

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MAGIC SCHOOL

The art of Magic is not just for entertainment, but it is to inspire people to be creative in their own lives.

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MAHJONG

Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.

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MAP READING

If you are keen to explore the world outdoors then map reading and navigation are important skills to learn.

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MINDFULNESS COLOURING

Research suggests that Mindfulness Colouring, as with meditation and art therapy, can provide numerous benefits for all ages.

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MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION

During these difficult times of self-isolation Mindfulness & Meditation could help you manage your stress more effectively and work through it more quickly. 

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MONEY MANAGEMENT

It is important that young people recognise the value of money and understand that it is not an unlimited resource. 

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Smartphone or state of the art SLR - it doesn't matter! 

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QUIZLET

You bring the brains, we’ll take care of everything else.

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SCRABBLE

Play Scrabble with your family or online against the computer or with your friends.

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SEWING & EMBROIDERY

Sewing and embroidery are traditional art forms that not only beneficial aesthetically, but even emotionally and physiologically. 

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TED TALKS

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. 

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TOUCH TYPING, COMPUTER SKILLS

Touch typing is an invaluable skill both in education and beyond.

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WILDLIFE WATCH

No matter where you are in the world there has been no better time to think about the plight of our wildlife and it’s a great time of year to be observing the wildlife in your garden or in your local area.

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VIRTUAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA

During these difficult times it is important that we are able to carry on playing and we’d love you to join our new Virtual Youth Orchestra Project!

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BRITISH RED CROSS

Missing Maps is an innovative project which uses remote volunteers to map the most vulnerable areas of the world, so that humanitarian agencies, local NGOs and individuals can better respond when crises occur. 

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LEONARD CHESHIRE

Try some strategies from Leonard Cheshire’s guide in how to make a difference to peoples' lives from your own home.

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ENERGY ENVOYS

Volunteer with the National Energy Foundation.

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VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING

If you are looking to volunteer but you can't leave your home, look no further! Here is a way to make a difference from your phone or laptop

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SUPPORT LOCAL WILDLIFE

Much of our wildlife is under threat. Welcome wildlife to your garden or outside your home.

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BOYS' GAMES, YEARS 7&8

For boys in Years 7 and 8.

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BOYS' GAMES, YEARS 9&10

For boys in Years 9 and 10.

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BOYS' GAMES, YEARS 11-13

For boys in Years 11 to 13.

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GIRLS' GAMES, YEARS 7&8

For girls in Years 7 and 8.

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GIRLS' GAMES, YEARS 9&10

For girls in Years 9 and 10.

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GIRLS' GAMES, YEARS 11-13

For girls in Years 11 to 13.

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WORTH STRAVA CLUB

Strava is a free app that can track your exercise from walking to running, cycling and even swimming.