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Broadwater School

Challenge Hour


There are many opportunities for extracurricular and sporting activities during lunchtime and after school and the Library Resources Centre is open every day including lunchtime and after school for reading, further study and homework. 

Some of the activities which take place either during lunchtime or after school include: art, athletics, badminton, brass music, basketball, chess, cooking, choir, coding, design and technology, journalism, cricket, drama, football, hockey, netball, rugby, photography, positive space, table tennis, science, volleyball, health related fitness, RPG, and sewing to name a few.

Students also have the opportunity to learn musical instruments with extracurricular music lessons linked to various school groups, bands and choir.  

A recent Challenge Hour survey indicated that: 

84% of students reported they took part in Challenge Hour

87% of students reported that they felt Challenge Hour had been good for their mental health.

80% of students felt taking part in Challenge Hour had improved their confidence.

57% of students felt that Challenge Hour had helped them with their classwork.

87.9% of students rate the variety and choice of activities as "Excellent" or "Good".

In 2024 there are 590 places for students to take up across a variety of 14 residential trips, broadening horizons beyond their day-to-day experiences including DofE, Cadets and Challenge Week trips.

Please see Challenge Hour clubs and activities in documents below.

To get a flavour of the exciting activities that are happening day to day, please check out our social media pages: