After School Activities
Improving learners talents by doing two or three After School Activities (aka ASA) per week.
ASAs have been a successful part of life at BSL for a long time now and currently there are three sessions per year which are as follows:
September - mid Dec 2019,
From January to the Easter break
After Easter to the beginning of June 2020.
The aim of these sessions is to give the chance to both learners and staff to be involved in a variety of after school activities. Doing an after school activity will look good for learners' university application. It is also the opportunity for learners to improve their inner talents apart from the academic ones.
Learners are fortunate to have two groups of ASA:
Non academic activities: MUN, football, basketball, chess, choir, band, philosophy and fitness , debating society, school production club, events club, to improve IBDP learners' leadership, Tennis, Horse riding, wall climbing club ,fencing, art club, Eco club, Afro beats club, table tennis, Alumni, CAS etc
Academic activities: Homework club, science innovation, maths club, exam skills club, reading club, Young entrepreneurs, etc
Another event is the monthly Inter house which is a house competition happening between the two houses of BSL: Cheetahs and Caracals. This competition is held on the last Wednesday of each month and this is to help build a competitive spirit within the learners at BSL.
Endeavour is ALL!
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
The British School of Lomé proudly delivers the Duke of Edinburgh International Award - Bronze and Silver Award levels at the moment, which is available for 14 - 19-year olds. Our learners who are involved in the award have to show commitment in 4 different areas: service, physical recreation, skills and through an adventurous journey. This experience encourages learners to reach their potential in other ways besides academics, as it stimulates them to think critically and reflect thoughtfully, and gives them the opportunity to explore challenges they have never done before.
The Duke of Edinburgh International Award promotes International mindedness and boosts learners’ acquisition of skills such as leadership, teamwork, decision making and many others that will last for life. The Duke of Edinburgh International Award reflects the spirit, the vision and the mission of BSL.
CAS stands for Creativity, Activity and Service. In conformance with the requirements of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) our IB learners are under obligation to complete 18 months of activities in this programme – 3 hours per week over the duration of the course. CAS is one of the core elements of the IBDP and in spite of the fact that it is not graded it is of paramount importance that students successfully complete the programme to the satisfaction of both their activity supervisor and CAS coordinator within the framework of the IBDP regulations. Learners need to do an activity in each strand of CAS. The programme’s aim is to make learners inventive, have a healthy lifestyle and become responsible citizens who aware of the needs of the environment in which they find themselves.
At BSL, activity clubs available for Creativity include; Music Club - learning a to play a musical instrument, Drama Club, Ceramics , School Band, Chess and Art clubs. Activity clubs; Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Badminton, Fencing, Philosophy and Fitness (can be also done as a Creativity activity) and Coaching primary sport clubs (KS2).
Service Centres for community and voluntary service; Vivenda Deaf School at Bè, Ephphatha Deaf School at Djidjolé and St. Claire’s Orphanage at Tokoin Séminaire.
Learners are required to keep diaries of every activity they are involved in and provide evidence of having done the activity. The most important part of the diary entries is reflection – contemplate things they have done and think of how to further improve on previous tasks. Learners are also encouraged to carry out individual or group projects, and these could range from fund-raising events to advocacy programmes.