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Clubs and activities

Extra-curricular activities

We aim to provide a wealth of opportunities to our students so that they can not only grow academically, but also as an individual and holistically. We can’t wait for you to get involved and look forward to seeing you there!

To find out more about the clubs and activities, just click on the club names below.

 

Sport and PE clubs

Archery

Tuesday (A Week only) | Lunchtime | Gym

Indoor archery club for students in all years.

Run by: Miss Watts

Badminton Club

Tuesday | After school | Sports Hall

An opportunity for students in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11, to play badminton matches and develop their badminton.

Run by: Mr Randall

Year 10-11 Basketball

Thursday | Lunchtime| Sports Hall

A training session for Year 10-11 basketballers interested in playing basketball.

Run by: Mr Randall

Year 9-11 Bouldering Club

Thursday | After school | Red Goat

Indoor bouldering and climbing challenge at Red Goat that develops confidence, teamwork and fitness in a safe and attractive venue. Students must be aged 14+.

Run by: Mr Randall

Year 7 Dodgeball

Wednesday | Lunchtime | Gym

A fun session for Year 7 students who would like to play dodgeball.

Run by: Mr Boothman

Year 8 Dodgeball

Thursday | Lunchtime | Gym

A fun session for Year 8 students who would like to play dodgeball.

Run by: Mr Boothman

Year 7 Football

Friday | After school | AGP

A training session for Year 7 boys interested in playing football.

Run by: Mr Randall

Year 10 Football

Thursday | After school | AGP

A training session for Year 10 boys interested in playing football.

Run by: Mr Boothman

Girls football

Monday & Tuesday | After school | AGP (Keep an eye on the bulletin each week to check this is still happening).

A training session for girls in all year groups interested in playing football.

Run by Miss Lansdall 

Year 7 Netball

Wednesday | Lunchtime | Sports Hall

Developing netball game play for Year 7 students.

Run by: Miss Lansdall

Year 8 Netball

Tuesday | Lunchtime | Sports Hall

Developing netball game play for Year 8 students.

Run by: Miss Lansdall

Year 9 Netball

Friday | Lunchtime | Sports Hall

Developing netball game play for Year 9 students.

Run by: Miss Watts

Year 10/11 Netball

Monday | Lunchtime | Sports Hall

Developing netball game play for Year 10/11 students.

Run by: Miss Watts

Netball Skills

Thursday | After school | Sports Hall

Developing netball skills with a focus each week on a different skill. For students in Years 10 and 11.

Run by: Miss Watts

Year 11 Sports Studies Badminton session

Friday  |  After school  |  Sports Hall 

Run by: Miss Lansdall 

Table Tennis Club

Thursday | Lunchtime | Sports Hall

An opportunity for Year 11 students to have fun and improve their table tennis skills.

Run by: Mr Randall

Music and performance clubs

Brass Ensemble

Wednesday | Lunchtime | Music Studio

Brass instrumentalists get together to play music.

Run by: Mr McGregor

Concert Band

Tuesday | After school | M2

Concert Band for wind and string instruments. Junior band (supported by senior mentors) takes place from 3:15-3:45pm then senior band (Grade 4+) takes place from 3:45-4:30pm.

Run by: Miss Gillespie

Junior Choir

Wednesday | Lunchtime | Music Studio

 Open to anybody who loves to sing, this choir studies and performs a range of music from musical theatre to pop music. Come and join us to work on improving your vocal and ensemble skills. No audition necessary! 

Run by: Jess Dawson (Year 10 GCSE student)

Karaoke Club

Friday (B Week only) | Lunch Time | Music Studio

Aspiring singers gather to sing their favourite karaoke hits!

Run by: Mr Baybutt

School of Rock

Thursday | After school | M2

School of Rock is designed for KS3 students (Year 7, 8 & 9) to try out a band instrument and learn to play basic parts which will lead to performing songs as part of a band. Students do not need previous experience and instruments are provided at the club. Instrument options include guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, keyboard, drums and voice.

Run by: Miss Gillespie

School Production

Each year, the Music and Drama teams produce a school production showcasing the talents of students in Years 8-11. Auditions take place in July and rehearsals run from September – December.

Run by: Mrs Sladen and Miss Gillespie

String Group

Tuesday | Lunchtime | Music Studio

Bringing together string musicians to play chamber music.

Run by: Mr Vinten

Other fun clubs

Book Club

Wednesday | After school | Library

For students in Years 7, 8 and 9 to have discussions about the books they are reading.

Run by: students (supervised by Miss Brooks).

Bullet Journal Club

Monday | Lunchtime | Art D6

A bullet journal is a creative method for personal organisation. Some people create bullet journals to structure their days, weeks and months whilst others use them more holistically to track their thoughts, feelings and favourite things. Bullet journals are completely unique to you! In this club, Year 8 and 9 students work on their own bullet journal each week, taking inspiration from many sources and using a range of exciting resources.

Run by: Miss Braid

Chess Club

Every day | After school | Library

An opportunity for students of all ages to challenge each other at chess!

Run by: students (supervised by Miss Brooks).

Consoles and Card Games

Every day | After school | Library

Students in all years get together to play a range of games.

Run by: students (supervised by Miss Brooks).

Culture Club

Thursday | Lunchtime (1.30-2.00pm) | A11

This is an opportunity for students to explore different cultures and deliver presentations to others.  

Run by: Miss Richards

Debate Club

Tuesday | After school | A3

Pupils meet to debate current affairs and other issues. They research, write and deliver speeches, developing the mastery of the art of rhetoric, and take part in formal debates including opening speeches, rebuttals, open debate and closing speeches.

Run by: Ms Lingard and Mr Longworth

Dungeons and Dragons

Thursday | After school | Library

An opportunity to play DnD with other students.

Run by: Mr Vinten

Dungeons and Dragons (Year 7)

Tuesday | After schools | Library

An opportunity to play DnD with other Year 7 students.

Run by: students (supervised by Miss Brooks).

Dungeons and Dragons (Year 8)

Tuesday and Thursday | After school | Library

An opportunity to play DnD with other Year 8 students.

Run by: students (supervised by Miss Brooks).

Dungeons and Dragons (Year 9)

Friday | After schools | Library

An opportunity to play DnD with other Year 9 students.

Run by: students (supervised by Miss Brooks).

Homework Club

Tuesday | After school | LSC1

An opportunity for SEN students to access help with homework.

Run by: Mr Vinten and Mr Halliday-Smith

LGBT+ Club

Friday | Lunchtime | A6

Safe space for all pupils to discuss topics related to the LGBT+ community.

Run by: Mr Newman and Mr Vinten

Millthorpe Library News

Every day | Lunchtime | Library

A chance for any budding journalists or writers to get together and create a weekly school newspaper.

Run by: students (supervised by Miss Brooks).

Warhammer

Monday | After school | Library

An opportunity to play Warhammer with other students.

Run by: students (supervised by Miss Brooks).

Writing Club

Thursday | Lunchtime | B15

A creative writing club for all budding authors! Students gather together to read out a small piece of creative writing they have done since the last meeting, based on a prompt they all agreed on at the last meeting.

Run by: Mr Hughes and Mr Brothers

Young Carers Drop-in

Thursday | Lunchtime | B16

Monthly drop-in for young carers – dates are published on the board opposite the B Block toilets and in the student bulletin at the start of the week.

Run by: York Carers Centre and Mrs Cole

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