Whilst we place great emphasis on developing each student’s academic capabilities we also believe that taking part in social, physical and recreational activities is an important aspect of a child’s development. All work and no play make for a dull day!
After school there is a full programme of activities organised by the care staff. The number and type of activity changes from time to time, according to fashion or interest. If you look in the tabs below you will be able to see a list and photos of some of the activities we are currently running.
Every effort is made to ensure that children have the opportunity to undertake activities in Newbury with hearing youngsters as well as young people from Newbury coming into school to join in activities on the campus.
School games for younger pupils include football, cricket, athletics, tennis, hockey, netball, rounders and swimming. Our school teams play matches against local mainstream and independent schools throughout Berkshire and surrounding counties. Pupils in the senior forms also take courses in squash, golf, archery, badminton, table tennis and orienteering.
Pupils are allowed to bring bicycles to school but must pass the Road Safety Cycling Proficiency Test before being allowed to cycle. The most senior pupils may arrange to have driving lessons and take their driving test in Newbury.
Horse riding, karate, life skills, trampolining, swimming, football, dodgeball, boxercise, arts and crafts, tennis, cricket, skateboarding, mountain biking, running, Duke of Edinburgh Award, canoeing and so much more.
Roller disco and shopping trips, cinema and lunch in the local town of Newbury, football training and tournaments, puzzles and competitions, wall-climbing in Reading, visits to local events and shows, plus trips further afield to theme parks and attractions such as the London Dungeons.
Cole’s Diner is the school youth club, funded by donations from Mary Hare Alumni and the PTA and is run by the students with the help of one member of the care team. Styled as an American diner, it is a place where pupils can meet, hangout and have refreshments. Cole’s Diner runs a number of themed evenings during term time such as; a mixed evening with Compton Teenscene youth club and Reading Deaf Society, comedy show, race night, national curry week, national cheese pizza day, pirates day and street dance.
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