Extra Curricular Activities
"There is excellent extra-curricular provision." ISI 2012
The Webber Independent School is not just about classroom learning and academic achievement. We also recognise the importance of our children building social skills and confidence to get involved in activities outside the traditional learning environment.
Students enjoy Sporting activities of a great variety, excellent for teaching them about how to deal with competition, in addition to promoting the benefits of a healthy physical and mental lifestyle. We offer team and individual pursuits to encourage students to motivate themselves and take pride in their achievements. Teamwork and leadership skills are honed during numerous ISA competition sporting fixtures against other independent and local schools in friendly matches and tournaments.
Through Art and Design, children explore multi-sensory disciplines and experience the many ways in which we can be creative. Exhibitions of students’ work in art galleries and public spaces give them the chance to show their work outside of the school. Their work is informed by regular visits to contemporary and traditional public galleries.
Musically we have a wealth of activities students can partake in. Outside the classroom, students from 4 years old upwards take Royal College of Music examinations in various instruments including violin, piano, guitar, flute, saxophone (and many more) in addition to singing lessons. Half-termly concerts by children of all ages show the talent, dedication and excellence of our students and staff alike.
Through all these activities students put something back into the community and learn vital life skills in relation to establishing friendships, team-working, negotiation, acceptance and leadership. We aim to engage some of our younger students into senior school activities as part of their transition programme.
Students are encouraged to take the initiative and organise a variety of events, such as themed assemblies and the Year 11 Prom. Throughout the year they arrange charity fundraising events to raise money for our local hospital’s Little Lives Charity and Neo Natal Unit as well as getting involved with the other fundraising initiatives we partake in such as Red Nose Day, Macmillan Coffee Morning, Save the Children Make it Better with a Sweater and The Varkey Foundation (to name a few!)
We run a number of outreach Prep workshops for feeder Primary Schools as well as Parent and Toddler groups throughout the year. These are FREE and fun sessions where children can enjoy interacting with 'new friends', take part in themed fun activities and slowly be introduced to the more academic side of school through activities in the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, PE and Drama.
Outside lesson time (during lunch time and after school between 4pm and 5pm) there are over 50 clubs and other activities for the children to enjoy. Gymnastics, climbing and trampolining are popular, as too is Karate. There is a separate sports club after school for students with fixtures each week against local schools across the age range. See this term's programme by clicking here. <Link to ECA timetable>
GCSE and A-Level booster classes are run all year around in all subjects at no additional cost. Staff give generously during their break and after school time to ensure they are on hand to support our students wherever possible.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
We have a long history of success in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, which is a major feature of our co-curricular programme. Every year we prepare students for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
Participants benefit enormously from the challenges the scheme poses. The expedition is often the highlight of the Award, at whatever level. Our students have walked and camped in New Zealand, Ireland, The Isle of Skye, the Peak District, the Brecon Beacons, and Dartmoor.