We are very proud of the wide range of clubs and activities that we offer at Lady Manners School. We usually run well over 80, to suit all tastes!
The vast majority of the clubs and activities happen during the school lunch hour and there is a range of options to appeal to students every day of the week.
Lady Manners School has a long and proud musical tradition and this is reflected in the wealth of extra-curricular music activities on offer. During their time at Lady Manners, students can start in groups such as Beginner Band, Junior Strings or the Junior Girls’ and Boys’ Choirs. More experienced musicians have the chance to join the Senior Orchestra, Senior Windband, Senior String Ensemble, Jazz Band and Senior Choir to name just a few. The Music Department host a variety of concerts throughout the year. Some groups have even had the opportunity for foreign travel.
Our extra-curricular sporting offering is vast with clubs and teams for all ages and abilities. Sports such as netball, football and, if you have a horse, our equestrian team are some of what is on offer and are hugely popular with students. Non-competition fitness options are available, for instance in our fitness sessions.
From Comic Club to Drama Club; from Gardening Club to Web Design Club (where you can have a go at designing your own web page) and all things in between, we really think that we have something for everyone.
House competitions take place throughout the year so that students can compete to win valuable house-points. There are lots of different house events throughout the year, from sports competitions to spelling bees and enterprise afternoons.
As students reach the Sixth Form, they have the opportunity to lead their House as either a House Captain or Officer.
Our clubs not only enable students to take part in activities that they enjoy, but they also provide the opportunity for personal development for all. Active citizenship is also encouraged with older students developing their leadership skills. Many of our Sixth Form and Key Stage 4 students find a real sense of achievement in helping staff to run clubs (for example, as part of the Sports Leader role) and gain valuable employability and life skills.
From Year 10, students have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This popular scheme includes Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards each requiring students to complete an expedition, as well as an individual commitment to volunteering, skills and physical programmes. It is a wonderful opportunity to push personal boundaries and gain new skills as well as demonstrating independence and leadership.
From their first day at school, students are encouraged to try something new, from sporting clubs to creative writing, and from debating to music groups for all ages and abilities. There’s something for everyone, and it’s a great way to meet new friends. We ask students annually for their opinions on existing clubs and for ideas for new ones. As a result we can, most years, offer something a little different – alongside the core favourite clubs – for students to join.
The Clubs and Activities booklet is provided annually to students and details the clubs being run during that school year. From their first day with us, students are encouraged to try a range of clubs and activities – it’s a great way to learn new skills, meet new friends and develop self-confidence.