Taking part in enrichment activities is an important part of school life. At Woolwich Poly, we offer a broad spectrum of extra-curricular activities that are designed to motivate and challenge students and explore interests beyond the curriculum.
The school runs teams in many sports and practice sessions are held at lunch-times and after school. There are also other clubs such as music and drama clubs, which operate during the lunch-hour or after school and we regularly run educational visits. Pupils have access to ICT facilities before school and at lunch times. The Poly’s emphasis is on work and learning; however, staff provide a range of other opportunities that are greatly appreciated by the pupils.
Tutor groups elect Form and Sports Captains and representatives to serve on the Student Councils. Pupils are able to initiate activities and suggest ideas for trips, competitions and charity events.
Why take part in extra-curricular activities?
Improve progress in lessons
Many of our departments run sessions to strengthen understanding of the subject, as well as sessions for those who are passionate and want to take their knowledge beyond the course content.
As well as supplementing their education, enrichment activities offer an excellent opportunity for your son to meet new friends with similar interests, outside his usual circle.
Better time management
Many of our students find that adding more commitments to their schedules helps them to better manage their time.
Pursuing hobbies and interests outside of studies allows our students to flourish as individuals. This is important, not only for their sense of self, but to stand out to universities and employers. In today’s competitive world, more than just good grades are needed to be chosen for the best opportunities.
Sessions are held before and after school and at lunchtimes. The library is open every day until 4.00pm.
Please see below for the Enrichment Activities Timetable – as you will see there are a wide range of clubs, including sports, music, chess, and more! If your son is interested in a club that does not presently run, please let us know via the school office, and we will try to accommodate his interest.
We also run a Homework Club, which operates after school in the library. Teachers are available to help and boys have access to text books and other reference material.