At St Edward’s, we recognise the importance of giving our students the opportunity to enrich their learning outside of the classroom and believe that engagement in co-curricular clubs and societies is key to their development.
Co-curricular clubs and societies are a great way to ignite interest and engage our students in new hobbies, as well as extend the work completed in lessons. By nurturing existing interests and encouraging new and exciting passions our students are able flourish into the rounded, community minded young adults that St Edward’s students are.
A comprehensive list of the co-curricular activities on offer is provided to students and parents each term. In addition to our wide range of clubs and societies. Supervised study is also available every day after school from 4.15pm to 5:30pm (with extension to 6pm for those making use of the late bus service).
Our co-curricular programme is designed around six categories of activity:
|Category||Description||Clubs and Society Examples|
|Physical||Physical activities help students to develop fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. There are opportunities to learn and master both core and advanced skills in a variety of activities and sports. Activities also help to improve students’ teamwork and develop leadership skills.||
|Creative||Being creative helps students to become better problem solvers in all areas of their life and work. Instead of coming from a linear, logical approach, creativity helps you see things differently and better deal with uncertainty.||
|Community and Service||Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to students’ self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. Doing good for others and the community, provides a natural sense of accomplishment and a volunteer role can enhance to a sense of pride identity.||
|Academic||Academic activities encourage students to develop their intellectual curiosity, expand their depth of knowledge in a particular area and develop the key skills needed for successful independent study.||
|Well-being||A range of activities focussed on helping students to focus on self-awareness, providing them with a healthy means of defining their identities in positive and proactive ways.||
|Interest||Our Interest activities provide students with an opportunity to try new and exciting things they might not have had the opportunity to experience before. It also allows our teachers to share their passions with the students.||
<br\>The activities on offer enable our students to broaden their horizons and develop a skill set suited to the modern world. We greatly appreciate it when parents encourage their children to get involved and attend as many clubs and societies throughout the week as possible. Clubs run before school, at lunchtime and after school and therefore are a great way to positively extend the school day.