Learning Outside the Classroom at St. Sampson’s High School is a fantastic department that allows students to take part in a range of activities such as Student Leadership, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Rights Respecting School Award and whole-school events such as the West Coast Challenge and Opportunities Week.
With a range of activities on offer, students are encouraged to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through the various avenues outside of the classroom. Through a student democracy, learners are encouraged to apply for a place within the Student Council. This is a great opportunity for them to listen to the student body and bring about meaningful and effective changes to the day-to-day running of the school.
By the end of this academic year, we hope to have achieved our Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award. Our aim is to ensure that each student knows that they are valued and protected by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Every child has the rights mentioned in the UNCRC and, as a school, we strongly believe in empowering students to know these rights and uphold them in every situation.
During our Summer Term, we organise Opportunities Week for every student to take part in activities that they would not normally be involved with. This is a great time to learn new skills, make new friends and try something new. From surfing to drawing, there is something for everyone. We can’t wait for the next Opps Week!
In previous academic years, we have had more than fifty students completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze or Silver level. Each person thoroughly enjoys the different activities such as pitching tents, cooking on a trangia and developing their first-aid skills. Each year we complete several expeditions in and around the Bailiwick of Guernsey.