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. Current COVID-19 measures have restricted the number of clubs we can offer but an exciting and varied range is still available for pupils.
KS3 Coding Club – do your :bit challenge
The computer science club on Monday lunch times will be supporting those students (or teams of students) who want to take part in the global “Do Your :bit” challenge. This challenge uses the amazing micro:bit to help students think about developing technological solutions to global goals.
“Do your :bit is a global micro:bit challenge for 8 – 18 year olds. Test your imagination and combine creativity and technology to come up with solutions for the Global Goals by tackling the issues we’re facing today. We want you to come up with innovations that make the world a better place. And you could win some amazing micro:bit prizes with your ideas!” Many students have already learnt the basics of using micro:bits and y7s and 8s who are currently taking computing will be using them in lessons.
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 but is very much part of our curriculum. We recognise that academic progression is not just limited to a classroom. Whether pupils enjoy Sport, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Art, Drama, Debating or national community or active service programmes, there is an education of the whole person and a vast range of enjoyable opportunities available.
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 Year 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.