Shoreham College is committed to educating the whole person and so our extracurricular programme is central to our provision.
By the time our young people leave us, we hope that they have been introduced to a wide range of experiences and challenges that will help shape them and prepare them for the future.
Sporting competition enables our pupils to develop self-discipline, a sense of fairness, and commitment, for example, whereas the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme allows them to find resilience and resourcefulness. There's nothing better for this than being lost on a windy Sussex Down, with your map upside down, in the rain: a great challenge.
During their time at the College, from age 3 until they leave us in Year 11, we introduce them to a wide range of experiences through sport, music, drama, Leadership and Skills and our activities programme, which runs every evening in the College from 4-5pm.
Our after school activities clubs vary each year, depending on the interests of the pupils and the expertise of the staff. Over the years, we have had Kung Fu, textiles, art, astronomy club, chess club, LAMDA, cookery and in the future we are looking to expand our approaches to outdoor education, woodland and wildlife.
At Shoreham, we like our pupils to be challenged and to try new things and thereby discover aspects of their personalities and qualities that they perhaps did not even know existed. There are also terrific educational benefits to be had too. Our journalist club is learning a great deal about how to write press releases, with considerable success: a tremendous set of skills.
As our College motto says, 'God Gives us the Hour': we are given time to make productive use of and our pupils certainly do so through our extracurricular programmes.