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Extra-Curricular Activities

A distinctive feature of life at WHSB is our extra-curricular provision.

We believe this is vital in building happy, successful and rounded young people. Our provision is diverse, extensive and continually evolving.

Sport is an important part of life at WHSB. We are passionate about sport and value the role it has to play in promoting healthy lifestyles, instilling discipline and developing character. No matter what a pupil’s age or ability, there are sporting opportunities available for them. We are committed to competing at the very highest levels and have achieved notable successes in localregional and national competitions. If representative sport does not appeal, there are many other ways to become involved, including recreational sports clubs and inter-house sporting competitions. In Music, we support choirs, string ensembles, jazz bands, a Big Band and a full symphony orchestra. Drama is also a strength at WHSB and each year we stage a number of productions, led by both pupils and teachers. Pupils have the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, as well as our thriving Combined Cadet Force.

Our variety of clubs and societies is extensive and ranges from Poetry to Robotics, from Debating to Medicine and from Chess to Wargaming. We also encourage pupils to establish societies and extend their own interests in so doing. At the same time, teachers lead regular day and residential trips, ranging from theatre or musical visits to trips to Iceland, Barcelona, China and the battlefields of Belgium and France to annual ski trips and foreign exchanges.

There is something for everyone at WHSB and we encourage all our pupils to participate and extend their horizons.