Clubs and Societies
All pupils are encouraged to join clubs or societies which take place throughout the school week and sometimes at weekends. Some clubs and societies, when we are allowed, may involve field trips or can involve pupils taking part in competitions, such as Model United Nations or Chess. Whilst we offer many of the core clubs and societies routinely found in schools, such as Reading Group, we also offer others that are unique to Norwich School, for example, we run the only stand alone school-based Model Arctic Council in the world.
As with Community Service or the Charities Committee, clubs and societies offer pupils the chance to develop leadership and to influence the way a club is run. Many are started by the pupils themselves and much enterprise is evident in their evolution. Green group, Charities committee and Aspect Film are prime examples.
There is a club or society for all tastes and levels, from the intellectual approach of the Erpingham Society, which sees pupils present academic papers to the audience, through to the very popular Fellowship (Dungeons & Dragons). We welcome new ideas for clubs and societies and new ones are formed each year based on pupil interests.
Outdoor pursuits are catered for in the form of the Eighth Norwich Sea Scouts, and the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, both of which offer leadership and service opportunities for older pupils.
This year each activity has been modified to abide by the Covid related regulations under which schools are operating. This may include a group meeting remotely or year groups attending group meetings on a rota basis. The Clubs and Societies fair, which traditionally launches each activity is not happening as normal with alternative methods used to advertise what is on offer.