This term students have had a wealth of exciting opportunities as part of their enrichment programme.
Years 7 and 8 had another rotation of their Big Questions programme. Students have been really engaged in their sessions and have produced some excellent work which is now on display in the school. One of the sessions included comparing their lives during the pandemic with World War Two which resulted in some excellent exploration of ideas and connections between these global events.
Year 9 students took part in a ‘Beat the Flood’ workshop which was led by Melanie Fuller from the Environment Agency. Students had been learning about flood defences via their Geography lessons during term 3 and this culminated in putting their knowledge and understanding to the test and trying out various materials that could prevent flooding.
In Years 10 and 11, students took part in a Sixth Form Extra enrichment taster session to introduce them to what is on offer in the curriculum in Year 12. The sessions gave them time to learn about topics outside of their usual curriculum or to focus on their wellbeing. Sessions included: Volleyball, Drama, Self Care, Current Affairs, Digital Careers, Popular Music as Protest and Sport. We also ran an art workshop with local artist Laura Thomas as well as a virtual dance workshop with guest dance teacher, Alison Hefferon.
In Years 12 and 13, there were some new additions to the enrichment options run by external providers. These included online Mandarin lessons with teachers, live teaching from Taiwan and ‘How to run a business’ by Jon Cunningham from Futureneers. Jackie Brooks also returned to run a Flower Tattoo workshop with Year 12 Art Therapy students.