All staff at Harper Green School are dedicated to providing students with a wide range of clubs and sporting activities during lunchtimes and after school.
Click here to see Harper Green's current enrichment activities.
We also offer a range of outings and residential trips to provide a broad mixture of new skills and experiences, along with fun and enjoyment.
As well as providing fun and enjoyment, there are a range of extra-curricular activities on offer that equip our young people with the skills and experiences needed to become mature, responsible young adults.
Harper Green offers a wide range of activities before, during and after school. Badminton is very popular in the mornings as well as at lunchtime. Table tennis is also offered after school for all year groups with a coach from outside school who develops their skills further.
The Young Enterprise Scheme
The Young Enterprise Scheme is designed to provide a sense of the business environment through a real commercial project. The School Council, the school magazine, prefect and reception duties provide real opportunities for pupils to take on positions of responsibility in the school – all providing invaluable experience for our pupils.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
What is the DofE
A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.
The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.
14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and university and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.
The DofE licenses organisations that work with young people to run DofE programmes, such as schools, colleges, youth groups and clubs. Through the Licensed Organisation (LO) young people (or their parents / carers) pay for a Participation Place and are supported by Leaders who support them through their programmes, helping them to choose their activities, set their objectives and achieve their Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a registered charity, funded by donations, Participation Places and licences. The charity works with LOs across the UK to increase opportunities for young people to gain the benefits of doing their DofE.