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Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) In a world that is increasingly competitive, what your child does beyond the classroom is what will make them stand out from the crowd. This exciting CCA programme represents a significant element of the educational experience, allowing pupils the opportunities to pursue or develop interests beyond the confines of the classroom walls. We see it as an essential part of the learning experience, offering every Radnorian, from Years 5 to 13, the equal opportunity to learn about life in its broader context; its challenges and opportunities, successes and occasional disappointments.

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booklet with your child. During their time at Radnor House School, they will have the opportunity to experience a range of contrasting activities, with the hope that one or two will become pursuits they follow and develop into their adult lives. Laura O’Brien CCA Co-ordinator

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Contents Art, Design and Technology

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Awards and Volunteering

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Computing and Science

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Debating, Journalism and Literacy

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Performing Arts

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Skills and Games

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Subject Stretchers

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Sports and Fitness

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Art, Design and Technology Art Club GCSE and A Level Art students will learn to extend and develop their portfolios and artwork, whilst also being able to access one to one support and guidance from their teachers. They can receive one to one tutorials to guide them through their independent projects and work with a wide range of materials, techniques and processes, working with independence in a studio based atmosphere. This is a great opportunity for students to access the specialist art studios to complete unfinished coursework or homework.

Art Skills Art Skills club offers pupils an opportunity to build on their prior knowledge of the formal elements of art, experimenting with materials and techniques that are not currently available in general art lessons. The themes are extremely fun and engaging such as our sculpture alien project where pupils design their own aliens which are truly out of this world! Art skills teaches young people how to work independently with more complex materials, building their confidence, knowledge and creative thinking. We respect and listen to one another's creative ideas and share our designs in group discussions to prepare young people for the analytical nature of GCSE

and A Level.

Crafts and Calligraphy Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. Modern calligraphy ranges from functional inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces. It continues to flourish in the form of wedding invitations, event invitations, postcards and posters, so come along and get creative. If you wish to mix it up and are more interested in making crafts, work your way individually, or in groups, through the top 25 craft ideas on Pinterest.

Fashion Club The best ideas for fashion club activities come from club members themselves. We encourage pupils to bring the same creativity that they use to create in art, and bring their ideas alive using textiles, texture, design and colour. Customise clothing or start from scratch; your skills

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Floral Art We have an experienced local florist from Crafted Blooms, based in Twickenham, who will be running a fun and creative after school club for all nature enthusiasts!

Pupils will learn how to identify different types of flowers as well as how to process correctly and care for them to get the longest life possible. Each week will be themed and we will create a number of different styles of arrangements including using vases, oasis floral foam and florist wire for designs such as corsages and floral crowns. We will use seasonal flowers and foliage, and you get to take home your personal arrangement each week. There is an additional charge for this club. Further details can be found on the CCA timetable.


Co-Curricular Activities Information Life Drawing Drawing the nude from observation, students will learn about proportion, foreshortening and contours of the figure. They will use a range of media, techniques and scales to develop a personal portfolio of work.

Photoshop & Digital Art Pupils will enhance their digital art making skills by developing artworks and

photos using Photoshop. Pupils will use MS Surface computers and Photoshop to edit images digitally and create digital drawings. Pupils will need to take photos outside of club time in order to develop their understanding of Photoshop. Pupils will experiment with drawing on digital tablets creating layered artworks. An appreciation and enthusiasm for photography, computers and art is encouraged. However, beginners are also welcome.

Textiles This activity is for those pupils interested in learning how to sew, or those who have some experience. You will learn the basics and essential skills needed to complete simple sewing projects. Examples of projects include customising a piece of your own clothing and making personalised bunting.

Jewellery Making Jewellery making is very meditative and can help you unwind after a long, brain taxing, school day. It can bring out a creative streak that you never knew existed and, after all, who doesn’t love to be unique? So, if you enjoy wearing earrings, bracelets or necklaces, why not give it a go?

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Awards and Volunteering Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Adventurous, caring, sporty, creative… however you might describe yourself, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is for you. There are three levels of programme you can do ,which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The main differences between them are the minimum length of time they take to complete, how challenging they are and the minimum age you can start. Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives. Development and regular progress must be shown and all activities must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.

Bronze Timescales

Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

Volunteering section: 3 months

Gold Timescales

Physical section: 3 months

Volunteering section: 12 months

Skills section: 3 months Expedition section: 2 days/1 night You also have to do 3 more months in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

Physical and Skills sections: One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months

Expedition section: 4 days/3 nights

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Residential section: Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights.

Physical and Skills sections: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months

If you didn’t do Silver, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

Silver Timescales Volunteering months

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Expedition section: 3 days/2 nights If you didn’t do Bronze, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the

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Co-Curricular Activities Information Sports Leaders Sport Leaders is a nationally recognised qualification which develops confident, healthy leaders through sport and physical activity. We offer qualifications in Sports Leadership at Levels 1 & 3, and Language Leaders at Level 2, to ensure that our students have a structured leadership pathway that helps them develop along the way. These qualifications are recognised in personal statements and our Level 3 qualification even carries UCAS points. Radnor students undertaking a qualification in Sports Leadership will learn and demonstrate important life skills such as effective communication and organisation whilst learning to lead basic physical activities for younger people, their peers, older generations and within the community. The courses involve both guided and peerto-peer learning, as well as supervised leadership to ensure that learners have all the skills they need to lead basic physical activities to other people. The sessions use sport to deliver fun and engaging physical activities with other students and within the community. Students will plan, lead and evaluate sports/physical activity sessions over a number of tutored hours and then demonstrate their leadership skills as part of their assessment. Examples include students at Level 1 running the Staff v Parent Netball and Football, and students at Level 3 running

the Interhouse Netball and Football tournaments .

Language Leaders Level 2 The Foreign Language Leader Award teaches young people how to lead others through basic language activities (for example, teaching the colours or days of the week), by working to develop their communication, organisation and motivational skills. Their cultural understanding of the chosen country will improve through language games and activities and they will demonstrate their leadership skills in a foreign language by organising and running a language event at the end of the year.

Volunteering Volunteering is all about making a difference to other peoples’ lives. You might want to do this as part of your DofE volunteering, or perhaps you might like to volunteer your 9

time to help others and change things for the better. If either of these apply, volunteering in Sue Ryder in Twickenham is for you. Rearranging the shop layout, steaming clothes, labelling items or assisting and serving customers at the counter, this really will be an hour of your week very well spent that will leave you with a real sense of accomplishment, pride and happiness.


Computing and Science Big Bang Science Big Bang Science is an opportunity for pupils to partake in science projects and experiments outside of the curriculum. Pupils will have a chance to extend their science knowledge in a fun and hands-on environment.

Code Club Learn how to code using Scratch, HTML/CSS and Python. Code Club is a nationwide network of coding clubs for young people, providing resources to create games, animations and websites whilst learning the key concepts of coding at the same time. Learning to code is more than just a vocational skill: it changes the way you

analyse and solve problems, and encourages creative thinking and collaboration

Lego Mindstorms Robots are in our everyday lives in many ways, from automatic pool cleaners to toys for children. Robots are an engaging, hands-on way of teaching important concepts like maths and science. Lego Mindstorms is a programmable robotics construction set that gives you the power to build, program and command your own LEGO robots.

Senior Coding Whether you are an experienced coder, or a complete beginner, this is the

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club for you. For beginners you will be given an individual learning plan to help you get started, or for the more experienced come and code amongst like-minded pupils in a relaxed and collaborative atmosphere.

Touch Typing Typing's Cool provide a touch typing course for Years 5-9, running once a week before school. The course comes highly recommended from existing parents with children who have already taken part. Pupils who are, or will be, working on laptops will be given priority. There is an additional charge for this club. Further details can be found on the CCA timetable.


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Electronics Club

Build a Computer

Learn the basics of how electronic components work. Get a good grounding in circuit analysis, learn how timing circuits, comparators and simple amplifiers are designed and built. Shed light on how LEDs work. Hone your problem-solving skills when a circuit does not operate as expected and peer into the fascinating world of binary numbers and logic gates. A sound grasp of mathematics is an advantage at this club that will certainly keep keen physics pupils on their toes.

Pupils will gain the skills and knowledge to build their own gaming computer at home. They will learn about the different components that make up a computer and how to choose the right specifications. They will get practical experience in putting the components together to build and test a working computer and install the operating system. New this year, we are giving pupils the opportunity to install a water cooling system.

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Debating, Journalism and Literacy Bookworm Club Want an excuse to read even more? Then come along with other keen bookworms to the Library where you can choose a book. After you have read it, you can talk about it and give some feedback on whether you'd recommend it to a friend. You can even write your own book review with a star rating to help other pupils choosing their next book.

Creative Writing Junior and Senior clubs are split, and both aim to foster and develop an inherent love for the written word. In the Junior clubs children can work on individual projects with support, or compete against the teacher in written challenges. Sophisticated

writing techniques are analysed and located in different genres, and transferred to their own work. In the Senior clubs, weekly challenges are completed as a class in preparation for the GCSE examination. Everyone's work

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is shared and critiqued, and the teacher creates a model answer for every task.

Debating Society Do you want to make sure you win every argument? Do you want to learn how to persuade people to your point of view? Do you want to have the chance to be given points for being argumentative? Then junior debating is for you! You will learn how to speak persuasively, research a topic, learn about current events, analyse a question and structure your opinions so that you win every time! There is even the possibility of taking part in competitions against other schools.


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Model United Nations

School Magazine

Model United Nations is a competitive role-play of United Nations meetings. Participants represent the school in external conferences, and each year more than 400,000 students from schools and university participate worldwide in Model UN conferences, so it’s a big deal! You will gain an understanding of the wider world, develop valuable skills and, most importantly, have fun!

Be a part of putting together the new format for the school magazine. Completely led by the pupils, this is your chance to communicate what is going on at Radnor with the rest of the school community, as well as including lots of extras like teacher/pupil interviews and competitions. If you are interested in a possible future in journalism, this is the club for you!

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Performing Arts

Choir

Concert Band

Music Theory Club

Our choirs rehearse once a week and perform at least once a term. Performance opportunities include evening soirĂŠes, large whole-school performances and at local venues such as Hampton Court Palace. Pupils learn to sing music in a variety of styles, developing skills in musicianship, teamwork, listening, performance and coordination in a fun and purposeful environment.

Concert band is the perfect ensemble for anyone who is learning a woodwind or brass instrument, and we always welcome a pianist and a percussionist or two as well! Pupils can join with any skill level, as we arrange parts specifically for the pupils involved, enabling very new beginners to participate alongside experienced performers. To join an ensemble is to become part of a community of musicians, and pupils enjoy developing their instrumental skills within a purposeful and welcoming group environment. Our concert bands rehearse once a week and perform at least once a term.

Music Theory Club is a fun lunchtime club for pupils who would like to further their understanding of music. Music Theory Club is open to everyone; however, participation is highly recommended for pupils who are learning an instrument and pupils who are considering taking Music GCSE in the future. This club also welcomes pupils who are struggling with content in their academic Music lessons and functions as a clinic for the Junior and Lower Schools.

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Co-Curricular Activities Information String Ensemble The string ensemble is a great environment for pupils learning orchestral string instruments, such as the violin or cello. Pupils can join with any skill level, as we arrange parts specifically for the pupils involved, enabling very new beginners to participate alongside very experienced performers. Our string ensemble rehearses once a week and performs at least once a term. To join an ensemble is to become part of a community of musicians, and pupils enjoy developing their instrumental skills within a purposeful and welcoming group environment.

Orchestra The Radnor House Orchestra is an exciting ensemble where pupils enjoy playing a wide range of musical styles with other young musicians. All instrumentalists are welcome, as we strive to be both inclusive and excellent and

arrange parts specifically for the pupils involved. This allows beginners to participate in a meaningful way alongside older or more experienced peers, and permits nonorchestral musicians such as guitarists to perform. Being a part of a large ensemble such as the orchestra is a wonderful way for pupils to develop teamwork skills, to exponentially improve their instrumental skills learned in individual lessons, and develop their identity as young musicians.

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Rock Band Our rock bands rehearse once a week and perform at least once a term. These groups are for pupils who are learning guitar, bass guitar or drums, as well as singers who enjoy rock music. Pupils develop skills in understanding how the various parts of songs are put together, putting their instrumental learning into practice in a fun and purposeful environment. The rock bands can only accept limited numbers, so you may need to audition.


Performing Arts Senior Production Get your umbrellas ready; the all-singin', all-dancin' school musical enters the final phases of rehearsal in preparation for performances at the end of the first half term.

LAMDA Pupils will work towards entering a LAMDA Exam at the end of the term and if successful will receive a certificate from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (an affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama).

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Years 5 to 8 Production The Performing Arts Department is thrilled to introduce a second, large scale production for the year, to be performed in the St Mary's University Theatre. Open to everyone in Years 5 to 8, Radnor House will be performing Roald Dahl's 'The Witches', in a new musical adaptation written especially for Radnor House. Auditions for roles will be one evening at the start of term (date to be announced in January), with after-school rehearsals every Wednesday starting after half term. This is a fantastic opportunity to

develop your performing skills, offering more chances for the incredible talent of the Lower School to shine through! Everyone is more than welcome, and auditions are purely to assign roles.

Shakespeare Schools Festival Do you want the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre? Then the Shakespeare Schools Festival is for you. This is an amazing chance to prepare a 30-minute version of a Shakespeare play, using the original language, and perform it on stage at the Richmond Theatre. As well as being a fantastic performance 17

opportunity, this also helps pupils understand and "decipher" the language of Shakespeare, and learn to love the dramatic, romantic or comic stories that have stayed with us through the years, which will be invaluable to future English studies.


Skills and Games

Adulthood

Chess,Lego,Board Games

Adulthood is a series of practical and real-life based activities, which prepare young people for the sorts of scenarios which they will face as they enter their 20s. Pupils will start a theoretical budget on excel, using their projected future income to test out different spending models for the lifestyle they want. As they move through their 20s with each session, we will look at mortgages and savings plans, as well as ways to travel the world on a shoe string. A combination of 'things I wish I'd known' and 'ways to focus the young mind' this club is a sure fire way to get them thinking about what they can start doing now to secure the future of their dreams.

Chess is a fun game that is meant to foster pupils’ intellectual growth while having lots of fun. Pupils of all standards attend, as we are happy to teach you to play from scratch and help you to develop your game. So why not come along, practise and improve. Building Lego and board gaming is a chance for younger pupils to play a wide range of fantasy role-play games, strategic war games and board games.

Cookery Club We want you to have lots of fun in the kitchen, as that is how cooking should be. This club is led by our expert chefs, where you will learn 18

the basics of food health and safety and have something to take home to your family that you have made. Alternatively, for the more advanced, or if you will soon be leaving school for university, we can help you, using a small budget, cook some great dishes you will love to eat. Try your hand at making dishes like spicy risotto, spinach and feta frittata, cakes and chocolate pudding – not forgetting spag bol, or the one pot wonder, that can feed you for the whole week. There will be a different dish each time. There is an additional charge for this club. Further details can be found on the CCA timetable.


Co-Curricular Activities Information Knitting and Crochet Need to learn the long-tail cast on, or need a refresher on casting off? How about just trying something new like a crochet stitch, or how to knit two together (K2tog)? We will be learning the basic stitches in both crafts. As you progress you will be able to make small items such as phone cases, pencil cases and of course a granny square!

Prison Ball Prison ball is played much like the original dodgeball game, except… is it much better! When a player is hit with the ball (which doesn’t hurt), they have to go to "prison" behind

the opposing team. To get out of prison, the player needs to receive a pass from a teammate while in the designated prison area and then hit the opposition with

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the ball. This game tests your reaction time and decision making skills to the max… save your teammate or attack the opposition… you decide!


Subject Stretchers Ancient Greek & Classics This is the club for all those who love the ancient world, both Greek and Roman. Gods and goddesses, myths and legends, famous figures from history - all these and more, can be studied. We also learn how to write in the ancient Greek alphabet - you may be surprised by how many English words have been directly lifted from Greek! Bring your love of the ancient world and we will see you at Classics Club.

Dungeons & Dragons Are you a hero searching for adventure? Are you willing to fight dragons, rescue princesses and quest for treasure? Then welcome to the party! Run for pupils, by pupils, Dungeons and Dragons aims to foster creativity, fuel the imagination and develop the art of story-telling. We look forward to you joining us on our next adventure!

Elite Athlete Programme The Elite Athlete Programme (EAP) is designed to support the further development of these talented sportsmen and women by providing additional guidance and support that goes beyond the normal PE and Games Programme. Over the course of the year, topics covered will include: sport-specific fitness testing and monitoring, nutritional advice and guidance, termly talks and lectures from internal and external speakers, strength and conditioning workshops

and advice and opportunities for careers in sport.

EPQ The Extended Project Qualification is a fantastic opportunity for Sixth Formers at Radnor House to celebrate their passion for academia in the form of an independent investigative study. The ethos behind the EPQ is to develop independence and evaluative skills in students, and prepare them for the expansive and explorative modes of learning that they will encounter at university and beyond. Therefore, unlike the A Levels offered at Radnor House, the EPQ is not taught traditionally in a classroom. Instead, students independently synthesise a hypothesis or project title, before being assigned a supervisor to provide guidance over the course of their project. Typically, the EPQ commences in the autumn term of Year 12, and the final project is submitted in the spring term of Year 13. The finished product of the EPQ is traditionally an essay or research-based assignment of

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around 5000 words, but can take the form of a more interactive project or event and accompanying written commentary. As well as producing a written document or artefact, students will also present their findings to an audience of their peers and staff during an EPQ celebration evening.

HPQ The Higher Project Qualification (HPQ) is an additional qualification taken by some of our highestattaining Year 10s, or those with a particular passion for a certain subject. It involves planning, researching, managing and creating a project of some kind. Projects can vary from building a computer to writing an extended essay on the rise of Napoleon or the villains of Shakespeare. The HPQ not only stretches pupils, but helps equip them with the skills they need for success at A Level and beyond.


Co-Curricular Activities Information History Book Club Years 7 to 9 History Book Club will meet once a week at lunchtime to choose, read and discuss an historical novel. Fiction is a great way to discover history through imagination. There are so many wonderful books we can choose from, and hopefully we will generate much to discuss through our reading.

Maths Team The Maths Team Challenge is an opportunity for pupils to apply their mathematical skills to a range of fun, but complex, problems. This club is designed to challenge pupils with an enthusiasm for Maths whilst competing with one another for a place in the Maths Challenge team that will represent the school at a competition, in central London, later in the year. Pupils are invited to join the club each

September based on their performance in Maths lessons.

Philosophy Circle Have you ever wondered why things are the way they are? Have you ever thought who the 'me' is that makes you 'you'? Do you believe that we are here because someone wanted us to be here, or is this all some great big cosmic accident? Can trees feel pain and, if not, how do you know? Would it make sense to say that we are just a collection of memories? To discuss these deeper questions and more, all the while looking at some of history's most famous philosophers, scholars and generally eccentric people, come along to Philosophy Circle.

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Young Enterprise The Young Enterprise programme provides practical ways for young people to get a taste of the world of work and the excitement of running a business. At Young Enterprise, they recognise the need for educators to have both choice and access to high quality opportunities that create aspirational careers guidance, develop employability skills and deliver inspirational enterprise education. Engaging local volunteer employees in the classroom is at the heart of Young Enterprise’s approach to teaching and learning. They have access to over 7,000 volunteers from a range of industry sectors who support their programmes. Through this scheme, students gain a first-hand insight into the career of local employees and learn about the skills which are valued in the workplace.


Sports and Fitness Daley Thompson Academy Most children love to run around, jump and throw. We take these natural desires, and bring a structured athletics focus to them while delivering it all in the form of fun gameplay. This Academy has been developed by Daley Thompson and Kate Staples and is run by their handpicked coaches. It is designed to teach fundamental and motor skills, needed in all sports, in a fun environment, as well as key athletic skills. The Academy will develop the following: running efficiently, speed endurance, jumping activities, throwing skills, agility, balance and coordination. There are lots of games and fun, with medals and prizes to be won. There is an additional charge for this club. Further details can be found on the CCA timetable.

Badminton Badminton is a skilful game, focusing on agility, speed, hand-eye coordination and game awareness. With the option to play doubles and singles it provides great opportunities for pupils to get a large amount of game time and the opportunity to improve their skills. It is a great game for all abilities and all year groups.

skills development. It will provide an excellent opportunity for boys and girls, and younger and older pupils, to mix and learn from each other.

Basketball

Cricket

Basketball is a fast-paced and energetic non-contact game that will enable pupils to develop skills such as passing, shooting and spatial awareness. With five players per team this allows more game time and

Cricket is the major boys’ sport of the Summer Term. Between April and July, all boys will play cricket from Year 5 to the Sixth Form. In preparation for this, Indoor Cricket will take place as a 22

lunch CCA in the Spring Term. They will engage in the technical aspects of the game covering the core skills of throwing, catching, batting and bowling.


Co-Curricular Activities Information Cross Country Cross country is a long distance running sport that is run on trails, golf courses and even roads. The sport is not only a challenge of who can run the fastest, but who can run the longest and who can master the terrain the best. Radnor Gardens is a perfect place for a lunchtime run, which will help de-stress, clear your mind and boost your stamina. In the end, all that matters is running to the best of your ability.

Crossfit Crossfit focusses on strength, speed and fitness for sport. The highly experienced and qualified coaches from MiNT Coaching train out of Blitz in Twickenham, which allows them to use a wide variety of equipment in a really motivating environment. Our standardised system for each session moves from a speed agility and gymnastics warm up to a strength and power piece, finishing up with a tough, but enjoyable, Crossfit workout. All abilities and

fitness levels join in together to do the same workout, but at a level suitable to each individual. MiNT’s focused, but fun, approach can get you fitter for sport fast. There is an additional charge for this club. Further details can be found on the CCA timetable.

Dance Whether you are a complete beginner or a dancing pro, challenge yourself and put your moves to the test in this fun and enjoyable class. Try your hand at a variety of dance styles, including street, jazz, contemporary, modern and musical theatre, all taught by industry specialists. Learn fundamental steps and techniques while working towards a performance-ready dance routine. With opportunities to 'bust a groove' on stage and camera, there is a lot going on in this class. Open to all ages, with 23

no prior dance knowledge or skill necessary. There is an additional charge for this club. Further details can be found on the CCA timetable.


Sports and Fitness

Football

Gaelic Football

Golf

Football is the core sport in the autumn term at Radnor House and is played in Games from September to the beginning of December. With most year groups offering two teams there is an abundance of competition for all pupils wishing to feature, whether in competitive or recreational football squads. As football is Radnor House's strongest sport for boys, we are looking to continue with training in the spring term. Training is on separate days for Years 5-8 and Years 9-13.

Gaelic football has been described as a cross between rugby, basketball and football - but the Gaelic game came first. Like rugby, there are 15 players in a team, played on an enormous pitch, but similar to football, a round ball is used. You will learn the core skills of sending and receiving, attacking, and defending in this fast and furious invasion game. This sport will suit all gamesplayers, both boys and girls, who are looking for a new and exciting challenge.

With access to Strawberry Hill Golf Club and their professional coaches, this club is an opportunity for golfers of all ages and abilities to improve their game. Sessions focus on all aspects of the game, from employing the correct grip, improving the chipping game, and finetuning the nuances of putting. Each week there is a challenge in which the pupils can showcase what they have learned during the session. There is an additional charge for this club. Further details can be found on the CCA timetable.

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Co-Curricular Activities Information HIIT Bootcamp HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up, burns lots of energy and leaves you feeling like you have done a serious workout. If you are new to keeping fit, or are a top sports representative, this club will challenge and push every individual and will send your fitness level through the roof.

Hockey In the spring term pupils at Radnor House play Hockey at our first class Astro-turf facility at St Mary's Teddington Lock Campus. Girls in Years 5-8 learn the fundamental skills and play 7 a-side competitive fixtures

against other schools. For Years 5 & 6, there is an A team playing competitive fixtures, Years 7 & 8 Radnor House fields A, B & C teams. Pupils in Years 9-13 progress onto fullsided games, represent Radnor House in competitive fixtures at U14 A, U15 A and U18 A level. Training days are on separate days for Years 5-8 and Years 9-13.

Hockey Stix Skills Learn to trap, lead, pass, tackle, jab, V-drag and even tomahawk! Also why not try your hand at learning some 3D skills? Once you use them, defenders will start to think more and have doubt and indecision in their mind. There are several variations, but learning a few basic lifts and jinks should do the trick.

Hockey Goal-Keeping Good hockey goal-keeping is the ability to fearlessly stop the other team scoring through your goal-keeper's agility and technique. At goal keeping club you will experience various training drills that will help you to cushion the ball, to close down the angles, give you effective shot stopping techniques and improve your ability to intercept and clear the ball to start new attacks.

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Horse Riding Are you pony-mad child and want to develop your riding skills? If the answer is yes, then horse-riding club is a must. Park Stables in Teddington will cater for two separate age groups during Years 5-8 and in Years 9-13 lunchtimes. In these sessions they will coach the basics for complete beginners, through to the more advanced who will learn the more challenging disciplines such as jumping or dressage. Lessons will be 30 minutes in duration. Be prepared to eat a packedlunch on the mini-bus, and have probably your best lunchtime of the week. There is an additional charge for this club. Further details can be found on the CCA timetable.


Sports and Fitness Judo Judo is steeped in Japanese history and culture and is an Olympic sport practised by millions of people across the world today, with discipline and etiquette still profoundly influencing how judo is taught and practised. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown one’s opponent to the ground, immobilise or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling manoeuvre, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking, or by executing a strangle hold or choke. Judo at Radnor House is provided by the Ray Stevens Judo Academy, where Dr Ed Semple will lead the coaching team.

Ed is a Judo Black Belt and Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu. He is also a British Judo Association UKCC Level 3 coach. There is an additional charge for this club. Further details can be found on the CCA timetable.

Netball Netball is the major sport for girls at Radnor House during the autumn Term. The netball programme is run from junior through to senior level and focuses on giving every pupil the opportunity to improve individual skills, and have a valuable experience of playing in a team. The school's fixture list is extensive, with matches for our A teams in Years 5-6. In Years 7-8 Radnor House fields A, B & C teams. Pupils represent

the U14, U15 and U18 teams at both A & B level. Training days are on separate days for Years 5-8 and Years 9-13.

Netball Shooting Skills In netball, shooting is one of the most important aspects of the game. The key to shooting in netball is practice, practice and more practice. At the club you will have the opportunity to perfect your technique and complete various tasks and challenges to help improve your overall performance .

Rounders Girls in Years 5-6 begin by learning the fundamental skills of batting and fielding and, as in all other sports at Radnor House, they start playing competitive fixtures against other schools. Rounders is a great way to develop communication and hand-eye coordination skills. Rounders CCA in the Summer term is mixed, and is a great day to enjoy the long warm summer evenings. 26


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Rowing Rowing is a hugely popular sporting activity at Radnor House, where pupils sign up in Year 7. Radnor Rowers are encouraged to live a team culture based on trust and respect and they have a responsibility to themselves, the club and the crew to uphold these values. Rowing is a strength and endurance sport, with our aerobic and technical sessions set within our wave training programme. We train pupils in developing strength, flexibility, core stability, psychological skills and tactical skills. All rowers can expect to be on the water twice per week and have additional conditioning sessions. Training frequency is in

accordance with British Rowing recommendations relevant to age group and specific squads. Radnor House enters many Heads and Regattas throughout the year to ensure pupils get external competition. There is an additional charge for this club. Further details can be found on the CCA timetable.

Rugby Rugby is played from December until the end of the

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Spring term and is a core sport for boys at Radnor House. Rugby is highly regarded at Radnor House, in tune with the school’s values of courage, perseverance and respect. Pupils start fixtures in Year 5 when they learn the fundamentals of passing, running and spatial awareness. In games lessons we offer both ‘competitive’ and ‘recreational’ rugby groups to ensure pupils have the highest level of progression and enjoyment. For Years 5-6 there is an A team playing competitive fixtures, from Year 7 onwards, Radnor House fields A & B teams, representing the school throughout the season. Training days are on separate days for Years 5-8 and Years 9-13.


Sports and Fitness Table Tennis Table Tennis is an excellent opportunity to develop your hand-eye co-ordination, hone your tactical skills and have fun playing against your friends. We have three tables in the Theatre that allow for individual matches, doubles and games like 'round the world'. Players of all abilities are most welcome to join us for half an hour in a busy day when you can focus on something different, be competitive or friendly, as suits you best, and just have some 'down time' with a bat and a ball.

Tennis This club is a chance for you to further develop your skills at tennis, whether beginner or pro. It will give you an opportunity to mix with other tennis enthusiasts from different year groups. We do a mixture of drills and match play to make sure you develop every aspect of your game.

of all years to mix and for younger pupils to learn vital skills from those older than themselves.

Touch Rugby

The benefits include building strength and flexibility, developing coordination and balance, improving posture, aiding mental focus, developing coping strategies for stress and anxiety.

Touch Rugby is a fast-paced and energetic game that removes the physical nature of the 15-a-side game, focusing on skills and game awareness. With six on a team, there is much more time on the ball, and the removal of contact allows a more level playing field. It provides an excellent opportunity for boys and girls

Yoga The yoga classes are designed to help today’s young people cope with the ever-increasing challenges and pressures of teenage life.

Classes involve noncompetitive physical activity, stretching and strengthening exercises, learning yoga postures, focussing on safe alignment, breathing techniques 28

all culminating in some welldeserved guided relaxation.

There is an additional charge for this club. Further details can be found on the CCA timetable.


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Radnor House Clubs and Activities Brochure  
Radnor House Clubs and Activities Brochure