The college has an extensive extra-curricular programme on offer:
Fridays 1.15pm - 1.45pm: KS3 Art, Craft and Design club
Art Club is open to all KS3 students, years 7 - 9.
Students engage in a range of different art and craft activities including paper weaving, pebble painting, digital work, textiles...and many more!
Tuesdays 1.15pm - 1.45pm in Art 2: Climate Committee
Climate Committee is open to all students. Passes collected from Mrs Laithwaite or Miss Baty.
At Wright Robinson’s Climate Committee we discuss all things environmental and help make changes to college life that help reduce our whole college Carbon Footprint.
This year, we are focusing on:
- managing the college’s waste
- reducing litter in the local area
- making the school grounds a greener and cleaner space
So far the Climate Committee have organised whole school litter picks, participated in bulb planting in the local community and have created posters and signs for display around the college to help educate staff and students about these issues.
The students at this club are full of passion and have great ideas that help us work towards making our school greener and help with our aims of achieving our Eco-Schools Green Flag award.
Mondays 1.45pm - 2.15pm in EN1 (Miss Mitchell)
Available to all KS3 students Years 7-9.
Creative thinking, discussion and voicing your opinion form the basis of Wright Robinson College’s Debate Club. From debating about current topics, to discussions on tricky concepts and ideas, debate club offers students the chance to improve their oracy skills and become confident speakers. Emotional control, quick thinking and articulation of your points are skills that we build on in each session as we try out all the different styles of Debate. Come along and meet our debaters and try something new with new friends!’
Creative Writing Club
Wednesdays 1.45pm - 2.15pm (Miss Burns)
Students can practise and develop their creative writing in a safe, positive environment. Students are encouraged to enter national competitions to have their work recognised and, hopefully, published!
Thursday lunchtimes (Miss McNiffe)
Available to Years 9 and 10.
A book club for students in Years 9 and 10 that is guided by the reading habits and interests of students.
Digital Creativity Club
The idea behind the SEN club is to provide the opportunity for certain SEN pupils to have an environment where they can develop and utilise their creative potential in ICT, as well as enhance their skillset, which may not otherwise be possible in other classroom\club environments. A reason as to why this may not be possible in other lunch clubs or the LRC may be because they are uncomfortable working amongst large groups of pupils, have limited social ability, or are unable to access the support and guidance needed. The club will not follow a strict lesson plan, but will allow pupils the flexibility to decide on the content, and on how much they want to produce.
The club will focus on digital creative aspects including Anime, Graphic Design, Programming, and Web Design. Students are provided with all the resources required for each of the available topics and will work through them at their own pace. The idea is that this will not only enhance the skillset of the pupils, but provide them with extra confidence and an environment that will allow them to thrive.
Web Design club
Wednesday 1:15pm-1:45pm in ICT 5 (Hosted by ICT leaders)
This club will give relevant web design skills to KS3 students, which has the aim of teaching them how to build a website from scratch, using Adobe Dreamweaver. The club will begin with: learning how to set up a table in Dreamweaver, inserting images, inserting text and linking pages together. This club will be relevant and useful as it links with the Scheme of Work (SoW) for 7.5 Digital Showcase & 8.4 Digital Showcase
Friday 1:45pm – 2:15pm in ICT 2 (Hosted by ICT Leaders)
This club will give relevant graphic skills to KS3 students, which has the aim of teaching them how to create and manipulate images in Fireworks and Photoshop. The club will begin with: basic image creating skills, e.g. creating their own images from scratch using vector tools, and then moving on to editing images and learning how to manipulate images, using Photoshop manipulation techniques. This club will be relevant and useful as it links with the Scheme of Work for 7.2 Digital Creative Project, 8.2 Digital Creative Project & 8.3 YouTube Project.
Both of these clubs co-inside with the KS3 SoW, which gives additional learning to enhance students’ Web Design and Graphics skills. These clubs have been picked specifically because they are core components within KS3 and even KS4 ICT, and the skills are vastly required across all stages of ICT. The software used within the clubs: Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver.
Spanish and French Film Clubs
Each half term a French and Spanish film will be shown. The showing is open to any student that studies a language in any year group. The dates and locations will be announced and advertised in advance. Popcorn will be provided!
Year 10 and Year 11 students are invited to come and get points on 'Language Nut' to practise their French and Spanish on Mondays, first half of lunch in 1L7.
Advanced Maths Club
Fridays 1.45pm - 2.10pm in 2R9
Advanced Maths Club provides students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of topics they learn in lessons. We explore famous mathematical problems, some new and some hundreds of years old, and we visualise solutions using manipulatives such as Cuisenaire rods.
The club is a fantastic starting point for students who wish to excel in the UK Mathematics Trust challenges. We frequently use past competition resources and we prepare students for how to best answer competition-style questions.
- Yellow sessions: All students can attend.
- Blue sessions: Teams and team training
- Green sessions: For GCSE and BTEC students
- Orange sessions: For staff
- Morning Clubs run from 7.30am - 8.15am
- Lunch Clubs first half run from 1.15pm - 1.45pm
- Lunch Clubs second half run from 1.45pm - 2.15pm
- After College Clubs run from 3.30pm - 4.30pm
- Matches will last longer and students will be made aware of this.
STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
Science STEM Club: Tuesdays 1.20pm - 1.50pm in 2G7
STEM club allows students to complete practical based activities that they may not get a chance to do during science lessons. Each term has a different focus, for example in the Autumn term we focused on how movies are made!
Students do not need to have a detailed knowledge of science but they will improve their confidence, teamwork, leadership and practical skills. It is available to KS3 Students (Years 7-9) and each term there is a prize for the most dedicated scientist. This could be someone who attends every week or goes above and beyond with the practical activities.
Science CREST Awards – Tuesday Afternoons 3.15 – 4.15pm
The CREST award is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).
CREST helps students to become independent and reflective learners. Whilst working as part of a team, students will plan an investigation, complete a practical study and produce a written report on you findings.
Upon successful completion of the project students will receive a bronze CREST award.