Secondary Society Fair

Having completed half a year of societies as part of the school’s enriched curriculum, yesterday afternoon all students in Years 7-9 signed up for their second society.

As our Enrichment Programme keeps on growing, the BSB has continued to widen and extend the number of enrichment activities students can choose from. In order to give students a chance to think about and then choose their activity, last Wednesday the Secondary department held a Society Fair in the gym to showcase the 16 Societies running in the coming months.

It was great to see so many displays and presentations encouraging students to decide on their Society, and to witness the curiosity of the pupils when selecting their future co-curricular club. Societies such as Table Tennis (run by Mr Wallace) and Historical War Gaming (led by Mr Perrin) were fully booked right from the start. Other popular Societies were Theatre /Jazz Dance (Ms Moreno), Girls’ Sports (Ms Manley), 3D Metamorphs (Ms Outram), and also Set Design (Ms Martin), a club focusing on the set for the production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” that Mr Cook’s Society will be performing next term.

Joining a society provides an excellent opportunity not only to try new things and have fun, but also to be challenged, improve existing skills and discover hidden talents. For this reason, all the societies aim to develop the students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural side, and this is particularly evident in the Debating (Ms Lough), Public speaking in Spanish (Ms Crespo), Meditation (by Ms Mandeville), the Book Club (Mr Musson & Mr Henderson) and Healthy Eating (Ms Alfonso & Ms González) Societies, to name just a few.

We wish all our students success and enjoyment in their new activities in the coming sessions, which take place every Wednesday, during periods 6 and 7.

About the School Societies

Societies are co-curricular clubs that take place during the school day to support the development of a range of skills and attributes by focusing on areas such as sport, music, drama, sciences, art, fundraising, debating and enterprising, among others. There is a wide range of societies which are scheduled throughout the academic year to ensure that every pupil from Year 1 to Year 13 participates in at least one or two of them every week.