At The King’s School we believe everyone can find their niche and will be able to develop an interest or passion. In addition to the classroom lessons we provide a wide array of clubs and activities that students are encouraged to attend.
Unlike many schools we have maintained a lunch break of an hour’s duration in order to facilitate as many lunchtime clubs as possible. Every day there are wide array of sports and dance clubs which will vary depending on the time of year. These cater for a very wide range of interests and abilities. In addition there are a range of other clubs which will change on a termly basis. Some clubs we have run recently include:
- Musical Theatre Club
- School Band
- Miniappella Club
- Tabletop Club
- Computer Science Club
- Radio Club
- Languages Club
- Writing and Book Club
- Film Club
- STEM Club
- MAD Group
- Mindfulness and Meditation Club
- Raspberry Pie Club
- Lego Club
Every year in July we hold a Project Week which is often a real highlight of a student’s time at The King’s School. There are a wide range of projects that develop a variety of skills and abilities. These range from full week projects such as Ardeche, Paris, Barcelona, London, Theatre Week, Technology Week, Out and About, Haven Banks and Horse Riding. There are also a range of day projects such as adrenaline based activities, visits and school based activities.
Ten Tors and Duke of Edinburgh
The school has a very strong tradition in outdoor and adventurous activities. For many years the school has entered a number of teams in the Ten Tors Challenge. This involves a real commitment from the students over a number of preparatory walks before they take on the challenge of walking 35 miles, 45 miles or 55 miles over a weekend in May. Ten Tors is an amazing experience and involves approximately 4000 young people from the south-west and beyond. Students learn specific skills and abilities to do with survival in the outdoors such as navigation, campcraft and endurance alongside other transferable skills and abilities such as tenacity, resilience, teamwork, leadership and much more.
Duke of Edinburgh is another enrichment option which many of our students take on. It has a positive impact on young people’s lives, in terms of their personal development and employability, and on wider society, from charities gaining active and engaged volunteers to businesses hiring work-ready recruits.
There are four aspects that the students work on: