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The school aims, through its provision for sport, within and beyond the formal curriculum, to:
The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities and has a strong sporting tradition. There are teams in all years for netball, hockey, athletics, tennis and rounders. Other activities done in combined age group teams are table-tennis, swimming, cricket, cross-country, gymnastics and trampolining. Clubs are held during the lunch time and include the aforementioned activities together with fitness, dance, aerobics, volleyball, gymnastics, badminton and football. Fixtures are played after school and, occasionally, on Saturday mornings and Sundays. For many years, the school has won district, county, regional and national titles in rounders, cross-country, hockey, athletics, tennis, netball, gymnastics, swimming and table-tennis. Many Year 10, Year 11 and Sixth Form students coach teams and organise clubs for Year 7 and Year 8 students during the lunch hour. There are several links with local sporting bodies and every effort is made to encourage students to participate in sport through the local clubs, as well as school. Every student has the opportunity to represent her House in any number of sporting events throughout the year. Our links with the District Primary Schools give our students the opportunity to officiate at several inter-school competitions from Years 7-13.
Music is a popular option within the curriculum, with healthy enrolment at GCSE and A Level. The school is well supported by the Peripatetic Music Service and many students enjoy participating in county groups. Musical talent can find an outlet in a variety of extra-curricular activities. The school has choirs, instrumental groups, a wind band and a full orchestra. Many performances and recitals by individuals and groups are given throughout the year. At least two major concerts are produced each year.
Public speaking, in which KGGS has an enviable record of success in both local and national competitions, is greatly encouraged. Students have opportunities to speak, either as individuals, or as members of a team and may give class presentations, participate in assemblies and represent their House, or the school. KGGS teams and individuals regularly win trophies in the National Finals of competitions organised by such bodies as the English Speaking Union and Rotary International.
Interest in drama and the theatre is encouraged through the organisation of a wide range of theatre visits and the use of Theatre in Education groups. Those who wish to participate in performance also have the opportunity to join after school Drama Clubs, be involved in the school's annual production, or offer items for variety shows.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a way to stretch individuals beyond their own expectations and broaden their horizons. Students undertake 4 sections: skill, service, physical recreation and expeditions. It is a highly valued extra-curricular activity at KGGS and large numbers of students gain awards each year at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
For further details on the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, Please see the attachment Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Other school clubs and societies include the Christian "Rock Solid", Maths, Science, Art, Drama, Textiles, ICT and Chess clubs, 3D Workshop, Chemistry, Dance, Modern Foreign Languages, Young Enterprise, School Magazine and Quiz/Games clubs.
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