We are delighted to share our Broad Horizons Enrichment Curriculum Offer. All students will be able to select an activity from our rich, diverse Broad Horizons programme to complete once a fortnight on Thursday afternoon (Period 4, Week 2). Extracurricular provision is a key aspect of school life. It is used to teach children vital life skills (such as teamwork and leadership), to broaden and enrich learning, and forms an integral part of our provision for personal development and social understanding. Because it is so important, it is worth investing in.
Traditionally, much of the extracurricular provision has been available after school. This is hard for students: they can be tired, hungry and for many, transport home can be a barrier. It is also reliant on them being willing or able to stay on after school: this may not match their peer ‘profile’ and may compete with other priorities e.g. young carers may have caring responsibilities which prevent them from staying on in school. Finding time to offer this wider curriculum during the school day ensures that we reflect its high value with the time and commitment it warrants. It broadens the choice of activities as all teachers offer activities, and ensures equality of opportunity for students.
Students will get involved in exciting opportunities to develop their health and wellbeing, develop new and exciting skills, and to volunteer and give something back to the community. There are many exciting activities for students to choose from and they will complete one activity per term. Throughout the year, all students will complete a skill, self and community activity. Further details of these can be found in the link below.
Whether it is golf or Makaton, learning to swim or travelling the world (vitually!), there really will be fantastic opportunities for everyone at the school.