We recognise that there is more to a successful school life than academic achievement alone. An extensive range of co-curricular activities and clubs operate for extended learning, enrichment and enjoyment for all pupils. Learning and socialising outside of the classroom is important at Royal Russell. With our clubs and activities programme we believe there really is something for everyone, and we actively encourage our pupils to try as many clubs as possible.

Model United Nations (MUN)

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Royal Russell School has been active in organising and participating in MUN meetings for over thirty years.  Our Annual (four day) International MUN attracts over 500 enthusiatic students from the UK and all around the world to participate. MUN meetings are fully student led and are run totally by students for students.  

A MUN meeting is more about developing communication skills than it is about the United Nations as an organisation. Although the UN forms the basic framework, MUN gives students the opportunity to talk, listen to, and sometimes persuade people from other schools to accept their views. Students take part in debating and public speaking and developing leadership skills.

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Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

Combined Cadet Force

The CCF is a voluntary school activity open to pupils in Year 9 and above and aims to teach practical skills which are not covered within other subjects at school.

Training within the CCF is organised and run by members of staff, the Officers, and cadet NCOs (Non Commissioned Officers) who are students in Years 12 and 13.  Within the initial training, pupils will be taught practical skills such as First Aid, Self-Reliance, Map and Compass Skills, as well as an understanding of the military structure.  The nature of certain aspects of the training necessitates that it is carried out away from school.  Pupils have the opportunity to go on camps, course and expeditions.  

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is a leading youth charity and gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.  At Royal Russell School pupils from the age of 14 years are presented with a challenging programme of activities to stimulate their enthusiasm.  

This scheme is managed in conjunction with the Combined Cadet Force.  Entry to the Scheme is voluntary and non-competitive and individuals are assessed on their own progress.