When considering our curriculum, it is vital to consider how we can extend the students’ experiences beyond the taught curriculum in the classroom. These include extra-curricular activities, which take many forms at Settle College. For example, we offer clubs in sport, music, drama, Duke of Edinburgh, eco-club, crafts, MFL films and chess club to name but some.
With the current health and safety restrictions that are in place, including year group bubbles and staggered lunch breaks, we are not currently able to offer our traditional extra-curricular timetable. To work around this, staff are being creative with their extra-curricular offer. For example, the Arts faculty has still been running the ‘Arts Award’ programme, with students completing the relevant aspects of the award remotely.
These are the current after school sports clubs:
Boys will be able to take part in inter-house football tournaments, and girls will be able to take part in inter-house rounders tournaments.
The Arts Faculty are now running the following extra-curricular sessions:
Year 8 Arts Award – Wednesday 12.20-12.50 in T5.
Year 8 clarinet lessons – Wednesday 15.25-15.50 in T5.
Year 9 Arts Award – Monday 12.20-12.50 in B1.
Year 10 & 11 Arts Award – Friday 12.50-13.30 in C12.
As restrictions are lifted, we will also offer our students different educational visits, both to different parts of the UK to contrast with our very rural setting, but also to several different countries in order to expose our students to different ways of life and to widen their horizons.
All year 12 and 13s enrol on one personal and one community activity in our enrichment programme. Students choose from a variety of options such as reading buddies, sports coaching, film club, community volunteering, subject ambassadors, peer mentors and the eco club. Students commit one hour of their time to these activities per week. This wide range of activities are on offer to all students and allow them to pursue the activities of their choice, in order to enrich the curriculum in their lessons.