Social & Extracurricular
Debating, Drama, Music
Sancta students are involved in a drama production every year. The ‘Missenden Players’ is a joint drama group comprising Sancta and St John’s students. In recent years the response to the audition was huge and credit must be given to all those who came along and made the directors’ jobs so hard. Trying to fit so much talent into the initial play was impossible so another play was chosen to accommodate the enthusiasm displayed. A cast was chosen that included four Sancta stage sirens. A phenomenal effort was put in by all involved, culminating in two fabulously successful performances of Noel Coward’s, Present Laughter.
Sancta Sophia competes in the Inter-collegiate Debating Competition. Debating takes place against the other residential colleges; St Paul’s, Women’s, St John’s, St Andrew’s and Wesley.
Individual musicians have the opportunity to entertain on Monday evenings in the Common Room following Formal Dinners. One Formal Dinner a semester is also devoted to displaying the talents of the students. Furthermore, this year Sancta Sophia College combined with St. Paul’s College for the event Sals and Sancta Sessions. The Sancta Sophia Vocal Ensemble, the Sancta Sophia Choir, and instrumental players perform at various functions throughout the year, including the Intercollegiate Performing Arts Challenge.
The Cultural Dinner is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution made by students to the cultural life of the College. Awards are presented to outstanding participants and contributors.
The College has a soundproofed music practice room with a piano for student use.