Clubs & Activities
There are many clubs and activities within the school in which students can become involved. Clubs and activities are introduced on a regular basis and will be published here when they become available.
September 2012 saw the launch of Shoeburyness High School’s Basketball Academy.
The Basketball Academy is conducted by England Basketball Advanced Level Coaches, giving students both male and female, access to eight hours per week basketball practice which includes:
•Development in technical and tactical skills.
•Individual training based around each players positional needs.
•Team offence and defence.
•Fitness and weights programme including SAQ and core stability.
•Strength and Conditioning programme.
•In-house guidance in injury prevention and physiotherapy.
•Sports psychology and nutritional support.
•Players will have the opportunity to gain their Coaching and Officiating qualifications by the National Governing Body.
•Work Experience to allow basketball related opportunities.
•An opportunity to play at Under 18 or Men’s National League or Local Essex League level. Players belonging to a club already can continue this commitment and the academy programme will not affect this.
•Advice for students to further pursue a playing career in basketball within a club or University both in the UK and abroad.
For further information about the Basketball Academy please call 
01702-292286 Ext 133
Writing Challenge
Writing Challenge is an intervention that is run by members of the English Department. Its aim is to help identified Year 7 and 8 pupils to reach their target grades in English, through extra tuition during form-time. The pupils are invited to attend the small focus group on a weekly basis for half a term, where they complete a short writing task each session. These tasks are based on a particular purpose and style of writing, for example, writing a speech in which you persuade or writing a letter in which you advise. 
The small group sessions with individual attention, support and guidance builds confidence in the students. The quiet environment in which the pupils work enhances focus and concentration. Positive feedback at each session allows each child to feel valued, to feel proud of their work and to receive specific guidance on how to achieve their goals.
This year alone we have worked with a total of 135 students and of these students 84% have made progress in English.

Chapter and Chatter
Chapter and Chatter is a book club for KS3 Gifted and Talented pupils; it is held after school every fortnight. The aim of the club is to encourage students to read, think and talk about books, which may be fiction or non-fiction. The students are involved in the choice of book, discussions about the themes of the book and other activities related to the chosen genre. As well as developing advanced reading and comprehension skills, this involves the pupils in speaking and listening activities. All of these skills will benefit them not only in their English Language and Literature GCSEs, but also in coursework and examinations across the curriculum. But the main aim is – reading for enjoyment! Listen to what our students have to say about it:
Victoria Year 8
I think Chapter and Chatter is a good idea because you can recommend books. Also, I think it is a good way to find out things about books.
Lara Year 8
Chapter and Chatter is great. I like reading chapters and I like chattering. You also get a snack and a drink. You get to read books that you may not have read before. You don’t stop laughing the whole way! 
Samuel Year 9
I love to read
Lewis Year 8
I like exploring new books, especially the ones that have my favourite genres. Example: Icefire.
Chapter and Chatter also gives me the chance to improve my English and help my imagination expand.
Kiri Year 9
I like book club because I get a chance to talk about books I have no chance anywhere else. I also like it because I get recommended books which I usually enjoy!
Jonathan Year 9
I like sharing opinions of the same book and seeing what other people think.
Enterprise Week got off to a flying start at Shoeburyness High School. The Singleton Centre was bussing with year 9  students trying to make money and become budding entrepreneurs. They organised a variety of stalls and fund raising ideas that included cake sales and even car washing. Year 7 students embraced our Spanish theme making Spanish fans and footballs. 
The Enterprise Department places great importance on the development of young people to thrive in their future working lives. With this key policy, all students in year 10 are given the opportunity to fill out an application form for a specific job and then have an interview to develop their job seeking skills. 
Students in year 10 had the opportunity to compete in various Enterprise Challenges this year.  A group was invited to participate in The Stock Market Challenge, this year held at Anglia University in Chelmsford. The students had a great day buying and selling shares on the stock market trying to make as much money as possible in a given time frame.
Year 10 students were also invited to a special ‘Dragons Den’ activity. They were joined by the majority of schools in the borough and our students made a real impact on the judging panel who were impressed with their business knowledge and risk taking. 
Computing & Business Faculty Academy Plus is a club aimed at students in years 7, 8 and 9 who are willing to learn something that is not usually covered in the Key Stage 3 curriculum or in the Computing curriculum during Computing lessons. Students will look at several different aspects of the subjects within the Faculty including games creation, enterprise, business initiatives, exploring the world of travel. The club runs every Monday from 3:10pm to 4:10pm in IT2.
Activities undertaken have been game creation in a programming learning tool created by Microsoft called KuDo. This program allows the users to create their own worlds and has proved to be a great success. Other programming activities include Python and Micro:bits. We look at basic robotics using Lego NXT robots. Learn how to construct and program robots to perform different tasks.
Business and Enterprise
Do you have what it takes to run a successful business? Do you have an idea for a product? Can you market and advertise this product? What are stocks, shares and finance? Take a look at the world of business and enterprise.
Travel and Tourism
Explore the world of travel. What places would you like to visit? What do you need to think about when booking a holiday? How do you apply for a passport? Find different world wide destinations.
Extra curricular activities – engaging students in cultural aspects of language give them an innate want to learn. 
•In Year 7 and 8 we offer Franspañol a Spanish and French cookery club that encourages students to use their language skills in a practical environment.
•In year 9 we offer Frenish a cultural film club in foreign language that develops the listening skills of our GCSE students as well as encompassing the cultural aspects of other languages. 
•In year 10 and 11 we offer French Academy to encourage students to come for intensive 121 sessions with our teachers to push them on to A*

Franspañol and Frenish, for KS3 students, start at 3.15pm and ends at 4.30pm. At 4.30pm, students should either be collected from the school reception or have permission to walk home, in writing, in their planners. 
Design and Technology is a hive of activity after school and offer a range of support sessions and clubs.
KS3 – Shoeburyness Design and Technology department is proud to offer the full range of material areas within its subject. This includes Food, Textiles, Systems, Graphics and Resistant Materials (Timber, Metal, and Plastic).
Many students therefore attend after school to work on their practical tasks as we encourage them to be creative with their ideas and use the facilities that may not always be accessible in lesson, for example laser cutting and 3D printing.
Year 7 Academy groups – Both the Textiles and Food department offer a 11/12 week after school club to provide unique learning opportunities within their materials areas. Whilst being fun and social activities, they provide students with skills that can be applied further at school and at home.
Year 8 and 9 STEM groups – A number of Design and Technology teachers are ambassadors to students who are following the CREST awards. Due to their specialist knowledge and experience gained previously to becoming teachers, out staff are able to support students with their chosen projects.
KS4/5 - Each material area offers after school sessions to provide the support needed for students to succeed. Please liaise directly with your teacher to establish days and times available.

The Achievement & Foundation Pathway offer a variety of interesting clubs for KS3 and KS4 throughout the year, which will give pupils the opportunity to participate in activities outside of the curriculum.