Activities at Sir Thomas Rich's School

Here at Sir Thomas Rich’s we host a variety of extra-curricular activities. Feel free to explore! If an activity does not have a time or location associated, take a look at the weekly calender.

Blue Coat Best Book

The Blue Coat Best Book Award provides an opportunity for our students to read beyond their comfort zone genres.

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Biology Club

KS5 pupils develop their knowledge, skills and understanding at lunchtime in sessions led by a member of the Biology department.

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Bridge Club

We meet in F8 on Wednesday lunchtimes of the Autumn and Spring terms – all age groups are welcome.

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Chemistry Club

KS4 and KS5 pupils develop their knowledge, skills and understanding at lunchtime in sessions led by a member of the Chemistry department

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Chess Club

The primary aim of the club is to improve the individuals playing style and develop this into match-winning potential.

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Cipher Challenge Club

A national code - breaking competition for Y7-Y13.

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Coding Club

Available to Year 9 pupils. This takes place in C1 on Thursday lunchtimes and offers a chance to learn to programme in Python.

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Debating Society

Our purpose is to promote serious discussion of challenging topics both ancient and modern. It aims to foster clarity of thought and expression. Serious thinkers from Y11 upwards are welcome, along with all members of staff.

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D&T Club

KS3 pupils meet after School to design and make a range of interesting items.

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D of E

The school has had an active Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme for a number of years. This is open to boys in Year 10 and above and to girls and boys in the sixth form.

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Equestrian Club

Sir Thomas Rich’s is a member of the National Schools’ Equestrian Association, the recognised body for equestrianism in schools throughout the UK.

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Geology

A full GCSE taught during three lunchtimes per week. Monday and Tuesday with Mr Green, Friday with Mr Carter.

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Green Team

A group of Y7-8 pupils investigate a number of ways to help the School run in a more environmentally and economically sustainable way..

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Jaguar Challenge

The Maths in Motion Jaguar Challenge is a challenge involves students working together in small teams, who compete against each other in an effort to win a Grand Prix type race.

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Karting

The school takes part in the National School’s Karting Championships for Y8 and above. Teams of three compete in the local round at JDR Karting in Gloucester.

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Music Activities

We have a busy schedule of concerts, workshops, stage musicals and House Music competition, as well as festival entries.

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Performing Arts

The aim of the Performing Arts department is to provide extra-curricular opportunities for all students with a keen interest in theatre and performance, be it acting, singing, dancing, music, writing, set design, sound and lighting or backstage work.

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Photography

Photography Club is open to all years and meets in G9 (Art room) on Thursdays at 1.30-2pm

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Tae-Kwon-Do

This club is primarily for students who practice Tae Kwon Do outside school, although on occasion taster sessions are offered to interested students.

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The Richian

Published annually, each issue contains a record of activities of the previous school year and details of various clubs and socieities, together with an ‘Old Richians’ sections. Especially values are contributions of prose, verse and graphics from both students and staff. So don’t wait to be invited – write now!

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The Shakespeare Society

This society runs trips to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon.

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Skiing

There is an annual Ski Trip for around 40 pupils. The trip usually takes place during February half term and practice sessions are organised beforehand at the Matson Ski Centre.

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Target 2.0

A bank of England Competition which gives teams of Year 13 students chance to take on the role of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.

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Tommies Kitchen Club

Budding Master Chefs meet up in the Food Tech Centre to cook up a range of mouth-watering dishes.

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Sports

Sir Thomas Rich’s has an excellent reputation for its sporting achievements and the School also takes great pride in offering a broad range of sporting opportunities for all pupils, whatever their aptitudes and abilities.

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Young Enterprise

Groups of entrepreneurial Sixth Form students plan, design produce, market and sell a product over the course of the year.

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Warhammer

Junior boys meet up 2 lunchtimes per week to devise their strategies, marshal their troops, and engage in battle. Venue: Q5

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