WoW - In this area of Ipswich, Copleston is unique in offering students a choice of activities to get involved with on Wednesday afternoons. It was named WoW (What’s on Wednesdays) by the students and there is something on offer for everyone.
Formal lessons finish for students at 2.05pm every Wednesday and a programme of activities that includes Football, Rugby, Skatepark, Fencing, Hockey, Climbing, Video Games, Fitness, Table Tennis, Climbing, Basketball, Tennis, Netball, Trampolining, Hip Hop, Badminton, Journalism, Homework Club, Guitar and Cookery are on offer to all students in Years 7 to 9. All students can seek help with their coursework during this time too.
Sports Clubs thrive at Copleston and it’s true to say that if there is a league going in the local area then we have a team (or teams) in it! PE Staff are very generous with their time and run teams in Netball, Football, Hockey, Cricket, Tennis, Basketball and even Swimming! Copleston has enjoyed success at local, and national, level with our teams. There is a link up with Ipswich Town Football Club Academy where some students study in the Sixth Form and play in the Academy.
Staff run many sporting events, Sports Days, Comic Relief, Its A Knockout etc to keep our students engaged and committed to a healthy lifestyle. Ski, Sailing and Adventure Holidays are also offered.
Sports’ Assemblies and Celebration events recognise our students’ sporting achievements.
As well as the wealth of sporting events, Copleston offers many other extra-curricular activities, including: drama productions; an annual musical soiree (an informal evening bursting with talent and always packed to the rafters!); field trips; dance shows (including a Copleston’s Got Talent Show with a professional panel); art exhibitions; theatre visits; war graves visits; a Design Technology event where teams work with local businesses and carol concerts where senior citizens from the local community are invited to join in; science trips, a Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and university visits.
For more information on these events please follow the links to the Copleston Chronicle.
To support students with their learning, but held before or after the normal school day or during holiday time, Copleston runs Breakfast Clubs; Saturday morning clubs for A*/A targeted students in English and Mathematics; After school sessions offering extra help in Literacy and Numeracy run by Support Coaches and Revision sessions, across all subject areas, in the weeks leading up to examinations. In Year 11, residential courses in English, Mathematics and Science are held. Other departments also put on After School Booster sessions for the whole cohort in Year 11.
Holiday events also take place to support students with their learning.