August 23, 2011 in by w designers
- Where am I?
- Extra Curricular
Whickham School and Sports College is alive with activities that offer students the opportunity to broaden their interests and experience. The Sportsmark and Artsmark Gold awards are a tribute to this excellent provision. Physical education and sport are understandably highly prominent with an enormous range of interests catered for. Teams exist for male and female students in many sports but opportunities are available also for those students who are more interested in individual and non-competitive activities. The pursuit of excellence and widening the levels of participation are the major goals.
Music, dance and drama are strengths in the school. In addition to the many small events during the year including local music festivals, the school produces an annual musical which plays to packed houses for a full week. This year’s production is Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Annually there is a band concert and an evening of dance. In addition the band and dance groups perform at various prestige events around the region. Educational visits and exchanges are organised for students of all ages. They range from skiing to water sports, from day-trips to art galleries to the art / history trip to Paris. The school also arranges trips to Germany as well as a French Homestay visit. Annual celebrations such as the School and Community Carol Service and the Prize- Giving Ceremony also add to the richness of life at Whickham School.