Co-Curricular Activities

Co-Curricular Activities

The Sixth Form 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.

Co-curricular Activities

Pupil Code of Conduct (Sports)

IMPORTANT FOR ALL SENIOR SCHOOL PUPILS IN A SPORTS TEAM

We have just introduced a Pupil Code of Conduct which must be signed by all parents/guardians of any Senior School pupil in a Sports Team.

Sports Code of Conduct

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.

Residential Trips

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.

DofE Welcome Leaflet

For further details on the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, visit http://www.dofe.org/

Challenge yourself and sign up now!