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Basketball
Sport
Basketball

A new addition to the co-curricular calendar enjoyed by Sixth Formers

Cricket
Sport
Cricket

An outstanding tradition exists for cricket throughout the school's history; one of the three major boys' sports

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Cross Country
Sport
Cross Country

The annual Castle Run, Gould Cup & Willis Plate are highlights on the school's calendar

Football
Sport
Football

An unbeaten season at U13 level; one of the three major boys’ sports

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Hockey
Sport
Hockey

Competitive matches played weekly against local independent & state schools; one of the three major girls’ sports

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Rowing
Sport
Rowing

Senior pupils row at Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre as part of their Games lessons each week

Rugby
Sport
Rugby

The school is renowned for its quality in rugby; one of the three major boys' sports

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Skiing
Clubs
Skiing

Seniors and Sixth Formers enjoy ski trips to France & Austria, while the Infants practice their skills locally, on the dry slope

Squash
Clubs
Squash

Keen squash players can sign up for this after school activity or play as part of the Games curriculum

Netball
Sport
Netball

2015 U16 County Champions, U14 & U13 County Finalists; one of the three major girls’ sports

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Rounders
Sport
Rounders

An unbeaten season at U15 & U14 level; one of the three major girls’ sports

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Judo
Clubs
Judo

Weekly training for Juniors from former Commonwealth Games competitor

Story Telling
Clubs
Story Telling

The magical world of story telling is visited in the Lodge Library

Dance
Performing Arts
Dance

Almost 20 classes each week for girls and boys; ballet, jazz & tap

Rugby 7s
Sport
Rugby 7s

U16 Wales Schools Champions, following a very successful season

Public Speaking
Clubs
Public Speaking

Opportunities to represent the school at various competitions including those run by CEWC Cymru & The Rotary Club

Drama
Performing Arts
Drama

Recent performances include Aladdin Trouble, Fiddler on the Roof & Guys & Dolls

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DofE Award
Clubs
DofE Award

Bronze, Silver & Gold levels delivered by our own dedicated staff; 70% of participants from Years 10-13

Eco Schools
Clubs
Eco Schools

A range of eco-related activities take place, including the up keep of the Junior Garden & a Recycled Fashion Show

Ethical Discussion
Clubs
Ethical Discussion

A weekly debate for Sixth Formers on topical issues decided by the students

Head's Award
Clubs
Head's Award

An anticipatory version of DofE for pupils in Years 7-9, highlighted as an example of best practice by Estyn

Computer Games
Clubs
Computer Games

Infant pupils improve their use & control of ICT skills through interactive games

Outward Bound
Clubs
Outward Bound

Opportunities to take part in a varied programme of kayaking, canoeing & white water rafting

Drawing
Art & Design
Drawing

An opportunity for Senior pupils to improve their drawing skills, ranging from still life to going out on location

Scholars' Society
Clubs
Scholars' Society

The Scholars' Society is open to all Seniors, but primarily aimed at those holding academic scholarships, providing challenging extension opportunities

Kayaking
Sport
Kayaking

Seniors enjoy the facilities at the White Water Rafting Centre in Cardiff Bay during their Games lessons

Strength & Conditioning
Clubs
Strength & Conditioning

Corporate membership of Cardiff Met Gym provides many opportunities before, during & after school for sixth formers

Theatre Appreciation
Clubs
Theatre Appreciation

Seniors with a love of the theatre have the opportunity to see the latest stage productions at the New Theatre & Wales Millennium Centre

Keyboard
Music
Keyboard

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Woodwind
Music
Woodwind

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Brass
Music
Brass

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Strings
Music
Strings

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Rock & Pop
Music
Rock & Pop

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Percussion
Music
Percussion

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Speech & Drama
Performing Arts
Speech & Drama

Infants to Sixth Formers are prepared for LAMDA examinations, with outstanding results achieved

D&T Club
Art & Design
D&T Club

Design making skills of Seniors are enhanced through individual products & themed tasks

Choirs
Music
Choirs

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Science
Clubs
Science

Budding Senior scientists have the opportunity to work towards Crest Science Awards through extension projects

Scrabble Club
Clubs
Scrabble Club

Junior pupils develop vocabulary & improve their spelling through this fun activity

Climbing
Sport
Climbing

Sixth Formers enjoy the facilities at Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre

Archaeology
Clubs
Archaeology

The Juniors are taken on a journey back in time each week by the School Archivist, Mrs Mumford

Sketching
Art & Design
Sketching

Juniors learn how to sketch precisely using graphite pencils and pastels & to create storyboards

Literary Society
Clubs
Literary Society

Off syllabus work for Seniors looking at works by Robert Burns, Dylan Thomas & Lewis Carroll to date

Around the World
Clubs
Around the World

Infant pupils learn about countries around the world through dance, art & craft & cooking

Riding & Pony Care
Clubs
Riding & Pony Care

For Juniors with a love of horses...a very popular club

Science Film
Clubs
Science Film

Documentaries, such as Walking with Dinosaurs, inspire Junior pupils to discuss the science behind them

Creative Writing
Clubs
Creative Writing

For Juniors keen to fine tune their planning & writing skills

Jazz
Music
Jazz

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Choristers
Music
Choristers

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Cookery
Clubs
Cookery

The Infants & Juniors make lots of delicious treats in The Lodge Bakery to take home

Chess
Clubs
Chess

Wales representation at U18, U16 & U14 level, with many of the Infants & Juniors playing as an after school activity

Famous Paintings
Art & Design
Famous Paintings

Infants are inspired by famous paintings to design & create their own masterpieces

Film Club
Clubs
Film Club

Giving pupils the opportunity to explore a wide range of films from a variety of genres. They can watch, discuss and begin to review in a critical way.

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