Skiing Colarado 2013
Isle of Wight Sports Tour 2013
Lanzarote Sports Tour 2011
Skiing La Tuille March 2010, included several parents - a first
Malta Sports Tour 2009
Rua Fiola Island Trip
Year 8 pupils go to the Island Adventure centre
on Rua Fiola in the Inner Hebrides for a week in June.
There are an abundance of musical clubs and activities.
please see our Music Section for more details.
Maths Masterclass is a fun and challenging after school activity
for Year 4,5 and 6 which takes place on Mondays during our Autumn
Maths Booster Class
Maths Booster Class has been designed to help our children
in Year 5 and 6 achieve their expected level.
Art Club is run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in Junior
School. No experience is necessary and all materials are
provided. Many Pieces of Art Club work have been entered into
local and national competitions.
On Tuesday mornings throughout the year a gymnastics club is
offered to Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. The pupils work towards
achieving the British Gymnastics Association Proficiency
Modern Dance takes place every Friday lunchtime throughout the
Autumn/ Winter term. Pupils learn and choreograph routines that
they perform at our end of term Junior School assembly.
Senior School students have the opportunity to take part
in a large range of after school activities and outings. Here are
some examples of what is currently on offer:
Duke of Edinburgh
Year 10 & 11 have begun Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze
award with the intention that as many as possible of the current
Year 9 will be able to complete both Bronze and Silver before they
leave Westbourne. (www.dofe.org)
Girls' Football for Year 7 & Year 8 was
organised towards the end of last term. The girls clearly
enjoyed it and the level of skill and commitment was surprisingly
Children in Year 7 and Year 8 are currently having
an opportunity to attend French Cine Club, where
they watch French films and clips.
Year 11 French and Year 10 and 11 Spanish take place on a
voluntary basis after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is
primarily for children who wish to take a second language
as an additional GCSE, but other children can attend sessions
for extra support. Although we have less time than other subjects,
we are able to achieve a considerable amount of work because of the
size of the group and the willingness of the pupils to learn.
We take it in turns to bring cakes each week which also makes it
Year 11 English teachers run Year 11 Study Club for
English so far this year - largely targeting C/D borderline
A promenade production of "The Importance Of Being
Earnest" took place in the last week of June
There is an annual whole school production in the Spring
term, 2010 saw Joseph and 2011 we will be Dracula
Various theatre trips take place throughout the
year, Year 9 and 10 went to the Lyceum to see Blood Brothers
Spring term 2011 to enrich their post 1914 drama coursework for
English Lit. A mixed Year10/11 group went to see 'An Inspector
There was a Year 9 cinema trip to 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'
which the children had been reading at school, back in October
2010. and numerous other theatre experiences are on offer through
out the year.
Once a week a group of Year 7 and Year 8 pupils were taken
to The Foundry for indoor climbing lessons. By the end of two terms
all pupils were competent at both climbing and belaying and had
learnt the importance of working together to ensure a safe climbing
Children have had the option of following the National Indoor
Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS) which is designed to increase
their technical skills, knowledge and safety. A number of pupils
progressed to Level 2:Intermediate climber indicating a good
understanding of the basics of indoor climbing and an ability to
climb and boulder safely and independently.
Running club is offered to all abilities in senior school.
We mainly run on a Monday night when we have the light
nights. We run through local woods, streams and around reserviors.
Pupils can run, jog or walk and take on water challenges on the way