Other Hobbies and Interests
Staff at Ryedale School are committed to encouraging students to develop their hobbies and interests, as well as introduce them to new ones; increasing their cultural capital and developing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness. Here are a few examples of the clubs and activities on offer:
- We are very fortunate to have our very own community garden and orchard on site. Mr McCandless runs a club, which allows students to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables, whilst looking after the wildlife that inhabit the space so they can learn how to be more eco-friendly.
- Based in the English department, we have the exciting ‘Ryedale Reporters Club’ which is open to Keys Stage 3 students.
- Amnesty International Club offers up stimulating topics around human rights along with engaging and varied reading and writing to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding.
- Miss Heaths ‘Debate/Politics Club’ provides an opportunity for students to improve their knowledge and understanding of ‘topical issues’. The aim is to improve students’ oracy, whilst discussing topics that impact on their lives. The Debate and Politics members elect a chairperson and vice chairperson annually and have as a group helped organise a school general election and form quiz competition during UK Parliament week. They have also attended debate competitions and events outside of school and were regional finalists in the Youth Speaks Debate Competition in 2020.
- Environmental Club is another popular favourite, run by Miss Wright. Students work hard to improve the amount of plastic used in and around school, working towards a school environmental award. In the past students have collected crisp packet waste and turned them into bivvy bags for the homeless.