Extra Curricular Activities
We feel strongly that extra curricular activities contribute to the development of the whole child. Upon appointment to the school all staff are expected to make some contribution to extra curricular activities enabling us to offer a wide range of activities.
Sporting activities include clubs in: soccer, dance, rugby, table tennis, netball, cricket, volleyball, cross country, basketball, aerobics, rounders, athletics, aerobics, hockey and gliding.
The school is represented in all local leagues with competitions against other schools and within school through society competitions. Highlights are the swimming competition in which the whole school is taken to Roefield swimming baths and the annual sports day. Of course, non-sporting extra curricular activities are just as important!
The school has a marquee at the Hodder Valley Show illustrating the many aspects of life at Bowland.
Each subject area has a help group at lunchtime e.g. mathematics, languages and science and ICT. The reading club takes place at morning break in the library and homework help is available every day.
There is also a well-attended games club for activities including chess and draughts and from January onwards each year approximately 25% of the school will be involved in the school production. The school has gained the reputation as the “Performing Arts” school of the Ribble Valley. The school choir is also a very popular and is a well-attended activity. Throughout the year the school produces many dramatic performances including musical evenings and dance spectaculars.
Our Residential Trips
Residential trips have great benefits for pupils and we feel strongly that education is not restricted to the classroom. It is of great advantage and stimulating to the pupils to make visits out of school to places of educational interest.
We offer a number of residential trips abroad for pupils in years 7 to 10.
There are visits to France and Germany and to Italy for skiing. All the trips are run by experienced team leaders with visits planned well in advance to aid parents. Pupils also have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to an outdoor activity centre in the Lake District and a Citizenship residential for year all Year 7 pupils.
Examples of places visited are:
Science Museum in London, Theatres in Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool and Preston, National Photographic Museum in Bradford, Malham, British Aerospace, Lowry Centre, Castle Cement
In the summer holidays the school also organises literacy and numeracy schools for new pupils.