Co-curricular activities are a big deal at OSH!
OSH is proud of its co-curricular programme which rivals that of any independent school.
Opportunities in sport and music are many and varied, whilst art, pottery, dance, drama, public speaking and chefs’ club complement our programme. From Year 8, students are invited to join the Combined Cadet Force, and then from Year 9 the majority become involved in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
The co-curriculum is not just about keeping young people active and engaged after lessons, however. It seeks to impart and induce team work and communication skills, problem solving habits, and it seeks to grow in young people that all important resilience. The co-curriculum is one of the best places to try new things, to make mistakes in them (and to learn from those mistakes) and to take risks.
Day Students are welcome to participate in co-curricular activities that fall during the school day, are related to their academic studies, or see them represent the School in sport or music. The majority of our co-curricular activities take place after the school day, and there to keep our Tailored and Flexi-Boarders active and engaged late into the evening.
The following is just a small sample of the kinds of clubs and societies we have at OSH:
|Sport and Outward Bounds
|Other Clubs and Societies
|Animation and Stop Motion
|Combined Cadet Force
|Cricket (boys' and girls')
|Duke of Edinburgh
|Interact Charitable Society
|Football (boys' and girls')
|Hockey (boys', girls' and mixed)
|Peer Mentoring Group
|Rubgy (boys' and girls')
|Strength and Conditioning
Further activities take place at weekends
At weekends, Tailored and Flexi-Boarders continue to engage with co-curricular activities. Sometimes involving off-site trips to participate in a wide array of local and more distant venues, and options which range from Alton Towers to the National Space Centre, or from the Harry Potter Studio tour to shopping and cinema trips. There’s also on-site activities such as archery and cookery, or pottery and quizzes enable our Boarders to be kept busy at weekends.