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Extra and Co-Curricular Clubs, Societies and Activities

“Happiness is a state of activity.”

Aristotle

Co-Curricular Clubs, Societies and Activities

Heathfield offers an extensive and varied range of co-curricular clubs, societies and activities which includes after-school clubs, sports, trips and visits, guest speakers along with a huge range of creative and sporting lessons.

Each term, a different selection of activities and clubs are offered after school. The list is wide-ranging and changes termly, depending on the interests and requests from girls throughout the school. Some are run by staff, but others are led by senior students and prefects and generally include debating, film clubs, creative writing, mathematics, kayaking, charity work, school magazine, textiles, crafts, walking, wine-tasting (for Upper VI).

The Athena Society for girls in Form V and above, runs a series of events featuring outside speakers, dinner discussion groups, and other discussion forums on a range of subjects. Following the requests from Form I and II girls, a junior Athena division will be starting to discuss and raise awareness of key issues both in the political arena and broader community.

 

Music

Music is a particular strength at Heathfield and the opportunities for experienced and novice musicians and singers are inspiring. Currently, we have a Senior Choir for Years 3 upwards, a Form II Choir and a Form I Choir, an Orchestra, Flute Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, A Cappella Group and Band.

We also provide an impressive range of lessons taught by visiting peripatetic teachers. These include the piano, strings, woodwind, brass, percussion and even the harp; girls are encouraged to take their music examinations and most involve themselves with the different orchestras and musical groups on offer.

 

LAMDA: Speech & Drama and Musical Theatre

Heathfield runs a full LAMDA (Speech & Drama and Musical Theatre) programme.  Please click here for full details of our LAMDA activities.

 

Sport

At Heathfield we pride ourselves on the fact that every girl in Forms I and II represent the School in Athletics, Lacrosse, Netball, Rounders, Swimming and Tennis. In Forms III and IV there are A and B teams in most sports and at Senior level, 1st and 2nd teams.

As well as running teams and clubs in all our major sports, the department offers girls the opportunity to join a variety of clubs such as: Badminton, Fitness, Football, Polo and Riding. These are open to all ages and abilities and are an excellent opportunity for older girls to coach and mix with the younger years.

There is a strong Inter House structure which gives every girl in the school a chance to represent their House in both team and individual sports.

Heathfield girls also go on to represent Berkshire in both Athletics and Lacrosse and some gain Regional and National honours.

There are regular sports tours to the USA and the school competes in the British Schools’ Ski Championships in Flaine.

 

Dance

Heathfield runs a full Dance programme.  Please click here for full details of our Dance activities.

 

Equestrian

Heathfield runs a full Equestrian programme.  Please click here for full details of our Equestrian activities.