A well-rounded education takes students out of the classroom, offering exciting opportunities to develop a wide range of soft skills, such as leadership and self-confidence.

All our activities take place on a Friday from 3pm to 5.15pm. They are part of our Friday options, but once a student has signed up, attendance becomes part of their curriculum.

How do students choose activities?

Students in Years 8 and 9 have one hour per week of outdoor education. In Year 8, they focus on map-reading skills, teamwork and orienteering.

In Year 9, they begin learning skills for Duke of Edinburgh, first aid, navigation, camp-craft in tent-building and cooking, along with missing maps (charity work).

They can choose to:

    • Join the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).
    • Get involved in Outdoor Education.
    • Take part in School and Community Service (SCS).

Students choose their activities in Year 9 and do them in Years 10 to 13.

Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a partnership between secondary schools and the Ministry of Defence. It can include the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force sections.

Over 500 secondary schools across the UK take part, offering a broad range of challenging, exciting and adventurous activities. CCF promotes personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline. All while having fun.

At Habs, your child can choose from:

  • Royal Navy
  • Army
  • RAF

School and Community Service (SCS)

Students can get involved in projects designed to help us think about others and the world around us. Our programme is split into three clear sections; Land, Community and Service. Examples of the current SCS projects are as follows:

  • Care Homes – students visit and entertain residents at a local care home
  • Food Banks – students help at a local food bank, sorting donations and assisting visitors
  • Sports– helping staff to plan and lead sessions for younger students
  • Chickens and allotments – students help care for the chickens and allotments

Duke of Edinburgh

We are actively involved in the Duke of Edinburgh awards, which students can take at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. To start with, all Year 9 students take part in the Bronze award. They can then choose whether they want to progress to Silver and Gold.

The awards set personal challenges and push individual boundaries, but it is also great fun and a chance to make new friends.

Duke of Edinburgh