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Extra Curricular & Personal Development

Personal development at St Mary’s College is the golden thread that runs through all aspects of the curriculum providing students with a wide range of rich opportunities and experiences to inspire, nurture and develop their talents and interests. We believe in celebrating the unique qualities of all our students allowing them to develop the confidence to be the most remarkable individuals they can be. As such, our exciting extra-curricular programme, inclusive Core Enrichment offer, and vast array of student leadership opportunities facilitate endless possibilities for our students every day. We have an equally unwavering commitment to preparing our students for life in modern Britain. Fundamental British values permeate all parts of the curriculum enabling students to develop into respectful individuals who will have a positive impact on the local community and society at large.

OUR EXTRA-CURRICULAR PLEDGE

Explore – Experience - Participate

At St Mary’s College we firmly believe that a broad cultural education is the entitlement of all young people. As a result, we are passionate in ensuring that teaching and learning across the curriculum is enhanced with exciting, innovative and engaging opportunities which provide our young people with memorable and moving experiences. We believe that young people are entitled to:

  • Experience significant events as participants and audience members
  • Explore our local context and understand their place within the world
  • Participate in local, national and international events and have the opportunity to share their voice and shape the world in which we live
Scrcat Smc Enrichment 1200 X 900 Mm

To ensure that all young people experience these opportunities we provide an extra-curricular entitlement that focuses on ensuring that all students Experience, Explore and Participate in a broad range of visits, events and experiences across the curriculum. We are incredibly proud to pledge to provide all students at St Mary’s College with the opportunity to:

- Participate in sporting events

- Experience live theatre

- Explore the local area and conduct geographical investigations

- Explore our context and experience local heritage

- Experience a wide range of cultures through their foods, dance, music, history and languages

- Participate in leadership opportunities

- Experience a day at a theme park

- Experience regular opportunities for prayer and reflection and serve the local community

- Participate in enterprise projects

- Participate in marking important and significant cultural events

We know that our commitment to extra-curricular opportunities helps our young people to become creative, curious and confident young people who are able to:

  • develop confidence, interact socially with others and extend social networks beyond existing friendship groups
  • explore interests and discover new passions
  • develop understanding of the wider world
  • develop new skills, abilities and experiences which can support long-term career aspirations

Enrichment clubs: Timetable 2022