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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 school is open until 15:45 Monday - Thursday and 15:30 on Fridays so that students can use computer facilities or read.  We provide a Homework Club after school to enable students to continue their studies.

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

Physical Education 

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.

Trips include:

  • 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 

Dance Showcase

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

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.

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 are also excited to be going to Italy this year, visiting Rome, Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast.

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. 

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 back stage 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. 

Science 

New for Autumn 2019, 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.