Enrichment / Extra-Curricular Activities

All Thomas Paine students are able to take part in any of the extra-curricular activities run at Thetford Academy, with a wide range of sports, arts and hobbies available. In addition, the Sixth Form Student Union Committee runs dedicated extra-curricular activities that are only for Thomas Paine students.

Thomas Paine students have access to Thetford Academy’s fitness room after completing an induction with a member of the Sports Department. Other activities on offer include a range of sports, creative arts, performing arts and mindfulness sessions.

Thomas Paine students are also able to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and World Challenge.

Super Curricular Activities

These are activities that enable students to progress their studies beyond the classroom. Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Educational Visits and Trips Home and Away
  • Wider Reading Opportunities
  • EPQ Study
  • Specialist Workshops
  • Guest Speaker Programme

Other opportunities include participating in schemes such as UEA’s Future Forward and the Brilliant Club.

‘I chose to do an EPQ as I enjoy expanding my knowledge on a specific topic of interest that I am passionate about.’ Yr13 Sebastian

Useful Links

Duke of Edinburgh AwardUEA Extended Project Qualification

Gregson Scholarships