At The Vale we offer a wide range of activities and visits to cater for all tastes and interests, some activities are held during lunch time although many take place after 3.20pm. Our aim is to provide our students with supplementary and additional learning experiences which enrich knowledge, improve skills and build self esteem. We believe that these kinds of activities encourage young people to make their own choices about learning and that this will foster in them the belief that learning is an activity for life. Below is just a flavour of some of the activities we offer:
Board games and puzzles; ‘Mathletics’ lunchtime sessions.
Visit to Stratford at KS3 and KS4; workshops from visiting poets and writers; poetry and short story writing competitions.
Film club; The Vale Views production team and the photography club.
‘Hitler on Trial’
Visits to Beverley Minster and visiting speakers.
Art and Design
Art club; opportunities to work with artists and designers.
Young Engineers; Enterprise Challenge; cookery club; textiles club.
Rehearsals for academy productions at various points throughout the year; visiting theatre companies and workshops.
Woodwind ensemble; string ensemble; brass ensemble; junior brass ensemble; samba band; belleplates ensemble; rock bands; steel pans; Gigajam club; choir; chamber choir; concert band/orchestra; lads’ vocal group; folk group.
Netball; football; cross-country; rounders; cheerleading; hockey; rugby; athletics; cricket; basketball; aerobics; trampolining; badminton; table-tennis.
Lunchtime and after-academy clubs.
Residential field trip to Gibraltar Point; World Wise quiz.
‘Space Circus’; visits to the Deep and Corus; visiting speakers; ecology field trips; first aid training.
Year 7 Camp
Year 7 students enjoy an activity packed week at Tan Troed, Wales.
Year 8 London
A visit to London for a Westend Theatre experience, enjoyed by many of our Year 8 students.
Ski Trip and Fishing Match
Our annual ski trip is always popular, as is our annual academy fishing match.
Numerous inter-house activities take place throughout the year, including Sports Day.