At Michaela we offer a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Michaela Guides and Future Leaders – Michaela Guides have the honour of taking guests on a tour of the school. They must be professional and talkative to welcome our guests. Michaela Guides are incredibly responsible and represent our hard working, kind pupils.
A small handful of Michaela Guides have the opportunity of becoming a Future Leader. Future Leaders set an example to the rest of the year group by leading lunch tables during family lunch and by having excellent quality appreciations. There are a limited number of places to become a Future Leader- only the most dedicated and responsible pupils will be accepted into the Future Leader team.
Attenborough Club –For budding biologists, fans of animals, the outdoors and anyone who wants to find out more about the wonderful world we live in! Attenborough club offers you the opportunity to watch some of the amazing documentaries that Sir David Attenborough has made with the BBC – with the opportunity to chat about them with some of the sixth form Biology students and teachers at Michaela.
Art Club – Pupils who are keen artists are able to explore an extended range of media, producing both skillful and original artworks.
Classics Club – In Classics Club we learn more about the fascinating history and wonderful myths of ancient Greece and Rome. We also learn Latin from the De Romanis textbooks and some Ancient Greek, helping pupils to make connections between English and a wide range of other languages.
Chess & Draughts Club – The game of chess has fascinated and frustrated for millennia. Chess & Draughts Club is open to anyone from absolute beginner to grand master. Pupils will learn both the basics of the games and tactics and strategies to compete with anyone who may challenge them.
Debate Club – Debate club is the place to learn how to be a persuasive, confident speaker who can win any argument! Each week, you will learn a new tip to help you make better arguments and get to debate controversial topics such as, “should footballers get paid so much money?” and “should all people stop eating meat?”.
Film Club – In film club, pupils are able to enjoy watching and discussing a broad selection of films. It is an excellent opportunity for pupils to improve their film literacy.
Games Club – Games club is open to anyone who wants to play some of the familiar classics (Ludo, Snakes & Ladders) or something entirely new (Bananagrams, Dobble, 24 and Perudo, amongst others). Pupils will be taught how to play games they are new to, and there will also be the chance to compete in fun tournaments against teachers.
Hegarty Maths & Times Tables Rock Stars – Those pupils who are keen on sharpening up their maths skills have up to an hour every day after school in the Maths computer club. Pupils enjoy out competing each other with their times tables and in the number of topics they have completed on Hegarty Maths.
Mathletes – The Mathletes group is for anyone who is looking to really push themselves mathematically. In the group, pupils will have the chance to learn about Maths topics that do not feature on the normal GCSE curriculum, along with preparing themselves for the UKMT Maths Challenge papers appropriate for their year group.
Presentation Club – Presentations Club is a course that runs twice a term allowing children to develop their presenting and public speaking skills. The kids research topics of their choice and give presentations up to five minutes in length to their peers and teachers.
Reading Seminar – For pupils who love reading but who struggle in this area, after school every day, there is an extra reading club with 30 minutes of reading aloud with a teacher.
Sign Language Club – Provides an opportunity for pupils to learn a different mode of communication (and develop an awareness of the experiences of the D/deaf community).
They learn fingerspelling, greetings, family, colours, animals, countries etc. – the basics to be able to communicate via sign. As a result, they develop/improve body language, lip patterns, lip reading, facial expressions, confidence, peripheral vision, reaction time.
Sixth Form Literature Club – Every half term, members of our Sixth Form Literature Club take a vote to choose the novel that they want to read together. Then, each week, we read chapters of the book independently before coming together to chat about our ideas and opinions on the novel so far, discussing any interesting questions or debates that emerge.
Instrumental Lessons – Michaela currently offers one-to-one piano, violin, flute and guitar lessons at a subsidised rate. Pupils are taught by external professional musicians. Pupils can work towards ABRSM graded exams and may have opportunities to perform as soloists in our end of term Music Assemblies.
Instrumental ensemble – Once a term, specially selected instrumentalists come together to form an instrumental ensemble. The ensemble practices in individual lessons, sectionals and then full rehearsals to prepare for a termly performance of an important classical work. In the past these have included Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers and Swan Lake.
Netball – Our netball club runs on a Monday after school. Taking part in netball is a great way to improve your teamwork skills and fitness whilst having a lot of fun. Speak to Ms Thornley if you’re interested in taking part. The netball club is open to all ages and abilities.
Cricket and Basketball will also be available from 2021-22 Academic Year!!!