Extra- curricular activities

We believe in educating the whole child, giving each of our young people an opportunity to have experiences and to build their skills outside of the classroom through a range of extra-curricular activities. These activities help our pupils to build in confidence, problem solve and interact with a wider range of people, including those from outside the school. A successful extra-curricular programme brings psychological, social, physical and educational benefits to all of those who take part.

We run our sports days in conjunction with the University of Lancashire to develop pupils teamwork and social skills. Fair play and respect, as part of their spiritual and moral development, is encouraged throughout the sports activities. These activities build self-esteem, confidence, resilience and co-operation. In addition there is a programme of enrichment days, residential visits and outdoor activity days which are very popular with all the pupils.

Enrichment days

The enrichment days usually take place at the end of each term. They are a variety of topics / subjects covered in one day that focuses on practical creative activities. These enrichments can be: STEM, health and wellbeing, spirituality, literacy, numeracy and enterprise. Besides building new skills and interests it gives them an experience of developing real world learning opportunities that also support core subjects.

PMGHS Enrichment day – 17 December 2019

Year 10 and 11 participated in a ‘do the right thing’ workshop that was delivered by Lancashire Magistrates courts.  We were fortunate to have 3 magistrates who came in to educate the pupils on what goes on a magistrate court. The lead magistrate Alan Barker gave the pupils an insight on the different court cases that they deal with on a daily basis. Thereafter, they took part in a mock trial, where the outcome was decided by the pupils through all the evidence given by the defendant, prosecutor and witnesses. This outcome varied and they had valid reasons as to why they reached the decided verdict.

The Year 7, 8 and 9 took part in creating a Nasheed or a drama script relating it to the themes of Patience, tolerance, love for others what you love for yourself and being fortunate.  This enhanced their performance skills such as character development and story-telling through  drama and language skills through nasheeds.  The nominated nasheeds and drama scripts were performed in front of the whole school. The quality of these performance were excellent but there could only be one winner per year group.  Well done to 7G, 8G, and 9M as the year group winners!

Astronomy Club

Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences and has been used over thousands of years to help people to navigate, predict weather, understand existence and much more. The PMGHS Astronomy club is a place to learn more about the wonder of the universe and appreciate the Almighty’s creation. Pupils learn about the planets, solar systems, stars, galaxies and many more interesting space concepts.

To learn more about the universe and keep up-to-date with the latest news, please click here to visit the Astronomy club web-page which has been created by the pupils.

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

The Duke of Edinburgh award develops key life skills. Pupils have to complete four sections to pass their award, these are: volunteering, physical (developing fitness or learning a new sport), skills (developing a new skill in their chosen field) and completing a walking one night, two-day expedition. The results from interviews and meetings with employers showed that the key attributes they looked for were leadership, teamwork, self-motivation, communication, confidence and the ability to learn – all of which you gain from doing the DofE expedition alone.

Our pupils get a chance to complete their bronze DofE award in Year 10. They will record their sections online using the DofE system. The pupils thoroughly enjoy completing this award and are amazed at the resilience and passion that they show on their expedition.