Super-Curricular Offer

Super-curricular activities are those that enhance the regular academic curriculum. They could be something as simple as additional reading or watching a video, but equally they could be more advanced. At St Lawrence College, as well as encouraging students to define and take part in their own super-curricular life, we also provide a programme of events for pupils throughout the school to take part in. We believe that by engaging in super-curricular activities, our young people develop not only a deeper love of learning, but also curiosity, initiative, independence, and a commitment to their own personal educational journey.

Please find below details of our super curricular offer 2024-25.

Art and Photography

  • Royal Academy Art Competition
  • Canterbury Art Prize
  • Christmas Card Competition
  • Portfolio Competition
  • Ceramics, textiles and stained glass workshop for scholars
  • New York residential trip
  • Life drawing
  • Photography masterclasses
  • East Kent Schools Together (EKST) artist/practitioner workshop


  • Summer Term science project fair
  • Poster week
  • Medsoc enrichment activity
  • Primary School Challenge
  • Biology British Olympiad
  • Postmortem Live
  • Arbor Day celebration
  • Botany Bay excursion


  • Salters Festival of Chemistry Challenge
  • Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
  • Chemistry Olympiad

Design Technology

  • Lego Club
  • Drawing Club
  • Kirby Production Prop Club
  • Senior School Production Prop Club
  • Upcycling competition
  • Design Ventura competition
  • Design museum visit
  • London museum visits

Drama and Media Studies

  • Theatre trips throughout the year
  • Kirby production with senior students involved through directing, design or stage management
  • Senior School production
  • Theatre Thursdays performances
  • East Kent Schools Together (EKST) drama workshop (selected Year 7 pupils)
  • SLC Got Talent Competition
  • House Drama
  • Drama Workshops (Frantic Assembly; Splendid Theatre Company)
  • Lower Sixth media students attend workshops for film, editing and photography

Economics and Business

  • IFS Investment Challenge
  • Essay writing competition for the Economists
  • Additional essay writing competitions

English as an Additional Language

  • Poster competition – a well-known person whom I admire
  • Cambridge preliminary exam
  • Cambridge B2 First exam
  • Essay Competition for EAL Speech Day


  • Coastal management project and field trip
  • Orienteering day
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) project day with Junior School
  • Field trips
  • Research projects
  • Summer reading
  • Podcast programme
  • Fieldwork pilot study


  • Trip to Dover Castle
  • Trip to Ramsgate Tunnels
  • Inter-House Quiz
  • Trip to Berlin / WW1 battlefields
  • Essay writing competition


  • Maths Challenge
  • Sutton Valence Junior Maths Competition
  • Intermediate Maths Challenge
  • Senior Maths Challenge

Physical Education

  • Sports academies
  • Sports clinic
  • Visit to University of Kent

Physics / Science

  • STEM projects and Kirby Fair
  • STEM Challenge Day
  • National Science Week Poster Competition
  • East Kent Schools Together (EKST) Faraday Challenge
  • Science lecture by visiting speaker
  • Science Live trip to London
  • Physics Olympiad competitions
  • Joining Scientific Society e.g. iOP
  • Taking part in Science Week
  • Research Projects
  • Science Magazine

Religious Studies and Psychology

  • Psychology trip to Royal Holloway