Wymondham Life - Extra Curricular Programme

Wymondham Life is an extensive range of activities to give students the opportunity to show Pride, Positivity and Passion.

The programme is rich and diverse in opportunity, from daily clubs at lunch times and after school to whole College spectaculars like the Mair Cup music competition. Some highlights include;

Sport:

The College has a strong reputation for sport with vast numbers of young people involved in activities each week.  The Sport Department are commited to weekend fixtures throughout the year and running a wide variety of clubs across the College day. In addition sports tours have been organised in recent years such as a Netball tour to Cyprus and a Rugby tour to South Africa.

Drama & Music:

Wymondham Life is proud of its strong tradition of drama and music.  Recent performances of "Guys and Dolls",  “Annie” and “Grease” are examples of the lavish productions that both enthral and captivate our audiences.  Enjoy and Achieve is the central philosophy for the Music Department. In addition to curriculum music lessons, students have access to a huge range of performance opportunities, including ensembles, a Jazz Orchestra and the Concert Band. The work of the department is supported by visiting music staff and achievement in all areas is exceptional. Many students go on to study music at a higher level.  Additionally, the College offers specialist music places in Year 7 and Boarding Scholarships for musicians in Year 12.

Holiday Activities:

These include ski trips and sailing holidays as well as adventurous expeditions to destinations such as the Far East and Kenya with World Challenge.

 

Wymondham Life Programmes

Wymondham Life 1 Available to all students | Lunchtime and immediately after school.
Wymondham Life 2 Available to boarders & Day+ students Years 7, 8 and 9 | 19.30 - 20.20
Wymondham Life 3 Available to boarders & Day+ students Years 10, 11 and 12 | 20.30 - 21.20

 

Please see the calendars below to find out what extra-curricular activities are available and for which year group. You can also download a PDF version of all 3 Wymondham Life programmes with the links below:

Wymondham Life 1 - Autumn 2018

Wymondham Life 2 - Autumn 2018

Wymondham Life 3 - Autumn 2018

 

Other Opportunities

See the drop-down sections below for other opportunities we offer as part of Wymondham Life.

International Exchanges

Wymondham College is proud to have forged many international links which enable our students to diversify their cultural interests.  Therefore exchanges are offered across all Key Stages.  In recent years we have linked with France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain and Argentina.

These visits allow students not only to gain linguistic skills through experiencing a homestay with their partners, but also to increase their cultural knowledge through visits to museums, galleries and local places of interest.  Students return with a greater appreciation for other nationalities as well as increased confidence.

Past itineraries have included lesson participation, city tours, visits to places of cultural interest, boat trips, and sessions at outdoor adventure locations.

Combined Cadet Force

Wymondham College's CCF unit consists of two sections, Army and Royal Air Force, which both provide outstanding resources and training opportunities.

Membership of the CCF is exciting, rewarding and above all fun. You will discover and develop skills you never knew you had, do things and visit places you never thought you would, and meet lots of like-minded people who will become your team-mates and friends.

You will have the opportunity to challenge yourself with adventurous training, to develop your potential on Leadership Courses, and have the chance to shine as a cadet.

The CCF Contingent meets every Tuesday at 4pm for 90 minutes once a week throughout term time.  Any student at Wymondham College aged 13 or over is eligible to join and take part in Army or RAF based activities such as Fieldcraft, Flying and Gliding. In the school holidays the CCF organises the annual camp, adventure training and additional leadership courses.

Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise helps students in Year 12 gain practical business experience by setting up and running their own company.

Students set up and run their company over the course of one academic year. They elect a board of directors from amongst their peers, raise share capital, and market and finance a product or service of their own choice.

At the end of the year they present a report and accounts to their shareholders. Students gain experience of the real world: taking responsibility and being accountable to their shareholders for the running of the business.

World Challenge

World Challenge provides educational expeditions in the developing world, which teach life skills and expand minds outside the classroom, fostering team spirit and leadership skills in remarkable environments.

World Challenge offers an unrivalled range of expeditions geared to the education of young people. With over 20 years of experience, students and teachers benefit from a level of expedition safety and service second to none.

Every bespoke programme that World Challenge deliver is designed with the students' personal development in mind and sees young people involved in planning and fundraising their way to the experience of a lifetime. The life skills they learn will not only aid personal growth, but can help secure university places and impress future employers.

The UK's key employers voted World Challenge by name as the fourth most important activity undertaken at school. These organisations rated leadership, teamwork, self-motivation, communication, confidence, consideration of others and the ability to learn as being the key determinants in the selection of employees; all of which are World Challenge's life skills.

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