Enrichment and Extra-Curricular Activities
At Hobart we believe that education does not stop within lessons. We are very proud of our strong tradition of enrichment and extra-curricular events that take place. The activities offered enhance our school curriculum, giving pupils further opportunities to learn new skills or knowledge, and broaden their experience.
We run an enrichment week at the end of the summer term. During this week each year group spends lesson time working on specific projects. This has traditionally included a number of trips out of school and external speakers or organisations running activities in school.
In addition a wide range of clubs and activities run at lunchtime and after school. This includes sports clubs, Science club, Geography council, Art, Music groups, chess, reading, darts and ICT and lots more.
Hobart has many successful sports teams. Regular training for these takes place at lunchtime or after school. Fixtures regularly take place against other Norfolk High Schools. Pupils in Years 10 and 11 have the opportunity to take part in the Junior Sports Leaders award, and they regularly support PE activities for younger pupils.
Large numbers of pupils take up the offer of instrumental lessons and many are members of music groups and bands which rehearse during lunchtimes. Every half-term large numbers of pupils are involved in Music concerts, where they have the opportunity to enhance their performance skills and confidence in front of a large public audience.
A school production has become an established annual event which involves pupils with a flair for the arts. In recent years this has included a production of ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’, ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and ‘Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. The production for February 2016 will be ‘Grease’.
A large number of trips run each year to support the learning that takes place in lessons. This has included:
- A German exchange visit and Year 9 trip to Paris.
- Year 8 visit the World War One Battlefields in History.
- Duke of Edinburgh expeditions
- Geography field trips for Year 11
- Science club trip to Carlton Marshes
- GCSE Drama trip to the theatre
- Art trips to Dunwich Forest
- A, G and T visits
- Ski trip to Italy
and many, many more.
Revision activities and exam preparation are a cornerstone of the support and intervention that pupils receive after school in the build up to GCSE exams. Pupils are regularly seen engaged in a range of learning activities well beyond the end of school bell.