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At JSTC we firmly believe that enriching the experience of our students with a range of extra-curricular experiences enables resilience, character, confidence and self- efficacy to develop.
A range of opportunities are offered during the year including trips and visits both in the UK and abroad.
A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.
You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential. You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, and going on an expedition.
The School Council is an active student body that engaged in a range of activities for the benefit of both the school community and others beyond our school gates. Student representatives are elected to the school council annually to represent the student body. Meetings are held regularly and overseen by staff where students bring any concerns and ideas to be debated. Decisions are agreed by the council body and feedback to students. Representatives of the school council meet with the Head teacher on a regular basis so that the flow of information and discussion is effective.
School Council members also support a number for school events by providing refreshments or other support. Council members are also engaged with charitable fundraising both for national organisations as well as local bodies. The school council play an active role in the school based recycling scheme as well as collaboration with the school council representatives in other schools.
The Young Enterprise scheme provides the opportunity for our young people to understand how to create, develop and run a business and how entrepreneurship can empower people to build a career path.