Our clubs and activities run at lunchtime and after school for Junior and Senior school pupils, from discovery club through to archery and formula 24.
They are an opportunity for rest and relaxation, or to spend time doing something that really interests and excites. Either way, the aim of each club is to learn new skills and have fun.
A taste of what’s available includes:
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
All pupils from Year 9 onwards are able to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, from Bronze through to Gold. All pupils complete their Bronze award.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award helps to develop a range of skills through expeditions, challenges and volunteering. Tremendously beneficial, the Award sets the tone for a lifetime of achievement, encouraging responsibility, initiative, teamwork and self-confidence – skills that are attractive to universities and employers alike.
Young Enterprise is a national charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills. It focuses on developing eight key skills of communication; confidence; financial capability; initiative; organisation; problem-solving; teamwork and resilience – unlocking potential and supporting pupils to become work-ready.
At Derby Grammar School our Year 12 Sixth Formers enter the Young Enterprise competition each year, taking part initially in the regional round for South Derbyshire.
The team forms a company, decides on their business idea, assigns roles and runs the business as if it is a real company. They are supported by a business advisor from a local organisation. In addition, the company is issued with shares with which to trade, they keep financial records and prepare tax returns. Each business attends a trade fair at which they also sell to the public.
Inspiring engineers and racing drivers of the future, our very own Formula 24 and 24+ racing teams participate in the Greenpower series which takes them to tracks all over the country.
Open to everyone from Year 7 upwards, the teams are responsible for every aspect of racing, from design to building, maintenance and racing of their electric cars.
Benefits to the pupils are immeasurable – this is a chance to be on a real-life racing team, racing at renowned tracks all over the country. It’s an experience that will never be forgotten.