What are extra-curricular activities?
These are defined as any learning activity outside normal lesson time; participation is voluntary. The extra-curricular programme aims to motivate students, raise self-esteem and establish new friendships. Clubs, trips and activities at Coombe give students the opportunity to extend their learning and raise achievement. All students are welcome to take part regardless of their ability, age or needs.
Aims of the Programme
- To create opportunities for personal enrichment.
- To motivate individual students according to their needs and interests.
- To allow participants the chance to learn and develop new skills and perhaps discover a new talent.
- To instil students with a positive attitude toward themselves, school and learning outside the normal curriculum.
Staff and 6th Form students run a variety of clubs to cater for all students which take place at lunchtimes and after school. Most extra-curricular activities run throughout the academic year whilst others may only be offered for a term (for example winter sports are offered during the Autumn and Spring term only).
An example of a typical extra-curricular programme is printed overleaf. The extra-curricular programme will be finalised at the beginning of each term. The programmes are circulated to students via the Coombe Newsletter and can be accessed online through the Coombe website. Extra-curricular programmes are also displayed on the boards in tutor rooms and on displays around the school.
Extra-Curricular Reward Scheme
Each time a student attends any extra-curricular club or activity at Coombe their teacher will reward them with an extra-curricular stamp. Students place the extra-curricular stamp in their school dairy on the ‘merits page’. At the end of each term students who have collected the highest number of extra-curricular stamps will be awarded with a certificate and prize.
Most of the extra-curricular clubs offered at Coombe are free of charge but some may incur a small fee For example, there may be a charge to accommodate an outside Dance Teacher coming into school to teach ‘Street Dance’ lessons.