Skills and Games

From the traditional English art of bell-ringing to fantasy role play games, strategic wargames and boardgames. Many of our boys like to take time to relax and be with friends doing something they enjoy and often learning a skill that they will appreciate well beyond their time at Abingdon.

  • Where: St Helen's Church
  • When: Friday 4.00 -5.00 pm
  • Who: All year groups
  • i/c: AJJ / OTL

The traditional English art of bell-ringing requires a combination of skill, musicianship and strength. The club is open to complete beginners and those with prior experience. The club rings in various local churches.

  • Where: Lower School Study Hall
  • Who: Lower School
  • When: Monday P4/5
  • i/c: AJJ

A chance for lower school boys to play a wide range of fantasy role play games, strategic wargames and boardgames.

  • Where: B306
  • When: Wednesday 2.30 - 4.00pm
  • Who: All year groups
  • i/c: KL

The game of Bridge is one of the world’s most popular card games. This trick-taking game is played by four people in two competing partnerships. Bridge is an excellent way to stretch your brain, sharpen your maths skills and make new friends. Beginners are welcome and will be taught the basics of contract bridge. Experienced players will be able to enjoy opportunities to play with other players of a similar level.

  • Where: B207 and B208
  • When: Tuesday 4.00–5.00pm, Wednesday 2.30–5.00pm
  • Who: All welcome
  • i/c: AJPE

Come along, practise and improve. Pupils of all standards attend, from novice to England squad player. We will be happy to teach you to play from scratch and help you to develop your game. We enter county and national tournaments, and we run knockout tournaments for individuals and for House teams. Grandmaster Peter Wells coaches on Wednesday afternoons.

  • Where: School House Kitchen
  • When: Wednesday P7, Michaelmas and Lent Terms
  • Who: Sixth Form
  • i/c: CAM

Learn to cook essential and economical student meals. Try your hand at making dishes like spicy risotto, spinach and feta frittata and chocolate pudding - not forgetting spaghetti bolognese. Learn the basics of menu planning and budgeting to make a tight student budget stretch. No prior knowledge or skill necessary.

  • Where: Library Project Room
  • When: Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes
  • i/c: GSG

eSports have been termed “rugby without the pitch”. In both cases, teams are playing in a defined arena, with agreed rules, for a specified amount of time, employing distinct tactics, trying to score points in order for their team to win.

eSports@Abingdon offers students the opportunity to participate in multi-player online games within a monitored and controlled environment. Players work both competitively and collaboratively to build alliances, construct strategy and deploy AI-controlled players.

Students will develop experience in team-working, effective communication and calm-under-pressure along with specialist skills and knowledge relevant to the growing career opportunities represented by the global eSports sector.