At Michaela we offer a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Guides and Future Leaders – Dates for the rest of this term:
- Tues 4/12: Y8 Future Leaders
- Mon 10/12: Y7 Future Leaders
- Tues 11/12: Y10 Future Leaders
- Mon 17/12: Y9 Future Leaders
- Tues 18/12: Y11 Future Leaders
Art Club – Pupils who are keen artists are able to explore an extended range of media, producing both skillful and original artworks.
Chess Club – The game of chess has fascinated and frustrated for millennia. Chess Club is open to anyone from absolute beginner to grand master. Pupils will learn both the basics of the game and tactics and strategies to compete with anyone who may challenge them.
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 Main Group – The Mathletes Main Group is for anyone who loves Maths. In the group pupils will have a chance to look at lots of challenging Maths puzzle and get plenty of preparation for the Junior Maths Challenge. On top of this, they will have the chance pit their wits against some of Britain’s greatest code-breakers by taking part in the weekly GCHQ puzzle.
Mathletes Elite Group – The Mathletes Elite 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 Intermediate Maths Challenge. On top of this, pupils will look at how to hone their logic by
Reading Club – 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.
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.
Choir – The school choir rehearses every Tuesday after school for one hour and performs three times a year at the end of term Assemblies. Previous repertoire has included the Beatles’ All You Need Is Love, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and Ed Sheeran’s Perfect.
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.