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Extra-Curricular

Netball – takes place throughout the winter and girls practice for friendly matches.  If there are enough players the school enters the Perth and Kinross Netball League.

Basketball – this takes place at lunchtimes in the Games Hall for upper primary and secondary pupils. There are various competitions throughout the year that pupils have the opportunity to play in.

Badminton – runs from Oct – Easter at the Leisure Centre on Mondays and pupils can enter into the Secondary Schools Festival which takes place in November. Pupils can also enter into the Scottish Schools Badminton Championships if they do well at the P&K Schools Championships.

Football – is played throughout the year from Aug – Easter and teams enter into school leagues at different age groups. The school has a good relationship with BSYFC and pupils are encouraged to join the football club if they are interested in playing at Club level.

Cycling Club – this club is growing by the year and takes place from Easter – Oct. Pupils learn road and off road skills and usually cycle trips and local rides are organised.

Dance – girls and boys can learn to dance, they will learn routines and perform at the schools coffee mornings or school shows.

Girlzone – this is a girls only Club in secondary where girls are encouraged to get active and socialise together choosing a variety of activities that they would like to take part in. Any girls from S1 – S4 can take part.

The Extra Curricular Programme is organised by Andy Paxton, Active Schools Co-ordinator for Highland Perthshire and PE Staff. Andy can be contacted on 07824529730 or apaxton@liveactive.co.uk.

Music and Drama - all pupils are encouraged to take part in the extra-curricular activities in the Music Department.  There are a variety of bands and a choir is formed for special events with all pupils invited to take part in our school productions.  Pupils who have a special interest in music are encouraged to use the practice facilities within the department at interval and lunchtime.  Budding rock bands are also able to make use of the departments equipment and rooms.

School Visits Abroad - over the years the School has encouraged pupils to take part in educational visits to various countries on the continent.  These trips tend to be for specifically curricular purposes and last between 5 and 7 days.  The ratio of staff is at least 1:8.