At The Becket School we seek to develop our students and help them grow to become the best version of themselves, to work hard, be loving and to do the right thing. Our curriculum beyond the classroom is designed to provide further opportunities to help the achieve this and broaden their school experience.
A dramatic retelling of this classic Christmas story on the stage. Open to students in Year 7, 8 and 9. Auditions for roles will take place in a workshop environment and will not require learning of any lines or solo performances. Directed by Mr Borrill, this production will perform on Monday 5th,Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December in A8 alongside another exciting production entitled Refuge, in which students can be involved also. Rehearsals for Scrooge take place every Wednesday evening in A8 from 3.05pm – 4.30pm.
A modern-day version of the nativity story. Open to students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Auditions for roles will take place in a workshop environment and will not require learning of any lines or solo performances. Directed by Mr Lund, this production will perform on Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December in A8 alongside another exciting production entitled Scrooge, in which students from Years 7, 8 and 9 can be involved also. Rehearsals for Refuge take place every Tuesday evening in A8 from 3.05pm – 4.30pm.
We have a lively and exciting Music Department at The Becket School with a wide variety of activities available to students in and out of the classroom. Students who play an instrument or sing are encouraged to join one or more of our ensembles, which rehearse weekly and perform regularly at our own school concerts and external functions. So if you want to sing a solo or maybe just play second triangle in the school band then we have a place for you!
At The Becket School we are pleased to offer a wide range of musical tuition opportunities to all students within the school and within our feeder primaries so that there is continuity from key stage 2 to 3. Our instrumentalists and vocalists benefit from expert tuition provided by both our own peripatetic music teachers and the County Music Service across all the instrumental families. Every student has the chance to take up an instrument or singing lessons and get involved with the extra-curricular musical life of the school. This term we are also rehearsing for our musical Journey to the Forbidden Planet
Opportunities to develop artistic skill are provided weekly. The art department work alongside the other creative subjects and support productions and events in school throughout the year.
Please see the creative arts timetable for opportunities beyond the classroom
The Becket PE department have led many several teams in a range of sport to success in local, regional, and national competitions. There are opportunities for students in every year group of all abilities to enjoy sport beyond timetabled lessons for leisure as well as competitively.
Please see the PE timetable here for opportunities beyond the classroom.
Departments across the school offer support to students to support progress in their subject areas. There are additional opportunities beyond the curriculum pathways for students to learn and expand their interests. Please check here to see our timetable of lunch time and after school provision.
LUNCHTIME: 12.30 p.m-12.55 p.m.
AFTER SCHOOL: 3.05 p.m. to 4.05 p.m.
Please check here to see upcoming competitions
Please check here to see upcoming trips and visits beyond the classroom
What is the Duke Of Edinburgh Award?
A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.
The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.
14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
There are four sectionsto complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.
The DofE licenses organisations that work with young people to run DofE programmes, such as schools, colleges, youth groups and clubs. Through the Licensed Organisation (LO) young people (or their parents / carers) pay for a Participation Place and are supported by Leaders who support them through their programmes, helping them to choose their activities, set their objectives and achieve their Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a registered charity, funded by donations, Participation Places and licences. The charity works with LOs across the UK to increase opportunities for young people to gain the benefits of doing their DofE.
How old do I need to be?
– Bronze – for those aged 14+ years
– Silver – for those aged 15+ years
– Gold – for those aged 16+ years
If you aren’t 14 yet but are in the school year in which your peer group turn fourteen, you may be able to start a Bronze DofE programme – check with your DofE Leader.
Similarly, if you aren’t 15 yet, but are in the school year in which your peer group turn fifteen, you may be able to start a Silver DofE programme – check with your DofE Leader.
If you are interested in taking part in Duke of Edinburgh please contact the school on firstname.lastname@example.org