At Brooke House College we appreciate that as students are faced with a
competitive academic environment it is very important for them to have the
opportunity to relax.
We encourage our students to live balanced lives, combining
hard work with full participation in our varied programme of sporting, cultural and
social activities. Our Sports and Social Organiser tries to ensure that there is
something for everyone in terms of extra-curricular events. In college we organise
discos, film evenings, debating nights, chess, table tennis and pool competitions,
music, drama, martial arts and aerobics sessions and full participation in the Duke
of Edinburgh Award scheme.
The college has both football and basketball teams which play against other schools
and local clubs. We have negotiated substantially reduced rates for both membership
and instruction for students at the town’s squash and 18-hole golf club. Arrangements
with the local leisure centre entitle students to a reduced entry fee for weight training
and sauna, jacuzzi and steam room facilities. Our weekend programme of activities
is very varied and includes go-karting, paintballing, cinema and theatre visits,
horse-riding, cycling, visits to theme parks and trips to places of local historical or
cultural significance. One of the highlights of the annual social calendar is the
Summer Prize Giving Ceremony and Ball.