When you look back at your school days, what do you remember most fondly?
Mastering times tables and Pythagoras – or school trips, sports days and after-school clubs?
We know that students don't only learn in classrooms: they learn from everything they see, hear and experience and that is why we place so much value on a strong co-curricular programme to complement the curriculum. We are passionate about providing our students with many opportunities to engage in additional learning experiences which help develop the skills and qualities that young people need to be successful at school and beyond. Whether it is a co-curricular trip to Belgium or one of our co-curricular activities, clubs or societies – there is something for everyone!
Our co-curricular programme helps provide students with a well rounded, culturally rich education through activities and experiences that enhance their learning
Co-curricular gives our students opportunities to try new and varied activities that may not strictly fit into the curriculum, but that develop character, resilience and motivation, and encourage them to pursue wider goals. It helps to teach life skills that benefit students beyond the classroom, and can develop an appreciation for cultural and community issues, teamwork and social responsibility.
Take a look at some of our co-curricular trips and co-curricular after school activities, clubs and societies that many of our students have got involved in over the past year.
CO-CURRICULAR - CLUBS
CO-CURRICULAR - TRIPS
TRIPS DOCUMENT (COMING SOON)
There are also Achieve sessions for Year 11 students throughout the course of the year.
Parents/carers will be informed if their child is required to attend an Achieve session. Achieve sessions for all year groups are compulsory, to ensure that all students achieve the very highest of outcomes at The King's School.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is very popular at The King's School. The Award is made up of four elements:
All students have the opportunity to take on the thrill of completing the Bronze Award in Year 9. Students take part in expeditions which truly test the character and determination of all who sign up! Students also have the opportunity to take on the challenge of the Silver Award in Year 10.
Active citizens do many things to improve the lives of others. They contribute to social justice in their community by taking action on issues in order to make a difference. They question the way things are done.
The King's School provides authentic opportunities for students to become active citizens. The many fundraising opportunities that are available are just one of the ways are students help contribute to society and develop their leadership skills. Below are some charities which we support each year.