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Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise is a nationally recognised scheme that provides an opportunity for pupils to gain some practical experience of business, to work collaboratively with others and enjoy the challenges and rewards of wealth creation. Reliability, a good sense of humour and an ability to work under pressure are the hallmarks of a successful Young Enterprise participant. The scheme runs in Study 1 from September to April, and Regional and National Events can be entered. Young Enterprise is an excellent way of boosting your Curriculum Vitae and/or UCAS personal statement.

Youth First Aid Course

This is an excellent qualification to have on a C.V. and girls will be awarded a St. John’s Ambulance Young First Aiders’ Certificate valid for 3 years.

Sports Leader Award (Study only)

The Sports Leaders’ Award is a course offered to Study (sixth form) pupils. They have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by planning and leading a sports activity. They develop skills in organisation and communication as well as gaining confidence in leadership tasks. The course is based on practical assessment and a record of achievement log that is assessed by internal and external moderators. Pupils are given the chance to work with the younger years in the school during lunchtime practices and core PE lessons. It is a hugely popular course which is valuable not just for pupils’ CVs but also gives them tools for working and leading teams in the future.

Other Activities

  • Art Club – This is for junior students who will learn various aspects of fine art – discover new creative talents each week!
  • Astronomy Club – Learn about our galaxy and look at the stars through our telescope! Open to all
  • Badminton – A chance for girls to have fun learning a new sport or improving on their existing skills
  • Band
  • Basketball – Honing your skills for basketball. A friendly and fun workout open to all
  • Choir
  • Chess Club – Open to all. An excellent game to learn from scratch or indeed, improve on your strategies
  • Cookery – For junior girls to learn rudimentary cooking skills
  • Dance – The Dance activity is run by one of Wychwood Sixth with a particular interest in jazz-based dance. The classes help to extend pupils’ experiences in contemporary dance as well as give confidence for performances that are given at the end of term
  • Domestic Goddess
  • Drama Club – An opportunity for budding thespians to hone their talents and the principal  rehearsal slot for Shakespeare for Schools (Michaelmas term), the Senior play (Hilary term) and the Junior play (Trinity term)
  • Equal Rights Club
  • Handwriting Club
  • Harry Potter Club
  • Hockey Training
  • Inklings Club – Our creative writing club! You can bring you own stories, poems, prose or anything you would like to share! We will brainstorm ideas and give productive feedback on each other’s work. You can also share pieces from your favourite authors
  • LAMDA – The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom, and is a centre of excellence in performance training. Students will work at developing the necessary acting skills for Grades 1 – 8 in a group environment, although the examination can be taken with a partner or individually
  • The Elm Magazine – girls are encouraged to write articles for the annual school magazine
  • The Lee Club – girls from the Honours list meet fortnightly to discuss topics that extend their curriculum and interests
  • Maths Club
  • Model United Nations – Superb for developing self-confidence and the ability to think on your feet! MUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate delegates about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. At secondary level, schools organise weekend MUN conferences and invite delegations from other schools, although participation can continue into university. There is often a social event on Saturday evening to which all delegates are invited. MUNs are run using basic parliamentary procedure. This allows all delegates to be active participants. Common activities in MUN involve giving speeches to the committee and writing resolutions concerning a given topic
  • Music Theory
  • Netball Club
  • Open Mic
  • Photography Club
  • Shakespeares Schools Festival – The largest Schools Festival in the UK is aimed at making Shakespeare accessible and fun for young people. During our rehearsals, we work on an abridged version of a Shakespeare play, breaking down the language and finding the fun in the plot, characters and delivery
  • Sports Hall Games
  • String Group
  • Tae-Kwon Do
  • Tennis Coaching (Trinity term only)
  • Young Enterprise

In addition to these activities which take place during Prep time, there are fixtures most Tuesdays and Wednesdays and other activities are held during the lunch time break such as Choir, Sports practices, and Music Theory.