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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
Sports Fixtures

Teams and venues for this week's matches
Open Morning - Nursery

Saturday 10th June
Sixth Formers triumph in French Debating

A Level students debate online terrorism
Bronze D of E practice for Year 9

Pupils prepare for overnight expedition

Weekend Activities

Weekends are an integral and busy part of the boarding experience at Wellington. All pupils are offered a range of academic, cultural, sporting and leisure based activities, and all are expected to participate in something!

Saturday morning

This is a mixed slot consisting of academic extension work and/or broad based activities. Currently the following are offered at various times of the year:

A level tutorials
Art
Badminton
Basketball
Dance
Elite Sports' Conditioning Programme
English language extension ("The Comenius society")
Fencing
Football
GCSE tutorials
Gym
Mechanical Engineering ("Buggy Building Club")
Mountain Biking
Private study time in the library
Rowing
Softball
Squash
Swimming
Symphony Orchestra
Table Tennis
Technology
Tennis
Theatre production rehearsals



Saturday afternoon

This is a dedicated team sports slot when the majority of school sports' fixtures are played. The sports that provide matches at this time are:

Athletics
Cricket
Football
Hockey (both boys and girls teams)
Netball
Rugby
Tennis

The school also plays Basketball matches and takes part in competitive Swimming galas: these all happen on a weekday Monday - Friday.

Saturday evening

This is a relatively quiet slot, but every week a bus is taken to the local cinema complex at Taunton for those who want to go. Saturday evening for others is a time to relax, talk with friends and perhaps watch some television.

Sunday morning and afternoon

Every Sunday boarding staff take optional trips to a variety of locations in the South West, and sometimes further afield. Ambitious trips out are planned roughly every 2 - 3 weeks. In 2011/12 the following trips were offered:

Bath (culture and shopping)
Bristol Museum
Clarks Village (discount shopping)
Clip and Climb in Exeter
Crealy adventure park
Cribbs Causeway (shopping)
Exeter (shopping)
Exeter Chiefs rugby match
Exmoor walk
Exmouth beach
Fly Fishing in Tiverton
Laser Questing in Exeter
London (shopping at Christmas time)
Millenium Stadium, Cardiff for international rugby
Paintballing at "Skirmish" in Exeter
QuayWest water park
SS Great Britain and the Bristol Docks
Somerset Cricket match
Stonehenge
Taunton (local day out)
Taunton Carnival
Water activities on the River Dart
Woodlands adventure park

At the end of every Sunday the boarding community comes together for a short chapel service of Evensong or Communion, and then spends a little time preparing for the following week.
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