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A packed weekend ahead for pupils

Wed, Nov 2nd, 2022
Worth School

From an interesting visiting speaker to House Music, action-packed activities to quiet study, exciting trips and sport, another weekend packed with opportunities lies ahead for our pupils.

A Sixth Form Options Event kicks-off the weekend on Friday afternoon and that leads into the latest engaging speaker in our Spencer Lecture Series – Neil Laughton, an adventurer, scientist, and entrepreneur, at 5.30pm.

Friday evening sees all pupils from Years 9 to 13 involved in the annual House Music competition. Each House will be singing a song of their choice in the PAC Theatre for this fun event which is always popular among pupils.

As part of our extensive Saturday morning programme, pupils can choose to do an activity, they can take up a number of opportunities for support with their studies, they can choose from an appealing list of societies or they can put themselves forward for volunteering.

Activities on offer this weekend include SCUBA diving, mountain biking, swimming, clay target shooting, pilates, badminton and Forest School. Boys and girls can also work on their fitness under guidance in the Robertson Suite or there is a mindfulness session for girls.

Societies include the Philosophy Society, Principles and Ethics of Medical Research, The Vesalius Society for those interested in biology, Worth News Video and Young Reporter, Worth Science Journal and Genealogy Club.

For those pupils who would rather spend time reinforcing their studies there is a GCSE Maths Support group, an IB CAS (creativity, activity, service) clinic, there is time for independent study or planning for the future with an Oxbridge preparation class for those thinking of going to Cambridge or Oxford, and a UK and overseas university support carousel. Other options include Art and Design independent study and a chance for Music scholars to practise instruments, as well as the opportunity to volunteer in charity shops.

On Saturday afternoon, there is also a block set of rugby fixtures (see fixtures below). Hockey and fencing are also taking place on Saturday, while on Saturday evening there is a ten pin bowling outing to Hollywood Bowl in Crawley.

Another optional outing follows on Sunday to Airhop in Guildford, while in addition pupils have the opportunity to visit Crawley shopping centre. There is also a Sunday fixture for the senior golf squad against the Old Worthian Golf Society and the weekend closes with Mass in the Abbey Church at 8pm.

Our weekends programme is open to both boarders and day pupils and underlines our commitment to being a 7-day-a-week boarding school.

For a general overview of the weekends programme at Worth watch our ‘Weekends’ film below.

Saturday sports fixtures

Rugby:

Home to Caterham School: U16A, U16B, U15A, U15B, U15C (all 2.15pm).

Away to Caterham School: 1st XV, 2nd XV, 3rd XV, U14A, U14B (all 2.15pm).

Hockey

Home to Churcher’s College: U15A (12pm), U15B (1.15pm), U15C (2.30pm).

Away to Churcher’s College: 1st XI (11.45am), 2nd XI (9.30am), 3rd XI (10.45am).

Fencing

Mixed U18A at home to Tonbridge School (2pm).