Balcarras offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We firmly believe that students benefit greatly from being involved in activities beyond the curriculum and that this helps to develop character, promote cohesion and encourages students to consider themselves as part of the community.
We have a program of extracurricular activities that caters for a variety of interests, in sport, the arts and a range of clubs and societies. Our aim is for pupils to get involved as much as they can with these opportunities.
Click here for the extra curricular list for the Autumn Term 2023.
Sports and Physical Activities
One of the most popular extracurricular activities is the Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Pupils take part in the broze award at year 10 and then the Gold award during year 12. For more information click here
There are a number of Expeditions that leave the school every 2 years with ‘Outlook Expeditions’, pupils take part in treks, horse riding, Canoeing, scuba diving, mountain walking and local projects. These are to various countries, the most recent are to Malawi, Thailand and Laos.
Every year the school runs a ski trip to France for skiers and snowboarders. Click here for a link to the ski trip page.
There are a number of seasonal sporting clubs available to pupils. In the summer there is Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders and Swimming. Then in the winter pupils can take part in Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Hockey and Cross Country.
In addition to these there are a number of clubs that run all year round, such as Eco club, Table Tennis club, Badminton, and Dance. Year 8 get to take part in a cycling proficiency course through the 'Bike it' scheme.
For information on facilities available at our school click here
Clubs and Societies
There are a number of clubs and societies to get involved in. A number of these compliment lessons that pupils take part in such as cookery club, textiles club and a 3D printing club
There are a number of language clubs allowing the pupils to improve their skills in; Chinese Mandarin, Latin, Italian and French. These are on top of the curriculum which offers Spanish and Russian as well.
If any pupils are interested in journalism or English as a subject there is a school magazine that involves pupils as writers and photographers, there are debating societies. In addition to this there is a Yearbook committee for Year 11s.
There is a very successful Young Enterprise group run at school each year, more information can be found by clicking here
Every year in the summer there is an Activities Week with a range of activities, ranging from cycling in France to surfing in Cornwall, work experience, Year 9 camp and paintballing to name a few. Click here for more information.