After school on Wednesdays is our dedicated Extra Curricular period when students can join in a variety of activities and clubs.
Our staff work hard to ensure that students have the opportunity to be involved in a range of musical, creative and enrichment activities, many of which support learning in the classroom.
In addition, students can take part in a range of additional sporting activities that take place on mornings and after school throughout the week.
Our Wednesday Extra Curricular programme starts at 3pm and typically lasts for 60-90 minutes. The programme for the Autumn/Winter 2015 term includes:
Aimed at students with a nose for news who want to share what’s happening in the academy with others, be it in sport, food, fashion, cultural events or daily life at St Aidan’s. We need editors, reporters, designers and photographers.
Where and when: 3pm-4pm, upstairs in Bede
For students in Years 10 and 11, this is a great opportunity to develop your public speaking and debating skills as the Humanities staff help you to hone and articulate your views on a range of controversial subjects.
Where and when: 3pm, in 252W
Budding entrepreneurs can formulate and grow their business ideas, ready to win over a ‘dragon’.
Where and when: 3pm-4pm, in 169 Wilfred
Learn how to design and build a bird box ready for spring, with Mr Dodd.
Where and when: 3pm-4pm, in 161 Cuthbert
Learn technical skills and practise your signature dish ready for creating your own showstopper at this food club with Mrs Callaghan.
Where and when: 3pm-4pm, in 244 Cuthbert
What’s the probability of something happening, why did it happen and is it normal? These are all answers to ask, and answer, at Statistics Club.
Where and when: 3pm, in the maths department
Practise and pick up new instrumental and musical skills with Mrs Kemp.
Where and when: 3pm-4pm, in the music room
Watch and review the latest films, with movie snacks included.
Where and when: 3pm-4.30pm
The name remains a mystery, but the brave and adventurous can find out at this science-based club where members get to choose and try out the kind of experiments you never get to do in class with Mr McCann.
Where and when: 3pm-4pm, in lab 150
KS3 Badminton – Tuesdays, 8am-8.30am, Mrs McMurray
KS4 Badminton – Wednesdays, 8am-8.30am, Mrs McMurray
Boys’ Football – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3pm-4pm training, 3pm-5.30pm matches, Mr Ptak
Girls’ Football – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3pm-4pm, Mrs McMurray
Trampolining Club – Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm, in the sports hall