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Co-Curricular Programme

On Friday afternoons at John Lyon all pupils put their Academic timetables to one side and participate in the School’s broad, engaging and fascinating Co-Curricular Programme.

The Co-Curricular Programme offers something different to pupils beyond the classroom and is aimed at developing a sense of achievement, wellbeing and enjoyment, while gaining practical skills and engaging with the eight School Values.

The John Lyon Co-Curricular Programme is an important and integral part of the School timetable and wider School life, designed to add to pupil learning and introduce pupils to exciting new ideas and opportunities, which will help them in School, outside School and beyond into higher education and the workplace.

Pupils in all years take part in a number of activities, both required and optional, with many being student led, designed to complement their learning, increase confidence and give back to the School and wider community.

This page gives details of the structure of the programme in each School year, followed by details of each of the activities on offer.

A ‘rounded’ education given a firm emphasis, with a timetabled programme of ‘skills-based’ activities including everything from cooking to changing a tyre. Plenty of trips and societies, from computing to chess. ‘It’s a very broad ranging education,’ commented one contented father.

The Good Schools Guide


Years 7 and 8

In two of the three School terms, Year 7 and Year 8 pupils will take part in a carousel of activities. In the third term they all participate in a Drama Festival (Y7) or Bronze Crest Award (Y8).

Archery

Bronze CREST Award

Cooking

Critical Thinking

Cycling

Drama Festival

Fives

Golf

Kayaking

Learning Skills

Photography

Public Speaking and Culture

Rugby

Typing

Wellbeing


Year 9 to Upper Sixth

From Year 9 to Upper Sixth, pupils and students take part in a combination of year group activities as well as activities they are able to select.

Animation

Apps for Android

Astronomy

AV Training

Board Games

Charity Event LPanning

Chess

Coding in New Languages

Combined Cadet Force

Creative Writing

Critical Thinking

Custom Clothing Design

Cyber Discovery

Debating

Fitness Activators

Games Design in Python

Herpetology

Higher Project Qualification

History and Philosophy of Science

Historical Film

Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

LAET Mentoring

Leadership

Learning Skills

Model United Nations

Musical Composition

OpenLearn Courses

Philosophy Through Film

Photography

PSCHE

Russian

Science Competitions

Short Course in Excel

Sports Analysis

Sports Leadership

Sports Performance and Nutrition

STEAM

Sustainability Society

Swim Teaching

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Weather Station

World History