A Strong Start to the Co-Curricular Programme

September is always an exciting month at any school. New pupils, new staff, new opportunities, and for myself, a new role. In my eighth year at Wycombe Abbey, I am looking forward to working with the fantastic staff to provide opportunities for all pupils to explore the wide range of activities that are offered alongside the incredible academic curriculum. My own background is one largely of sport, starting at a young age with dance, rugby and netball then progressing to Lacrosse where I represented Scotland at junior and senior level. Alongside this, I also ran an amateur dramatics association, sang in choirs, trekked through Tanzania and visited countless museums while studying Classical Civilisation at A level. School activities and trips provided me with a wide and varied range of experiences, opportunities to learn and incredible memories. It is this that motivates me each day to provide the pupils at Wycombe Abbey with an exciting programme beyond the curriculum.

With over 50 different weekly activities, regular sports fixtures, music recitals and society meetings, all pupils can develop their passions whilst also exploring something new. In the month since term has started, we have already taken pupils on 35 different off-site trips! Some of the highlights have included the UV trip to the Belgium Trenches, Greenpower society competing at Castle Combe, the English Department visiting Tate Britain to learn about the Rossetti family and the UIII pupils challenging themselves at Go Ape to name just a few. On-site activities have included the LVI Communications Conference, UV Quiz Social with Eton, over 60 sports matches, regular society meetings and the recent outdoor cinema experience.

As I look ahead to what this year and beyond has to offer, South Africa, Morocco, Spain and Canada are just a few destinations that our pupils will be visiting. Closer to home we will be holding our annual Archer Concert this term, the cast of Legally Blonde will be performing in the spring and the summer will see the return of a day of inflatables and activities. Pupils at Wycombe Abbey can excel in and explore a wide range of activities on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. On the first day of term, I challenged all pupils to look beyond their current activities and to try something new. I am excited to see each of their journeys and hear about the memories they are making as their time at Wycombe Abbey continues.

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Mrs Fiona Gee
Head of Activities and Trips

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