The Senior school at Ewell Castle offers a variety of co-curricular clubs, activities and sports clubs designed to supplement the rich curriculum. From perfecting their backflip in trampolining to honing their entrepreneurial skills at Dragon's Den club, there is something for every interest and hobby at Ewell Castle. Please see the activities currently on offer listed below.
Trips, Tours and Visits
In addition to the range of activities, in the senior school there is also the opportunity to take part in a number of co-curricular trips, tours and visits. Here is the selection that is currently available to Senior School pupils during this academic year.
Pupils and parents should be aware of the following expectations regarding school sport and participation. It is important that all pupils strive to do their best and to act in a sporting manner at all times when participating in school sport. Please click on the above heading to download the PE/Sports Department Expectations.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is about developing young people’s skills for life and work. In addition to literacy and numeracy skills, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and the CBI define the skills and attitude that make someone employable as: Self-management, Problem solving, Team working and Communication. These skills are all tested and developed during the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. As the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme website says “Having a positive attitude is also an incredibly important attribute in every industry, a ‘can do’ approach underpins success in working life by helping you to be resilient and adapt to changing situations around you.”
Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is about developing young people’s skills for life and work. In addition to literacy and numeracy skills, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and the CBI define the skills and attitude that make someone employable as: Self-management, Problem solving, Team working and Communication. These skills are all tested and developed during the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. We offer the Bronze Award at the end of Year 9, the Silver Award at the end of Year 10 and the Gold Award from Year 11 onwards.
Pupils achieve their award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections; volunteering, physical, skills and expedition. Pupils must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the volunteering, physical and skills sections, and plan, prepare and undertake a 2 day (1 night) expedition. Pupils also have to spend an extra three months on one of the volunteering, physical or skills sections.
Pupils sign up to the Duke of Edinburgh Award’s Scheme for many reasons. Here is a selection of some of them; because it’s a real adventure, because it’s fun, because if they pass they’ll receive an award, because they can include it on their UCAS personal statement, to meet new people, to help their community, to become fitter and healthier.
For further details on the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, visit http://www.dofe.org/
Challenge yourself and sign up now!
Rotary Youth Speaks Competition
Each year the Debating and Public Speaking Society enters teams at Intermediate and Senior level to compete in the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. Past teams have reached the Regional Finals and currently we hold trophies for being winners at Intermediate level and Runners up at Senior Level in the competition run by the Rotary Clubs of Reigate and Redhill.