Life Beyond the Classroom

Sixth Form students’ academic and personal development is reinforced by a co-curricular programme which allows them to build on their interests and develop teamwork and leadership skills. An awareness of both local and global issues is fostered by the Sixth Form lecture programme which is shared with local girls’ schools. This features thought-provoking talks and lectures delivered by teachers, guest speakers and the students themselves.

There is a compulsory games session each week for the boys. A wide range of sport including rugby, football, cricket, tennis and athletics is offered throughout the year and they can also avail of the fully equipped gym and weights room in Marylebone.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS

Boys, especially those interested in current affairs and public speaking, have the opportunity to take part in Model United Nations (MUN) where they can debate global issues as delegates from the member states. Working in teams, they prepare resolutions on a topical world crisis, which may range from human rights issues to the environment.  These resolutions are then presented at the Conferences, which take place a number of times a year at schools around the country.  In recent years we have attended, and won prizes at, conferences at Westminster School, Godolphin & Latymer School and Manchester High School for Girls.  MUN develops teamwork, improves presentation and debating skills and encourages pupils to meet others with similar interests.

YOUNG ENTERPRISE

The Young Enterprise Award teaches pupils the business and finance skills needed in the world of work.  It provides an opportunity for Year 12 boys to form a company, fundraise, market and sell a product with a view to ending the year with a profit. An independent Business Adviser supports the boys, but the activity is led by the boys, enhancing their decision-making and financial aptitude.  Pupils enter local competitions, and if successful, can progress into National stages.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

There are additional opportunities for the Sixth Form boys to participate in Community Service supporting local charities and primary schools, enabling them to make a positive contribution to society.  Boys have recently been involved in running tea parties at school with Age UK, helping in Oxfam on Marylebone High Street, and raising money for the West London Mission Food Bank.  Several boys have volunteered at local Primary schools, and given their time on MentorJr.com to help less-advantaged children develop confidence in Maths and English skills.  We have also run a River Thames litter clean-up squad.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD

The boys are encouraged to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the world’s leading youth achievement award.  At Wetherby Senior School, all boys will join at Silver Level, regardless of whether they have completed Bronze.  The award itself is comprised of four sections: Skills, Physical, Volunteering and an Expedition. For each of the first three sections, pupils will choose a goal that they work towards over six months, supported by their DoE leader on a weekly basis.  Expedition locations have included the Chiltern Hills and the Peak District in recent years.

OVERSEAS TRIPS

Our most recent overseas trip was to Kenya.  Twelve Year 12 pupils went to build, fit and distribute wheelchairs they had fundraised for back in the UK.  These wheelchairs were given to people with a range of mobility issues.  We met many of the children who attend the clinic where the chairs were distributed, we talked to them about their lives, and we helped build them chairs.  We were humbled by the joy these children found in their lives, despite the issues they encountered on a daily basis.  It definitely left those of us on the trip with a greater appreciation of all that we have.

SIXTH FORM PRIVILEGES

The Sixth Form boys enjoy numerous privileges and greater independence. They have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre complete with IT suite, study space and contemporary common room area. They no longer wear the Wetherby Senior uniform, but smart business suit along with a Sixth Form tie.


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