Clubs & Activities

A wide range of activities is on offer to pupils to provide them with opportunities for personal development and involvement in the wider life of the school.

Sporting Activities

Lunchtime and after school sports are very much a part of life at McLaren High School. The following activities are regularly on offer to pupils:

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Hockey

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Swimming

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Volleyball

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Football

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Badminton

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Canoeing

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Fitness

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Rugby

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Ski course

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Dry Slope Skiing

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Table Tennis

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Dance

Non-Sporting Activities

The activities set out below are also regularly on offer to pupils at lunchtime and after school:

 

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Debating

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Orchestra

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Choir

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Homework Club

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Philosophy

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Swing Band

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ICT Club

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Fun Time Club

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Film Club

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Brass Group

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Eco Group

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Duke of Edinburgh

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War Games

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Wind Band

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Vocal Group

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Drama

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Chess

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String Group

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Graphic Novel Club

 

 

Excursions

A range of day and residential study visits and excursions are features of the school year. Some of these take place during Activities Week in June and include visits to France and Belgium. A week-long Outward Bound course at Loch Eil is a very successful part of the S3 curriculum. The purpose of these experiences is to help our pupils to become confident, responsible, effective and, above all, successful learners. There is a particular focus on developing teamworking and problem-solving and communication skills within a structured and safe environment. In addition, two very successful European ski courses take place each year.

Activities Week

This traditionally takes place during the first week of June and involves a variety of educational visits and leisure events. McLaren High has always encouraged participation in these events because of the contribution which this important part of the curriculum makes to pupils’ social and personal development. Contact with new people, places and situations acts as a stimulus for learning, bringing ideas and shared experiences back to the classroom whilst at the same time helping to develop good relationships between staff and pupils.

Our Musical and Drama Tradition

McLaren High School has a long established reputation for music performance. We have a full size orchestra, choirs, swing band, violin ensemble, guitar ensemble, woodwind ensemble and brass group. Pupils are given opportunities to display their talent and hard work in the School Music Festival, the Christmas Concert, School Show and Awards Ceremonies. Tuition is available from visiting music instructors for various musical instruments - see the link below:

Music Tuition