With over 100 options, ranging from mainstream sports to minor ones, and from music, drama and art, to astronomy and cooking, we inspire new passions amongst our pupils, allowing them to both experience breadth and develop expertise.

Creative arts

Activity DescriptionAge
ArtDevelop your creative interest through using different materials and processes. Throughout this activity you are encouraged to explore individual self-led projects with support and guidance.Third Form - Fifth Form
Art Scholars' Eunoia
A gathering of Art award holders to extend their practice through focused discussions, workshops, lectures and practical work for exhibitions, competitions and portfolios.All Art award holders
Supervised Art Prep/Open Art Studios
For pupils studying Art and photography to gain valuable extra studio time to develop their coursework projects.Fifth Form - Upper Sixth
Exham Photography
Develop your photography skills through fun teacher-led experiments, or individual self-led projects for more experienced students. Cameras are provided but a mobile phone is also required.
First & Second Form
Dance
Develop your dance skills and create pieces for a showcase across a number of forms: Contemporary, Street, Musical Theatre, Jazz. This activity is open to beginners and specialists – all will be catered for.Third Form - Upper Sixth
School Production - Cyrano de Bergerac (Michaelmas Term)Work as an ensemble cast to rehearse and perform Edmond Rostand's romantic comedy 'Cyrano de Bergerac.' Set against the backdrop of the 30 year war, Army Captain Cyrano attempts to woo the fair Roxanne, but will he see the love that grows right in front of his nose? Fourth Form - Upper Sixth
LAMDA – Speech and Drama ExaminationsA whole host of options are available from Acting to Musical Theatre from Grade 1 to 8. The top three grades achieve UCAS points. You will arrange a weekly session, either one-to-one or in small groups. This is a paid-for activity, please contact Mrs Court for further information. *Please note students in Exham House will undertake foundation group exams as part of their Drama curriculum, but can still opt for tuition alongside this.*All
House Drama Rehearsals (Lent Term)Work as a team in House to create an entertaining production- both larger ensemble and smaller performance categories allow lots of people to get involved. Who will be victorious this year? To be performed before February half-term.All
Academic Drama Performances (Lent Term)Perfect examination productions ahead of performance to the examiner and school community.GCSE and A Level Theatre Studies
Film-Making ClubLove watching the movies? Consider yourself a budding writer, producer, director, editor? Learn how to develop concepts, storyboard, select locations, cast actors, write scripts, film scenes and edit your work into short movies at Film-Making Club.Third Form - Fifth Form
Third Form Production (Michaelmas / Lent Terms)
Work as a team to stage a production as a Third Form year group to perform in the Lent Term. Roles are available both on-stage and behind the scenes. As the performance date approaches, rehearsals will increase. Third Form

Eunoia (Academic Enrichment)

Literally translated as “beautiful thinking”, Eunoia brings together all of our academic enrichment.

Activity DescriptionAge
Astronomy GCSEMost people are fascinated by the night sky and are interested in stories about our continuing exploration of our Solar System and Universe. The astronomy activity, leading to a full GCSE for those interested, builds on that interest and gives a thorough introduction to the subject. The course will help you to understand our position in the Universe, the movements of planets and stars, the cycles in the night and daytime sky, and the way in which we use technology to observe and interact with space. You will learn how scientists, from ancient civilisations to the modern day, have used their imagination and careful measurement to explore the Universe in which we live.Fourth & Fifth Form
Classics Activity
Study the language of Homer, Euripides, Sophocles and Plato, not
to mention the New Testament.
All
MCAT
If you intend to apply to study medicine or veterinary medicine,
you will be required to take admissions tests and should attend this
activity to help you prepare for these. We will work collaboratively
to practise the skills required for BMAT, UKCAT and Cambridge
Natural Sciences Pre-assessment tests.
Sixth Form
Bronze CREST Award
Plan and run your own science project to make and test a new
toothpaste formulation over the course of one term. This will involve
carrying out research, selecting ingredients and formulating a
recipe for your toothpaste. You will then test your toothpaste and
investigate its properties. Finally, you will present your results and
evaluate the success of the project.
First & Second Form
LitSoc
Eat cake, drink tea and share the reading of extracts from novels,
poems and plays that are winning Booker prizes or are often seen
on university courses. This group is a must for anyone considering
English at university; it is also open to students who enjoyed English
at GCSE but couldn’t fit it into their A-level options. Students of
History, Psychology, Drama and Theology would also benefit from the
discussions and the wider reading.
Sixth Form
Future Young Female Leaders ClubIf you would like to develop your leadership characteristics and
skills in a small, female group setting then this club is for you. Find
your inner leader with mini “think tank” activities, counter-argument
challenges and conducting business surveys and evaluations.
First, Second & Third Form Girls
Debating and Public Speaking for Lower SchoolDebating and Public Speaking aims to build confidence in public
speaking and develop your knowledge and understanding of current
affairs. You will be coached in the skills of rhetoric and taught the
rules of debating, as well as developing a range of highly sought after
skills, including teamworking and research skills. The activity will also
prepare students to participate in various events and competitions.
First & Second Form
Debating and Public Speaking for Middle SchoolStudents may participate in a number of public speaking and
debating events and competitions throughout the year, including
the House Debating Competition. You will be coached in the skills
of rhetoric and taught the rules of debating, as well as developing
a range of highly sought after skills. Participation provides an
opportunity to build confidence in public speaking and to develop
your understanding of current affairs. Contact Mrs Summers to
register your interest.
Third Form - Fifth Form
Chemistry Olympiad (Michaelmas Term)If you intend to apply to study Cambridge Natural Sciences or
Chemistry at a top UK university and fancy a challenge, you should
try this paper. We will work collaboratively to practise the skills
required to do well in this paper. It also provides transferable skills
for the Cambridge Natural Sciences Pre-Assessment tests.
Sixth Form
Eunoia Society Activity (Third & Fourth Form)
Stretch your thinking and explore ideas/issues. Assumptions will
be challenged and questioned. We will discuss current and exciting
issues, from the moral implications of new scientific discoveries
to the effects of censorship and propaganda in media. There will
be a focus on the different areas of knowledge that make up our
education and on how these areas of knowledge relate to one
another and the outside world.
Third Form & Fourth Form (Invite Only - if you are a scholar or exhibitioner, you will be required to attend for one of the three terms during the year. Your previous year's exam results may also lead to an invitation to attend irrespective of your award holder's status).
Eunoia Lectures and Subject Societies (Michaelmas and Lent Terms
Only)
Euonia lectures take place on specific evenings during the Michaelmas and Lent Terms. Lectures are compulsory for academic scholars, exhibitioners and other students identified from the previous year's exam performances. Other students will be very welcome if they would like to attend. When there is not a lecture scheduled, Tuesday evenings will be the time for subject society meetings to take place (a calendar of subject society meetings for the term will be made available). Eunoia lectures will usually take the form of more formal talks and
presentations (there will be a range of speakers with some specialist academics visiting Bloxham). Subject
society meetings will be opportunities to explore an A-Level subject
beyond the confines of the specification or to enjoy a subject-related
activity outside the classroom.
Fifth Form - Upper Sixth
Industrial Cadets Gold Project 1 - EngineeringThe opportunity to work on a real-life STEM project by a company. This will include university workshops and STEM webinars and leads to a nationally recognised award - £120 per student for the year. Lower Sixth (Invitation Only)
Current Affairs SocietyDelve into important news stories from across the world as they emerge. Share your findings with the group and wider school through making displays, tutor time and more.All
History Society (Michaelmas & Lent Terms)Explore the world of History through a variety of exciting resources - podcasts, documentaries and news articles, with each session culminating in a group discussion. This will be valuable in providing current students with the contemporary examples required to access the top grades at A level. However, this activity will also be relevant to those Fifth Form students who are interested in History and may be considering the subject at A Level. Fifth Form - Upper Sixth
Competitive Courses Programme DayDiscussion group and specialised training for interviews, tests and research skills needed for competitive courses and universities. Fifth Form - Lower Sixth
Curriculum SupportCurriculum Support is an additional opportunity for students to receive support with aspects of the curriculum which they have found more challenging. This may include areas such as structuring an essay, methods of revision, study skills, or support with a more challenging prep. This is currently offered to Fourth Form but will also be opened up to Third Form during Michaelmas Term and is by invitation only. Fourth Form (plus Third Form during Michaelmas)
Model United NationsIf you like debating and have an interest in world events, or if
you just want to have fun whilst learning about global issues
and politics, Model United Nations is for you. You will represent
countries from all over the world, forming alliances, proposing
resolutions and amendments, and speaking in debates on issues
ranging from North Korean disarmament to lessening the effects
of climate change and protecting human rights. No experience
required: just enthusiasm and a desire to speak out. Work to be
completed in House with events throughout the year.
Third Form - Upper Sixth

Physical

Activity DescriptionAge
Michaelmas - Senior SportSenior Rugby ActivityAn additional training session for senior rugby players.Senior rugby players (1st and 2nd XV priority)
Senior Hockey Activity (Girls)An additional training session for senior hockey players.Senior hockey players (1st and 2nd XI priority)
Lent - Senior SportSenior Hockey Activity (Boys)An additional training session for senior hockey players.Senior hockey players (1st and 2nd XI priority)
Senior Netball ActivityAn additional training session for senior netball players. Often an opportunity to develop specific skills, such as shooting.Senior netball players (1st and 2nd XI priority)
Summer - Senior SportSenior Cricket Activity
Practice and develop bowling, batting and fielding skills. These will be delivered through a range of drills, fun games and net sessions.Senior cricket players (1st and 2nd XI priority)
Senior Tennis ActivityOpportunity to refine your tennis, working through technical points and analysis from the weekend fixtures.Senior tennis players
Pre-Season Sport - MichaelmasPre-Season Hockey (Boys), First Form & Second FormSkill focused session in preparation for the main boys’ hockey season in the Lent term.First & Second Form Boys
Pre-Season Hockey (Boys), Third Form & Fourth FormTechnical and tactical coaching and preparation for the boys U14 and U15 hockey season.Third & Fourth Form Boys
Pre-Season Hockey (Boys), Fifth Form – Upper Sixth Skill focused sessions to develop boys ahead of the main boys' hockey season in the Lent term.Fifth Form - Upper Sixth
Pre-Season Netball, First Form & Second Form Skill focused session in preparation for the main netball season in the Lent term.First & Second Form girls
Pre-Season Netball, Third Form & Fourth FormTechnical and tactical coaching and preparation for the girls U14 and U15 netball season.Third & Fourth Form Girls
Pre-Season Netball, Fifth Form - Upper SixthSkill focused session in preparation for the main netball season in the Lent term.Fifth Form - Upper Sixth
Pre-Season SwimmingA preparation session for all those with an interest in swimming. The focus is on improving swim technique ahead of the swim season. Students who take part will be given priority for swimming as a games option.All
Cricket Pre-Season SkillsCricket session focusing on batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeper clinics. All
Club TennisA year-round tennis programme to develop the skills of keen Bloxham tennis players. Held at BWE, membership of the club is included in the fee of £160 per term. All (By Request)
Pre-Season Sport - LentPre-Season Cricket, First Form & Second FormPractice and develop bowling, batting and fielding skills through a range of drills, fun games and net sessions.First & Second Form
Pre-Season Cricket, Third Form & Fourth FormPractice and develop bowling, batting and fielding skills through a range of drills, fun games and net sessions.Third & Fourth Form
Pre-Season Cricket, Fifth Form – Upper SixthPractice and develop bowling, batting and fielding skills through a range of drills, fun games and net sessions.Senior Cricket Players (1st and 2nd XI Priority)
Pre-Season Tennis, First Form & Second FormRefine your tennis skills by working through technical points and analysis from the weekend fixtures.First & Second Form
Pre-Season Tennis, Third Form & Fourth FormRefine your tennis skills by working through technical points and analysis from the weekend fixtures.Third & Fourth Form
Club TennisA year-round tennis programme to develop the skills of keen Bloxham tennis players. Held at BWE, membership of the club is included in the fee of £160 per term. All (By Request)
Pre-Season SwimmingA preparation session for all those with an interest in swimming. The focus is on improving swim technique ahead of the swim season. Students who take part will be given priority for swimming as a games option.All
Pre-Season Sport - SummerPre-Season Rugby, First Form & Second FormTechnical, tactical and conditioning work. Lots of game-based practice for any level of rugby player. Training will be non-contact.First & Second Form
Pre-Season Rugby, Third Form & Fourth FormTechnical, tactical and conditioning work. Lots of game-based practice for any level of rugby player. Training will be non-contact.Third & Fourth Form
Pre-Season Rugby, Fifth Form - Upper SixthTechnical, tactical and conditioning work. Lots of game-based practice for any level of rugby player. Training will be non-contact.Fifth Form - Upper Sixth
Pre-Season Hockey (Girls), First Form & Second FormSkill focused sessions in preparation for the main hockey season.First & Second Form girls
Pre-Season Hockey (Girls), Third Form & Fourth FormTechnical and tactical coaching and preparation for the girls U14 and U15 hockey season.Third & Fourth Form girls
Pre-Season Hockey, Fifth Form - Upper SixthSkill focused sessions in preparation for the main hockey season.Fifth Form - Upper Sixth boys and girls
Mixed Hockey, Third – Fifth FormThird - Fifth Form
Club TennisA year-round tennis programme to develop the skills of keen Bloxham tennis players. Held at BWE, membership of the club is included in the fee of £160 per term.All (By Request)
Alternate GamesSquash (Michaelmas, Lent & Summer Terms)Develop your squash skills, whether for competitive matches or social play. There will be some teaching of rules and techniques, but the focus is very much on enjoyment and participation. This is a game that can be played at any level and there will be plenty of opportunity to build skills whether a novice or more advanced player. Third Form - Upper Sixth
Golf (Michaelmas, Lent & Summer Terms)Develop your golf skills, practicing at the driving range at Rye Hill. There is a charge of £5 per session for a bucket of balls. All abilities welcome. Some golf clubs are available at Rye Hill although this is limited and it is best to bring a selection of your own.Third Form - Upper Sixth
Exham Fives (Michaelmas, Lent & Summer Terms)An introduction to the historic game of fives. Open to boys and girls who would like to sample this fast-paced, exciting game.First & Second Form
Indoor Hockey (Michaelmas & Summer Terms)Develop your hockey skills through indoor hockey. We very much hope this will lead to indoor hockey fixtures in the near future.All (By Invitation/Request)
Rugby 7s, Third Form & Fourth Form (Lent Term)Play the 7-a-side version of rugby, a fast-paced version of the game that offers technical challenge.Third & Fourth Form
Rugby 7s, Fifth Form – Upper Sixth (Lent Term)Play the 7-a-side version of rugby and compete in rugby sevens tournaments on Sundays.Fifth Form - Upper Sixth
Exham Tennis (Boys)(Summer Term)Recreational tennis for First & Second Form boys, offering an opportunity for boys to have some relaxed match play.First & Second Form
Exham Squash (Michaelmas & Lent Terms)Pick up the basics of squash before moving into senior school, where squash is a popular option.First & Second Form
Exham Water Polo (Michaelmas & Lent Terms)An introduction to water polo, which will provide you with the basics of the game, with internal fixtures during the activity.First & Second Form
Fives (Michaelmas, Lent & Summer Terms)Fives is one of the oldest and most traditional of ball sports and has been played at Bloxham sine the early 1860s. Best described as being like squash but played with gloves on each hand and no racket. It is a fast and exhilarating game suitable for boys and girls alike, and for all ages. Third Form - Upper Sixth
Rugby Forwards Practice (Michaelmas Term)Lineout throwing, jumping and scrummaging clinic.All
Rugby Half Back and Back Three Practice (Michaelmas Term)Core skill clinic for half backs and back three players. May also incorporate kicking. All
Girls Cricket (Lent Term)Girls prepare for the cricket season ahead. Open to all years and all levels. All
Cricket Wicketkeepers (Summer Term)Clinic to help any wicketkeepers for girls or boys teams. All
Cricket Batsmen and Bowlers (Summer Term)Clinic to help any batsmen or bowlers for girls or boys teams. All
Basketball (Boys) (Michaelmas, Lent and Summer Terms)Year-round basketball activity. Attendees will have preference for the 'Bloxham Badgers' in the Lent term.Third Form - Upper Sixth
Hockey Goalkeeper Clinic (Girls) (Michaelmas Term)A clinic for hockey goalkeepers. All
Hockey Skills (Girls) (Michaelmas & Lent Terms)Additional hockey skills clinic for girls. May also be used for boys by arrangement. All
Rugby 7s, First Form & Second Form (Lent Term)Play the 7-a-side version of rugby, a fast-paced version of the game that offers technical challenge.First & Second Form
Country SportsClay Pigeon ShootingDevelop an existing or new skill. All shots receive tuition and the opportunity to shoot for the school in competitions. Special note: Session charge is £37.50 which includes tuition, clays, cartridge and use of guns. Parental permission required. Competitions may also incur a charge.All
Riding - Own Horses and Hired Horses are available optionsRiding is a competitive and successful sport involving novice and experienced performers. Weekly training is provided all year and a variety of internal and external events are entered throughout the year, including weekends and holidays. Success at all levels is achieved, including national.
Hired horses are available to allow students to access Bloxham’s successful riding programme. £48 for Regal and between £35-£50 for own horses, depending on venue.
All
Strength and ConditioningGym, Third Form & Fourth FormTrain, develop physically and unwind from your daily routine. Whether you’re a novice or the world’s strongest student, everybody is welcome to join and will be provided with a tailored programme to help achieve your personal goals.Third & Fourth Form
Gym, Fifth Form – Upper SixthTrain, develop physically and unwind from your daily routine. Whether you’re a novice or the world’s strongest student, everybody is welcome to join and will be provided with a tailored programme to help achieve your personal goals.Fifth Form - Upper Sixth
Team GymAn opportunity for team sports players to have specific strength and conditioning sessions in small numbers. Students must engage in a programme and commit to a term of training.All (By Invitation/Request)
Circuit TrainingMovement training, designed for those students who would like to develop their athletic ability.First & Second Form
Running ClubThis activity replaces cross country. It is aimed to provide an opportunity for students to develop their running skills and fitness across a wide range of running disciplines and distances.First & Second Form

Languages

Activity DescriptionAge
Beginners MandarinMandarin is the most widely spoken language around the world. Not only is it rich in culture and ancient history, but it also constitutes the dialect of the modern era's fastest growing economy. There are many reasons to learn Mandarin. Start now with fun and energetic sessions.Third Form - Upper Sixth
Peripatetic Mandarin LessonsSolo and paired Mandarin lessons are available for anyone wishing to take their languages skills to the next level. Both GCSE and A-level entry can be arranged. This is a paid for activity. For more information and to arrange a lesson, contact Mrs Court.All (solo and paired groups
GCSE SpanishFor those wanting to take a second language, who have undertaken foundation Spanish, you can study GCSE Spanish. There will be some intensive language half days as part of the study.Fourth Form

Outdoor Engagement

Activity DescriptionAge
Combined Cadet Force (CCF)Military activities, adventure and leadership training. Two 48-hour overnight exercises, range days and summer camp. After an initial charge of £80 (including the first pair of boots and sweatshirt), subscriptions are £25 per term. Fourth Form - Upper Sixth
Duke of Edinburgh - GoldThis activity will prepare and guide you through your Gold DofE Award. On Tuesday afternoons in Michaelmas you will train, plan and prepare for your practice and qualifying expeditions which take place in the Lent Term when you will finalise your route for the assessed expedition, book your campsites and plan menus within your team. Summer term is used to complete all remaining aspects of the award. Cost of £395 to cover Award enrolment and both expeditions. Lower Sixth
Third Form Outdoor Education: Duke of Edinburgh - BronzeOutdoor education opportunities are an essential part of the curriculum at Bloxham. They build resilience, communication skills, empathy and understanding of the world beyond the classroom. This activity will train and guide you through the Bronze Award. Working in groups you will prepare and plan for your overnight expedition. To complete the Bronze Award, students need to have completed three areas: skills, volunteering and physical, alongside the assessed expedition. Cost of £140 to cover Award enrolment and both expeditions. Third Form
Third Form ServiceFor five weeks you will complete one of the following service options as part of your Bronze DofE: Recycling Team, Charity Fundraising, Sustainability Team, Secret Garden, Reading Support for Exham. Third Form
Sailing (Summer Term)In the Summer Term, Third Form students can sail as part of the Outdoor Education options and Senior students can choose to sail as a Games option. Sessions take place at Boddington Reservoir. All
Climbing WallDevelop your climbing skills on the indoor climbing wall and work towards an Indoor Climbing Assistant qualification – a great addition to your CV, giving you access to work related options in this field.Third Form - Upper Sixth

Community Services

Activity DescriptionAge
Bloxham Primary School Animal ClubAnimal Club allows you to get to know the animals we have in biology and learn how to look after them. You will also feed and clean them out, so you gain experience of what it takes to be responsible for looking after the animals. Lower Sixth
Bloxham Primary School Art ClubDevelop your creative and leadership skills working with primary school pupils on a range of self-initiated art projects.Lower Sixth
Bloxham Primary School Cooking ActivityDevelop your cooking skills whilst also sharing your knowledge with younger students from the local primary school. A keen interest in cooking/food preparation and helping younger students is required.Lower Sixth
Bloxham Primary School DT ActivityDevelop your DT skills whilst also sharing your knowledge with younger students from the local primary school.Lower Sixth
Bloxham Primary School Maths ClubDevelop your numerical and leadership skills working with primary school pupils on a range of self-initiated maths projects.Lower Sixth
Bloxham Primary School MFL ClubUse your French or Spanish language skills to plan and run workshops for primary school pupils with the aim of further developing their language knowledge and increasing their motivation to engage with the language learning experience.Lower Sixth
The Secret GardenHelping with the upkeep of the schools’ cooperative garden.Lower Sixth
Green Pastures Nursing HomeWe have a partnership with our local nursing home. Students visit weekly to provide enrichment and entertainment for the elderly. This can include music, baking, crafts, or just spending time chatting with the residents. They absolutely light up with visits from young people and those who have attended previously have really enjoyed it. Lower Sixth
Student MentorsWe have a number of students who, particularly post-COVID, are struggling with their academics. This year we would like to partner some Lower Sixth with these students to commit to developing their leadership skills by supporting them in a lesson they find challenging once a week. Miss Treeby will do some initial training with you on how to be a good support in class, but the idea will be for you to become a good role model and mentor for them across the year. Sixth Form
Peer ListeningThe Peer Listening core group is made up of students selected to lead the wider Peer Listening team. One student from the Upper Sixth and one student from the Lower Sixth from each House will be nominated to sit on the group, plus two students responsible for coordinating support for Exham House. Sixth Form
Sustainability at BloxhamA student led group working on a strategy to reduce Bloxham's carbon footprint and waste, including replacing current energy sources with renewable energy. The group are also exploring community engagement through caring for our local environment and biodiversity. All
TEFL CertificationDo you love to talk? Are you thinking in the future you may wish to take a gap year and work/volunteer abroad? Then you may wish to gain a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification. We have found a provider who will come and do in-school training on a weekly basis. We will be endeavouring to set up links with a local refuge organisation to allow you to put your qualification to good use by helping young people who cannot afford lessons to develop their English skills. Cost of £225.
HarmonixOur top singers to perform challenging and rewarding music.Invitation only
Tech TeamA service activity providing technical support for Drama, Assemblies, Concerts etc in the Great Hall. Learn about stage lighting and sound and help to organise and run the tech for school events. Lower Sixth - plus invited extras
Lifeguard TrainingThe NLPQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland and is also internationally recognised. Gaining this qualification could be of value to future paid and volunteer work. For this to qualify as a service across the rest of the year, you will be expected to volunteer some time along with your peers to supervise the pool when activities are occurring. Cost will vary depending on numbers - 10 students would cost £155 each.
First Aid TrainingAre you interested in medicine or thinking about summer work in the leisure or customer facing industries? Or are you someone who can keep their head in a crisis? You will achieve your Emergency First Aid at Work qualification before using your skills to support some external school events and to train younger students.
Bloxham Primary Sports CoachingYou will learn how to plan, deliver and review a sports coaching session. This activity will involve a practical element of coaching local primary school students throughout the year. The sessions will be a mixture of theory-based classroom work and practical coaching opportunities with peers. Formal qualifications with NGB courses are also part of the activity. Lower Sixth
Primary School - CodingIT skills are a crucial part of the KS2 curriculum - make an important difference by imparting your knowledge.
Assembly TeamShape the assembly experience, digitally bring to life key weekly achievements across the school. The ability to communicate with staff and students across the school and to work to the weekly assembly deadline is crucial.Lower Sixth
Individual ArrangementSome students are able to arrange their own community service outside of the options listed here. This is encouraged, shows initiative and gives the opportunity to shape a service option that is most applicable to you.Lower Sixth

Spirituality

Activity DescriptionAge
Christian UnionGames and Bible study.Third Form - Upper Sixth
Exploring FaithExploring faith course with an opportunity to prepare for Confirmation.
Fish Skool
Games and opportunities to think about faith. First & Second Form

Clubs

Activity DescriptionAge
DT – Set Design and school projects (Michaelmas Term)Your chance to get involved with various projects which will benefit your community!Fifth Form - Upper Sixth
School NewspaperYour chance to be part of the Bloxham voice. This is a School Prefect led activity which will enable the production of news stories pertinent to the student population. It will be your own style which helps to guide the tone of the news (within certain limits of course!) This would be a great opportunity for anyone interested in writing, journalism or presenting. It will allow you to demonstrate responsibility and to articulate your own point of view. A great choice for forward thinking and community minded individuals.All
DT - GreenPower Electric Car ProjectWork on constructing the GreenPower electric car, which may involve producing graphics, designing and making bodywork, maintenance and driving the car in forthcoming races.First & Second Form
Wine SocietyThe Wine Society is open to Upper Sixth Formers by invitation. Through a course of seven events during the year, they will learn about the world of wine, starting with an introduction to the fundamentals of wine tasting, moving through a series of tastings from experts on the subject, before the end of the year Champagne tasting, a Black-tie event which is always a highlight of the programme. Previous years have seen tastings of the wines of Bordeaux, Spain and Italy, while there have also been evenings on the process of winemaking and on matching food and wine.Upper Sixth (By Application)
Secret GardenThe Secret Garden is a large, overgrown piece of land at the rear of Stonehill House, which it is intended to turn into a walled garden. The plan is to grow vegetables in the garden and to keep chickens and maybe bees. This is an opportunity to get involved in making this dream a reality by helping to clear the land and get the garden up and running. It will involve working outdoors as part of a team and using your hands, which will be good for your all-round health. No previous experience is required, just enthusiasm.All
Book ClubStudents will be expected to devote their own time to reading as well as during the session. The book club will ‘shadow’ the judging process for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals; where they read, discuss and review the books on each shortlist, engage in reading related activities which they can share online, and vote for their favourites to win the ‘Shadowers’ Choice Awards.Third Form - Upper Sixth
Investor ChallengeMonitor share portfolios through the ups and downs of the stock market, judging when to buy and sell in order to make a profit. Students who take this activity from September will take part in the Student Investor Challenge Competition (http://www.studentinvestor.org).Fourth Form - Upper Sixth
ScrabbleLearn to play and practise the popular board game Scrabble to develop your English vocabulary, social skills and concentration.Third Form - Fifth Form
Creative Writing ClubFancy a bit of time out from a busy schedule to let your mind wander? Do you find yourself making notes, writing diaries, penning poetry, creating narratives or simply telling stories? Are you creative, imaginative, thoughtful, empathetic, observant, opinionated or interested (in people, places or things generally)? If so, why not give this activity a go? You will experiment with free-writing and story-writing; you will get to write ideas, create places and characters, and have a bit of fun in an informal environment. There will be opportunities to write for publication (internal) if you wish and to enter creative writing competitions (internal and external). Or you can simply write for yourself.All
CookingExperimenting with food to create something edible! Each term we will be creating something different: Michaelmas Term is competition standard food to compete in a National Young Chef Competition; Lent Term we will be making Easter hampers; Summer Term will be one for the batch lovers - focaccia, sourdough, doughnuts and more!First Form - Fifth Form
CodingDevelop your programming skills either by developing simple games (beginners) or, for the more experienced, complete individual self-led projects.Fourth Form - Upper Sixth
DT – Project Work (Lent & Summer Terms)Designed for those who have taken on large and complex projects to allow specialist help and advice outside of class time. Tasks such as welding, turning, milling and routing may be activities undertaken.Fifth Form - Upper Sixth
Card GamesCribbage, Racing Demon, Rummy, perhaps even Canasta – card games are both social and entertaining, an escape from your screen and a workout for your brain.Third Form - Upper Sixth
Board Games (Exham)Chess, Draughts, Scrabble, Go, Risk & other brain burning games.First & Second Form
Cooking - Survival Skills
Basic 'staple' dishes that are achievable when home alone or heading to University!Sixth Form
Animal ClubAnimal Club allows you to get to know the animals we have in biology and learn how to look after them. You will also feed and clean out the animals so you gain experience of what it takes to be responsible for looking after animals.First Form - Third Form
Martial Arts - Self DefenceDevelop self-confidence, your physical skill and even work towards gaining a belt. Please note that there will be a charge of £75 per session to cover the cost of the instructor.
Mindfulness (Exham)Come and find a moment of peace and calm in your busy lives. Take an hour to stop, reflect and live in the moment whilst you learn the skills needed to relax independently. Limited spaces available.First & Second Form
TextilesLearn a new craft or develop your interest. Experiment with a range of fashion and textile techniques. Sewing, dying, printing and more. All
PilatesPilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in the body in a balanced fashion. It improves flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. Third Form - Fifth Form
Allies ClubA group that is keen to celebrate diversity and be good allies so that everyone - whatever their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality - feels included and supported. All
Sixth Form YogaA relaxing, restorative yoga session with opportunity to stretch away the tension of the day and relax deeply during a yoga nidra (also known as body scan meditation). This is an ideal practice for learning how to let go of stress and for creating space for rest and relaxation. Pillows and blankets are recommended as props.Sixth Form
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