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Enrichment Activities 2018/19

Enrichment Activities take place on Wednesday, Lesson 7.

We are very pleased to be able to offer this year’s range of Enrichment Activities.

A range of activties are available for students to choose and take part in. Once students are assigned a group, they will stay in this group for the rest of the year (if a 36-week course) or until the end of January 2019, at which point some year 10 students will be given the chance to change their enrichment course while year 11 students use this time to concentrate on getting ready for their GCSEs.


All enrichment activities will encourage Students to:

  • Increase their awareness of their own strengths and areas for development.
  • Undertake new challenges and new experiences.
  • Plan and initiate activities
  • Work collaboratively with others.
  • Show perseverance and commitment in their activities.
  • Engage with issues of global importance.
  • Consider the ethical implications of their actions.
  • Develop new skills.
  • Prepare themselves better for further education and the workplace.
  • Reflect on how their activity impacts on their everyday life.
  • Develop at least 3 key Employability Skills
  • Improve their CV




Name of Activity


Run By




Microsoft Life Hacks


The Microsoft Life Hacks course will give you the skills to do things more efficiently and productively on Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

·     In Word, we will share our own shortcuts before learning about many useful things such as keyboard shortcuts, professional headings and mail merging.

·     In PowerPoint, after sharing our own tricks of the trade, we will find ways to make our presentations look more professional while using tools such as Slide Master and eyedropper.

·      Finally, we will find out how amazing spreadsheets are to use and save us time in the real world.

Mr Russell

18 Weeks



3D printing for beginners with CAD & CAM


This enrichment activity is for students who wish to improve their ability to use CAD/CAM to develop 2D and 3D drawings using a computer.

They will also learn to use the laser cutter and 3D printer to realise their designs.

Students will need to be creative and reflective to develop the best possible outcomes for this project.

Mr Stephenson

18/36 Weeks



My Chinese Teacher


Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and has become a very valuable and highly sought after skill. Given China’s rapid economic growth and emergence as a major global powerhouse, Mandarin is considered to be the most important of ‘tomorrow’s languages’.

Learning Mandarin opens up more opportunities to work, communicate, and understand a country that will continue to play an important role in the world’s future.

The My Chinese Teacher programme is one of the world’s most popular Chinese language programmes used by schools. Interactive lessons are delivered live from Beijing based Chinese teachers using video conferencing technology, providing students with an authentic Chinese experience along with real world context.

Mr Fox

36 Weeks



Royal Navy CCF


The Combined Cadet Force is a MOD-Sponsored cadet organisation.

Pupils may develop powers of leadership by means of training to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance.

The CCF is not a pre-Service organisation, although it acknowledges that one of its objectives is "to encourage those who have an interest in the services to join the regular Forces."

The RN proficiency syllabus bases its training emphasis on leadership, afloat activities and adventurous training.

We have access to attend annual camps which are held at Britannia Royal Naval College (Dartmouth), HMS Bristol (Portsmouth) and the Garelochead Training Area (Scotland).

Mrs Poddington

36 Weeks



Event Planning


This programme is designed to give you an insight into event planning. As a group you will design, organise and run an event. The aim will be for the event to raise funds for a local charity of the groups choosing. This programme will allow you to develop and demonstrate a wide range of transferable skills that employers will be looking for; organisation, team player, good communicator, resilience, leadership, self-motivation and a reflective learner

Miss Crowder

18 Weeks



Tycoon Enterprise Competition


Are you a budding entrepreneur?

Do you have a business idea and need the resources, tools and funding to see it come to life?

If so, this is the session for you. Run by Peter Jones (from TV’s Dragon’s Den), the tycoon enterprise competition is a project which will run until just after Christmas. Start-up funding for your idea is available as well as guidance along the way. The competition is national, the final is held at Buckingham Palace and is open to students between ages 6 and 18. So if you’re a hands on person who fancies your chances at being a millionaire, come along and get the skills and experience needed to start your journey

Miss McLeavy

18 Weeks



WW1 Centenary Installation Project


This programme is designed specifically to connect you with the history of the First World War and how it impacted upon our local area.

You will research, plan, design and create your own version of the ‘Wave and Weeping Window’ instillation, designed to feature in the front foyer of the UTC through the winter term, in time for the WW1 100th anniversary.

The instillation is designed to encourage you to reflect on the more social and personal involvement in WW1, rather than just the historical details.

The project allows you to work creatively and with innovation, whilst also considering the emotional and moral context of how the war impacted on the local area

Miss Johnson

18 Weeks



Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

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The D of E is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be “the very best they can be.”

The Bronze Award involves you doing a wide range of activities split across four sections. You will take part in volunteering, physical activity, learning a new skill, and an expedition, which includes an overnight camping stop.

This activity is an excellent way for you to demonstrate to employers that you have developed your skills in the areas of leadership, teamwork, self-motivation, communication, confidence and willingness to learn new things.

Mr J Richardson

36 Weeks


£? TBC

Tomorrow’s Engineers


Tomorrows Engineers is an organisation committed to ensuring that the world can become a better and safer place. In this enrichment activity, you will discover how engineers help supply the world with such resources as clean water, how they keep us safe on the road and how they make sure our lights don’t go out. As Tomorrow’s Engineers yourselves, you will learn in a team how to work out the best answer to a number of different engineering problems and then offer your team’s solution and ways to improve it.

Mr S Wilson

18 Weeks



Drama Club


Drama is an exciting opportunity to showcase your creativity and confidence.

It will help you to become a competent communicator and develop excellent public speaking skills. If performance is not for you, you will hone your technical skills by creating costumes, stage sets and special effects.

The course will culminate with a performance to be put on for the school. It will push you beyond your comfort zone and fill you with exhilaration that you have risen to the challenge!

Miss Donoghue

18 Weeks





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