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Extra-Curricular Activities

At Harris Church of England Academy we offer a range of exciting extension activities that take place outside the normal academy day. These activities not only help broaden student’s experiences, but also help to develop important key skills such as team work, confidence and self-discipline.

 

We offer a Breakfast Club where students can come to the library from 8:15am to talk to friends, revise or do extended learning.

 

We offer an Extended Learning Club in the Library as well as in Inclusion and Achievement after school until 4:30 every day, where students can get support with their extended learning tasks.

 

 

News

 

Pastoral Workshops

Several Pastoral workshops are being offered in 009 (opposite Wellbeing) during lunchtimes.  These include:

 

  • Art Club – this is a space whereby anyone can come to relax and draw or colour and have a chat.  
  • Anxiety/Mentoring - this session is for low level signs of anxiety and for students who are struggling with school or friendship groups. 
  • Body Image – this session is for those who are struggling with their body image and would like some support. 
  • Exam workshop – this workshop is aimed at students who are having exams/mocks and are needing ways to cope with the stresses or study plans.  
  • LGBTQ Group – this is a group for anyone who wishes to talk to others or want support regarding sexualities, changes of names or just need someone to talk to.
     

See the timetable below for further details.

 

 

Maths Revision Sessions

Every Tuesday from 15:30-16:30 except for Madhava and Fan 15:45-16:30:

 

SetTeacherRoomNotes
11 Al-KhwarizmiGDN/RPSM01All to attend as Circle theorems will be taught
11 BrahmaguptaSBN/LSHM12All to attend as Circle theorems will be taught
11 RamanujanRRAH01All to attend as Constructions will be taught
11 KhayamSSHM02All to attend as Constructions will be taught
11 Madhava & 11 FanDKNS13By invitation

 

 

 

East Asian Society (EA-SOC) - Language, Culture and History

Chances are your favourite food is Chinese, you are trying to sneak a peak of Squid Games and you are hearing Mr O'Shea talk about his travels in Vietnam.

 

 

Why not come along every Tuesday to be transported to my favourite part of the world, my home away from home. A place where please and thank you is not the cultural norm, crossing the road with confidence is the key to survival and where the job of students is to simply study.

 

Leave the Clocktowers behind and pick up a pair of chopsticks - not Korean though! (Mr O'Shea is not a fan, come find out why) every Tuesday 15:40-16:30 in H04. Open to year 9 and above.

 

 

Debate Club

Starting on 7 October, Debate Club will be held in Humanities after school at 3:30. Harris has won the Rugby inter-school debate competition two years in a row and we came second in the third year. We beat the likes of Rugby School, Ashlawn, Lawrence Sheriff, Avon Valley, Princethorpe and Bilton. Let's continue this legacy!

 

What is debating?

  • Essentially, a debate is an argument with rules.
  • Debates can involve single-member teams or teams that include several students.
  • In a standard debate, two teams are presented with a resolution or topic, and each team has a set period of time to prepare an argument.
  • At a debate, one team argues in favour (pro) and the other argues in opposition (con)
  • A judge or a panel of judges assigns points based on the strength of the arguments and the professionalism of the teams. One team is usually declared the winner.

 

We will...

  • Be learning how to hold a formal debate and practising these skills
  • Be discussing arguments around issues which are important/relevant to you
  • Spending time researching evidence to support arguments to be used in the debate
  • Be holding a formal debate once a half term in which teams can win HAPS and points for their house.
  • Have special guests from university debate societies to give us tips and advice on how to debate successfully

 

 

Music Club

An opportunity for you to you to use the space and resources in the music rooms to create and play the music you are passionate about. Everyone is welcome, whatever your standard and musical style.  However, students who are considering taking music GCSE are particularly encouraged. See the timetable below.

 

 

PE

The PE department are excited to announce the return of extra-curricular sporting activities from Monday 13th September. There is no need to sign up, just turn up on the day for the sport you want to do. These sports will run from 3:30 – 4:30.

 

You do not have to commit to only one sport, for example you can do Badminton one week and Football the next.

 

If you do not have PE then you will need to bring your kit into school and get changed in the changing rooms at the end of the day. For football you will need to bring boots and shin pads.

 

Please note that the timetable below is for the first half-term only and will change to offer a range of sports throughout the year.

 

Lunch Clubs

 DescriptionLocation
MondayBoard GamesE04 (KS3 only)
Film ClubE02
Quiet SpaceI&A Base and Wellbeing Hub
Art Club009 (opposite Wellbeing)
BasketballSports Hall/Old Gym (Y9, Y10 & Y11 only)
TuesdayBoard GamesE04 (KS3 only)
Film ClubE02
Quiet SpaceI&A Base and Wellbeing Hub
Anxiety/Mentoring Workshop009 (opposite Wellbeing)
BasketballSports Hall/Old Gym (Y9, Y10 & Y11 only)
BasketballSports Hall (Y8 & Y10 only)
Singing GroupMR2 (all years)
WednesdayBoard GamesE04 (KS3 only)
Film ClubE02
Quiet SpaceI&A Base and Wellbeing Hub
Body Image Workshop009 (opposite Wellbeing)
Science ClubS22
BasketballSports Hall/Old Gym (Y9, Y10 & Y11 only)
BenchballSports Hall (all years)
ThursdayBoard GamesE04 (KS3 only)
Film ClubE02
Quiet SpaceI&A Base and Wellbeing Hub
Exam Stress009 (opposite Wellbeing)
BasketballSports Hall/Old Gym (Y9, Y10 & Y11 only)
BasketballSports Hall (Y7 & Y8 only)
Music ClubMR2 (Y7 & Y8)
FridayBoard GamesE04 (KS3 only)
Film ClubE02
Quiet SpaceI&A Base and Wellbeing Hub
LGBTQ Group009 (opposite Wellbeing)
BasketballSports Hall/Old Gym (Y9, Y10 & Y11 only)
VolleyballSports Hall
Christian Union301
Guitar & Ukulele ClubMR2

 

 

After-School Clubs & Fixtures

DayTimeLocationStaffDescription
Monday3:30-4:30FieldPEFootball Fixtures
Netball CourtsKFnNetball (Girls)
Tuesday3:30-4:30MR2JBnMusic Club (Years 9 & 10)
FieldMHt / MTn

Football (Boys & Girls)

PEFootball Fixtures
Netball CourtsU13 Netball Fixtures (Girls)
Art DeptArtArt Club (KS4)
008LHsStem Club (KS3) - runs until 4:15pm
H04COaEast Asian Society (EA-SOC) - Year 9 and above
M01GDn/RPs

Maths (Revision Sessions)

See 'News' section above for details of which Y11 sets are to attend each session.

 

Note that DKn's sessions are by invitation only.

M12SBn/LSh
H01RRa
M02SSh
3:45-4:30S13DKn
Wednesday3:30-4:30Sports HallDCh

Badminton (Boys & Girls)

Netball CourtsPEU15 & U16 Netball Fixtures (Girls)
FieldFootball Fixtures
Art DeptArtArt Club (KS3)
008LHsDT Product Design (GCSE catch-up club)
A11JEsFood Preparation & Nutrition (GCSE catch-up club)
IT11VHsBusiness (GCSE revision class. By invitation only)
H03JPrGeography (Revision class. Open to all)
Thursday3:30-4:30MR2JBnMusic Club (Year 11)
H03JPe/SWt

Eco-Club

Climate change is a huge issue for everyone at the moment and it is students like ours at Harris that are acting to create better change for the future. If you want to be part of getting Harris the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award then become your tutor groups reps and come along to make a difference! Eco-Club is open for all years.

H12AHt

Debate Club

Harris has won the Rugby inter-school debate competition two years in a row and we came second in the third year. We beat the likes of Rugby School, Ashlawn, Lawrence Sheriff, Avon Valley, Princethorpe and Bilton. Let's continue this legacy!

FieldPEFootball Fixtures
Friday3:30-4:30FieldPEFootball Fixtures