Extracurricular Twilight Programme
Driffield School offers a range of Extracurricular and twilight activities.
Driffield School and Sixth Form is a large school serving a very large rural area. Approximately half of our students travel into the school from the surrounding villages and Bridlington, most of them by school bus.
We are fortunate to be able to offer a wide range of out of lesson activities, often during lunchtimes. Many staff give their time generously in order to enrich our students’ experience. Below are some examples of activities available.
Whole School Production
Every year, students with interests in a number of extracurricular areas work together to stage a whole school production. Some of the recent productions have included Grease, Oliver!, Billy Elliot and Rock of Ages, seeing drama, music, art and technology students combine their talents with astounding results.
Drama activities are linked to the school production for all those who want to get involved at any age. There are also opportunities for GCSE and A Level Drama students to practise their work at lunchtimes and after school. Key Stage 3 students are also encouraged to practise their work at these times.
A range of different sports are offered and regular fixtures are played each year across the East Riding area and beyond. Clubs are available at lunchtime and after school, making full use of the excellent school facilities and the twilight bus service to the surrounding villages. Sports range from football to netball, dodgeball to badminton and from basketball to gymnastics. All the major team sports are available. A range of abilities are catered for (from beginners to excellence) and support is available for all students to reach their optimum level.
A school newspaper and also technology, computer, science, and environmental clubs are active within the school. A large number of students take part in Operation Lifestyle, as well as raising money for a variety of charities.
This provides students with the opportunity to involve themselves in school issues.
A range of foreign trips are offered, including departmental visits, music tours, sport and ski trips.
Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
The LRC allows students to access a range of books and media. There are also computers situated in the LRC for students to use. The LRC is open to students from 8am each day and until 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 4pm on Fridays.
In music, there are a wide range of opportunities for students to take up an instrument and join a music group in the school. There are two main music ensembles: Concert Band and The Big Ensemble.
This smaller ensemble is recommended for any student at grade 1-4 standard on their musical instrument. The band plays a mixture of genres. The band meets in PA5 weekly and is run by the Music Service. This ensemble is a great opportunity to meet new friends and develop sight-reading skills, improve musicianship and performance skill.
The Big Ensemble
This ensemble is made up of all instrumentalists at the school, including electric guitars, drum kits and a vocal group (in addition to all of the orchestral instruments). The band plays a multitude of genres, performing at local events and on annual music tours to Europe. The band meets once a week at lunchtime and is directed by Mr. Couper. This ensemble promotes strong performance skills, improvisation, band skills, creative independence and is more technically demanding (through reading notation and singing in 2 or 4 parts).
The school provides instrumental lessons, including: strings, woodwind, brass, drums, guitar, piano and voice.
Please speak to the music department for more information.