OLA Co-Curricular Life
Every pupil at OLA is presented with a vast range of opportunities to develop, progress, excel or simply just to enjoy themselves beyond the classroom.
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Our co-curricular activities help young people to realise their potential in a variety of ways. The co-curricular life of OLA is not seen as an “add on” that pupils can opt into because it is very much part of our curriculum. We recognise that academic progression is not just limited to a classroom. OLA’s interpretation of the term “co-curricular” is unique. Whether pupils enjoy sports, languages, music, arts, drama, chaplaincy, debating or taking full advantage of the work experience, national community or active service programmes, there is an education of the whole person and a vast range of enjoyable opportunities.
For Year 7, the transition to a Senior School can be a daunting one and taking part in new activities or clubs is a common route for pupils to meet new friends with similar interests. Students in years 11 and the Sixth Form can build on their experiences and enhance the enjoyment of clubs for younger pupils not only by getting involved, but also by helping to organise and run their own clubs.
Clubs usually take place during lunch breaks or after school and the activities on offer change each term.