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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 a variety of different clubs for students to join.Clubs vary each semester depending on staff timetables, please click on the link below to see our current clubs list.

 

Clubs Sept 2021 - Jan 2022

 Club Name

Year group/s

 Brief Description

 Location

Day

Staffing

Careers Club

 

 

7,8,9,10,11,12,13

Career Education is about finding about yourself, the labour market and uncovering any unhelpful assumptions you may have made along the way.  Drop in for an entertaining under 5 minute career video/presentation and to find out what you can do to give yourself a competitive edge.

Community Room/Reading Room

Wednesday Lunch

Ms Rampling

Beekeeping Club

 

7,8

Monitoring, looking after, and learning about the school’s bees, as well as producing the honey for sale. 

Library/School roof

Wednesday after school

Ms Kirk

Spanish Film Club

 

7,8,9,10,11

 The Spanish Film club offers a selection of films from the Spanish speaking world to help students deepen their cultural understanding of Spain and Latin America and improve their language skills.

113

7/8/9- Tuesday Lunch

10/11- Thursday Lunch

Ms Byrne

Karate Club

(Olympic Karate Inc.)

7,8,9

Have fun Learning a new skill. Karate techniques & Fitness

 

Dance Studio

 

Wednesday after school

Ms Burton

STEM Club

 7,8,9

 Where you get to conduct the experiments you are not allowed to do in Science…

 006

Monday After School

 Mr Marshall

Sustainability Superstars

 

7,8,9

Discuss how and make an impact on how our school and community approach sustainability 

006 

Thursday Lunch

KBL

Lego Robotics

7,8

Take part in the First Lego League UK by designing and building a robot to complete specific tasks

106

Thursday Lunch

OTR/SM

Coding Club

7,8,9,10,11

Learn how to programme and the basics of coding in order to create your own computer programmes.. The club  is great for beginners and experts allowing you to develop your programmes at your own pace

 Room 121

Friday Lunch time

Mr Agbakoba

Art Club

 

 

7,8,9,10,11

Come and develop your skills in Art!

Art room

7,8,9- Wednesday Lunch 

10,11- Tuesday Lunch

Ms Akhtar, Mr Johnson

East Asia Culture Club, 

 

7,8,9,10,11

Love KPOP?  Adore Naruto?  Need to improve your Smash Bros skills?  Come along to the East Asia Culture Club to celebrate pop culture, anime, gaming, music, art, crafts and all things East and South East Asian. Everyone welcome!

211

Wednesday after school 

Mr Bensley

LGBT Qlub, KS3+4+5, 

 

7,8,9,10,11,12,13

Come along to the LGBT Qlub to make friends, celebrate diversity, and engage with LGBTQ+ lives, communities and cultures from across the world. Grab a slice of pizza, say hi, learn to be a stronger ally for friends and family, and listen to a range of speakers share their own LGBTQ+ experiences. Everyone is welcome!

211

Thursday after school

Mr Bensley

Board Games Club

 

 

7,8,9

Hungry for hippos on your lunch break? Teachers driving you marbles? Come make friends, battle some ships, topple towers of Jenga, and yell Uno as loud as you can. It's the Petchey Board Game Club.  Everyone welcome!

211

Friday lunchtime

Mr Bensley

Basketball

7,8,9,10,11,12,13

 

Go to PE office

Monday after school

Mr Iakoncic

Year 11 Football

11

 

Go to PE office

Monday after school

Mr Hudson

#girlswhogym

7,8,9,10,11,12,13

 

Go to PE office

Thursday after school

Ms Cummings

Year 7, 8 Boys Football

7,8

 

Go to PE office

Wednesday after school

Mr Woodhall

Year 9, 10 Boys Football

9,10

 

Go to PE office

Thursday after school

Mr Hudson

Netball

7,8,9,10,11

 

Go to PE office

Thursday after school

EWR

Volleyball

7,8,9,10,11

 

Go to PE office

Wednesday after school

SMS

Girls Football

7,8,9,10,11,12,13

 

Go to PE office 

Tuesday after school

External

Table Tennis

7,8,9,10,11,12,13

 

Refectory

Wednesday and Friday after school

Mr Edwards

Choir

7,8,9,10,11,12,13

For all students who want to learn some vocal pop pieces in a group. 

Music 3

Monday after school

Ms Hardiman

Orchestra

7,8,9,10,11,12,13

For any student with experience playing an orchestral instrument.

Music 3

Thursday after school

Ms Hardiman

 

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!