Prep Options – Lent Term

Monday

Option nameDescription
Avengers Assemble!An option that will plan and prepare some offbeat, fun, ‘alternative’ Chapel services for later in the term. Those who like drama, scripting and are prepared to make fools of themselves on stage in a good cause are invited to join.
Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form).
Brownies and Guides2nd Dunchurch Brownie pack runs every Monday in term time 6-7.30 and is open to girls aged 7 – 10. Girls aged 10 and above may continue or start their Guiding journey and join the  2nd Dunchurch Guides which runs from 6.15-7.30,  also here at Bilton Grange.
We are part of the Girlguiding movement and further details as to what Girlguiding is can be found at https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/
Parents can also register their daughter for either unit through Join Us
For further details please contact Patsy Howes (Brown Owl) at pah@biltongrange.co.uk.
Cost: £30 per term
CubsFor all those continuing and who wish to join Cubs (in Juniors, 3rd and 4th Form).
Cost: £30 per term
Film AppreciationWatch and discuss a range of interesting films.
GolfDriving range practice at BG, with coaching provided by PGA Golfer Shay Brennan and his GC2 Performance Simulator, with over 100 of the world’s best courses and performance metrics.
£100 per term.
Hockey at Bilton GrangeHockey skills with Mr Hodge on the Ken Waydelin Pitch. Open to Upper School only.
Maths ScholarsMathematical calisthenics for Scholarship candidates.
ScoutsScouts is the next stage on in the great adventure from Cub Scouts, developing teamwork, pioneering and outdoor skills each week as well has having camping and expedition opportunities here and abroad, earning badges and aiming for the Chief Scout’s Gold Award. Potential new members who have not ‘moved on’ from our own Cub Pack must speak to the Group Scout Leader (the Headmaster) before they can join. There is a termly charge of £30 for this Option, part of which is spent on resources and part of which goes in subscriptions to the Scout Association.
Cost: £30 per term
Warwickshire ChoristersThe Rugby branch of Warwickshire Choristers rehearses at Bilton Grange under the direction of Mark Penrose, Director of Performing Arts, on Monday evenings from 6 – 7pm in the Music Department. Warwickshire County Boys Choir is an accomplished group, which brings together enthusiastic boy singers between the ages of c. 8 to 14 to perform and experience a wide range of repertoire, demonstrating the unique vocal quality of boys’ voices. The Choir was launched in March 2008 at a concert supported by the renowned boys’ choir of New College Oxford. A huge number of boys rehearse each week across the county, coming together for major events and singing days, and singing at prestigious venues. Warwickshire Choristers encourages nearly 150 boys and young men to sing to a very high standard. Our open access policy allows all boys and young men to take part without a formal audition process. Bilton Grange is proud to be associated with the excellent work of the Warwickshire Choristers. Bilton Grange parents should contact performingarts@biltongrange.co.uk to express interest, and others should contact choristers@choristers.org.

Tuesday

Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form)
ChessChess coaching provided by award-winning accredited coach Paul Lam from Coventry Chess Academy.
£50 per term or £130 for the whole year.
Design TechnologySessions open to all year groups. There will be a focus on developing design skills and using a range of equipment.

Drama Rehearsal

(before half term)

Upper School production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Rehearsal for lead roles.
Sports High FliersTo prepare pupils that are applying for sports scholarships to senior schools.
Tae Kwon DoPupils will be taught the skills necessary to advance through the levels of this martial art under expert tuition. Sessions will take place in the squash courts. Contact Paul Fiddy for further information: targettaekwondo@yahoo.co.uk
Cost: £60 per term
Tuesday RidingFor more information regarding assessment and groupings, please contact Mrs Cartwright (options@biltongrange.co.uk).
Cost: £34 per session
Yoga & Creative MindfulnessAn introduction to Hatha yoga and mindfulness through games, music and storytelling. A creative element will also allow pupils to explore and support their emotions through art and writing.
ZumbaHave fun with exercise disguised as stylish dancing.

Thursday

Air Rifle ShootingIndoor air rifle shooting (equipment provided).
BadmintonProfessional Badminton coaching from Matt Hanson.
Cost: £40 per term
BalletLessons are paid in advance for the term. Pupils are prepared for grade exams; please note that this can take a number of terms to reach the required standard and so commitment is vital. Please get in touch with Miss Campbell for more details: leighannecampbell@hotmail.com.
Cost: £8 per session
Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form).
Book ClubChoose, read and discuss a range of books.

Drama Rehearsal

(after half term)

Upper School production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Rehearsal for lead roles.
Fencers’ PrepA chance for Fencers to complete prep.
FencingThe school club will initially focus on Epee, which is a thrusting weapon meaning points are scored with the tip of the weapon only. In Epee, the whole body is the target, so a great deal of thought and timing has to go into both attack and defence, with footwork being key. Robert Parsons is a qualified coach through British Fencing.
Cost: £50 per term
5 – 6pm
French ScholarsExtra French support for those preparing for Academic Scholarship.
Music High-Fliers / General PracticeExtension activities for Music High-Fliers by invitation, with an opportunity for other interested pupils to join in or practise.
Science ScholarsScientific stretch and challenge for Scholarship candidates.
Scuba SchoolCost: £45 per session
Horse RidingFor more information regarding assessment and groupings, please contact Mrs Cartwright (options@biltongrange.co.uk).
Cost: £34 per session

Friday

Ancient GreekLearn a completely new alphabet and language by studying Ancient Greek.
Art & SculptureA chance for the children to explore their creativity in Art. They can use the time to develop personal/individual ideas (adopting a more independent and free approach) and/or work with greater guidance from staff if needed.
Boarding HouseQuiet play time for younger boarders (Year 3, Juniors and 3rd Form).
Creative WritingPupils will gain experience writing short stories, learning about character development, plot and pace, among other techniques.
Cricket NetsA chance for 4th Form and Upper School pupils to practise and refine cricket skills.
Design TechnologySessions open to all year groups. There will be a focus on developing design skills and using a range of equipment.
Drama ImprovDevelop improvisation and group work skills.
REWHC at RugbyTrain with expert coaches at Rugby and East Warwickshire Hockey Club, which takes place at Rugby School. 4th Form and Upper School BOARDERS ONLY.

Lent Term 2020 Options Overview