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Extracurricular activities at  Southlands

Alongside a full programme of sports, drama and music, we also offer other clubs, enrichment opportunities and extracurricular activities in different areas.

From lunchtime choir and table tennis club to after school football or basketball, children can learn new skills and follow their sporting and artistic interests by participating in a host of different activities.  

In addition, if a group of students comes to us with a shared interest, such as photography, we try our best to find an instructor and add the activity to our offering. Or, older students may decide to run a club for younger students as part of their service to school element either of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, or their IBDP CAS programme. 


A range of physical activities help our students to develop coordination and motor skills while promoting values such as respect, self-esteem, companionship and teamwork. 

Activities include:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • Dance Fitness
  • Yoga
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Arts & Enrichment

Our students choose from a range of activities designed to enhance creative skills and to encourage the development of artistic expression and sensitivity.

Activities include:

  • Book & Storytelling Club 
  • Samba Drumming 
  • Art Attack 
  • Junior/Senior Choir
  • Spanish Club
  • Peripatetic Instrument Lessons


The DofE International Award is non-competitive and open to all young people aged 14-25 – it's about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries. There are three levels of DofE IA programme which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. 

Through their DofE IA, students will make friends and memories and build traits like confidence,  resilience and self-esteem, which can benefit mental health. They’ll gain skills and attributes for work and life, like problem-solving, team-working and self-motivation – and they’ll achieve an Award that’s recognised by top employers and can help them stand out when applying for  university places, or jobs. 

To achieve their Bronze Award, participants must complete four sections: Skills, Volunteering, Physical and their Expedition. Every young person’s DofE IA programme is personal to them – they can choose what they’d like to do for their Skills, Volunteering and  Physical sections, and most activities can count. We will provide guidance and support, and students can either choose to continue an activity they already do or discover something  completely new.