Clubs and Activities
Resistant Materials (RM) Clubs
These will take place on Friday lunchtimes (13:25 - 14.10) during the year, changing each term.
Terms 1 and 2
Key Stage 3 homework support (years 7, 8 and 9)
STEM structures club (years 7 and 8)
Advanced woodwork club (years 8, 9, 10 and 11)
Metalwork club (year 9)
Free designing and making club (years 10, 12 and 13)
These RM clubs will be held in the Tec 4 workshop and are run by Miss Thunström.
We compete successfully in local and regional National Schools Equestrian Competitions and other non- affiliated schools events. We are hoping to compete this year at the national Hicksted Schools Competition. We have regular practices at a local Event Yard with a high qualified and experienced trainer. Students do not have to have had competition experience previously rather it can be a great route into competing in a supportive and unpressured set up. Not all students own their own horses. We currently have 25 students registered to compete ranging from years 7 to 12.
Drama Club - year 7
The year 7 Drama Club is run by sixth form drama students and takes place in the Drama Studio every Friday lunchtime.
Flexi Lunch Club
The flexi lunch club runs every break and lunch and offers a semi structured social environment where students can have lunch and talk or get support with homework or do different activities each day such as lego, board games, computer games. There is always a TA to support students.
The library runs year 7 games club on Wednesday lunchtimes, and chess club for terms 1-4 on Tuesday lunchtimes.
Revive and Ablaze
These are Uplands Senior and Junior Christian Groups. They meet on Friday lunchtimes, and up to 40 students and staff attend weekly. They are groups of students who share anything from a common personal commitment to the Christian faith, to just an interest in or curiosity about it. All points of view are welcomed and respected, and the groups are totally inclusive and very informal and relaxed.
The groups are supervised by RE staff, and organised by four Youth Workers from four different churches. They work in a way that complements the RE curriculum, and fulfil the legal requirement for schools to provide opportunities for pupils for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
An equally important aim is simply to have a good time. School and modern life are stressful and pressurised. Sometimes life for young people can be tough. Revive and Ablaze provide a space in which students can chill out and enjoy friendship in a calm, relaxed environment, at the end of a busy week - and this is something students have specifically asked for. It is a chance for people to talk through issues that are on their minds.
ABLAZE for years 7-9
Half an hour or so of chat, games, music, biscuits or cake, and then 10-15 minutes of discussion on spiritual/faith topics, usually those requested by students.
REVIVE for years 10-13
Relaxation, music, food and chat, followed by discussion and debate on the most profound questions of existence. All views are respected and can be challenged by others, and students can develop their own values, ideas and beliefs independently.
We are currently setting up a steering committee of sixth form students.
Spelling club - year 7
Spelling club is for those with spelling ages below 9 years and takes place during Tuesday and Thursday tutor times.
Full details of the the current sports clubs can be found at Sport: Clubs & Fixtures.
Typing club takes place during Monday and Wednesday tutor time; Monday for Key Stage 3 and Wednesday for Key Stage 4.