Activities & Events
David Game College provides a variety of extra-curricular opportunities throughout the year and we strongly believe these are central to the development of insightful and confident individuals. The activities offer our students a wealth of new experiences, developing their skills in leadership, team work, self-discipline and self-esteem.
Our extra-curricular activities are selected to support the main curriculum, stimulate curiosity, and help students understand their role in the wider community.
Examples of activities for our students include:
· Debating society
· Drama society
· The Student Council
· Charity events eg cake sales for specific causes
· Chess club
· Football; basketball; kayaking
· Reading club
· Theatre experience
· General educational visits eg, Museums, Parliament, the Royal Courts of Justice
· Outside speakers
· Supporting the local community
Sports & Fitness
London has a great many sporting clubs, swimming pools and parks. If you like going to the gym, swimming, running or cycling, you will have plenty of choice. Our central city location does not permit us to have sporting facilities on site but we make up for this by using local facilities where we train and play matches against other colleges in sports such as basketball and football.
Football & Basketball
Our football and basketball teams have proven to be highly popular in recent years, with the College taking part and performing well in several leagues and cups. These teams are open to players of all abilities and games take place every Saturday afternoon.
The tennis club takes place every Tuesday after school at Westway Sports Club in West London. The students are escorted to the venue by a member of staff and enjoy a two-hour session with a professional coach.
At several points throughout the year the students go on trips to the river Thames. Leaving on kayaks from Kensington, they make a trip around the London Eye and back again. In the past, students have worked towards a Level 1 Certificate in kayaking.
Established in September 2014, its primary year sparked enormous interest from an internationally diverse group of students. It also saw the society produce two very accomplished performances as well as organising the opportunity to visit a West End show, which for many was their very first experience of professional theatre.
Aimed at anyone not just those who would be keen to perform, the society has quickly developed to include technicians as well as stage management. Costume, make-up and set design are also areas the society is keen to expand into with live music, singers and composers pivotal to its development.
Very much centred around collaboration, the last production was an original, scripted piece of devised theatre crafted, drafted, and performed by the very students themselves. It is these types of activities that are at the very core of the group’s goals. Team-work, self-discovery, confidence-building, trust, and communication are just some of the reasons why drama is an excellent choice for an extra-curricular option.
The Debating Society is run by students, with support from the Director of Studies. It enables students to exchange ideas and debate significant political and ethical issues. GCSE and A Level students are invited to participate in debates. Our students have competed in national competitions at UCL and Imperial College.
The Student Council is made up of elected representatives of the student body. Meetings are regularly held when students have the chance to discuss any matters of concern and to make suggestions about the academic and social life of the College. The Student Council also arranges debates and discussions among students relating to current affairs and ethical issues.
Every year, in June, we hold a graduation ceremony for students who have finished their examinations and are leaving the college. With good food, drinks, live music and a smart dress code, this wonderful event enables students and staff to say their goodbyes in style and celebrate the end of examinations together. Prizes are awarded to those students who have contributed to the College community throughout the year (for example, fund raising for charity) or have been nominated by teachers for outstanding progress in their subjects.