Students can take part in a variety of after-school clubs and societies. Students are regularly asked which clubs and societies they wish to set up. We will always welcome new ideas for activities, and base the activities on the personal interests of each student and member of staff.
Clubs can include:
Art, Basketball, Badminton, Chess, Choir/Close Harmony, Computing, Cricket, Dance, Debating, Digital Journalism/Writing, Drama, Film, Football, Gardening, Outdoor Adventures, Photography, Table Tennis, Tennis, Yoga.
We are running the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme helps students to develop confidence and a sense of responsibility. The areas of Skill, Physical Development, Volunteering, and Expedition combine to produce a rounded individual. The completion of the award gives pupils a sense of achievement and is a valuable addition to their C.V.
At The Chalfonts, experiential learning is at the centre or our teaching philosophy. Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing.’’ Felicia, Patrick (2011)
One manifestation of this is our Global Classroom initiative. This is where students are given opportunities to explore the curriculum in real world situations, whether it is Art and History in Florence or Geography and Science in Iceland, outdoor survival skills in Finland or skiing in Italy! Thus, students make discoveries and experiment with knowledge firsthand, instead of hearing or reading about others’ experiences. In addition to trips overseas, students often visit historic and cultural sights around London, Oxford, Cambridge and many more.