Our Year 7/Year 8 activities are an integral part of our distinctiveness as an academy and are compulsory for all Year 7 and Year 8 students.  We want to give our students as many opportunities as possible to go a little beyond their comfort zones in order to discover new talents, interest and hobbies beyond what they might experience as part of a normal secondary education. 

Chosen activities can be booked from Wednesday 16th March at 7pm up until Friday 25th March 7pm.

Activities commence from the 25th April and take place until the 22nd July 2022.

The link for booking onto the activities is here https://tscacademy.schoolcloud.co.uk/

 

Monday

 

Cricket (20 spaces)

Ever thought that you could be the next Joe Root or James Anderson, or ever thought you wanted to try something new?
Why not join us at Period 6 Cricket, during which you will learn the three key areas of cricket: Batting, Bowling and Fielding. 
Then put your skills to the test as we compete in our HUNDRED themed competition. 

 

Tuesday

 

Running Club (20 spaces)

Ever wondered about running or competing in a long distance event? Would you like to join a fun, non competitive group of people all learning how to get fitter and possibly faster at running? This is an active, healthy club for students who like to run, jog, walk, or move in their preferred mode of travel (wheelchair users welcome). It's all inclusive so anyone can join.  If you'd like to know more contact Mrs Fynn via email afynn@tscacademy.org.uk

 

Fencing (12 spaces)

Fencing is an elegant, prestigious and modern combative sport based on tradition that has been enjoyed by people around the world since the middle ages. It's a challenge both physically and tactically between two opponents. Using replica swords, the foil, epee and saber, fencers try to score points by hitting one another while moving back and forth on an area called a piste. Fencing is a relatively safe combat sport because participants wear face masks, gloves and protective jackets. PE kit is needed.

 

Year 7 Visitor Hosting (12 spaces)

Aimed at Y7 students this is an opportunity not to be missed!  You will take part in a number of activities both practical and ‘live’ events to build on your self-confidence by exploring the real you and developing new found leadership skills through Visitor Hosting.  This will include meeting and greeting visitors, participating in a number of events marked on the calendar and experience being a Tour Guide and Visitor Host.

At the end of the term you will be able to use your newfound life skills and confidence to apply for other leadership opportunities, become fantastic role models to other students and make a real difference to academy life.

 

Taekwondo (30 spaces)

Taekwondo is a modern version of unarmed combat designed for the purpose of self defence. It has been designed using scientific principles to develop maximum power in its techniques.‚Äč Martial Arts fulfil many needs for many people, improved fitness, confidence and self-esteem, self-defence, self-discipline, weight loss, self control and channelling aggression.

 

Guitar Club (15 spaces)

Have you ever thought about picking up a musical instrument but not sure where to start, or maybe you already play guitar and you want to have a go at collaborating and supporting others? Guitar Club is the ideal place to start for anyone with an interest in playing one of the most popular instruments in the world, come along to develop your skill on guitar learning riffs and chords.

 

Friendly Faces (10 spaces) (Year 7 only)

A relaxed group to encourage confidence, new friendships, and make school a place we love to be. Come and join us!

 

Model UN Club (15 spaces) (Year 7 only)

Learn about countries all over the world!

 

The Model UN club will help develop your understanding about current affairs and different countries. Students will represent a different country each week and debate over issues such as climate change, women’s rights and conflict. Having an understanding of how the United Nations works and current affairs, helps build world awareness, this club will also help with communication skills and public speaking.

 

Wednesday

 

Art Club (20 spaces)

Where you can learn to express feelings without words. Learn about cultures from around the world; think creatively with an open mind whilst practising fine motor skills.

 

Dance (30 spaces)

Dance in Period 6 gives students the opportunity to learn and develop techniques in all styles from Jazz & Ballet, to Hip Hop & African and Rock n Roll. You will learn about the history, techniques, performance, skills and choreography, all of this leading to a chance to showcase your talents in our annual dance showcase. All of the subject knowledge gained in Period 6 Dance is transferrable to GCSE Dance, so if you've got that in your mind as a subject you'd like to take, this activity would be a great starting point! PE kit is essential.
 

German (20 spaces)

Learn the language of Europe's largest economy!

The German language will allow you to get by in Germany, the home of BMW, Mercedes and Porsche (amongst others), as well as in Austria and Switzerland.

German and English share many words, so you might be surprised with how much German you already know!

 

Year 8 Combined Cadet Force (CCF) (continued from previous term)

The Cadets will be following a tried and tested training programme where they will be instructed in drill, uniform upkeep,  advanced skill at arms, field craft, range firing, first aid, map & compass, camp craft, rifle ranges, assault courses, military knowledge, command tasks, full bore rifle shooting, .22 rifle shooting, leadership training. All this will allow cadets to gain cadet qualifications along the way.
 

Textiles Club (10 spaces)

In Textiles club, we will be developing your sewing skills to make bookmarks, scrunchies and mobile phone holders. You will learn how to hand embroidery, stitch and you will get to use a sewing machine to design and make an item of your choice.

 

Rounders/Softball (70 spaces)

An opportunity for students to come along and play rounders or softball in a relaxed and fun environment. Students will have the opportunity to learn the skills, techniques and rules of the game. This club will be suitable for students who have little or no experience of rounders/softball as well as those who have played before. Rounders/softball is a fantastic summer sport with the emphasis on enjoyment, getting active and participation! Taking part in this club will also allow students the opportunity to potentially represent the school in fixtures in the future.

 

Tennis (30 spaces)

An opportunity for students to come along and play tennis in a relaxed and fun environment. Students will have the opportunity to learn the skills, techniques and rules of the game. This club will be suitable for students who have little or no experience of tennis as well as those who have played before. Tennis is a fantastic summer sport with the emphasis on enjoyment, getting active and participation! Taking part in this club will also allow students the opportunity to potentially represent the school in fixtures in the future.

 

Choir (20 spaces)

Do you love to sing? Whether it's singing BTS with your friends or if you dream of being the next Ariana Grande or Harry Styles, our choir is for you! We are open to singers of all abilities who want to come and have a go at singing in a group. We will sing a range of songs from pop, musicals, and classical ready for school events and to let off some steam! Singing in a choir helps develop lots of skills for life- not just music. We would love to have you join us.

 

Thursday

 

Year 7 Climbing Club (8 spaces)

Climbing can improve confidence and stamina, as well as muscle strength and help to overcome a fear of heights. All the reaching and stretching for holds improves flexibility and agility. Each climbing route is like a puzzle which requires patience, planning and analysis to complete. Regular rock climbing can help develop concentration, determination and problem-solving skills.
Please note that Year 7 Climbing Club will be finishing on the 16th June, if your child takes part in this club they will be given the option to join a different Period 6 activity from week commencing 20th June until the end of the Summer term.
 

Project Flavour Foodies (15 spaces)

Gain some valuable culinary experience and learn about what nutrition is and how all the different sorts of food can improve your everyday health, as well as making some tasty treats!

 

Percussion Workshop (20 spaces)

A relaxed atmosphere where we will be playing various percussion instruments as a large group and exploring sound and dynamics over a whole range of musical styles and genres, including African rhythms and samba patterns. We will also use some time to develop some small group rhythmic compositions for performance and recording.

 

Friday

 

Year 8 Climbing Club (12 spaces)

Climbing can improve confidence and stamina, as well as muscle strength and help to overcome a fear of heights. All the reaching and stretching for holds improves flexibility and agility. Each climbing route is like a puzzle which requires patience, planning and analysis to complete. Regular rock climbing can help develop concentration, determination and problem-solving skills.

Please note that Year 8 Climbing Club will be finishing on the 17th June, if your child takes part in this club they will be given the option to join a different Period 6 activity from week commencing 20th June until the end of the Summer term.

 

The link for booking onto the activities is here https://tscacademy.schoolcloud.co.uk/