Extra-Curricular Clubs, Trips & Activities

In addition to the normal school timetable, there is a great variety of lunchtime and after school activities and clubs in the school. This term we have the following available: 

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School trips give Redruth students the opportunity to undergo experiences not available in the classroom; visits help to develop a pupil’s investigative skills and also encourage greater independence. They provide pupils with knowledge and awareness of the world around them and encourage personal and social development as well as extending life experiences for our young people.

Redruth provides a wide range of educational opportunities through a variety of trips and visits that are regularly provided for our students.

These opportunities include trips such as:

A biennial Ski trip, annual language trip to Barcelona, annual History trip to Austria or Poland, local geography field trips, sporting fixtures and national sporting competitions, an extensive programme of learning experiences for the more able, an exchange programme to Mineral Point, USA.

For many students it is these experiences that form their most memorable school moments and we value the importance that they have on a young person’s development.

Each year the Humanities Department organise a residential trip which is accessible for students of different year groups depending where we go. In the past we have travelled to France and Belgium for Battlefields trips, and to Austria and Poland for Second World War and Holocaust history trips.

There is always spectacular scenery and environment for keen geographers too. All the trips have an educational benefit as well as the experience of a different country, group travel, independence and new customs, food and traditions.

These are examples of trips groups of students have been on in the last 12 months:


After a long journey through England, France, Belgium,Germany, we finally arrived in Austria! The first day involved a visit to an underground salt mines where we took a mixture of train, slide and boat transport around the tunnels. The following days' excursions included a morning visit to the vast Mauthausen concentration camp memorial site and then a cultural, shopping trip to the beautiful Salzburg City.

On the last day of the trip, we visited the world's largest ice caves at Werfen. Involving hikes, cable cars, 1400 stairs, soaring Alpine falcons.....wow! Austria had some very memorable sights and experiences.

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Bodmin Jail

This is offered to Year 10 students to support our Crime and Punishment paper to explore crimes and executions in our local area around the Victorian/Industrial era.

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London Trip

Year 10 students visited London on a recent History trip. The trip involved visits to the London Dungeons, Imperial War Museum, Tower of London, the West End, the Gunpowder Plot immersive experience and walking tours around Whitechapel to support their GCSE course.

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Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh runs from 3pm-4pm in Room 116 every Wednesday for Year 11 until 20 October, and on a Monday Week A for Y9. Sometimes sessions will go on to 4.30pm but all participants will have a timetable detailing this. If you have any queries, please contact the award co-ordinator, Mrs Clemence: sclemence@redruth.cornwall.sch.uk

The Combined Cadet Force (Army Section)

The Combined Cadet Force (Army Section) is for students in Year 8 and above. We parade each week on Thursdays 3-4.30pm in Room 45, and we are proud to wear our cadet uniform on these days.

The CCF gives students endless opportunities for personal growth and experiences beyond the everyday. As well as our regular training in school, we spend weekends away on trips doing such activities as navigation, field-craft, weapons training, climbing, abseiling, paintballing, laser tag, first aid, communications and visiting the regimental museum. We also support the Redruth Remembrance Day parade. We attend annual camps with a huge range of other CCF contingents each summer and there are many more opportunities for training, fun and competitions for those who are interested in doing more. Those who show leadership skills can be promoted and take additional responsibilities within the contingent. It is a chance for everyone to shine.

CCF offers these opportunities at a small cost to students. For example, our week-long summer camp this year includes all transport, meals, accommodation and activities for £35.  Support is available to those who are unable to meet costs. Through our connections with the Army, we are able to access a vast array of activities with a highly qualified and experienced training team.



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