With over 100 options, ranging from main stream 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, Fourth Form and 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 for more experienced students wishing to complete individual self-led projects supporting DofE skills for assessment. Cameras are provided but a mobile phone is also required.
First and 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.All
Recreational Dance ClubIf you like to “bust a move” but prefer dancing for fun rather than a formal dance setting, then Recreational Dance Club is for you! Guided by student interests, this club will explore a range of dance and music styles, having fun with informal short routines and maybe the odd flash mob around school. All
School Production (Michaelmas Term)The cast will work as a team to create the School Production, an exciting reimagining of 'The Mabinogion', the earliest written records of the tales of King Arthur. Commitment and a spirit of fun are essential to make this a memorable experience and show for the whole school community.Third Form-Upper Sixth
Tech Team
A 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
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 do some 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 a production to entertain the school with with larger group and smaller performance categories allowing lots of you 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
The Third Form Production (Lent Term)
We would like to develop a Third Form cast and technical team to create a special production to be performed at the end of the Lent TermThird Form
School Production (Summer Term)Start the planning and preparation process for next year’s school production.Third Form, Fourth Form and Lower Sixth

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 Form & 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 you 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 Only)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
Psychology SocietyConsidering taking A-Level Psychology? This club is an
introduction to Psychology, a chance to delve into the scientific
study of the mind and look at how it dictates and influences our
behaviour. As a group we will look at different areas of Psychology,
including memory, personality, mental health, gender, coaching and
mentoring. This is the perfect opportunity to discover more about
yourself and other people, to develop skills in research methods
and gain an insight into A-level Psychology.
Fourth Form & Fifth Form
Politics SocietyExplore the world of politics, including 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 5th Form students who are interested
in Politics, and may be considering studying the subject at A-Level.
Fifth & 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)
Eunoia Lectures and Subject Societies (Michaelmas and Lent Terms
Only)
Eunoia lectures will usually take the form of lectures and
presentations from a range of guest speakers academics. 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 (Invite Only)
Eunoia Society Activity (Exham)Stretch your thinking and explore ideas. 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.
First Form & Second Form (Invite Only)
Philosophy SocietyFrom Nietzsche to Sartre, Socrates to Badiou, this is your chance to
explore the bigger questions, over a glass of something with like-minded big thinkers.
Sixth Form
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, 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 - Sixth Form

Physical

  Activity DescriptionAge
Michaelmas - Senior SportSenior Rugby ActivityAn additional training session for senior rugby players.Senior Rugby Players (1st & 2nd XV priority)
Senior Hockey Activity (Girls)An additional training session for senior hockey players.Senior Hockey Players (1st & 2nd XI priority)
Lent - Senior SportSenior Hockey Activity (Boys)An additional training session for senior hockey players.Senior Hockey Players (1st & 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 & 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 & 2nd XI priority)
Senior Tennis ActivityRefine your tennis skill by working through technical points and analysis from the weekends’ fixtures.Senior Tennis Players
Pre-Season - MichaelmasPre-Season Hockey (Boys), First Form & Second FormSkill focused session in preparation for the main boys’ hockey season in the Lent term.First Form & 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 Form & Fourth Form Boys
Pre-Season Hockey (Boys), Fifth Form – Upper Sixth FormSkill focused session in preparation for the main boys' hockey season in the Lent term.Senior Hockey Players
Pre-Season Netball, First & Second Form Skill focused session in preparation for the main netball season in the Lent term.First Form & Second Form Boys
Pre-Season Netball, Third Form & Fourth FormTechnical and tactical coaching and preparation for the girls U14 and U15 netball season.Third Form & Fourth Form Girls
Pre-Season Netball, Fifth Form - Upper Sixth FormSkill focused session in preparation for the main netball season in the Lent term.Fifth Form - Upper Sixth Form
Pre-Season SwimmingThe 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
Club TennisA tennis programme to develop the skills of keen Bloxham tennis players.All (By Request)
Pre-Season - 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 Form & 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 Form & Fourth Form
Pre-Season Cricket, Fifth Form – Upper Sixth FormPractice 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’s fixtures.First Form & Second Form
Pre-Season Tennis, Third Form & Fourth FormRefine your tennis skills by working through technical points and analysis from the weekend’s fixtures.Third Form & 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 - SummerPre-Season Rugby, First Form & Second FormTechnical, tactical and conditioning work with game-based practice for any level of rugby player. Training will be non-contact.First Form & Second Form
Pre-Season Rugby, Third Form & Fourth FormTechnical, tactical and conditioning work with game-based practice for any level of rugby player. Training will be non-contact.Third Form & Fourth Form
Pre-Season Rugby, Fifth Form - Upper Sixth FormTechnical, tactical and conditioning work with game-based practice for any level of rugby player. Training will be non-contact.Senior Rugby Players
Pre-Season Hockey (Girls), First Form & Second FormSkill focussed sessions in preparation for the main hockey season.First Form & Second Form
Pre-Season Hockey (Girls), Third Form & Fourth FormTechnical and tactical coaching and preparation for the girls U14 and U15 hockey season.Third Form & Fourth Form
Pre-Season Hockey (Girls), Fifth Form - Upper Sixth FormSkill focussed sessions in preparation for the main hockey season.Senior Hockey Players
Mixed Hockey, Third Form – Fifth FormA mixed Hockey session, largely based on small-sided games. Students may continue into the senior pre-season activity if they wish to.Third Form - 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 and Summer)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, whether a novice or more advanced player.Third Form - Upper Sixth Form
Golf (Michaelmas, Lent and Summer)Develop your golf skills, practicing at the driving range close to the school. There is a charge of £5 per session for a bucket of balls. All abilities welcome. Some golf clubs are available from the range although this is limited and it is best to bring a selection of your own.Third Form - Upper Sixth Form
Exham Fives (Michaelmas, Lent and Summer)An introduction to the historic game of Fives. Open to boys and girls who would like to sample this fast-paced, exciting game.First Form & Second Form
Indoor Hockey (Michaelmas and Lent)Develop your Hockey skills – 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)Play the 7-a-side version of rugby, a fast-paced version of the game that offers technical challenge.Third Form & Fourth Form
Rugby 7s, Fifth Form – Upper Sixth (Lent)Play the 7-a-side version of rugby and compete in rugby sevens tournaments on Sundays.Fifth Form - Upper Sixth Form
Exham Tennis (Boys)(Summer)Recreational tennis for First and Second Form boys. An opportunity for boys to have some relaxed match play.First Form & Second Form
Exham Squash (Michaelmas and Lent)Pick up the basics of squash before moving into senior school, where squash is a popular option.First Form & Second Form
Exham Water Polo (Michaelmas)An introduction to water polo, which will provide you with the basics of the game, with internal fixtures during the activity.First Form & Second Form
Exham Swimming (Lent)Structured swimming sessions, which will involve some swimming skills and some swim ‘sets’. This will be a challenging but enjoyable term of activities.First Form & Second Form
Exham Rugby 7s (Lent)Play the 7-a-side version of rugby, a fast-paced version of the game that offers technical challenge.First Form & 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
RidingRiding 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.
Own or hired horses are available to allow students to access Bloxham’s successful riding programme. Sessions are charged at £32.50.
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 Form & 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 Form
Team GymAn opportunity for team sports players to have specific S+C 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 Form & Second Form
Running ClubFor students to develop their running skills and fitness across a wide range of running disciplines and distances.First Form & Second Form

Languages

Activity DescriptionAge
Level 9 Lingo (French and Spanish)Refine and master your language skills to reach the very top of your game.Fourth Form & Fifth Form
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 Form
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.Fifth Form - Upper Sixth
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
The (Not GCSE) French Club
Break free from GCSE to look at French Culture. Plays, films, analysing photography, idioms, songs, quizzes, poetry, cookery, art.Fourth Form & Fifth 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.Fourth Form - Sixth Form
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: £525 to cover Award enrolment and both expeditions.Lower Sixth Form
Duke of Edinburgh - BronzeThis activity will train and guide you through the Bronze Award. Working in groups you will prepare and plan for your overnight expedition. At Easter you will take part in a practice expedition, before completing the assessed expedition in May. To complete the Bronze Award, students need to have completed three areas: skills, volunteering and physical, alongside the assessed expedition. Students normally complete all components during Fourth Form. A parents’ and students’ information meeting will be held in September in the Great Hall. Cost: £295 to cover Award enrolment and both expeditions.Third Form
Climbing ClubDevelop 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 - Sixth Form
Third Form Outdoor Education
A programme designed to encourage sufficiency and appreciation of outdoor activities. Skills learnt: an introduction to Outdoor Education: First aid, navigation and map reading, rope work, kayaking, climbing, camp craft, leadership and Bronze DofE.Third Form

Community Services

Activity DescriptionAge
Agnes CourtAgnes Court is a home in Banbury for 24 adults with physical disabilities. You can be a regular visitor to Agnes Court to work with staff and other students to provide stimulating and engaging activities for some of the residents from across the age range. In doing so, you will learn about the joys and trials that disabled people face, and build relationships with them. You will hopefully be pushed a little out of your comfort zone and engage with another side of life. Being involved in this service will be a challenging and rewarding experience.Lower Sixth Form
Bloxham Parish CouncilHelping with the upkeep of the village and also with the gardens of elderly members of the parish.Lower Sixth Form
Bloxham Primary School Animal ClubLower Sixth Form
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 Form
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 Form
Bloxham Primary School DT ActivityDevelop your DT skills whilst also sharing your knowledge with younger students from the local primary school.Lower Sixth Form
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 Form
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 Form
Bloxham Primary School - The Word ClubHelp improve the reading and literacy of a group of primary school boys thorough word games, plays, reading, quizzes etc.Lower Sixth Form
FoodbankThis activity involves some collection of food for the foodbank. It mainly involves checking the food and sorting it by type and date at the warehouse. There is also an opportunity to pack specific orders for individual family groups.Lower Sixth Form
The Good LifeHelping with the upkeep of the schools’ cooperative garden.Lower Sixth Form
Green Pastures Nursing HomeGreen Pastures Nursing Home involves a trip to Banbury to support elderly residents and to help them engage in interesting activities ranging from the arts and crafts, to various board games, musical events and hands-on baking classes. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with a variety of elderly people from a very diverse range of backgrounds. Students thoroughly enjoy building a rapport with the residents, whilst making a real difference to someone’s day.Lower Sixth Form
Sports CoachingThose with a passion for Sport can develop their leadership and coaching skills by delivering coaching younger students. As part of the process, you will undertake a coaching qualification to develop your skills further.Sixth Form
Student MentoringUse your academic strengths whilst developing your leadership skills by offering support to younger students – either in a weekly lesson by arrangement with your teacher in a subject of your choice, or by attending a weekly Exham prep session to provide meaningful support. It is important that students are proactive, empathic, and excellent role-models.Sixth Form
Photography ServiceBuild a portfolio whilst spotlighting key events through the year across Sport, Music, Drama, Public Presentations, and more.Lower Sixth Form
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 Form
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 Form

Spirituality

Activity DescriptionAge
Christian UnionThird Form - Sixth Form
Games and Bible StudyFirst Form & Second Form
Games and Opportunities To Think About Faith
Exploring faith course with an opportunity to prepare for Confirmation.All

Clubs

Activity DescriptionAge
DT – Set Design and school projects (Michaelmas Term)Your chance to get involved with various projects that will benefit your community!Fifth Form - Upper Sixth Form
School NewspaperYour chance to be part of the Bloxham voice. 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 SocietyThrough a course of seven events during the year, you 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 Form (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
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 (Invite Only)
Book ClubStudents will be expected to devote their own time to reading 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.All
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
Padre’s Pedals Cycle workshopLearn the skills and knowledge needed to service, repair, and maintain a bicycle. You will become proficient in the use of the appropriate tools and we will cover all the different facets that make up the smooth running of a cycle, including wheels, brakes, gears, cables and chains. A great investment of your time for the future.Fourth Form & Fifth Form
Exham Gardening ClubGet involved in making the Exham borders and tubs look beautiful, while appealing to our friends, the insects. It will involve working outdoors and using your hands. No previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm.First Form & Second 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.Third Form, Fourth Form and Lower Sixth
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 to complete individual self-led projects.Fourth Form - Upper Sixth Form
DT – Project Work (Lent and Summer Term)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 Form
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 Form
Mindful Knitting (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 Form & Second Form
Board Games (Exham)Chess, Draughts, Scrabble, Go, Risk & other brain burning games.First Form - Upper Sixth 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
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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