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Enrichment Opportunities

The importance of enrichment activities at school is well established. The primary goals of enrichment activities focus on the individual student level, the institutional level, and the broader community level. These activities exist to complement the school's academic curriculum and to enhance the student's educational experience.

Enrichment Fund

Over the past few years we have collected a voluntary contribution from parents of £60 per year, equivalent to £5 per month, that has allowed us to fund/ part-fund the following;

  • Year 7 transition meeting area

  • New athletics facilities (long jump and discus/shot cage)

  • A new school mini bus

  • Celebrating Diversity Eco Planting

  • Ceramic room (new for 2022/23)

  • Plastic recycling and manufacturing programme

 

For those of you who wish to continue to support the programme, and for those new to the school, there are 2 methods of contributing;


1. Via parentpay
2. Via the Charities Aid Foundation  
 

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Clubs & Societies

We have multiple clubs and societies available at Calday; Chess, Cookery, Dungeons & Dragons, F1 in Schools and Robotics to name a few.

Drama

Every year we present three or four productions. Well over a hundred students and some fifteen staff are involved as actors, singers and musicians or working on stage management, lighting, sets, costumes, staging, sound and special effects.

Please click here to visit the Calday Dramatic Society website which has lots more information about past productions including some fantastic photographs.

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Music

The music department runs a busy extra curricular programme which caters for a number of musical interests.  Music is represented by many different ensembles, including orchestras, jazz bands, wind bands, chamber ensembles  and rock bands. There are also several choirs including the Senior and Junior choirs. Students of all abilities are welcome. Please view the enrichment programme at Calday.

Sport

Calday Grange Grammar School has a proud history and tradition of sporting provision, whether it is for the experienced athlete or the beginner. Sport plays a major part in the curricular, extracurricular and social life of the school.

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Combined Cadet Force

The Combined Cadet Force Contingent (CCF) at Calday Grange Grammar School traces its history back to 1916, when a unit of the Officers’ Training Corps first formed. Evolving throughout the subsequent years, the CCF now consists of three sections, A Royal Naval Section, an Army Section, and a Royal Air Force Section.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It encourages young people to push their personal boundaries, gain new skills and enhance CVs and University applications.

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Student Council

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.