Extra-curricular clubs and activities

Extra-Curricular activities are an important part of school life and provide an

enriching experience for many students. At CCHSG, we actively encourage

all students to take part in a range of additional activities which are on offer.


These activities serve a variety of purposes:

• To extend the curriculum beyond that offered in timetabled sessions

• To allow scope for practice for school teams, for rehearsals and performances

• To allow students of different ages and abilities to interact

• To allow interaction between staff and students


Most activities take place at lunchtime and after school, with occasional

weekend experiences, day visits or workshops. Many subjects offer activities

ranging from Music, Sport and Drama to Science and Geography.

The Physical Education Department offers a wide range of activities, often on

a ‘seasonal’ basis. Some of the sports on offer will have a team practice such

as netball, football, rounders and tennis, but all clubs are open to all students

who wish to participate for fun or exercise. Our school teams compete at

Local, District, Regional and National Levels. We have been very successful in

recent years with our Netball teams winning many District titles. In athletics

we have been District Champions for 19 out of the last 20 years. In swimming

we have been District Champions for the last 10 years – the length of time

the event has been running. In the Upper School our students can take part

in the Sports Leaders Award, which is a nationally recognised qualification

which allows the development of leadership skills. Students may also be

involved in organising sporting events for local primary schools.


Many departments also organise a range of Extended Learning Activities

such as inviting Guest Speakers into lessons, day trips and workshops in

conjunction with the wider community and other schools.


The list that follows identifies some of the activities that are on offer and

which we hope students will take advantage of.


Extra-Curricular Activities

Art and Design

Lunchtime workshops

Variety of Art-based competitions (for example designing the Induction

Day cover)


Drama Showcases

Production Club

KS3 Drama Club

Modern Foreign Languages

Day Trip to France


Language Exchanges


Junior Choir

Wind Band

School Orchestra I (Grade 5 and above)

School Orchestra II (Up to Grade 5)

String Ensemble / String Quartets

Flute Choir

Guitar Ensemble

Recorder group

Folk Band

Chamber Choir (audition) Yr 10-13

Senior Choir

Ukele Band


Gardening Club

Variety of Science based competitions















Running club

Table Tennis






Gymnastics and Dance - Performance / Show

Opportunities for School Teams in a range of activities

Inter-tutor competitions across full range of activities

Gifted and Talented Workshops

Other activities

Masterclasses led by Year 12/13 students

Clubs: History, Games, Chess, Book and RE

Student Voice

Theatre trips

PSHE workshops, off timetable activities and out of

school events

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Bronze, Silver and

Gold levels

Young Enterprise

Lunchtime Lecture Programme

Book group

A variety of English Extension Activities

History and Politics society

Seeing Green group

Debating and public speaking

European Youth Parliament

Regional Maths Challenge competition

Leadership opportunities


Literacy Leaders, Language Leaders and Library Leaders