From windsurfing to theatre, radio to politics, our students are engaged and involved in a myriad of non-academic activity, developing passions, hobbies and competitive spirit.
All-roundedness is a way of life at Skegness Grammar School.
Here are just a few of the clubs available to our students:
A small scale horticultural enterprise of our own, including a new polytunnel. The aim here is to give as many pupils as possible the opportunity to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables within the grounds of Wainfleet Hall, the school Boarding House.
Skegness Grammar School Book Club
The Skegness Grammar School Book Club was founded in 2009 and since then has provided fun and information to members. Our Book Club focus is on KS3 reading at the moment and we enjoy reading, games, quizzes and competitions, usually accompanied by biscuits. The Junior Book Club meets on the third Tuesday in the month and is open to all students in Years 7 to 9. We hope to be able to start a KS4 book club in the near future.
From time to time, we enjoy visits from children’s authors and have access to regular author webcasts from the Puffin Live website. Our book group is also part of the ‘shadowing’ process for the CILIP Carnegie children’s book awards which involves us in reading the shortlisted books and uploading our reviews to the Carnegie website.
Our aim is to encourage our students to enjoy books in a fun environment and to promote a lifelong love of reading.
In the words of the late, great Roald Dahl – “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.”
Skegness Grammar School Challenge Club
The Skegness Grammar School Challenge Club was started in 2017 to offer students a chance to learn beyond the scope of the curriculum. Students are invited to attend sessions run by staff on a range of topics including creative poetry, journalism, ‘chimp management’ and body language. There are also challenges for students including Business and Science challenges.
The club also provides opportunities to undertake independent research projects suggested by each faculty to encourage reading around their chosen subject. Challenge Club projects may on a subject of a student’s own choosing if they wish.