Students at Harris Westminster love their Thursday afternoon sport. They travel to exciting venues across London to take part and compete in a number of different sports. Keeping fit and healthy, and enjoying competitive sport are key elements of our ethos. Teams from Harris Westminster take part in a number of different competitions: we are the reigning Westminster Borough Athletics Champions and have taken part in tournaments in Volleyball, Netball and Basketball, among many other. This rich extra-curricular programme includes a weekly fitness session which many students enjoy attending.
Over the course of the last year, students have been able to choose from a huge variety of sporting options on a Thursday afternoon, including (but not limited to):
|Badminton||Mixed Martial Arts||Trampolining|
|Basketball||Rock climbing||Ultimate Frisbee|
A small number of students choose Debating as a Thursday option. Just as a sports’ team, the debaters practise and train for competitions. The debating circuit is extensive and competitive: students take part in competitions organized by the Oxford and Cambridge Unions, by the English Speaking Union and in friendlies with other schools. Over the last two years Harris Westminster students have been successful in reaching Oxford Finals Day and have established themselves as serious competitors in the schools debating world.
Students can also opt for Bridge, the fascinating card game of infinite complexity. Each session includes a lesson on an aspect of bidding strategy or card play, followed by a game of duplicate. We often welcome a guest expert from the English Bridge Union. The school’s Bridge Team has played competitively against other schools and also benefits from a link to the Young Chelsea Bridge Club and their ‘Play with an Expert’ evenings.