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Extra-Curricular Activities

We pride ourselves in offering an enormous number of extracurricular activities across school years. As part of their studies, we aim to ensure that every child has the opportunity to go on a trip or an enrichment activity during their time at The Howard. In lessons such as Geography, we take students out of the school grounds to conduct fieldwork, and even offer European residential trips; students have visited Italy and Iceland in the past, and our Performing Arts students have made trips to New York to see Broadway shows and enhance their learning.

Outside of the curriculum, we also offer numerous clubs and activities that cater to a wide variety of student interests. All of our PE teachers run at least one after-school sports club each week, including Football, Cricket and Rugby. Our students often compete, and do well, in local sporting events. We run Drama clubs and have collaborated in the past with other local schools to perform full-scale musical productions including Les Misérables and Hairspray. Other clubs include Debate Club, Chess Club and a Library Club, where students are invited to relax during breaktime with books, board games and arts and crafts.

Sports Clubs
 

Monday Wednesday Thursday
Year 7 & 8 Rugby for all
Mr Lane
Field 
3-4pm
Year 7 & 8 Basketball for all
Mr Franks
Sports Hall
3-4pm
Year 7 Football for all
Mr Lorentson
3G
3-4pn
Year 9 Rugby for all
Mr Cooper
Field
3-4pm
Year 7 Table Tennis
Mr Murphy
Table Tennis Centre
3-4pm
Table Tennis for all
Mr Loftus
Table Tennis Centre
3-4pm
Year 8 Football for all
Mr Smitherman
3G
3-4pm
Year 9, 10 & 11 Football for all
Mr Flack
3G
3-4pm
Year 9 & 10 Basketball
Mr Flack
Sports Hall
3-4pm
Gym Club (Year 10, 11, 12 & 13)
Mr Loftus
Top Gym
3-4pm
Gym Club (Year 10, 11, 12 & 13)
Mr Lane
Top Gym
3-4pm
Boxing Club
Mr Lane
Top Gym
3-4pm

Library Club

Yr 7 Library Club is Monday and Wednesday.

Yr 8 Library Club is Tuesday and Thursday.

ELC Homework Club

Homework Club runs from 3 pm-4 pm on Mondays to Thursdays and From 1 pm-3 pm on Fridays in ELC 1 & 2.

Other Clubs

  • The RE department runs a lunchtime debate society. This happens every Tuesday at lunchtime for years 7-8. So far we have covered a variety of topics such as "What is the best superpower?""Should boys be allowed to wear skirts in school?", "Will there ever be a WW3?"
  • Ms Brown runs a film club every Monday after school from 3 pm- 3.45 pm. This is open to all ages in L38.
  • Animal Husbandry Science Club currently runs for KS3 on a Week A Monday, 3 pm to 4 pm.
  • There are 2 STEM clubs, and a Lego robotics club runs every week on a Monday.
  • Mr Siva runs a Minecraft club every Wednesday after school from 3-4 pm for years 7-10.
  • Mr Siva runs a Chess club every Monday after school from 2-4 PM for Years 7 and 8.
  • Animal club runs on Mondays Week B.
  • Mr Knights runs Drama Club every Wednesday after school from 3-4 pm for years 7 & 8.