Enabling students to develop life-skills and character is an essential part of education. At The Hayfield School, we recognise the value of an enriched curriculum in the development of the whole child.
The purpose of enrichment is to provide extended learning opportunities to study concepts with greater depth, breadth and complexity, while also helping students to pursue their own areas of interest and strengths outside the normal parameters of the school day. A big part of students’ personal development is about investing in themselves, outside of lessons as well as in them.
At The Hayfield School, we are proud of our comprehensive enrichment offer that aims to promote:
As a school our commitment to extracurricular enrichment can be seen in the wide range of weekly clubs and activities we offer after school from 2.45 – 4.00pm. The clubs below start the week beginning 13th September.
Netball, Rugby, Football, Table Tennis, Badminton (all years).
Join in with our individual and team sports and earn the chance to represent our school in one of the newly created teams: The Hammerheads (Rugby), The Hurricanes (Football), The Foxes (Netball), The Hornets (Table Tennis), The Falcons (Badminton). All abilities welcome.
Here is our timetable. Please take a look at the brief descriptions below.
Dance (Year 7 only)
Enhance your dancing talent and make new friends by joining in with our Year 7 dance class in our new dance studio.
Drama (Year 8-11 Term 1)
Rehearsals and workshops for the acting and dancing cast of the upcoming production of The Lion King.
Create (Year 8-11 Term 1)
Creative workshop to design the sets and costumes for upcoming production of The Lion King. Also includes training for the backstage crew on stage management and set-building.
DJ club (Year 7-9)
Learn the art of mixing songs and sounds to create something that would get everyone on the dancefloor by joining our DJ club, run by our professional DJ and sound engineer. If you are interested in all aspects of DJing, this is the club for you.
Artist in Residence – Gaming design (all years)
Our new Artist in Residence Miss Goodhall leads this club where students will get the chance to learn about game design and how some of the most imaginative artwork goes into creating the greatest video games of all time.
Urban Art (all years)
Art club will focus on the urban style of street art this term where students will combine large board work with wet media and spray paint. For Banksy enthusiasts.
Architecture Academy (Year 7-9)
Looking to create your own Grand Designs? This club will get students designing and creating a range of architectural-based projects.
Photography club (all years)
Develop your photography skills to impress your friends and family as well as capture memories in their best possible light.
Photography darkroom club (Year 10-11)
Introducing our new darkroom – students who want to learn more about the pre-digital age of photography.
Sewing club (all years)
The Great Hayfield Sewing Bee anyone? For any student interested in developing their sewing skills to design and make all sorts of creations – bags, scarves, clothes… It’s going to be sew good!
Teentech (Year 8-9)
Think you can design a product that improves peoples’ lives and makes the world a better place? By signing up for the Teentech award, you’ll have the chance to do just that.
Cookery and Baking (Year 7-9)
Looking to make lots of tasty food and impress your family by cooking dinner? You will be introduced to a range of recipes and get the chance to nominate and create your own.
Society of App Inventors (all years)
Is there something missing on the App store? This brilliantly titled club focuses on designing and building applications. You’ll get the chance to enter competitions and represent our school.
Spanish club (Year 7-9)
Fancy extending your reach into a new and exciting culture? An all round introduction to the Spanish language and the unique culture of Spain. Vamos!
Debating club (all years)
If you like a good argument and want to improve your confidence speaking in public, this is the club for you. Learn the art of debating and stage a mock trial. Any future lawyers out there take note.
Hooked on Books (Year 7-9)
Reading for pleasure. Lose yourself in a good book, debate the best parts of a novel, have your say on what might have motivated the writer. A sophisticated way to round off your day doing something you love: reading.
Geography club (Year 9)
Enjoy keeping up to date on world affairs including climate change, natural disasters and parts of the world you barely knew existed! Expect debates, expeditions and an introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Science club (Year 7-8)
Come along to this club to take a hands-on part in fun experiments and learn about some weird and wonderful science. In November and December you will learn about the science of astronomy and even get the chance to do some star-gazing.
Science CREST award (Year 9-11)
The CREST award is a scheme for STEM project work that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.
Maths club (Year 7-10)
If you love maths or simply want help with homework or classwork, this club is for you.
We are particularly proud of our involvement in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Since its creation in 1956 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the DofE has gone from strength to strength having had a positive impact on young people’s lives, in terms of their personal development and employability, and on wider society, from charities gaining active and engaged volunteers to businesses hiring work-ready recruits.
There are three levels of programme which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The main differences between them are the minimum length of time they take to complete, how challenging they are and the minimum age you can start.
The three Award levels are:
Bronze – for those aged 14+ years
Silver – for those aged 15+ years
Gold – for those aged 16+ years
At The Hayfield School, we offer our young people the opportunity to complete the Bronze and Silver Award. For more information, please contact Mrs E Conroy or Mr Huddart.