This may seem like an odd question but could someone enlighten me as to what the 'significant extra curricular activities', often sought after at Independent schools consist of? Just a range of ideas. I have shown an interest, and if short listed, I wanted to be prepared. I did ask the HR depart of the said school and the response was encouraging,' do apply...something for the boys to gain a different interest from..' but not much else. I feel like the interests and hobbies that I possess, being 'female', may not be approved of in an all boys independent senior school. I have also got the experience and enjoy immensely, running after school creative writing, reading, handwriting, poetry and film clubs so wondered whether these are too 'standard'/unoriginal, for an independent school and whether extra curricular requires, as compulsory, residential stays and Saturday working? I have expertise in fashion design and pattern cutting/cookery too but just wondered if anyone already works in the sector could give me any more pointers. I would be most grateful. Thanks.