At Michaela we offer a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Michaela Guides and Future Leaders
Guide and FL meetings will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Below is the schedule by year group:
Monday 11/3: Y8 FLs
Wednesday 13/3: Y7 FLs
Monday 18/3: Y10 FLs
Wednesday 20/3: Y7 Guides
Monday 25/3: Y9 FLs
Wednesday 27/3: Y11 FLs
Monday 1/4: Y8 and 9 Guides
Wednesday 3/4: Y7 FLs
Art Club – Pupils who are keen artists are able to explore an extended range of media, producing both skillful and original artworks.
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.
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.
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 – As part of our sports provision, Michaela has dedicated netball coaches who come to the school once a week to train with our KS3 pupils. On top of this, every Friday after school we have training in the yard for our year 7, year 9 and year 10 teams. Taking part in the netball teams is a great way to improve your teamwork skills and fitness whilst having a lot of fun. Please contact Ms Jones if you’re interested in taking part.
Cricket and Basketball will also be available from 2021-22 Academic Year!!!