Extra Curricular Activities at Ditcham Park School
Ditcham Park School is proud to offer students access to a full and varied programme of creative, musical, sporting and academic extracurricular clubs and activities to complement our well balanced curriculum. Our programme enables students to develop existing skills and talents while at the same time explore new interests and broaden their outlook. During their time at Ditcham Park School students are given the opportunity to enhance their learning and educational experience beyond the classroom through participation in various day and residential trips both in the UK and abroad.
Lunchtimes at Ditcham Park School are a busy time for students. There is a wide variety of clubs and activities to choose from, with options changing on a termly basis. Students are encouraged to participate in several different activities and to challenge their comfort zone by trying something new. Some of the choices available to students this year have included:
- Indoor and Outdoor Football
- Table Tennis
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Rugby and Touch Rugby
- Cross Country
- Board Games
- Drama Club
- Art Club
- Recording Club
- Science Club
- Cipher Club
- Knitting Club
- Film Club
- Puzzles and Games
The wider curriculum at Ditcham Park School is complemented by regular day and residential trips. Some experiences are designed to enhance academic learning while others focus on personal development.
This year, in addition to a variety of academic day trips, students in Form 1 and 2 participated in a three day residential trip to Calshott Activity Centre where they were given the chance to explore and develop their skills in a range of indoor and outdoor pursuits including sailing, cycling and skiing. Form 3 students visited Ypres to explore the history of WWI and WWII and language students had the chance to practice their oral skills and experience the culture first hand on a residential trip to Europe. Additionally students participated in a week long skiing experience to a major European Ski resort and enjoyed a week of tennis coaching in Spain.
Students have the opportunity to sign up for a number of additional clubs including Judo and Fencing which are provided by external qualified instructors.
Pupils generally participate in these activities within the school day, during their lunch break, although there are also inter-school sports fixtures and rehearsals after school. As part of a wider curriculum provision, regular visits, outings and residential trips are arranged in the local area and abroad. These supplement subject teaching but also include adventure training, developing language skills and skiing.