All pupils are encouraged to pursue co-curricular interests as part of a balanced education.
Natural aptitude and interests are spotted early in the school career and pupils are given a vast range of opportunities to develop these budding skills into valuable and accomplished talents and experiences.
The annual guide to Hutchie Clubs & Societies is packed with activities and opportunities. Whether through participation in sport, the performing arts, community support, or involvement in a vast array of other activities such as Young Enterprise, Debating, Bridge, Photography, Film, Fairtrade, Eco Schools, the school magazine The Hutchesonian, or charity fundraising, there is a group for everyone and new clubs are created every year. There are now so many opportunities that an annual guide to Clubs and Societies
is produced to help pupils decide!
Many pupils take up the challenge of working towards Silver and Gold in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, where they not only learn survival skills, but also participate in activities such as cy-cling, kayaking, sailing and a wide range of Community Service projects. Full details of our Duke of Edinburgh programme can be found here.
A large number of pupils enjoy representing the School each weekend in our Sports Teams and many sign up for the Mark Scott Leadership and World Challenge. Pupils and staff are motivated to give up their holidays to get involved in expeditions or to attend additional training sessions. There is a spirit of "can-do" among the pupils; each year, we routinely have around six Young Enterprise companies competing for business.
Due to a growing trend for top universities and businesses to judge candidates not only on their academic success but on transferable life skills and experiences and as such co-curricular opportunities have never been more valuable.