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Clubs and Societies
There are many clubs and societies that meet regularly in activity time. These can change a little from time to time as we work hard to capitalise on staff expertise and to meet student demands and interests.
At the time of writing, the following are regular weekly clubs but not all clubs will operate during the busy summer outdoor term, whist other clubs requiring the outdoors and light will only operate in the summer and early autumn term.
Craft Club: provides the opportunity for projects such as greetings card making.
Scenery Painting: happens when scenery is required and only open to those who can assist in the appropriate way.
Art Club: two different age groups, Junior and Senior.
Prop Making: this again is a seasonal activity that operates prior major school productions.
Climbing Club: one advanced and one junior.
Watersports - Sailing and kayaking takes place every evening in the summer and early autumn terms. There are also watersports sessions on a Saturday.
Horse Riding: open to all (extra cost included).
Golf: a newly introduced club where students have the opportunity to have lessons at the local Golf Club.
Archery Club: open to all during the Spring Term.
Basketball, Volleyball, Dance and Table Tennis Clubs: open to all ages.
Fell Running: open to all ages.
Other Clubs and Societies
Book Club/Creative Writing Club: is open to younger students and gives them a chance to review books or enjoy writing.
Debating Society: prepares students for competition, internally, socially and at national level.
French Conversation: is open GCSE level students.
Maths Club: encouraging the able mathematicians to enjoy and extend their skill. This leads to competition.
Speech and Drama Club: helping student towards the examinations.
Weekend activities are varied and opportunity is provided for those outdoor activities needing longer hours, sporting fixtures, specialist activities and fun. Off-site they can vary from cinema visits, to the more energetic bowling or ice skating, to the hair-raising theme park visit or Premier League football match. Visiting musicians or dancers can offer their specialist skills, roller blading, or circus skills have been included, and evening social events such as discos, karaoke and quizzes are regular.
Three of our four daughters have been boarders at the Senior School following our unexpected move to Hong Kong in 2012. One moved back to board at Windermere following two years in Hong Kong and our youngest can't wait to follow in her footsteps and return as an overseas boarder into Year 9. We cannot fault the standard of education and care which the girls have enjoyed throughout their Windermere journeys. In particular, we love the location - and the way in which the Lake District becomes part of the curriculum - and the international flavour of the Senior School.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring National Park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.
When you live there, Windermere School becomes more than just an academic institution. Apart from academics, the School puts great emphasis on personal development. To me, this has meant that my three years in the national park were some of the most positive, enjoyable and prosperous years of my life that have put me in a convenient position in terms of university and my future adult life.
I have sent my children to Windermere at 11 years old and is easy to say how they have feel. I have had to call them as they never have time to call home. Lots of friends, lots of fun, interesting education. I would recommend this school to everybody, it is a perfect choice to ensure your children will learn a new language open their mind and increase their international relations.
Our daughter is having a marvellous time at Windermere School. She has always been well supported socially and educationally. The staff provide a wide variety of fun and interesting activities within the classroom, encouraging learning and development in a relaxed and fun environment taking them from Forest School in Pre-Prep to Adventure lessons in juniors, the outdoor space and sailing school is also a real advantage as nowhere can offer what Windermere school has! We love what the school has brought to our daughter... happiness! We can't ask for much more, as she works well and comes home with a smile.
We see our daughter growing in confidence every week - both socially and academically. After a difficult time in her previous School, she is flourishing in the caring environment where she can be herself again. The tutor system at Windermere is very special and has played a huge part in her settling in, being encouraged to make the most of exciting opportunities on offer and feeling a valued part of the school community very quickly.