Extra Curricular Opportunities
At The William Allitt School we aim to ensure every student has the opportunity to access out of school hours activities relevant to their interests and abilities.
An enormous number of our students last year benefited from taking part in activities extra to those carried out in lesson time. The wide range of opportunities enables students to gain life skills and build character.
Residential visits and trips are also an extremely important part of a student’s journey through school life. Friendships are forged and cultures experienced which often form the starting points of lifelong influences. The school runs many visits abroad for educational, social and recreational purposes including to Italy and Iceland supporting work in geography, to Spain for languages and to Berlin for history. Activity themed visits include a netball tour in the UK, a football tour to Germany and the Bushcraft Camp for Year 7.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The William Allitt School is proud to be successfully running the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
DofE gives you the chance to do something completely new and improve on things you’re already doing. It takes you out of your comfort zone and into a place where you will push yourself and have amazing new experiences. You will build confidence, resilience, skills for work and friendship groups. Importantly, you will have a brilliant time doing it.
Mr Holmes and Mrs Copley invite you to our Parent/Carers information evening on Monday 4th October 2021 at 5pm in the dance studio.
Come along and find out more about this exciting opportunity for year 9 and 10 students.
Year 9 students are eligible to enrol onto the Bronze award.
Year 11 students who have completed Bronze can progress on to Silver.
Year 10 (and any Year 11’s who may be interested) students who are new to DofE are able to do direct entry onto Silver.
There are four units to complete, the expedition unit is pre-planned and already booked, but the other three below are only as limiting as your imagination. Some ideas are below each heading.
|Football||Charity work||Learn to play the piano|
|Horse riding||Supporting at sports clubs||Learn to cook chinese|
|Swimming||Brownies, cubs, scouts help||Origami course|
|Park runs||Reading at the library||Decorating|
|Martial Arts||Coffeeand chat time at residential homes||Bike maintenance|
The expedition unit consists of:
2 or 3 days of walking and map reading in the Peak District
Cooking your own food
For further information on how DofE can help you now and in the future, please visit: https://www.dofe.org/
All dates below are already booked and non-negotiable.
Students must attend all training, practice and qualifying expeditions.
Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Holmes or Mrs Copley for any information
Dates for 2021/2022
Friday 20th May - Saturday 21st May (Both Bronze and Direct Entry Silver students).
Friday 10th June – Sunday 12th June – Silver students
Friday 10th June – Saturday 11th June – Bronze students
Wednesday 13th July –Friday 115th July – Silver students
DofE payment plan
DofE payment plan available as below:
|Bronze||Silver (for students that have completed bronze)|
|22nd October 2021: £80 (non-refundable)||22nd October 2021: £100 (non-refundable)|
|23rd December 2021: £65 (non- refundable)||
23rd December 2021: £ 95 (non-refundable)
|18th February 2022: £65 (non-refundable)||18th February 2022: £ 95 (non-refundable)|
The cost of the Bronze award is £210.00 and the Silver award is £290.00.
Direct entry to Silver
22nd October 2021: £150 (Non-refundable)
23rd December 2021: £115 (Non-refundable)
18th February 2022: £115
Direct entry to Silver does require an additional training weekend, which is why the cost is £380.00
Voluntary Service Award