We are pleased to say that the Co-Curricular programme continues in earnest despite the return to remote learning. Staff have been working very hard to adapt and flex within the current constraints and there is much going on as usual. Pupils, therefore, continue to have a wide-ranging set of opportunities to enjoy wherever they are.
Despite the return to online learning, a large number of activities are actively engaging with the pupils on a weekly basis. Sometimes this might be in larger ‘live’ Teams meetings or weekly catch-ups on a one-to-one basis. It might even just be wanting to receive updates from the Farm about the animals, for example. We have something for everyone.
Below is a list of the activities that continue to run in the Lent Term:
co-curricular activities - Lent term 2021
If a pupils wishes to sign up to any of these activities above, they can do so via SOCS – our online Co-Curricular platform (https://www.socscms.com/login/) - or by speaking to their tutor.
Despite not being physically present on site for training or fixtures, our pupils are not missing out. Every week, the PE staff meet with their year groups and teams and discuss everything from exercise to diet. They also pose challenges and even take them through live workouts. Equally, they are being treated to informal webinars with top coaches, nutritionists and strength and conditioning trainers.
Do also look at the Lancing Active YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/lancingactive) which provides plenty of opportunity for individual exercise, as well as the Lancing College Running Club competition which is currently being battled out on Strava. These are open to any pupil in the College.
There is no stopping our Music Department as they continue to rehearse both for the choirs and orchestras. It is testament to their enthusiasm and spirit that they are as eager to throw themselves in to everything as they always have been. The Choir even found time to record and collate a rendition of Happy Birthday for our Head Master and Bursar recently! Individual music lessons with their teachers continue online.
LAMDA lessons are continuing in a virtual manner as are the ongoing preparations for the exciting House Film Competition with pupils finessing their scripts as we speak. Mr Beeby, the Director of Drama, will soon be conducting online auditions for the plays that we hope to be able to perform in the Summer Term.
CCF (Combined Cadet Force), DofE (the Duke of Edinburgh's Award) and Explorer Scouts have also made a shift to online with all three engaging the pupils in a variety of ways. The lockdown has been useful, certainly, to teach the basics of navigation, keep up to date with DofE sections and work for the badges they can work towards from home.
Whilst there are some very obvious constraints to the usually brimming programme of Co-Curricular offerings, there is still much for the pupils to engage with. If they want to find out more information regarding any of these activities, they should log in to SOCS or contact Mr Eustace (Assistant Head, Co-Curricular).