Your expression and communication – drama, dance and media

We all have something to say!

Expressing ourselves with language, art, dance, music or so many other ways is part of what makes us human and brings communities together. Inspiration comes from so many places – whether you want to be inspired or share your story, there is something here to lift you!

Creative Writing

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

Philip Pullman

Got something to say?

The Wellington Creative Writing Society is open to all year groups and is led by Ms Brown every Thursday Week B, from 5pm, in E6.  It is open to and to both new and experienced writers.  The atmosphere is informal and supportive – it’s a place where everyone finds the courage to express themselves and to explore their creativity.  The sessions comprise writing workshops (prose fiction, poetry, script writing and much more) led by teachers and published writers. Our main competition each year is The Gavin Ewart Poetry Competition in the Lent term.

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? E6
When does it happen? Thursday Week B 5pm – 6pm
Who is in charge? Ms Brown

The Wellingtonian

The Wellingtonian is one of the oldest traditions at the school. It is a society for those interested in journalism.

It takes place all the time really, in that Wellingtonian journalists are seeking stories and writing them all the time. Involvement can include: finding all the great stories, discussing content with the editorial team, writing, editing, and designing the magazine… basically, everything to do with magazine journalism!

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? Meetings are arranged when required
When does it happen? Frequently – Contact the editorial team for details
Who is in charge? Miss Donarski

Public Speaking

Speaking convincingly in public is one of life’s most useful skills.

Meet in the library at 6pm on Fridays to discuss a range of topics, practise presenting your views to others and hear other people’s thoughts on what matters to them.

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? Library
When does it happen? 6pm
Who is in charge? Miss Oliver

WTV

WTV produce a host of programmes for consumption around college – be it Specific projects, Speech Day films, Tour Documentaries, Short Films, Live Streaming, Music Events, Drama & Dance Shows, Sports. Every aspect of college life is involved one way or another. 

Applications to join WTV are invited from all pupils, who are interested in film making and willing to devote a considerable commitment in time and effort. The core team of WTV Executives & Project Editors from the 6th form meet and make film from 1430 to 1600 on Wednesdays during their Global Citizenship time. The whole of WTV, being the core team and wider contributors, meet at 1630 on Fridays to discuss forthcoming projects. Students from every year group can be WTV contributors.

 

Student producers make creative decisions related to content and tone of the visual output, and are the massive driving force behind its continued success. Every aspect of college life is involved one way or another. 

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? The Hub
When does it happen? Wednesday afternoons for the Core team

Friday afternoons for all contributors

Who is in charge? Mr Nickisson-Richards, Miss Burt and Mr Ellis

Duke Box

DukeBox is the radio station of the Wellington family of schools. Led by student station managers, DukeBox’s programming runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our output ranges from music and chat shows to interviews, lectures and concerts. Stream us live via our free-download app or through our website www.dukeboxradio.com. Better still, come and join us behind the mic. You can commit to just a single show, or dream up a whole series – just get in touch with our station managers (below) and they will show you how.

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? Duke Box Studio
When does it happen? All the time
Who is in charge? Mr Sharman, Mrs Gutteridge

Dance

There are a wide variety of dance classes or workshops to attend offering all ages and abilities an opportunity to get involved.

If you are unsure about what may suit you, please contact Mrs Cooke (cgc@wellingtoncollege.org.uk) in the Dance Centre directly to find out more.

The timetable is outlined below, please check in the Dance Centre for start dates.

Who is it open to? See Timetable
Where does it take place? Dance Centre (unless otherwise stated)
When does it happen? See Timetable
Who is in charge? Mrs Cooke & Mrs Kenworthy

Dance Timetable

Note:  (£) = Fee paying class.   All classes in Dance Centre unless otherwise stated.

DAY TIME CLASS WHO CAN ATTEND?
MON 4.30-5.30PM

4.30-7PM

5.45-6.45PM

7.45-8.45PM

8.45-9.30PM

Dance Academy

Academic rehearsals (Munro)

Boys Dance

Senior technique

GCSE choreography

Auditioned

Pre booked

All 3rd-4th boys

Some experience req

Pre booked

TUES 2.40-4.10PM

2.30-5.30PM

4.30-5.30PM

6-7PM

7.30-8.30PM

8.30-9PM

Dance Company

GCSE rehearsals (CLT)

Yoga

Eagle House

GCSE technique preparation

GCSE Choreography

Auditioned

Pre booked

All welcome

Eagle House

All 3rd and 4th

Pre booked

WED 4.30-5.30PM

4.30-5.30PM

5.30-7PM

5.45-6.45PM

7.45-8.15PM

8.15-9PM

Girls Acrobatics (Newson)

Academic rehearsals

Acrobatics team (Newson)

Commercial dance

Tap beginners class

Tap advanced

All girls

Pre booked

Auditioned

All welcome

All welcome

Invite only

THURS 2.30-9PM

2.30-5PM

Ballet grades 5-Advanced (£)

 

GCSE theory catch up (CLT)

Please ask for all ballet timings (£)

All GCSE

FRI 4-5.15PM

4.30-5.30PM

4.30-5.30PM

Eagle House Dance

Street Dance

GCSE choreography

Eagle House

All welcome

Pre booked

SAT 12-1PM

1-3PM

A-Level choreography

GCSE choreography

Invite only

Pre booked

Magic Club

Learn a range of magic tricks from student magician Benedict King!

Who is it open to?
Where does it take place?
When does it happen?
Who is in charge? Benedict King

Get Started!

If you have any questions about the information below please contact the named staff in charge or contact Mr Kirkham on sjk@wellingtoncollege.org.uk. Similarly, if you wish to adapt or create a club yourself email or chat to Mr Kirkham. We warmly welcome pupil led activities and will support you in any way we can.

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