Pocklington School

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Outside the Classroom

All pupils are encouraged to take part in co-curricular activities. Pocklington School provides a supportive and safe environment in which pupils are encouraged to develop individual interests and to explore new avenues.

Lower School pupils (Years 7 and 8) follow a structured programme of activities to introduce them to new experiences. As individuals move up through the school they are encouraged to assume more responsibility for their own choices and act as leaders to younger pupils.

Participation in co-curricular activities helps pupils to experiment, to build self-confidence, to stay fit, to hone leadership and teamwork skills, as well as providing an opportunity to relax and have fun with their friends.

They have a choice from a wide range of activities including sport, music, drama, community action, and the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Pocklington School also participates in the Young Enterprise competition and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. There are also opportunities to contribute to the life of the school as prefects, mentors, subject assistants, sports coaches or by helping to run a club or society.

Please click the link below for the most recent handbook of Activities Beyond the Classroom

Activities Handbook

Colours Award System

The purpose of the Colours Award System is to recognise and reward excellence of performance and to enhance what already happens in sporting, and co-curricular activities. To preserve the integrity of this aim, it is essential that students see the award of Colours as being an achievement of distinguished and outstanding merit.

The emphasis is on an individual student’s achievement (albeit in a team or group activity), not a team or group achievement. Thus it is not expected that Colours would be awarded to every member of a team or group, even though that team or group may have achieved excellence. In such circumstances, recognition would be given to those individuals within the team or group who made a significant contribution to the team or group outcome. The awarding of Colours will also take into account aspects of the student’s behaviour; such as attitude, commitment, dedication, sportsmanship, etc. as well as the level of competition. While many of these awards will be automatic once the level of achievement has been reached, the Headmaster has absolute discretion in awarding Colours.

The criteria used in the nomination process for awarding Colours are outlined in the link below.

Criteria for Awarding Colours

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