Extra Curricular

Military Students Club Poster

Club Information

Takes place every Wednesday at lunchtime in the drama Studio

Our school community has many students from military families who often face significantly different challenges in their day to day lives than most other students. This may be anxiety over a parent who is on deployment in a dangerous area, or just struggling to deal with a parent’s absence over a period of weeks/months, or adjusting to another move into a new area, new school and so on. 

At BHS we run a weekly club for these students – somewhere they can be together and know that they are an important and valued part of our community, a place where they will hear about trips and opportunities to celebrate the great work that our local service men and women are involved with. 

All students from military families at BHS are welcome and invited to come along, bring their lunch and a friend (if they want to).

A Christmas Carol Poster

Club Information

In Drama and Performing Arts, we offer extra-curricular activities ranging from external and internal vocal and physical workshops, trips to watch live theatre and annual full-scale productions.

We actively encourage all students to take part regardless of their experience and offer all students the opportunity to develop their creativity, co-operation and concentration alongside a wide range of skills in an informal, mutually supportive and vibrant atmosphere.

Our 2023 whole school production is Charles Dickens’ atmospheric classic – A Christmas Carol which will be performed on 6 – 8th December 2023 at Bedale High School


Speech and Drama Lessons Poster

Club Information

Speech and Drama lessons are now being offered as a paid extracurricular activity, available to all students from years 7 to 11, coming out of the school day on a rotating timetable, as with paid Music lessons. Lessons are 30 minutes in length and will be taught by highly experienced, visiting practitioner, Miss. Kate Vaughan. 

Lessons can be individual or paired with the focus always on enabling each student to explore what really interests them.  Students can work towards graded examinations with the New Era Academy (https://neweraacademy.co.uk), and they can choose from a wide variety of different skills, including Acting, Devised Drama, Verse Speaking, Mime, Recital, Reading for Performance, Interview technique and many more. Bedale High School will host an examination centre each term (numbers dependent). 

The cost of a weekly, individual 30-minute lesson is £22.00 per student, per week. 

 The cost of a weekly paired 30-minute lesson is £15.65 per student, per week. 

The Advanced grades, from Grade 6 upwards, are higher qualifications than a GCSE, and will gain our students invaluable UCAS points. Whether future universities operate on a points based or A level grade-based system, having these qualifications on a cv can greatly increase the chances of acceptance onto any course, since they demonstrate an outstanding achievement.  

There are many different reasons why students may choose to take additional Speech and Drama. For some, it is an obvious expression of a keen interest in performing, but it is not just for those who long to act. For others, it is a way of gaining confidence and exploring their ability to express themselves. The interpretation of characters leads to developing empathy and understanding of others’ viewpoints. There is a strong emphasis on cultural enrichment, with wide ranging discussions of books, theatre, films, music, and ideas. 

Above all, drama is fun! 

For further enquiries or to enroll your child in speech and drama lessons please email woodl@bedalehighschool.org.uk

School Band Poster

Club Information

Rehearsals are every Monday and Tuesday from 1505 – 1605 in the music room

Do you want to be in the band? We have a role for everyone in our inclusive and vibrant new school band.

Upcoming gigs include the whole school production of A Christmas carol, presentation evening, Bedale’s got talent and the mighty – Battle of the Bands!

Stage Crew Poster

Club Information

Our stage crew meet every Monday and Thursday from 1505 – 1630 in the main hall.

Our invaluable school stage crew assist with everything from whole school productions, assemblies, Presentation and Open Evenings to event set up throughout the year.

Our stage crew is predominantly student led with older students in years 10 and 11 instructing and mentoring our younger students in key stage 3.
We offer opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in operating stage lights and special effects such as smoke machines and strobes. We also explore radio mic set up and operation during large scale shows and performances.

Art Club Poster

Club Information

Art Club meets every Tuesday after school in the Art Room (room 31) with Miss Dixon.

The club is open to all students and offers the opportunity to explore a range of creative skills and media