Life at Saint Bede's isn't simple about being the BEST YOU CAN BEDE in lessons, it's about making the most of the great opportunities that are on offer through the rich and varied extra-curricular programme. At Saint Bede's we offer an extensive and varied range of clubs and activities which include after-school clubs, sports, trips and visits.
COVID-19: We normally provide a very rich programme of extra-curricular activities that greatly enrich our pupils' time at Saint Bede's. Regrettably, these activities are temporarily suspended for the time being. We will advise pupils and parents when they will resume.
Getting involved can help pupils to:
Enjoy school more
Make the most of their talents
Learn new skills
Make new friends
Develop confidence and team building skills for a future career
At Saint Bede's we encourage our pupils to go for it, seize the opportunities available and get involved but above all to HAVE FUN!
OUR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
Use your talents to support worship and the prayer life of the school. If you enjoy public speaking, singing, dancing and serving - see Paula Burdess, Lay Chaplain.
Be part of an ethical business and help with the running of the Fairtrade group.
Pupils from all years focusing on issues of justice and peace.
JUNIOR SVP & MINI VINNIES
Pupils in all year groups can take part in voluntary work for the local community.
Watch and discuss the latest films on Monday and Friday lunchtimes.
Work with Miss Boys on creating stunning, inspirational displays.
PE AND SCHOOL SPORT
The P.E. Department publish a separate programme of activities with all of the specific times listed. This is displayed in all form rooms and changes on a half-termly basis.Note: Winter sports run from September to Easter; summer sports run from Easter, to the end of the Summer Term. We run clubs based on pupils’ interests. Any pupil can put an idea forward to their Sports Captain. Activities will change every half-term. For further information about any of these activities, please contact: Mrs. Smith, Mr. Frankel, Mr. Langley or Miss Murray.
Throughout the year, there are numerous opportunities for pupil to showcase their performing skills to parents and fellow pupils. In recent years, these have included: ‘Stars in their Eyes’, ‘Dance Off’, ‘Battle of the Bands’ and school musical productions to name but a few...
Meets during Thursday lunchtime each week. Develop acting skills, play games and build up your confidence as well as taking part in sketches, plays and bigger productions.
Prepare short dramatised scenes and readings to enhance our school worship.
We usually present a full school production (either a play or a musical) every two years and auditions are open to all pupils. We always need a reliable and dedicated team of pupils working backstage in a variety of roles as well.
KS4 ‘DROP-IN’ SESSIONS
Tuesday (Year 10), Thursday and Friday (Year 11).
LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)
Specialist tuition in acting, musical theatre or public speaking from the Say Two Touring Theatre Company. For further information and details of fees, collect a letter from Mrs King.
Contact Mrs King for further information.
SAINT BEDE’S MUSIC CENTRE
Meets every Tuesday from 4.00 to 5.00pm. A host of musical activities including a concert band, keyboard ensemble, small group and individual tuition in a range of instruments.
LYTHAM YOUTH CHOIR
Meets every Thursday from 4.00 to 5.00pm. We sing a variety of styles of music and perform regularly on our own or alongside the Lytham Community Choir.
SAINT BEDE’S SINGERS
Auditions will be held to join this committed and harmonious group of singers who rehearse on Wednesday lunchtimes in the Music room. Open to all pupils.
Essential if you want to take Music at GCSE/A-level and beyond. Held after school on most Tuesdays from 3.15-4.15pm.
INSTRUMENTAL OR SINGING LESSONS
If you already play an instrument or would like to learn for the first time, subsidised tuition through the Lancashire Schools’ Music Service is available in the following instruments: trumpet, cornet, trombone, clarinet, flute, saxophone, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano and keyboard.
STARS IN THEIR EYES
Auditions in December for the annual competition at Lowther Gardens in the Spring Term.
If you want to hone your instrumental skills, form a band or simply have a ‘jamming session’ with your friends, use one of our practice rooms after school.
Please contact Mr Warrington, Subject Leader of Music, for further information.
OTHER ASPECTS OF SCHOOL LIFE
The DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD
The school offers an opportunity for pupils in Year 10 to gain their Duke of Edinburgh Award by providing evidence of completing challenges in: Volunteering, Skills, Physical Recreation and Expeditions. For further information, see the Duke of Edinburgh page on this website or contact Mr. Jackson at school.
THE BEDE B C - THE BEDE’S BROADCASTING COMPANY (All Years).
The Bede B C is open to pupils from all year groups. The team work to create professional video presentations for the school in the form of a weekly magazine programme. Confidence in front of the camera, good videoing and photographic skills or simply some new innovative ideas about letting people know what’s going on in school, are all you need. - Please contact Miss Burluraux for details.
HISTORY FILM CLUB (All Years)
Pupils watch and debate films with a historical theme to deepen their understanding of the subject. Meet on Thursday lunchtimes in Room 13.
An exciting opportunity to write articles and create short films for Bede’s Broadcasting Company focusing on key historical events that have taken place during the past week or month. Please contact Miss Renshaw for more information on the history clubs.
Budding Grand Masters meet in T2 during Tuesday lunchtimes - Please contact Mr. Jackson.
Pupils help to run the SLC as a Pupil Librarian! Be the first to see all the new books plus help out on the counter issuing and returning resources. Pupils are also be able to plan and run all the great new events happening in the SLC this year including the V.I.P.author visits, Children’s Book Week and our Book Fair in December.
MATHS HOMEWORK CLUB
For all years during Wednesday lunchtime in Room 9.
YEAR 11 BOOK CLUB
Discuss riveting reads on Mondays after school in Room 1.
SAINT BEDE’S WRITING CLUB
An opportunity to take part in an exciting range of writing competitions and get your work published in an anthology! Meet on Wednesday lunchtimes.
Interested in gardening and growing fresh fruit and vegetables? Please collect a letter from the letter rack outside the Pastoral Office.
‘YOUNG CHEF’ Pupils challenge their culinary skills in the Fairtrade cookery competition. For more information please contact Mrs. James.
THE IN CLUB (LEARNING SUPPORT)
A haven during every break and lunchtime provided by Learning Support. Held in Room 4, it is a place where pupils can make new friends, play games and generally chill out. Pupils are welcome to bring along food and drink. Learning Support staff are in attendance will also provide help with homework if required. Please see one of our Teaching Assistants for further details.
YOUR NUMBER’S UP CLUB (LEARNING SUPPORT)
This takes place during Thursday and Friday lunch breaks in Room 10 and is open to anyone who wants to sharpen their maths skills through fun, exciting and interactive activities. Bring a friend and join a happy, fun group.
YEAR 11 YEARBOOK
From November to Easter, groups of Year 11 pupils work together to create a yearbook celebrating their time at Saint Bede’s which is presented to them at Presentation Evening. See Ms. Dickinson for more information.