Discover all the exhilarating and challenging co-curricular activities that OSH provides on and offsite.View Weekend activities
We’ve designed a programme which has something for everyone – with lots of happy faces to show for our efforts. From activity trips in the South of France, cricket tours in the West Indies, visits to RAF and Army bases to 3D mask making and debating workshops back at OSH, every year we design a programme which balances fun with the development of some of our core values including responsibility, teamwork and making friends.View Adventure week
It’s important that our students experience the world not only through the words of others, but also through their own eyes to help develop their own knowledge and understanding.
With expeditions to countries including India, Ecuador and Borneo, we give pupils the opportunity to study the countries and cultures we discuss in the classroom, through a once in a lifetime experience they’ll never forget.
We understand these things don’t come cheap, that’s why we encourage our students to fund-raise, gain sponsorship or even take on a little part-time work to help towards the costs. This, coupled with the vigorous training we undergo, helps us to prepare pupils for the wider world by instilling in them confidence and knowledge.
At locations around the UK and abroad, we’ll take you from the classroom to the training field, in preparation for your cadet instruction and we encourage all cadet enthusiasts between 14 and 18 years old to get involved.
You’ll need to prepare yourself for a tough but exhilarating training programme, where you’ll master skills including flying and weapons training (all under the careful supervision of our experienced staff instructors of course).
With constant professional supervision available every step of the way, we encourage pupils to become their own person and tackle challenges to develop self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and discipline; qualities which will stay with them for life.
That’s why we encourage all our pupils to actively engage with the local community and to give back to those less fortunate through charitable efforts and fundraising.
We have a wide array of opportunities for pupils to support organisations and projects such as Age UK, the Good Neighbour Scheme, Interact (Junior Rotary Club) and the Black Country Food Bank. With everything from organising fashion shows and visiting the elderly in local care homes, to working with disabled children at Pens Meadow Special School, our students will learn the true meaning of giving to others.
Our musical life includes a symphony orchestra, concert band, swing band, chamber orchestra, school and chamber choir, so there’s a perfect option for proficient musicians at any grade or level. We also have inter-house competitions which give both classical and contemporary musicians an opportunity to contribute and collaborate at school concerts and services – and not forgetting our annual Battle of the Bands/Live Lounge.
For our young thespians, the OSH drama club meets weekly to engage in games, role play, improvisation and realisation – key areas for any budding actor or actress.
We also have exciting opportunities for technical wizards, set designers and PR/marketing enthusiasts, so whether it’s a starring role in our upcoming production or a glimpse into the world of stage management, all of our pupils gain confidence and communication skills which will become invaluable in later life.
If you need any further help or advice, please leave us your details and a member of the OSH admissions team will be in touch. Alternatively give us a call on 01384 817325 and we'll be happy to help.