Clubs and Activities
Darwen Vale facilitates a whole host of various clubs and activities which are designed to enrich and complement our curriculum. The ones listed below will be held from September 2019. Please ensure you check the list regularly as new ones are being added all the time.
Our annual school musical
Pupils from all years are welcome to come and take part in our next show, ready for performance in April. We are looking for actors and singers for the main characters and the chorus, as well as dancers.
Drama club yr8
All Year 8 pupils who enjoy Drama and want to spend more time improving their acting skills whilst working in friendship groups.
Drama club yr10
All Year 10 pupils who enjoy Drama and want to spend more time improving their acting skills whilst working in friendship groups.
Pupils who want to improve their keyboard skills can come and practice pieces of their own choice or work on their assessment performances.
For pupils who love singing, we will be practicing a wide variety of types of music, as well as putting together performances for our next concerts.
‘Drop in if you have any maths questions that you would like answering or if you have any homework or class work that you would like a bit of help with’
‘Chance to explore the fun and fascinating side of maths, solve problems and maths puzzles, play maths games, come and have some fun with maths!’
‘Chance to explore gcse maths problem solving and real life maths applications and chance to explore some exciting a level maths, come and challenge yourself with maths!’
All our clubs will provide access to laptops so children can have a go on onmaths, methodmaths and hit the button
PE and Dance:
There will be a variety of activities on offer in the morning, lunch and after school. Activities for all pupils to attend include football, basketball, badminton, rugby, table tennis, trampolining, fitness, cricket, athletics, softball, netball and rounders.
These activities then lead onto interform competitions, B team competitions and A team competitions.
For the keen dancers there will be Ballet, Tap, Modern, KS3 contemporary, KS4 contemporary, KS3 lyrical, KS4 lyrical, Street, Acro, Junior cheer and Senior cheer.
An exciting proposal has been made to create a ‘no-dig’ garden for pupils could grow their own food. The pupils in the Eco-club can meet once every 2 weeks after school. Each meeting will have an agenda to find meaningful and inspirational ways to keep the school aware of its carbon footprint/ environmental impact. Watch this space!
Pupils will organise an interform Geography quiz, create a geography in the news display to raise awareness around school and complete crafts such as volcano building and geographical games.
For all pupils who love to play scrabble or for those who have never played before, this is your chance to enjoy the word boardgame. Challenge other pupils and even staff to see who can become the scrabble champion.
For any pupils who are interested in reporting on the events and activities that happen at Vale in order keep students, staff and teachers updated on the latest Team Vale news.
“Are you in year 7 or 8 and love the idea of computer programming!!!!! Why not join Mr. Worswick in Room 101 for code club.
Code club will give you an insight into computer programming, using software like Scratch and Python you will get the opportunity to develop a range of different programs.
Have fun, get geeky!!!
Join code club”
|Monday||Ballet – Dance Prefects & ACS
Year 11 Dance – ACS
|Tuesday||Year 7 Dance Club – Dance Prefects & ACS
Tap – Dance Prefects & ACS
Year 11 French Club (Grammar) – ACD
Year 11 Period 5
|Wednesday||Year 11 German (Grammar) – MJJ
Senior Cheer – Dance Prefects & ACS
|Thursday||Junior Cheer – Dance Prefects & ACS
Year 11 French (Speaking) – MJJ
|Friday||Year 11 German (Speaking) – MJJ
Year 9 Dance – ACS
|Monday||KS4 Lyrical Dance – Dance Prefects & ACS||Dance Studio|
|Tuesday||Year 8 Dance Club – ACS||Dance Studio|
|1st Lunch Break – Year 7 & 8 Maths Club – RAE||Room 215|
|Wednesday||Modern – Dance Prefects & ACS||Dance Studio|
|Thursday||Contemporary – Dance Prefects & ACS||Dance Studio|
|Friday||Street – Dance Prefects & ACS||Dance Studio|
|Monday||Badminton – LYB
Rugby (Boys and Girls) – NOJ/MJW
Year 8 Dance Club ACS
Choir – EMJ
KS3 French Club – ACD
|Tuesday||GCSE Dance Private Lessons – ACS
Dance Acro – Prefects
Art Club – Art Prefects & KAR
We Will Rock You (Main Cast) – JKB/EMJ
Year 11 French – ACD
Year 11 German – MJJ
|Wednesday||Year 7 Girls Futsal – LYB
Year 9 Boys Football – JAS
Year 11 Period 5
We Will Rock You (Full Cast) JKB/EMJ
We Will Rock You (Dancers) ACS
Homework Club – Prefects & FAS
|Thursday||Hockey/Girls Football – LYB
Media & Film Club – MLE & ASV
Staff Tai Chi – WAH
Basketball – SBR
Year 11 Period 5
|Friday||Year 7 & 8 Footbal – SIP
Elite Trampolining Club – SIP
Circuit Training – WAH
Year 11 GCSE Dance – ACS
Music Coursework Revision