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Extra-curricular

After school homework clubs - Mon - Thu

In order to alleviate what can sometimes become a stressful situation at home, The Corsham School provides the following homework clubs, all having access to computers and printers. Students do not need to sign up for these clubs

L21 – 3-4pm

Open to students who receive additional support within the school. Parents will receive a letter of invitation to this club. Staffed by Ms C Evans HLTA, Homework Club Supervisor.

CEvans@corsham.wilts.sch.uk

Any queries please email the appropriate member of staff concerned.

 

Term 2 Extra Curricular Programme to be published soon

Trips

 

Year 7 Brokerswood Residential

Year 7 Boulogne Day Trip

Year 9 STEM day

Year 9 Pencelli Residential 

Year 9 French Exchange

Year 9 WW1 Battlefields Ypres Residential

Year 9 World Challenge

Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh

Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh

Year 10 World Challenge

Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh

Year 11 World Challenge

 

Duke of Edinburgh

A Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for young people. It is recognition of a young person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development, renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities young people have who've achieved a DofE Award. Its balanced programme develops the whole person - mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working.

We are very proud of the continued success of our students within the programme, and more information about their many achievements will appear on this page shortly. Our DofE programme is co-ordinated by Mr Coombs, an experienced outdoor instructor, who can be contacted for more information by clicking here.

There are three progressive levels of DofE programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The Corsham School offers students in years 9 – 13 a DofE programme at all three award levels:

Bronze (Year 9 onwards)

Volunteering

Physical

Skills

Expedition

Three months

Three months

Three months

Plan, train for and undertake a two-day, one night expedition

All participants must undertake a further three months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

Silver (Year 10 onwards)

Volunteering

Physical

Skills

Expedition

Six months

One section for six months and the other section for three months

Plan, train for and undertake a three-day, two-night expedition

Direct entrants must undertake a further six months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

Gold (Year 11 onwards)

Volunteering

Physical

Skills

Expedition

Residential

Twelve months

One section for twelve months and the other section for six months

Plan, train for and undertake a four-day, three-night expedition

Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for five days and four nights.

Expeditions

Entrants will need to complete an expedition at each stage of the award:

Level

Duration

Minimum hours of planned activity each day

BRONZE

Two days and one night

At least six hours during the daytime (three of which must be spent travelling)

SILVER

Three days and two nights

At least seven hours during the daytime (three and a half of which must be spent travelling)

GOLD

Four days and three nights

At least eight hours during the daytime (four of which must be spent travelling)

 

World Challenge

Every year The Corsham School gives students the chance to take part in a World Challenge expedition. lasting between ten and thirty-two days. We visit various far flung corners of the globe, giving students the chance to immerse themselves in different cultures and learn about themselves in the vastly differing surroundings of South America, Africa and Asia. Previous World Challenge expeditions have seen our students visit the following countries:

  • 2010 - Peru
  • 2011 - Iceland
  • 2012 - Bolivia
  • 2013 - Morocco
  • 2014 - Vietnam and Cambodia
  • 2015 - Iceland
  • 2016 - India
  • 2017 - Iceland
  • 2018 - Borneo and Malaysia

Iceland 2017

This year we were able to trek the whole Laugavegur trail (54km) because of fine weather and not an unusual downfall of 5ft of snow as in 2015. However, had we arrived one day earlier we would have been in a deluge of rain that would have meant moving further down the trail by vehicle. The weather is always unpredictable in the mountains but we have to be prepared for all eventualities.

We enjoyed a wonderful time at the Blue Lagoon on the first day on the way from the airport. This was a perfect way to relax after the flight. The very next day we were transported by minibus to Landmannalaugar but had to stop along the way at a supermarket to do all of our food shopping. We got to grips we camping and cooking for ourselves very quickly. On the high plateau over the first day and a half we crossed a lot of snow in misty conditions but the subsequent four days we had wonderful hot weather. We walked 12-15km on each day and the team showed fantastic fitness levels. The vies of waterfalls, glaciers, snow-capped peaks, multi-coloured mountains and huge river valleys were spectacular.

We finished our trek at Thorsmork where we were able to relax in the hotspring and view the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that grounded all planes in 2010 because of it’s huge eruption. The team were also able to go whale watching and actually got to see minke whales.

PE Extra-Curricular Timetable 

 

3-4pm unless otherwise stated – suitable clothing required. All equipment available in school