We have weekly clubs that run for like-minded chess fans at Calday, details of which can be viewed on the current enrichment list.
Each year we hold internal competitions including house events and compete in local and national school competitions.
Anyone wishing to get involved should speak to school coach Mr Wycherley.
Our light and airy cookery suite provides facilities for groups of students to learn and cook together. Highlights of the well-equipped suite include electric ovens, gas hobs and multimedia demonstration equipment.
The suite is home to a variety of programmes and activities.
Year 7 Cookery Club
After school sessions are held on a Wednesday evening with Ms Wyke. Students attend a block of five or six sessions. They provide their own ingredients to create a range of savoury and sweet dishes.
Students may store ingredients in the cookery suite before the first lesson on the day of their session, fresh ingredients can be left in the fridge.
After school sessions are held on a Monday evening with Ms Wyke. Courses and recipes are designed to boost confidence and develop students’ culinary skills and knowledge of cooking, giving them the ability, inspiration and enthusiasm to whip up delicious, affordable meals for family and friends.
Pre booking for both clubs is essential, students should speak to Ms Wyke who will visit form rooms to advertise courses alternatively she can be found in the learning support department.
Various courses run across the year subject to demand. The course qualifies for the skill section of the BRONZE award and costs £40 per student, payable via parentpay.
Students provide their own ingredients. Recipes and ingredients for the six-week course can be viewed here.
Pre booking is essential, students registered for the bronze award will be contacted shortly after registration or you can email the DofE team for more details.
Dungeons & Dragons
The Dungeons & Dragons club meet every Tuesday. We are composed of students from years 7-13 and we enjoy this roleplaying game about storytelling in worlds of sword and sorcery. It has elements of make-believe and strategy. In the Dungeons & Dragons game, each player creates an adventurer (also called a character) and teams up with other adventurers to create elaborate and lengthy campaigns. It is imaginative, fun and creative. Come along and geek out!
F1 in Schools
F1 in Schools is an international STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competition for school children (aged 11–19), in which groups of 3–6 students have to design and manufacture a miniature car out of the official F1 Model Block using CAD/CAM design tools.
The search for the next F1 in schools team will start soon and hopefully, be open to Year 7 and 8 students to compete next year.
If you are interested in getting involved in this fantastic opportunity speak to Mr Roscoe.
The Student Council is run by students. Meetings with elected form representatives are organised once every half term. Here, any issues raised by the forms represented are noted and an agenda is compiled for a Management Advisory Committee (MAC) meeting. The MAC meeting is attended by form representatives, members of the Senior Leadership Team and occasionally other appropriate members of staff are invited to attend. Items that are on the agenda are discussed, minutes are taken and the Student Governor can take appropriate issues to the Board of Governors.
Members of the School Council can also represent the school on various Wirral wide school panels.