Enrichment

We never lose focus on academic excellence, but our pupils benefit educationally, personally and socially from a rich and rounded educational experience. Our enrichment and extra-curricular activities help all pupils develop the skills and characteristics that will provide a solid foundation for all aspects of their lives as future business, professional and community leaders.

Enrichment through the curriculum

Learning isn’t just about a study programme that leads to outstanding results.  It is also about students enjoying learning and developing creativity within their subjects – and outstanding results generally follow when students are inspired by what they do.  Each curriculum area develops its own programme of enrichment activity for the coming academic year.

Enrichment in each curriculum area is aimed at:

  • Increasing enjoyment
  • Providing challenge and developing independent learning in gifted and talented students
  • Developing particular skills and themes
  • Finding innovative ways to bring the Leadership specialism to life

 It is delivered during

  • Weekday evening sessions from 3.00pm till 3.45pm on days of the week when intervention sessions are not usually scheduled
  • Lessons to celebrate National Days or World Weeks related to an issue of relevance to the curriculum area
  • Weekends and early mornings where appropriate

It includes:

  • Clubs and societies linked to the curriculum areas
  • Faculty based trips and outdoor learning opportunities
  • Carefully selected external facilitators working with students
  • Celebrations of particular National Days or World Weeks related to an issue of relevance to the curriculum area and the school’s Leadership specialism

In English, enrichment includes:

  • Poetry, Drama or Book Clubs
  • Publication of the school magazine, ‘The Edonian’ on a termly basis
  • Celebration of World Book Day or Poetry Week
  • Faculty trips to venues related to study in English and the languages
  • Classics book club

In Mathematical and Technological subjects, enrichment includes:

  • Code club
  • Berbras challenge – Annual computational thinking competition by Oxford University
  • The Idea Award – A digital skills award that all pupils are encouraged to take part in. Sponsored by the Duke of York
  • The Oxford Computing challenge – An invitation only competition for the top 10% of participants from the Berbras challenge
  • Participation in National Maths Challenge and other online competitions
  • Count on us Maths Challenge
  • Contribution of an e-safety and e-advice section for the school magazine
  • Sudoku
  • STEM club

In Scientific subjects, enrichment includes:

  • Celebration of National Science and Engineering Week
  • Science Clubs
  • Participation in Science at Work events
  • Identifying external facilitators such as for Forensic Science Day
  • Faculty-trips to Science museums, power stations etc.
  • CREST club
  • SEND handwriting support club

In Creative Arts, enrichment includes:

  • Regular in-school presentations of poetry and public speaking
  • A sharing and celebration of the array of student talent in an annual talent show.
  • The annual school play where students work collectively to rehearse and present a play to the school and local community.
  • Involvement in an annual public speaking competition, taking place nationally.
  • Cross Stitch club for key stage 3
  • Arabic calligraphy club

In Aesthetic areas, enrichment includes:

  • Celebration of the school’s annual Art Days
  • Visiting museums and galleries
  • Identifying external facilitators to lead learning on different cultures
  • An Art Club to prepare material for display across the school buildings
  • An Eden’s Got Talent day where learners rehearse and exhibit artistic performances on a chosen theme

In Humanities, enrichment includes:

  • Celebration of World Environment Day, Fair Trade Day, International Women’s Day, Citizenship Day and other related events
  • Humanities Club, Green Club or related clubs
  • Development of inter-faith forums
  • Faculty trips to war museums, orienteering locations and other venues related to Humanities subjects
  • Linking students to other young people in poverty, marking the Global Week of Action Against Poverty
  • Developing a student Debating Society or Student Parliament
  • BBC schools report
  • School run community food bank

In Languages, enrichment includes:

  • Spanish language and culture club
  • French surgery

In the Sports curriculum, enrichment includes:

  • Celebration of World Health Day etc
  • Netball club
  • Fitness club
  • School’s termly Sports Days
  • Self Defense
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Squad training
  • Football

all other enrichment includes:

  • Tea and Talk club – This club supports mindfulness and a healthy mental mindset
  • Homework club
  • International trips to Spain, France and Istanbul

Click here to view our current Enrichment timetable

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