BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Scarisbrick Hall College
College pupils have access to a range of leading academics and professionals through our Lecture Series as well as our UK and international partnerships. Pupils in the College are exposed to a wide variety of experts from across the world and are challenged to be critical and reflective thinkers.
GREAT HALL LECTURE SERIES
The annual Great Hall Lecture Series gives pupils at Scarisbrick Hall School access to some of the leading academics in the world in an intimate and approachable setting. Lectures are based on topical themes that inspire the minds of our young people. We have hosted Royal Society lectures, leading professors, explorers and peers from the House of Lords. Details of our Great Hall Lecture Series 2020 will be published soon.
National Competitions and Publications
Every year pupils at Scarisbrick Hall School compete and win national competitions. These include poetry, science, computer science programming, engineering, short story writing and many more areas. We are proud to showcase the work that our pupils have completed on a national and sometimes international stage. When pupils compete outside of the school it challenges them to open their minds and expand their thinking.
Inter House Competitions
Pupils are encouraged to compete for their houses in a variety of competitions these include our annual quiz, public speaking, sports events and debating competitions.
Expeditions and Adventures
Scarisbrick Hall School seeks to foster a spirit of exploration in all of our pupils. In the College, pupils will have the opportunity to take part in international trips to a wide range of locations across the world. Some of our most popular educational visits are to Italy, Lyon, Barcelona, New York, Iceland as well as expeditions that are linked to the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold). We encourage all of our pupils to have a positive impact on our global community.
Duke Of Edinburgh Service Initiatives
Embedded in the culture at Scarisbrick Hall School is to value each and every person in our community. College pupils are given the opportunity to support their school and local community through a wide range of charity and service activities. Pupils in the College are expected to commit one of their sessions a week to a service pathway. Thes are designed to promote leadership, empathy and a deeper understanding of local and global values. Due to the popular nature of these initiatives, many of them are by application and interview only. Initiatives are committed to for a twelve-month period and include:
(devising and engaging with the local community including our silver circle group and partner organisations)
(developing links with international schools and supporting areas of poverty in the world)
(training as a qualified first aider and supporting school and community events)
(training in technical theatre and supporting school and community events)
Arts Development Group
(running whole school art and design projects insured by the school estate, history and grounds)
(evaluating and promoting sustainable ways of operating our school)
(monitoring the ecological environment on our 52 acres of parkland)
All of the service initiatives contribute to the Duke of Edinburgh Award that we offer to College pupils.
HOUSE COMPETITIONS & LEADERSHIP
Across the academic year College has a number of competitions and opportunities for leadership beyond the classroom. School Council elections take place every year where pupils campaign to be elected through a democratic process. All pupils are placed in one of four houses (Oxley, Raynor, Poulton and Wyburn) where they compete in competitions such as quizzes, debating, public speaking and even bake off.
Pupils are encouraged to enter national competitions in writing, science, debating and engineering. We take part in completions organised by the Independent School’s Association, as well as other widely recognized national and international events. Within our College we have published writers and pupils that succeed at national and international level.
EXPEDITIONS & ADVENTURE
Students in College will have the opportunity to venture on an overseas exploration that enhances them culturally and challenges their thinking.
Destinations include: Iceland, Geneva and New York.
College students will have the opportunity to to travel to Lyon, France where they can practise their language skills.
Year 9 & 10 students who have embarked on the Duke of Edinburgh Award will undertake their qualifying expeditions.