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"The wide range of extra-curricular activities, including visits, enriches the curriculum and these activities are very popular. Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exceptionally well promoted and pervades the life of the academy."
At The Belvedere Academy, we offer a lot more than academic excellence. We offer a wide range of activities to all students from all Year groups. Enrichment helps students to develop their interests and abilities, provides valuable learning experiences outside their studies, and promotes independence and interpersonal links with students in other Years.
Music is vibrant. Students can join the orchestra, string, woodwind and brass chamber ensembles and the choir, giving public performances each term.
There are a wide range of team and individual sports to choose from. Our students compete against local schools and in national tournaments. We offer the Community Sports Leadership Award in Year 12.
The annual Drama Festival is a highlight of the year. Year 12 students produce and direct a play with each class of younger girls and the standard is high. There are also opportunities for students to take part in whole school productions, both on stage and behind the scenes.
Students can take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Students support a number of charities including Jeans for Genes and Operation Christmas Child. Fundraising provides an opportunity for students to have fun and work together with other Years.
Clubs and activities take place at lunchtime and after school, incorporating interests such as debating, trampolining, playing chess or making trade fairer. And if a particular interest is not covered, we support our girls in starting their own clubs.
Students are also given opportunities to visit amazing places as part of Enrichment. Recent trips have included visits to London theatres, Geography and Science field trips to Snowdonia and Malham, and journeys further afield, to Berlin, Krakow, Italy, Zambia and China.
“Exciting", "interesting", "challenging" and "fun" are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the Enrichment programme at The Belvedere Academy.
The programme runs at lunchtimes and after school with the majority of clubs delivered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3.25pm until 4.05pm.
All students are given access to the programme on Firefly and through academy noticeboards, and the girls choose which of the clubs they will be attending. The range of clubs is immense with girls able to do knitting one evening and then cheerleading the next!
The majority of clubs are completely free to the girls and some even offer the chance to gain an additional qualification.
Enrichment Programme Information
2017-18 Enrichment programme timetable below. Please note, after school enrichment runs from 3.25pm until 4.05pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.