Petchey day one 283
Petchey day two 007

Clubs & Extra-Curricular

We believe in the importance of fostering a love of learning and stimulating curiosity through exposure to a wide range of activities and opportunities beyond the classroom and we offer over 20 different clubs and societies for students to join.

We also understand that some students may not be able to access additional clubs or activities outside of school, therefore the majority of our clubs are provided by staff completely free to students.

Students in Years 7 and 8 must choose and attend at least 1 club but we encourage them to sign up to as many as possible. In order to ensure students do try new experiences, they change their clubs halfway through the year.

Students in Years 9-13 are strongly encouraged to sign up to our clubs too.

Clubs vary each semester depending on staff timetables, please click on the link below to see our current clubs list.

Clubs Sept 2019 - Jan 2020

Week day

Club

Year

Description

 Monday

(pm)

 

Dungeons and Dragons

 

7-11

 

Did you watch Stranger Things? Are you into dark fantasy, storytelling, and adventure? We have what it is you seek...

 

Monday (PM)

Raspberry Pi

12 and 13

We are going to share and programme only one Rpi and work as a group of maximum 5 people.

Monday

(PM)

Big Bang Club

7-9

Conquering different challenges and developing practical skills. A fun and enjoyable approach to the application of science

Monday

(PM)

Eureka Club

7-9

Conquering different challenges and developing practical skills. A fun and enjoyable approach to the application of science

Monday

(PM)

Debate

Yr7-9

Learn how to persuade a crowd and win debates with a top university mentor. Committed students will have the opportunity to join the debate squad and represent Petchey Academy in national competitions.

Tuesday

(pm)

 

Lego Club

7-9

The Lego Club is a competition which runs for 20 weeks. Students will be given a topic and need to design, build and program an autonomous Lego robot to solve a series of missions.  The challenge involves a robot game and research project, and students will be judged on the core Lego values they demonstrate. It is a worldwide competition and this is the third year we will be competing in the competition.

 

Tuesday

(pm)

Doc-Soc

9-11

Students will watch a range of different documentaries that are relevant to the social sciences course. They will explore the ideas and themes explored in the documentaries and apply them to their studies, for example, crime documentaries are relevant to both Sociology and Psychology.

Tuesday

(PM)

 

Duke of Edinburgh

9,10,12,13

By doing your DofE, you’re in for an amazing adventure and masses of fun as you take part in a range of activities, all leading to the achievement of an Award that’s recognised by universities and employers alike.

 

 

 

Tuesday

(PM)

 

Karate & Fitness Club

 

Year 7 and 8

Get fit while you Learn Self-defence

All you need is a white T-shirt, jogging/track suit bottoms and a bottle of water.

Wednesday

(PM)

Petchey Performers

Yr7-11

Students will work as a company to prepare a scene and number from musical ‘Grease’ in preparation for the whole school production next year.

Wednesday

(PM)

Petchey Pride

Yr7-13

Join Petchey Pride, or pop by anytime, to ask questions, share stories, and make friends in a safe space.  Each week we will learn more about LGBTQ and gender topics, and celebrate LGBTQ role models throughout history.  We will work as a team to campaign and raise positive LGBTQ awareness in the community.

Wednesday (PM)

Maths Club

Yr8 and 9

Preparation for the Count on Us Maths Challenge

Wednesday (PM)

 

Year 10 composition

 

Year 10

Opportunity for students to develop their GCSE compositions and incorporate feedback provided.

 

Thursday

(PM)

East Asia Culture Club

Yr7-13

Ni hao Naruto! Come along to celebrate and share your love of East Asian culture with weekly kung fu classes, Nintendo and Sony gaming competitions, manga and anime film events, and plenty of East Asian food, music, arts and crafts. Oh... and KPOP!

 

Thur

(PM)

 

 

ASDAN

CoPE

 

 

All

 

We are offering an exciting opportunity to gain an extra qualification! NO EXAM – Just Fun challenges that you choose. You can even get credit for previous achievements and clubs you already attend!

 

 

Thursday

(PM)

 

Beekeeping

Yr7-8

Learn about the fascinating world of bees and how to care for a colony of honeybees

Thursday

Maths Challenge Club

12 + 13

Preparation for the UKMT Maths Challenge

Thursday

(PM)

Table Tennis

Yr7-13

 Learn the four basic strokes in table tennis and develop these into exciting fast-paced competition play! Last year our students came 9th in the London Youth games!

Thursday (PM)

Deaf Choir

Yr7-13

The Hackney Learning Trust are working to raise Deaf Awareness and promote inclusion by running a Deaf Choir at The Petchey Academy. In the weekly sessions participants will learn to sing and sign a number of well known classics.

Thursday

(PM)

Choir

All Years

A fun and engaging choir for all students with opportunities for soloists! You will be singing a wide range of styles and preparing music for concerts and school productions. Students will have the opportunity to sing wide range of songs and improve their vocal technique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

(PM)

Table Tennis

Yr7-13

 Learn the four basic strokes in table tennis and develop these into exciting fast-paced competition play! Last year our students came 9th in the London Youth games!

Friday

(PM)

Drumming club

All Years

A percussion group for students who would like to improve their rhythmic skills and group playing on African and South American drums!

Clubs March - July 2020

Week day

Club

Year

Description

 Monday

(pm)

 

Dungeons and Dragons

 

7-11

 

Did you watch Stranger Things? Are you into dark fantasy, storytelling, and adventure? We have what it is you seek...

 

Monday (PM)

Raspberry Pi

12 and 13

We are going to share and programme only one Rpi and work as a group of maximum 5 people.

Monday

(PM)

Big Bang Club

7-9

Conquering different challenges and developing practical skills. A fun and enjoyable approach to the application of science

Monday

(PM)

Eureka Club

7-9

Conquering different challenges and developing practical skills. A fun and enjoyable approach to the application of science

Monday

(PM)

Debate

Yr7-9

Learn how to persuade a crowd and win debates with a top university mentor. Committed students will have the opportunity to join the debate squad and represent Petchey Academy in national competitions.

Tuesday

(pm)

 

Lego Club

7-9

The Lego Club is a competition which runs for 20 weeks. Students will be given a topic and need to design, build and program an autonomous Lego robot to solve a series of missions.  The challenge involves a robot game and research project, and students will be judged on the core Lego values they demonstrate. It is a worldwide competition and this is the third year we will be competing in the competition.

 

Tuesday

(pm)

Doc-Soc

9-11

Students will watch a range of different documentaries that are relevant to the social sciences course. They will explore the ideas and themes explored in the documentaries and apply them to their studies, for example, crime documentaries are relevant to both Sociology and Psychology.

Tuesday

(PM)

 

Duke of Edinburgh

9,10,12,13

By doing your DofE, you’re in for an amazing adventure and masses of fun as you take part in a range of activities, all leading to the achievement of an Award that’s recognised by universities and employers alike.

 

 

 

Tuesday

(PM)

 

Karate & Fitness Club

 

Year 7 and 8

Get fit while you Learn Self-defence

All you need is a white T-shirt, jogging/track suit bottoms and a bottle of water.

Wednesday

(PM)

Petchey Performers

Yr7-11

Students will work as a company to prepare a scene and number from musical ‘Grease’ in preparation for the whole school production next year.

Wednesday

(PM)

Petchey Pride

Yr7-13

Join Petchey Pride, or pop by anytime, to ask questions, share stories, and make friends in a safe space.  Each week we will learn more about LGBTQ and gender topics, and celebrate LGBTQ role models throughout history.  We will work as a team to campaign and raise positive LGBTQ awareness in the community.

Wednesday (PM)

Maths Club

Yr8 and 9

Preparation for the Count on Us Maths Challenge

Wednesday (PM)

 

Year 10 composition

 

Year 10

Opportunity for students to develop their GCSE compositions and incorporate feedback provided.

 

Thursday

(PM)

East Asia Culture Club

Yr7-13

Ni hao Naruto! Come along to celebrate and share your love of East Asian culture with weekly kung fu classes, Nintendo and Sony gaming competitions, manga and anime film events, and plenty of East Asian food, music, arts and crafts. Oh... and KPOP!

 

Thur

(PM)

 

 

ASDAN

CoPE

 

 

All

 

We are offering an exciting opportunity to gain an extra qualification! NO EXAM – Just Fun challenges that you choose. You can even get credit for previous achievements and clubs you already attend!

 

 

Thursday

(PM)

 

Beekeeping

Yr7-8

Learn about the fascinating world of bees and how to care for a colony of honeybees

Thursday

Maths Challenge Club

12 + 13

Preparation for the UKMT Maths Challenge

Thursday

(PM)

Table Tennis

Yr7-13

 Learn the four basic strokes in table tennis and develop these into exciting fast-paced competition play! Last year our students came 9th in the London Youth games!

Thursday (PM)

Deaf Choir

Yr7-13

The Hackney Learning Trust are working to raise Deaf Awareness and promote inclusion by running a Deaf Choir at The Petchey Academy. In the weekly sessions participants will learn to sing and sign a number of well known classics.

Thursday

(PM)

Choir

All Years

A fun and engaging choir for all students with opportunities for soloists! You will be singing a wide range of styles and preparing music for concerts and school productions. Students will have the opportunity to sing wide range of songs and improve their vocal technique.

Friday

(PM)

Table Tennis

Yr7-13

 Learn the four basic strokes in table tennis and develop these into exciting fast-paced competition play! Last year our students came 9th in the London Youth games!

Friday

(PM)

Drumming club

All Years

A percussion group for students who would like to improve their rhythmic skills and group playing on African and South American drums!