Express Yourself

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Your expression and communication – drama, dance and media

Everyone has something to say!

Expressing ourselves with language, art, dance, music or so many other ways is part of what makes us human and brings communities together. Inspiration comes from so many places – whether you want to be inspired or share your story, there is something here to lift you!

Creative Writing

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

Philip Pullman

The Wellington Creative Writing Society is open to all year groups and is led by Ms Sagers every Tuesday Week B, from 6.05 pm, in the Dr Joanna Seldon Reading Room (English Department).  It is open to and to both new and experienced writers.  The atmosphere is informal and supportive – it’s a place where everyone finds the courage to express themselves and to explore their creativity.  The sessions comprise writing workshops (prose fiction, poetry, script writing and much more) led by teachers and published writers. Our main competition each year is The Gavin Ewart Poetry Competition in the Lent term.

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? Dr Joanna Seldon Reading Room (English Department)
When does it happen? Tuesday Week B 6:05pm
Who is in charge? Ms Sagers

Photography Club

A drop-in club, held in the downstairs part of the Art School on Monday afternoons from 5:00pm to 5:40pm.

A chance to bring your images down to the department, edit in Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom, process your own black and while film, develop prints or create your own photograms. Also an open access to the studio set-up; backdrops and lighting, for you to organise your own still life or portraiture shoots.

Open to all photographers from all years regardless of experience.

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? The art school (downstairs part)
When does it happen? Monday 5.00pm – 5.40pm
Who is in charge? Miss Burt

The Wellingtonian

The Wellingtonian is one of the oldest traditions at the school. It is a society for those interested in journalism.

It takes place all the time really, in that Wellingtonian journalists are seeking stories and writing them all the time. Involvement can include: finding all the great stories, discussing content with the editorial team, writing, editing, and designing the magazine… basically, everything to do with magazine journalism!

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? TBC
When does it happen? Frequently – Contact the editorial team for details
Who is in charge? TBC

Duke Box

DukeBox is the radio station of the Wellington family of schools. Led by student station managers, DukeBox’s programming runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our output ranges from music and chat shows to interviews, lectures and concerts. Stream us live via our free-download app or through our website Better still, come and join us behind the mic. You can commit to just a single show, or dream up a whole series – just get in touch with our station managers (below) and they will show you how.

Who is it open to? All years
Where does it take place? TBC
When does it happen? All the time
Who is in charge? Miles Russell-Stracey and Eve Farah


There are a wide variety of dance classes or workshops to attend offering all ages and abilities an opportunity to get involved.

If you are unsure about what may suit you, please contact Mrs Cooke ( in the Dance Centre directly to find out more.

The timetable is outlined below, please check in the Dance Centre for start dates.

Who is it open to? See Timetable
Where does it take place? Dance Centre (unless otherwise stated)
When does it happen? See Timetable
Who is in charge? Mrs Cooke

Dance Timetable

Note:  (£) = Fee paying class.   All classes in Dance Centre unless otherwise stated.

Day Time Description Participation
 MONDAY 4.40-5.40PM Dance Academy Auditioned
4.40-5.40PM Yoga – Munro Pavilion All welcome
6.00-7.00PM Show Choreography Invite only
6.00-7.00PM Eagle House Dance Eagle House
7.30-8.30PM Boys Dance Company All 3rd-5th boys
8.30-9.30PM Senior Dance (Inter/Adv) Experienced only
 TUESDAY 2.30-4.15PM Dance Company Auditioned
4.15-5.15PM Student Choreography Invite only
5.15-6.00PM Zumba (Begin/Inter) All welcome
5.15-6.00PM Physical Theatre – Sports Hall Invite only
6.00-6.45PM Show choreography – Munro Pavilion Invite only
7.30-8.30PM Street Dance All welcome
7.45-8.45PM Show choreography – Munro Pavilion Invite only
8.30-9.30PM Street Crew Audition/invite
 WEDNESDAY 4.30-5.20PM Junior Contemporary All welcome
6.15-7.15PM Modern Grade 6 (£) All with grade 4/5
7.30-8.25PM Commercial Dance All welcome
8.25-9.15PM Tap open class All welcome
9.15-9.45PM Private modern/tap (£) Invite only
 THURSDAY 2.30-3.30PM Ballet Grade 6 (£) All with grade 5
2.30-4.00PM One to one sessions Please ask
3.30-4.30PM Ballet Grade 4 (£) All new to ballet
4.30-5.30PM Advanced II Ballet All with Adv I
4.00-5.20PM Eagle House Dance Eagle House
5.30-6.25PM Ballet Grade 8 (£) All with grade 7
6.25-7.20PM Ballet Grade 7 (£) All with grade 6
7.30-8.30PM Intermediate Ballet (£) All grade 8+
8.30-9.00PM Ballet Pointe (£) G6+ girls invitation
 FRIDAY 4.30-5.15PM Basic Acrobatics All welcome
5.30-6.30PM Student Choreography Invite only

Get Started!

If you have any questions about the information below please contact the named staff in charge or contact Mr Kirkham on Similarly, if you wish to adapt or create a club yourself email or chat to Mr Kirkham. We warmly welcome pupil led activities and will support you in any way we can.