Extra Curricular

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These activities are curently under-review as we work through the Covid-19 situation. We will add content here once we have finalised what activities can be delivered safely to students. Please keep checking for updates.

Our Extra Curriculum Activities

Extra Curricular Timetable 2021

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Lunchtime clubs
After School clubs
Sports fixtures
Rotary Young Chef

Rotary Young Chef Competition

Students are given the chance in Year 10 to enter the Rotary Chef Competition.

Students are asked to design a 3 course meal that would appeal to teenagers, follows healthy eating guidelines and costs less than £20.

The students must cost their menu and devise a time plan to help them carry out their practical work.
After the first heat the winner competes against the finalists from local schools and then if successful proceeds on to a final at Betty’s Cook School in Harrogate.

More information here:


Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is a personal development program for 13 to 25 year olds. It began in 1956 and continues to grow in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

The DofE Award is an excellent way to demonstrate many skills that you can’t prove with good exam grades. Furthermore, colleges, universities and employers hold it in high regard. There are a number of surveys and research that demonstrate the impact and benefits of DofE http://www.dofe.info/go/employability/ or view the ULT Research.

Here at Bedale High School, we offer both Bronze and Silver. They both include four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.

The expedition section aims at broadening students experience through an adventurous challenge and take place at various locations applicable to the award level in North Yorkshire. Participants are trained by Alfresco Adventures in all the required elements to fulfil a closely supervised practice and a remotely supervised assessment in accordance with the DofE principles.

The other sections are designed to inspire new interests and to develop current interests – so they can fit around your day-to-day hobbies and sports! Students are required to show regular activity and commitment to the award for the duration of their DofE sections, which is usually at least one hour per week.

The scheme is administered and monitored through an online system, ‘eDofE’, and involves all sections. This is the only method of sign off for the award therefore requires regular engagement from participants.  The ‘eDofE’ system allows students to input evidence of their activities which is then approved.

The DofE website provides answers to a range of questions you may have about the scheme or you can make an enquiry by contacting Mrs Wilson by email, wilsonc@bedalehighschool.org.uk.

Useful information

Drama and Theatre Productions

Extra Curricular Section:

Whole School Productions

Drama and Theatre Production is an important feature of our extra-curricular programme at Bedale High School and we are proud to offer a rolling programme of whole school production during the academic year.

Through additional drama activities such as rehearsals for productions, assembly performances, outreach workshops and presentation evenings, our students are offered the opportunity to develop key skills in teamwork, confidence, commitment, personal resilience, vocal and performance technique, backstage management, lighting, sound, costume and set design.

We offer an inclusive approach with all drama productions whereby, every student who puts themselves forward to audition will be involved in some capacity.

Our rehearsals for productions are high energy, collaborative and lots of fun. We aim to get the very best out of every student, whether that be  through performing on stage or working and developing their skills behind the scenes.

Our core values of courage, commitment and compassion are no more so evident than within our whole school production programme which aims to offer every single student the opportunity to explore and develop skills across many different areas, forge friendships and shine in their own unique way.

Our production schedule for the academic year 2021 – 2022 is as follows

Autumn Term 202 – The Wizard of Oz – Our Flagship Whole School Musical Production – When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City and meet several fabulous characters along the way….

Spring term 2022 – The Lord of the Flies – William J Golding’s dramatic novel brought to life for the stage and adapted by Nigel Williams. The play tells the often-disturbing tale of a group of British school children stranded on an island when their plane crashes. Cue lots of tension, power struggles and dramatic performances in this highly collaborative, dynamic and creative production.

Summer Term – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Four lovers, having an argument in the Athenian woods at midnight, are confused by fairies who are only trying to help. Throw in some magic, a custody battle over a little boy, and an amateur actor who unsuspectingly becomes the fairy queen’s love interest… oh and a magic set of ass’s ears… and there you have it – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a comedy.