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To see our Summer 2022 extracurricular timetable, please click here.

The benefits of extracurricular activities

There are many benefits of extracurricular activities, including improved academic performance, relationship skills, and personal growth. These activities can reduce overall stress and anxiety as well as create an ideal opportunity for children to form friendships with others who share similar interests. In addition, they help students to develop teamwork, time management and problem solving skills and to increase their resilience. All of these are skills that are vital for success at school and in life.

All students are encouraged to participate in at least one extracurricular activity. There is a large and exciting programme with a variety of regular activities on offer to students. The choice and diversity are further enhanced by special events. The opportunities and challenges include:

  • Aerospace Club
  • Arts, crafts and textiles
  • Business Game
  • Board Games
  • Charity fundraising
  • Christian Union
  • Community volunteering
  • Creative writing
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Fashion Show
  • House competitions
  • Middlesbrough Football Club’s Community Programme
  • Rock climbing
  • School play
  • Science and the Environment
  • Student Council
  • Youth Challenge
  • Young Enterprise

Our popular youth theatre productions have included The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Alice in Wonderland, Oliver!, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Singin’ in the Rain, and Annie Jr. Together with an annual arts and music showcase, they provide memorable entertainment for families and a chance for students to perform.

Students have the chance to take part in foreign study and sporting trips including Berlin, Paris, Barcelona and a football tour. Together with the Academy’s sister schools in the Emmanuel Schools Foundation, students are selected for the annual ‘Lions’ rugby tour, the Tall Ships Challenge and community work in South Africa.