"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates
We value enrichment activities at Stratford Girls’ Grammar, and feel they contribute greatly to the ethos of the school. They help girls develop their interests and abilities, provide valuable learning experiences outside their studies, and promote independence and interpersonal skills.
"It is simply amazing that Shottery dedicates the entirety of Wednesday afternoons to the extended growth of students outside of purely academic achievements, helping each and every one of us to thrive as well-rounded individuals. The Enrichment Fair today exhibited the best of what this school has to offer, and all of us were astonished by the golden standard of projects available to us." - Lucy, Year 12.
"Coming to the Enrichment Fair has really inspired me to make the best of my time during A-levels; to take every opportunity that arises" - Evelyn, Year 12
Our girls benefit enormously from the activities on offer. We run a large number of clubs and activities, and are always looking for new and exciting ways of enriching our girls’ experiences at school.
Enrichment activities have the power to develop “the whole girl” in wider skills such as leadership and team work as well as improving confidence and self-esteem. Research has also shown that students who attend enrichment activities achieve better academically.
In 2015/16 we plan to offer the following enrichment activities across school, as well as Music, Sport and Drama which are listed elsewhere in this section of the website.
Year 7, 8 and 9 will have the opportunity to get involved in Chess, Computing, Drama, Geography, Maths, Science and Young Writers during their lunchtimes.
Year 10 and 11 can get involved in Amnesty, Art, Chess, Computing, Dance, Debating, Dissection, Drama, Feminist Club, Food Tech, Geology, Maths and Science.
All of these options are also open to the Sixth Form and indeed some of the clubs are run by sixth formers. We are also always looking for new opportunities and welcome suggestions from girls about what they would like to do.
An important part of Shottery life is our focus on the provision of extra-curricular activities, in which the girls are encouraged to take part. These activities provide an important background and balance to academic studies, enabling the girls to gain life experiences which enrich and enable their personal growth and development.
Whether it's getting involved with our charitable work through taking a role in our Charities Week fundraising, travelling nationally and internationally on our regular sport and music tours, joining the Duke of Edinburgh programme, or simply going to Chess Club every week, there is an opportunity for each and every girl to seek out and find an activity she enjoys.
Sporting activities are very popular, ranging from rowing and volleyball to table tennis and fitness club. On the creative side, music, art and drama also provide many opportunities for girls to participate outside the classroom.
We offer maths and computer clubs for those girls wanting to further develop their concentration and strategic thinking skills.
Other options include Feminist Club, Debating Matters, Young Writers and Amnesty.
Our extra-curricular offer has the following aims:
- To develop creativity through music, drama, arts and crafts, and information and communication technology.
- To encourage girls to participate in individual or collective sporting activities.
- To develop the girls' knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their own and different beliefs and cultures, and how these influence individuals and societies.
- To develop a critical awareness of society and cultivating the desire to contribute to the wellbeing of others; making use of individual interests and talents by participating in a broad range of extra-curricular activities.
- To develop their awareness and understanding of, and respect for, the environment in which they live. To secure their commitment to sustainable development at a personal, local, national and global level.
Please take a look through the menu on the left
for more information on the plethora of activities and clubs that Shottery has to offer.