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Co-Curricular Offering

The richness and breadth of our co-curricular programme is central to the all-round, balanced education provided at the School. 


With today’s society placing ever-increasing pressure on our young people, we look to educate and develop our students in the broadest sense. The most knowledgeable and the best contributors to School life, and thus the leaders of tomorrow, are those who have a wide range of skills and understanding that extends beyond the classroom.
 

"The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision is excellent."

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report

We look for opportunities that broaden horizons and develop new skills, taking students outside of their comfort zones, whilst encouraging team work, resilience and leadership skills, enabling them to make an impact as they progress through life.

Individual passions are found in areas including sport, music, the arts and academia for cultivating intellectual mindsets, and lifelong hobbies and rewarding careers are built on these early experiences.
 
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Clubs such as dance, gymnastics, climbing, coding, languages, astronomy, robotics, unicycling, choir and orienteering are just some of the exciting array of clubs and activities or offer.  We work hard to ensure that there is always something to excite and enthuse any pupil, whatever their interests or skills.
 
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School Alumni and other notable speakers contribute to the richness of the co-curricular activities on offer and visits from renowned authors, musicians, professional sports people and adventurers have all featured in school events.

Our co-curricular programme is about ensuring that all students are nurtured and encouraged during their time at the School and that they can develop and excel their interests, passions, skills and values that will last a lifetime.
 

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Co-Curricular News

Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions 2020

Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions 2020

During half term students from our Sixth Form completed the expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, they were accompanied by Mr Hill, Mrs Fountain and Mr Robinson. Due to current restrictions, they did their expeditions in the Wirral returning home in the evening of each of the four days. Read Mr Hill's wonderfully written article to find out how they got on.
 

COVID-19 No Barrier to Co-Curricular Inspiration at Birkenhead School

COVID-19 No Barrier to Co-Curricular Inspiration at Birkenhead School

The start of any new academic year focuses the mind on the exciting year ahead, and this year’s planning has included facing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic head on. It has been a pleasure to welcome back all Birkenhead School children and students to the School site these last few weeks, which has once again come alive with the sound of learning within year group ‘bubbles’ 
 

Economic Horizons - Treasury Competition Runners-Up

Economic Horizons - Treasury Competition Runners-Up

Birkenhead School entered the Economic Horizons – Treasury Competition and came 2nd in the North West. Their remit was to work remotely in a team and put together a recorded presentation of the state of the UK economy, and policies to improve its fortunes in the coming years. These were then judged by members of the government’s Treasury Department.