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 6th October at 6pm up until Thursday 14th October 6pm

Activities commence from the 1st November and take place the same day until the Christmas break.

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

 

Monday

 

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.

 

Debate Club (20 spaces)

Debating provides practice in developing sound and logical arguments. It gives students an opportunity to practice speaking in front of an audience and thinking on their feet.

Students participating in debate show initiative and leadership. The research debaters perform, expands their minds and increase their understanding of multiple sides on important issues. Students sharpen their research skills in preparing for debates

 

Tuesday

 

Choir (20 spaces)

Choir is for singers of all abilities to come and enjoy themselves through the power of song. We will sing in a range of styles and work on vocal techniques and singing in harmony.

 

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 thier prefered 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.

 

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 tyeb 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!

 

Spanish (20 spaces)

Spanish is spoken by over 500 million people worldwide across a wide range of fascinating countries. At Spanish club we will learn about their cultures, traditions, and even their films and food! You don’t need to be studying Spanish to attend Spanish club, you just need to come with a desire to learn about different cultures, and we’ll teach you some Spanish basics along the way!

 

Year 8 Combined Cadet Force (CCF) (15 spaces)

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.
Please be aware that there is a £65 cost attached for boots, jungle hat and t-shirt.

 

Boys Football (50 spaces)

An opportunity for students to come and get involved in an inclusive environment, the aim of this club is to give students a chance to blow off some steam and play games in a sport they enjoy or would like to learn. Taking part in this club will also allow students the opportunity to potentially represent the school in fixtures in the future.

 

Girls Football (50 spaces)

An opportunity for students to come and get involved in an inclusive environment, the aim of this club is to give students a chance to blow off some steam and play games in a sport they enjoy or would like to learn. Taking part in this club will also allow students the opportunity to potentially represent the school in fixtures in the future.
 

Netball (50 spaces)

An opportunity for students to come and get involved in an inclusive environment, the aim of this club is to give students a chance to blow off some steam and play games in a sport they enjoy or would like to learn. Taking part in this club will also allow students the opportunity to potentially represent the school in fixtures in the future.
 

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.

 

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.
 

Science Club (30 spaces)

For a club with a genuine 'wow' factor you come along and take part in experiments that you wouldn't normally get the chance to do on your normal curriculum, as well as giving you some extra information that can help when you start your GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
 

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!

 

Friday

 

Year 8 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.

 

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