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Co-curricular Activities

Academic instruction ends mid-afternoon, and most students stay on at school to participate in a variety of clubs and athletic activities until 5:00 pm. Co-curricular activities vary from year to year based on demand.

Athletics

Clubs

Competitive Clubs

Athletics

The Beech Grove Academy athletics programme emphasizes sportsmanship, integrity, and discipline.

Boys' Football

Girls' Netball

The Boys’ Football Team (U16 and U18) competes during the Autumn and Spring Season in the  Kent School Football Association East Kent League.

Boys' Football

The Girls’ Netball Team competes in the Kent Netball Schools Tournament as well as playing many schools in the School Circuit. The season runs from September through March.

Girls' Netball

Competitive Clubs

An emphasis on teamwork over individual achievement reflects in the success of these clubs and teams.

Young Enterprise

Robotics

Model United Nations

The Young Enterprise Team competes on a county, regional, and national level. The team has won three county titles, two South East Regional titles, and placed 2nd in the national competition in 2012.

Young Enterprise

Robotics Club members build, program, and operate a homemade robot which they use in local competitions. Students work in teams and are judged based on the accuracy and consistency of robot function and the quality of teamwork.

Robotics

The Model UN Team participates in several major MUN conferences within the south east of England. They have also competed internationally at the conference in Bilboa, Spain.

Model United Nations

Clubs

A variety of clubs offer students an opportunity to broaden their educational experience and to learn practical skills.

Studio Art

Welding

Home Economics
(Sewing)

Woodworking

Small Engines

Journalism

Outdoor Construction

Culinary Arts

Participants learn techniques of drawing and painting, and complete several finished pieces using a variety of media and styles.

Studio Art

Students learn basic skills of carpentry, and gain experience in the use of hand tools, the study of wood types and their applications, as well as planning, drafting, and techniques of wood finishing.

Woodworking

Students will be introduced to a wide range of skills in baking, cooking, and food service. Students learn to read recipes, prepare and use specific ingredients, manage their time well, minimize waste and mess, and serve a variety of foods and dishes. Safety, hygiene, correct technique and presentation are emphasized.

Culinary Arts

This afterschool club gives students the opportunity to build outdoor structures such as lean-tos, gazebos, and pavilions using traditional construction methods. Students may find themselves using hand tools such as slicks and froes, as well as more familiar hand drills and crosscut saws. Building projects vary from year to year.

Outdoor Construction

Students will be introduced to a wide range of skills in the area of sewing. Specific tasks include embroidery, knitting, crocheting, weaving, mending, and the use of a sewing machine.

Home Economics (Sewing only)

The primary product of the Journalism club is a school magazine, issued periodically, and shaped by students’ areas of interest. Emphasis is placed not so much on computer skills, graphic design, and exceptional visual appeal, but on good information gathering and reporting, practised interview skills, and quality writing.

Journalism

Students learn this skilled trade by studying welding theory, and through practising and mastering welding processes including SMAW (stick), GTAW (Tig), and GMAW (Mig).

Welding

This programme provides students with a working knowledge of basic small engine repair which will include engine disassembly, engine rebuild and reassembly.

Small Engines

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