At Bury Church of England High School we offer a wide and diverse extracurricular programme. The opportunities offered to pupils are constantly changing and being updated so it is best to find out details of the activities currently running on a daily basis in the pupil bulletin.
Since 2011, all of our extra-curricular activities have been accredited, validated and quality assured by The Children’s University and QiSS. We are proud of the quality of our extra-curricular programme, and value the impact is has on our pupils and the entire school community.
Children’s University is an international critically-acclaimed charity which encourages all children aged 5 to 14 years to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills through participation in innovative and creative Learning Activities outside of the school day.
Learning Activities are designed to:
- raise aspiration, self-esteem & confidence
- encourage curiosity and a love of learning
- enhance motivation and build resilience
- introduce new life experiences
- offer progression in learning and personal skills development
Further details of some of these activities can be found below as well as within individual subject information. Enquiries should be made to individual subject leaders for details of specific activities.
For further details about Children’s University, please visit the Children’s University website.
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Children’s University Volunteers graduate at Liverpool Hope University
Our Children’s University Passport to Volunteering holders got the opportunity to attend Liverpool Hope University on Friday 18th March in their final cap and gown awards ceremony as pupils of Bury CE High School. The afternoon gave credit to those pupils who, week in and week out, give up their own valuable time to ensure the smooth running of the school library, school sport, worship and school council, to name just a few of the accredited Children’s University activities that run here at Bury Church. Pupils were also rewarded for the time they commit to volunteering in activities outside of school such as youth groups and uniformed organisations.
On the day, pupils got the opportunity to talk to the student ambassadors of Liverpool Hope University who took them on a tour of the campus. They then received their award in a graduation ceremony, led by Professor Bill Chambers from Liverpool Hope University who praised pupils for their commitment to volunteering. During his speech he commented on how the confidence the pupils had gained from the graduate’s experiences of volunteering was evident from their smiles and their very presence. Helen O’Donnell, the new CEO of Children’s University Trust who also briefly addressed pupils, encouraged them to “never ever stop learning and to always aim high.”
We now look forward to the 2016 graduation of our younger pupils at Bolton University on Saturday 2 July.