Our programme of extra-curricular activities is open to all students at Weatherhead.
Throughout the summer term we are running after school sports sessions from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. Each year group will be allocated a specific night (see timetable below). There are a choice of activities to participate in and you do not need to sign up in advance.
- Please come to school in your uniform – you can change into your Weatherhead PE kit at the end of the day in one of the allocated changing rooms (see details below).
- At the end of the session, all students will leave through the main reception at 4.30pm.
- Please ensure that you bring water and any medical inhalers for taking part and you must wear the correct footwear, i.e trainers!
The PE team will keep registers for each activity for Track and Trace, to award commitment and to use for future inter-school fixtures in due course. We look forward to seeing you!
Get Involved in Virtual Extra-Curricular Clubs
Although we are unable to offer our extensive Extra-Curricular clubs at lunchtime or after school at the moment there are still plenty of activities you can do virtually!
Walk the Globe!
Mrs Carney & Head of PE, Miss Faulkner are challenging staff and students to keep active during Lockdown 3 by walking, running or cycling the distance around the Globe which equates to 40,074 kilometres or 24,901 miles! All you have to do is record how many kilometres you walk/run/cycle per week – then simply complete your weekly total on the Run/Walk/Cycle the Globe Form in your Form’s Google Classroom. Mrs Carney will keep a ‘running’ total.
Artist of the Month
Join the Art department’s Google classroom (google class code – lfqgkqh) to take part in the Artist of the Month competitions.
Horrible History – not at Weatherhead!
The next KS3 History Club’s project is focussed on Genghis Khan – he ruled the Mughal empire around the same time as King John ruled England. Students’ task is to complete an information leaflet, PowerPoint or poster to explain to Year 7s next year who Genghis Khan was and what impact he had over the Mughal empire. Join Miss Clarkson’s and Mr Clark’s Virtual History Club today using the class code xyu3hdn.
PE – Keep Active!
Check out the PE department’s Twitter page @WeatherheadPE for activities to do at home and keep you fit and active during lockdown including seated volleyball and new age curling!
Science at Home
Get involved with Science at home! There are some exciting experiments you can carry out safely at home – click here to find out more.
Grayson Perry’s Weekly Art Competition
Did you watch the last series of Grayson Perry’s Art Club on Channel 4? There is about to be a second series and the themes have been released in advance so that you can think of ideas and get creative in advance! You can only submit one artwork per theme. Join the Art department’s Google classroom using the class code lfqgkqh to find out more!
Junk Kouture is a creative programme to empower teenagers through creativity and sustainability and challenge creatives to design sustainable couture garments from everyday junk. Junk Kouture is free to enter and finalists will compete with like minded individuals across the world in the hopes of being crowned ‘Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year’ taking home a scholarship and €25,000 for the winning school. Join the Art department’s Google classroom using the class code lfqgkqh to find out more!
Musician of the Week
The Music department has launched their ‘Musician of the Week’ competition to encourage you to keep practicing and performing. The competition is open to musicians of all levels who sing or play an instrument. Students must inform their grown ups that they will be filming and uploading a video of themselves which will only be seen by staff, If you are interested join the classroom today using the class code 5dyhmq7.
Join the LRC Google Classroom using the class code i43fxu7 to access the weekly ‘Reading Round-Up’ including Miss Grainger’s book recommendations, student book reviews, competitions, activities, links to book extracts and the Oak Academy’s virtual library.
Virtual Science Club
Miss Robinson and Mr Lucas have launched a new virtual Science Club via Google Classroom for all KS3 students. The virtual Science club is called “Science: it works” and shares fun scientific facts as well as experiments students will be able to safely try out at home with competitions and prizes to be won! Join the classroom today using the class code 26mxhk3.
Director of STEM, Dr Moore has created a STEM specific Google Classroom to inspire students to get involved in STEM activities from home. From taking part in a virtual tour of Chester Zoo or the RSPB’s ‘Big Garden Birdwatch’ to Maths challenges and Science experiments – there is something for everyone! Join the classroom today using the class code qzydyxg and get involved!
WeatherWell – Keeping Happy & Active
Miss Folan has launched a student well-being classroom ‘WeatherWell’ to encourage students to participate in well being activities like meditation, PE with Joe Wicks and mindfulness. Join the class today using the class code dvym3az.