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Extra-Curricular

We offer an extensive and wide ranging programme of extra-curricular activities in order to further enhance the educational experiences of our students, and develop their interests.  Many Departments offer extra-curricular activities for all ages and abilities, with lunchtime, after school and off-site opportunities that vary from year to year.

We offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to Years 9 and 10 and there are a growing number of enrichment opportunities and initiatives for students at Eggar’s to excel beyond the national curriculum. Click on the right hand links to find out more!

The Library is open until 16:30 Monday - Thursday and 16:00 on Fridays so that students can use computer facilities or read.  We provide a Homework Club in the Centre to enable students to continue their studies after school.

For weekly extra-curricular PE opportunities please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the relevant download document.  

Take a look at some of the subject specific activities we offer:

Physical Education 

A range of sports activities is available after school throughout each week.  The Physical Education department encourages students to participate for their enjoyment, helping them to develop an active life style, and to facilitate sporting excellence through inter-school, Area and County competitions. 

Every other year there is a ski trip for year 9 students, usually to the French Alps.

To see what the PE Department offers in the the way of extra-curicular activities as well as the seasons these activities take place in please click here.         

The Rock Challenge 

The challenge is for the students and their teachers to create a 5 to 8 minute dance-drama-based performance on a theme of their choice. Thousands of young people take part every year.
http://www.rockchallenge.co.uk

Music 

We are very proud of the extra-curricular music opportunities we offer pupils at Eggar’s. Below is a list of the opportunities we currently offer to further enhance the musical experiences of our students and provide additional challenge.

• United Voices:
A large mixed voice choir open to all who enjoy singing and can sing in tune!

• Voices in Harmony:
For male and female singers who wish to be challenged further with two, three and four part songs as well as unaccompanied songs.  Entrance is by audition/invitation.

The Rhythmatists:
Open to all - a great sense of rhythm is essential!

• Concert Band:
Open to all pupils who play a brass, woodwind, string or percussion instrument.  Audition is not required although an ability to read music is important

• Big Band:
For trumpet, trombone, saxophone, flute and drum kit players of the concert band who wish to be challenged further with both modern and standard big band repertoire. Guitar, bass guitar and piano players are also needed to complete the line-up!  Open to all by invitation.

• String Ensemble:
Open to all students who play a string instrument.

• Flute Ensemble:
Open to all flautists in all year groups.

We have regular concerts throughout the school year as well as a biennial Music Tour and School Musical.

Geography  

We aim to take most year groups out on fieldwork throughout the year.  We also make extensive use of the school and its grounds.  Our main residential fieldwork is carried out on the world renowned Jurassic coast – taking in the beautiful Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door as well as exploring  Weymouth and Lyme Regis.  We plan on adding a trip to Italy in the near future, exploring the tectonic and coastal features as well as historic points of interest. 

History  

History trips provide a wonderful opportunity to bring the subject to life! We have several excursions that we run across all years groups which change every year, but always annually includes a memorable tour of the battlefields of World War One, staying in Ypres, Belgium. 

Drama 

We strongly believe in the importance of seeing live theatre, it is an inspirational tool for performance work and also a great way to develop reflective and evaluating skills.  We enjoy regular theatre visits to Stratford and London as well as to more local venues such as Guildford and Woking.

A thriving Drama Club for Years 7 and 8 meets every Wednesday after school.

There are a number of performance opportunities throughout the year, ranging from showcases, scripted performances and the whole school musical.

Science 

Science Club runs for four weeks, six times a year focusing on a variety of subjects from the Minoan eruption to building cars fuelled by renewable energy. We also teach students all about sustainability in the natural environment at Eggar’s Farm – an onsite functioning eco-centre where we are able to grow our own food.

We have two trips to the University of Southampton – one aimed specifically at girls in science and the other is to the University Chemistry Festival.

The regional Big Bang Science Fair takes place every year in June. Students are invited to enjoy over 150 interactive, STEM-related workshops, shows and activities.