All our amazing extra-curricular activities come under the unique Eggar’s Experience umbrella.
The Eggar's Experience is a ten-point challenge designed to give our students the opportunity to show and develop their abilities, talents and skills, complementing their academic work. From voluntary work to public speaking, it gives them the chance to record the significant moments in their lives, both inside and outside school. We believe it is an excellent opportunity for all students to broaden their experiences, learn new and important skills and grow as a person.
For each of the ten challenges they achieve during their five years at Eggar’s, students will achieve Gold, Silver or Bronze EE Accreditation which they can take with them to interviews and college.
There are 3 variations of Eggar’s Experience:
EE Weekly: Happens every week for all ages and abilities with sport, drama, gardening and music clubs.
EE Monthly: Takes place once a month with members of staff leading an amazing range of clubs from Pet Therapy to Sailing; from Bridge to the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
EE Extra: These are one off guest speakers or offsite opportunities, a growing number of Enrichment Opportunities and initiatives for students to excel beyond the national curriculum. Click on the right-hand links to find out more!
Take a look at some subject specific activities we offer:
The PE Department are very proud of our extra-curricular offer. We strive to give students opportunities to participate for their enjoyment, help them to develop an active lifestyle, and to facilitate sporting excellence through inter-school, district, county and national competitions.
Alongside our regular competitions we also offer a range of trips developing both practical and theory ambitions, knowledge, curiosity and motivation.
- A biennial ski trip for year 8, 9 and 10 students, usually to the Alps.
- Trips to Universities with highly regarded sports departments.
- Professional dance performances
- Watching club or national teams play
- Olympic legacy event between local schools
To see what the PE Department offers in the way of extra-curricular sport as well as the seasons these activities take place in please click here. All information on school sports fixtures that we have for the coming academic year 2020-2021 can be found on our dedicated live sports calendar on the school website – www.sport.eggars.net
Every year our students have the opportunity to showcase their dance performance skills in front of a large paying audience from across the county. Rock Challenge is always a very memorable experience for those that have been involved. Thousands of young people across the country take part every year. This link explains what it is all about: http://www.rockchallenge.co.uk
There is likely to be disruption to our extra-curricular sport programme due to the national Covid 19 pandemic. The department will strive to give pupils the best possible opportunities within school this year and will participate in local, county and national school competitions as and when they are up and running and it is safe to do so.
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.
We have regular concerts throughout the school year as well as a biennial Music Tour and School Musical.
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 are also excited to be going to Italy this year, visiting Rome, Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast.
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.
There are a number of performance opportunities throughout the year, ranging from showcases, scripted performances and the whole school musical. We will be working towards a performance of 'Schools will Rock You!' later in the year, and there will be many opportunities for students to get involved with backstage and supporting roles.
We will be running a year 7 and 8 Drama Club soon too, so look out for further information.
There will be support sessions or additional rehearsal opportunities for year 10 and 11 on Thursdays after school.
New for Autumn 2021, we will be running a STEM club and we will give students the opportunity to enter for the Crest Awards. For more information go to: https://www.crestawards.org/
Further curricular opportunities will be available and this section will be updated in due course.
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