CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME

“Wellington gives you the chance to discover what you like and what you think you could be good at. CCA and the inter-house competitions give you a great chance to try out new things, like different sports, art or drama. Then, if you discover that you love something new then you have so many ways to commit to more heavily, by joining sports teams, bands or after school groups or even playing a part in a production.”

Lydia, Year 11 (Lynedoch)

Co-Curricular Activities Programme

We fervently believe that our pupils should be given every chance to discover subjects and activities that genuinely appeal to them, and then allowed to pursue those passions in a supportive learning environment with every appropriate resource at their disposal. This is exactly what our co-curricular activities (CCA) programme aims to achieve. By allowing our pupils greater freedom to explore new activities, we believe that they will cultivate new interests and aptitudes which will aid both their personal and academic development.

While co-curricular activities are optional for years 1 and 2, from year 3 onwards the CCAs form an integral and compulsory part of the school day. The CCA programme is made up of three parts: prep sessions, enrichment and support (click the drop down menu for further details), a combination designed to encourage academic progression, increase pastoral contact time and push pupils’ capabilities to a higher level.

The co-curricular activities are optional for pupils in years 1 and 2, where they can participate in activities up to twice a week. Set out below are examples of the types of activities on offer:
Physical Creative Academic
Aquatic Games
Ballet
Drama
Crazy Art
Lego
Carton Club
Maths Games
Fun Science
Spanish Culture

During the first CCA slot, the academic block, pupils will be involved in one of three aspects:

– Prep session: these will be held in the class/form or house rooms and will be run by tutors which will encourage greater pastoral contact time. This will also create a better working environment so that pupils can be productive in getting their prep done. It is expected that pupils work in silence.

– Enrichment: the sessions are meant as an exciting opportunity for pupils to take their level of understanding beyond that of the specification and to challenge themselves. Pupils will be invited to attend by the heads of department.

– Support: those deemed in need of academic support will be invited to attend.

During the second CCA slot, pupils are offered a balanced option of physical and creative activities. Pupils are asked to consider developing the Wellington Aptitudes when selecting their CCAs, and pick a broad range of activities from the physical and creative options. Activity choices change three times per year at the start of each new term and there is no guarantee that all activities will be offered from term to term.

Set out below are examples of the types of activities on offer:

Physical Creative Academic
African drumming

Ballet

Drama

Electronic music

production

Jazz dance

Pop choir

Guitar ensemble

Jazz ensemble

Orchestra

Musical

Origami

Painting

Samba band

Sculpture

Special effects

Make-up

String symphonia

Technical theatre

Textiles

Ukelele

AthleticsBadminton

Basketball

Fencing

Fitness

Football

Hockey

Martial arts

Netball

Rounders

Rugby

Running club

Swim squad

Synchronised

Table tennis

Tennis

Water polo

Ultimate frisbee

Volleyball

Yoga

Aviation clubCAD club

Calligraphy

Debating

Documentary club

F1 for Schools

History and politics

Italian

Introduction to philosophy

Model United Nations

Native French

Public speaking

Retreat – English magazine

Robotics

Spanish

Stocks and futures

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