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The ability to try new things

While we would never understate the importance of traditional lessons, at Dunottar we are also mindful of the important lessons which are learnt away from the classroom and outside the curriculum.

The school years are a fantastic time to try out a wealth of different activities and we aim to give our pupils every opportunity possible to have interesting experiences, acquire skills, develop hobbies and, of course, to have fun!  We want our pupils to find things they love and which give them a sense of belonging but we also want them to challenge themselves, to be adventurous and try new things.

We hold a Co-curricular Fair at the start of the school year which allows pupils to find out about everything on offer at Dunottar so they can select those clubs that they would like to join.  With clubs covering music, art, drama, food, dissection, drones, sports, Lego robotics, and much, much more, there really is something for everyone.

Some examples of the clubs which pupils have enjoyed this year:

Club& Societies

Music & Performing Arts


Amnesty International Food Club Chamber Ensemble Badminton
Art Club Further Maths Drama Boxing
Beekeeping Club Gardening Club Musical Improvisation Cricket
Book Club History Club Musical Theatre Singers Fencing
Business Enterprise Club Investors Club Orchestra Football
Café Scientifique Language Leaders Scholars Show Lacrosse
Chess Club Lego Robotics Club Ukulele Club Netball
Choc & Chat MFL Film Club Quidditch
Coding Club Minecraft & VR Club Rifle Shooting
Croquet Mock Bar Trials Rock Climbing
Dissection Club Pelican e-Magazine Rugby 7’s
Drone Club Photography Club Swim Squad
Dungeons & Dragons Club Podcast Production Club Swimming Improvers
Duolingo Club Science Crest Award Tennis
Eco Club Sewing Club
eGames Design Club Textiles Club
eSports Wellbeing Walks
Beekeeping Club

The Co-curricular timetable changes each term and can be downloaded below.

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