In keeping with our ethos of offering a broad education within which students exercise individual choice, we offer our students almost 40 extra-curricular clubs as part of our Sixth Form sport and activities programme. All Lower Sixth students must choose at least one activity; many choose to do several.
Which activity they choose is entirely up to them: there is no forced team sport, for instance. We want our students to tackle new skills as well as developing existing passions; we encourage commitment, but students are free to change clubs if their current choice isn’t working out. Our aim is to encourage students to invest in their club with real interest and a sense of belonging, so that they help shape it and drive it forwards.
Each club sets a termly or yearly objective, which can range from learning to prepare budget meals in preparation for university life (Cookery Club), participating in an external running race (Running Club) to achieving a high point on a league table (Netball Club). Our extra-curricular programme evolves continually, depending on student interest and staff expertise. This year we have added Sprint Athletics, Irish Dancing, Swimming and a Music Theory Group to the plethora of activities on offer.