Extra-Curricular - Excel

Overview

OPGS Excel is the collective name for the wide range of clubs and societies offered to students.

Learning and enjoyment go hand-in-hand and the range of clubs and societies on offer give students the chance to challenge themselves, broaden their skills and master new things outside of the classroom.

Students, please spend some time looking through the opportunities available to you and speak directly to the member of staff in charge to join. 

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Rowing Club - Yr7, Yr8, Yr9, Yr10 & Yr11

Content and Outcomes

Students will receive coaching to develop core skills and competitive experience in rowing.

When

Monday - 3:30pm to 4:40pm

Venue and Teacher

PE Department - Mr Keeling-Jones

Table Tennis Club - All Year Groups

Content and Outcomes

Students will have the opportunity to develop core skills and competitive experience in table tennis.

When

Monday - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Venue and Teacher

PE Department

Rugby Squad Senior Rugby Training - Yr11, Yr12 & Yr13 1 st XV

Content and Outcomes

Students will receive coaching to develop core skills and competitive experience in rugby. This will also provide an opportunity to train as a team in preparation for school fixtures.

When

Monday - 2:45pm to 4:30pm

Venue and Teacher

PE Department - Mr Housden (Speak to Mr Raye for more information)

Rugby Club - Yr7, Yr8 & Yr9

Content and Outcomes

Students will receive coaching to develop core skills.

When

Tuesday - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Venue and Teacher

PE Department - Mr Keeling-Jones and Mr Raye

Football & Rugby Senior Sports Fixtures - Yr11, Yr12 & Yr13

Content and Outcomes

Training & Fixtures, Home & Away

When

Wednesday

Venue and Teacher

Mr Devonald and Mr Smith (Football)

Mr Keeling-Jones (Rugby)

Fencing Club - All Year Groups Welcome (payment Required)

Content and Outcomes

Students will receive external coaching to develop core skills in fencing (payment required).

When

Wednesday - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Venue and Teacher

PE Department - Mr Keeling-Jones

GCSE PE Table Tennis Club - Yr9 & Yr10

Content and Outcomes

Students will have the opportunity to receive external coaching to develop core skills and competitive experience in table tennis (payment required).

When

Wednesday - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Venue and Teacher

PE Department - Mr Raye

Football Club - All Year Groups

Content and Outcomes

Students will receive coaching to develop core skills.

When

Thursday - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Venue and Teacher

PE Department - Mr Devonald and Mr Smith 

Fencing Club - All Year Groups (Payment Required)

Content and Outcomes

Students will receive external coaching to develop core skills in fencing (payment required).

When

Thursday - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Venue and Teacher

PE Department - Mr Keeling-Jones

Girls Netball Club - Yr12 & Yr13

Content and Outcomes

Students will receive coaching to develop core skills with an external coach.

When

Thursday - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Venue and Teacher

PE Department - Mr Smith

Interhouse Sports Competitions - Y7, Y8, Yr9

Content and Outcomes

Students will have the opportunity to compete in their Houses.

When

Friday - 1:10pm to 2:15pm

Venue and Teacher

PE Department - Mr Devonald

Rugby Club - Yr10

Content and Outcomes

Students will receive coaching to develop core skills with an external coach.

When

Friday - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Venue and Teacher

PE Department - Mr Keeling-Jones

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Debate Club - Yr7, Yr8 & Yr9

Content and Outcomes

Students will develop their oracy skills, and engagement with current affairs.

When

Tuesday Week 1 - 1:10pm to 1:50pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 26 - Miss Woollett and Miss Fryza

The Wednesday Y13 Debate - Yr13

Students in Y11 and 12 welcome if we have room – please email ahern@opgs.org to apply

Content and Outcomes

Students will debate ethical and legal current affairs. Opportunity to speak, chair or question the panel.

When

Wednesday Week1 – Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Week2 – STEM - PM Registration

Venue and Teacher

LRC - Ms Hern

Creative Writing - All YEar Groups

Content and Outcomes

Students will develop a love for writing and improved literacy.

When

Friday Week 2 - 1:10pm to 1:50pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 23 - Miss George, Mr Ward and Miss Hance

Reading Group - Yr7, Yr8 & Yr9

Content and Outcomes

Students will develop a love for reading and improved literacy.

When

Friday - 1:10pm to 1:50pm

Venue and Teacher

Library - Miss Davies

OPGS Create

Art Club - Yr7, Yr8 & Yr9

Content and Outcomes

Students will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. This could be improving or extending classwork, gaining support with homework, creating their own artwork based on personal interest, or undertaking a teacher led project or task.

When

Tuesday - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Venue and Teacher

Art Room - Mr Edwards

GCSE/A Level Art Club - Yr10, Yr11, Yr12 & Yr13

Content and Outcomes

Students will be given the opportunity to work on their past or current project work. They will be offered the chance to extend their skill base with new skills, refine past work, develop new ideas and receive focused support if needed.

When

Wednesday and Thursday - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Venue and Teacher

Art Room - Mr Edwards

Workshop Club - Yr11 & Yr13

Content and Outcomes

Students can work on their practical skills and get creative in our workshop. This will allow them to develop their practical knowledge. Students will gain experience and knowledge of the workshop machinery required to develop their practical skills.

When

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Venue and Teacher

DT Rooms - Mr Peacock

 

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Strategy Board Game Club - All Year Groups Welcome

Content and Outcomes

Various board games are available to learn the rules and compete/team up with each other. Games include Chess, Settlers of Catan, Risk, Boss Monster, Troll, and others. Students will develop their planning and strategizing skills whilst having fun socialising with pupils from other year groups that they may not otherwise mix with.

When

Tuesday - Lunchtime and 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 58 - Mr Hoskins

Modern Board and Card Game Club - All Year Groups Welcome

Content and Outcomes

Students can develop skills in planning, analysing, co – operative and team play and dexterity skills.

When

Wednesday - Lunchtime

Venue and Teacher

Room 42 - Mr Edwards

Warhammer Club - All Year Groups Welcome

Content and Outcomes

Students will take part in developing their painting and modelling skills whilst also learning the rules of the game. Own Warhammer models are not required but recommended.

When

Friday - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 42 - Mr Wathey

 

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MFL Film Club - Yr11, Yr12 & Yr13

Content and Outcomes

Students will be provided with French/ Spanish films they will be studying in A level as well as contemporary films screening from French/ Spanish cinemas. Students will improve their vocabulary and listening skills as well as their background knowledge of the culture in both linguistic areas (Francophone/ Hispanic).

When

Monday - 2:45pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 91 - Mrs Moreira

MFL Support Club - Yr7

Content and Outcomes

Students will be assisted by the French/Spanish prefect with developing MFL skills. Students will improve their grammatical knowledge and understanding.

When

Monday - 1:10pm to 1:30pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 92 - French

Room 91 - Spanish

MFL Support Club - Yr8

Content and Outcomes

Students will be assisted by the French/Spanish prefect with developing MFL skills. Students will improve their grammatical knowledge and understanding.

When

Tuesday - 1:10pm to 1:30pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 92 - French

Room 91 - Spanish

MFL Support Club - Yr9

Content and Outcomes

Students will be assisted by the French/Spanish prefect with developing MFL skills. Students will improve their grammatical knowledge and understanding.

When

Wednesday - 1:10pm to 1:30pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 92 - French

Room 91 - Spanish

MFL Support Club - Yr10

Content and OUtcomes

Students will be assisted by the French/Spanish prefect with developing MFL skills. Students will improve their grammatical knowledge and understanding.

When

Thursday - 1:10pm to 1:30pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 92 - French

Room 91 - Spanish

MFL Support Club - Yr11

Content and OUtcomes

Students will be assisted by the French/Spanish prefect with developing MFL skills. Students will improve their grammatical knowledge and understanding.

When

Friday - 1:10pm to 1:30pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 92 - French

Room 91 - Spanish

 

OPGS Inquire

Stretch & Challenge - Yr7 & Yr8

Content and Outcomes

Invited students will be provided with support on the topics they are learning with their class teacher.

When

Wednesday - 1:10pm to 1:50pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 81 - Mr Webster-Whiting

Maths Fun Club - Yr7 & Yr8

Content and Outcomes

Students will have the opportunity to use mathematical and logical skills in a fun context by playing maths-based games, attempting puzzles and challenges, working individually and in teams and being introduced to advanced mathematical topics.

When

Friday - 1:10pm to 1:50pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 81 - Mr Webster Whiting

Shrink Tank - Yr9, Yr10 & Yr11

Content and Outcomes

Led by our Psychology Prefects, students will be presented with topical issues within Psychology including What is personality, How do I learn? Why do people commit crimes? What is Anxiety and how does it affect us? Myth busting -debunking brain-based myths. Students will be introduced to Psychology in a fun informal way with the aim of promoting subject interest at GCSE & A Level.

When

Thursday - 1:10pm to 1:50pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 97 - Mr Sheehan

 

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The Green Club - All Year Groups Welcome

Content and Outcomes

Students will engage with environmental and sustainability projects around school and the community with practical opportunities in nature, improving wildlife habitat and helping to make OPGS and the local community more sustainable

When

Friday - Lunchtime

Venue and Teacher

Room 41 - Mrs Alltimes

Homework Stretch and Challenge - Yr7 & Yr8 & Yr9

Content and Outcomes

Students will be mentored by the Yr11 House Prefects to complete their homework and be supported using the library resources.

When

Friday - Lunchtime

Venue and Teacher

Library - Ms Ryan

Student Voice - Yr7, Yr8, Yr9, Yr10 & Yr11

Content and Outcomes

Form Captains from every form to represent student issues and discuss improvements to the school and take responsibility for change.

When

Wednesday (fortnightly) - Lunchtime

Venue and Teacher

Room 16 - Ms Ryan

SAGA (LGBTQ+ Group) - Yr12 & Yr13

Content and Outcomes

Students will discuss LGBT issues, offer support, plan, and lead whole school events, campaigns, assemblies etc. to raise awareness, help address issues & provide support.

When

Monday - Lunchtime

Venue and Teacher

Room 16 - Ms Ryan

Debates - Yr7, Yr8 & Yr9

Content and OUtcomes

Subject prefects will engage with lower school by presenting on an awareness topic and debating the key issues and taking questions.

When

Tuesday - Lunchtime

Venue and Teacher

Library - Ms Ryan

 

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Multi-Faith Room - All Year Groups Welcome

Content and Outcomes

A safe and secure place for anyone to practice their faith or go to for quiet reflection

When

Every day - Lunchtime

Venue and Teacher

Room 98 - Ms Ryan

OPGS Me

Please email Ms Worrall to register your interest in attending these sessions: hworrall@opgs.org

Mindfulness (limited to 15 students) - Yr10 & Yr11

Content and OUtcomes

Students will have the opportunity to explore a range of tools to help them cope with anxiety and stress.

When

Monday - Lunchtime at 1:30pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 62 - Ms Worrall

Mindfulness (limited to 15 students) - Yr7, Yr8 & Yr9

Content and Outcomes

Students will have the opportunity to explore strategies surrounding the pressures of GCSEs.

When

Wednesday - Lunchtime at 1:30pm

Venue and Teacher

Room 62 - Mrs Allen

 

OPGS Perform

Drama Club - Yr7

Content and OUtcomes

Students will develop creative improvisation and devising skills. Students will perform their piece of theatre to their peers at the end of each term (Autumn & Spring terms).

When

Tuesday - 1:10pm to 1:50pm

Venue and Teacher

Drama Studio - Mr Baker

Drama Club - Yr8

Content and Outcomes

Students will develop performing from script skills Students will perform their piece of theatre to their peers at the end of each term (Autumn & Spring terms).

When

Thursday - 1:10pm to 1:50pm

Venue and Teacher

Drama Studio - Mr Baker

Arts Award Bronze (Level 1 National Qualification) - Yr9 and Yr10

Content and OUtcomes

Students will perform for parents; research and present about an inspirational theatre practitioner; analyse and evaluate theatre performance and create and deliver a skills workshop for younger students.

When

Friday - 1:10pm to 1:50pm

Venue and Teacher

Drama Studio - Mr Baker

Keyboard Club - Yr7, Yr8 & Yr9

Content and Outcomes

Students will have the opportunity to learn and develop keyboard playing skills.

When

Monday - 1:15pm to 1:45pm

Venue and Teacher

Music Room - Miss Bates

Junior Band - Yr7, Yr8 & Yr9

Content and Outcomes

Students will play their own instrument within the band. Members of the band will perform at our school concerts.

When

Tuesday - 1:15pm to 1:45pm

Venue and Teacher

Music Room - Miss Bates

Guitar Club - All Year Groups Welcome

Content and Outcomes

Students will have the opportunity to learn and develop keyboard playing skills.

When

Wednesday - 1:15pm to 1:45pm

Venue and Teacher

Music Room - Miss Bates

Singing Club - All Year Groups Welcome

Content and Outcomes

Students will have the opportunity to develop their vocal singing skills.

When

Thursday - 1:15pm to 1:45pm

Venue and Outcomes

Music Room - Miss Bates

Senior Band - Yr10, Yr11, Yr12 & Yr13

Content and Outcomes

Band members will develop and practice their skills. Members of the band will perform at our school concerts.

When

Friday - 1:15pm to 1:45pm

Venue and Teacher

Music Room - Miss Bates