Extra Curricular

 

At Uckfield College we are proud to offer both a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and a diverse range of educational visits each year.  

We place enormous value on our clubs, societies and educational visits because of the way they nuture and inspire a passion for learning. Our extra-curricular offer enriches students' learning by bringing opportunities for:

 

  • Richer and real life experiences

  • Practical and field work

  • Real stimulus material

  • Team building skill

  • Leadership skills development

  • Further developed student – teacher relationships

  • New and exciting challenges

  • Reinforcing positive attitudes towards school

  • Promoting health and fitness

Our clubs and activities take place before, during and after the school day and include: Dance, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Rugby, Cricket, Chess, Model Railway, Arts Award, Textiles, Kit Car, Drama, Music and Choir


Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition- Snowdonia
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme Gold Expedition- Snowdonia

We run a flourishing and popular Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme, with regular practice and assessed expeditions. We challenge our students at a range of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural beauty including the Isle of Purbeck, The Long Mynd,The Lake District, Dartmore and Snowdonia. Scores of students gain Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards every year. National navigation awards (NNAS) Bronze, Silver and Gold are also achieved by many of our D of E students. We have a very experienced and highly qualifiied Expedition Leadership team including an International Mountain Leader.[See Gallery]  [Find out more..]


Trips

Last year Uckfield College boasted more than 115 local, national and international visits to destinations including:

 


Work Experience

An important enrichment activity for students. One of the challenges of educating students is ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills to face the world of work. Uckfield College requires its Year 10 students to identify, secure and complete a work experience placement. These placements are undertaken in the Summer Term and last for one week.

For students, work experience provides an insight into the working world, teaches them more about what to expect of life after school and provides a valuable addition to their CV. For some, it will also provide an exciting opportunity to gain an insight into a specific career in which they are interested.

For employers, students undertaking placements provide flexible, extra support for their work and help establish relationships with young, local talent. In some cases, placements result in further periods of work experience and employment.

In recent years Uckfield College students have undertaken placements at organisations across both commercial and not-for profit organisations including

If you are an employer who is interested in taking a work experience student, please contact Uckfield College Careers advisor Karen OReily.