One of our core values is ‘education in the round’ meaning that we believe the process of education includes those experiences that take place outside of the classroom, as well as within. Our Enrichment Week programme is aimed at giving students the opportunity to engage in activities and experiences in areas that might otherwise be inaccessible and will “enrich” an area of their lives. Activities could include a trip off-island, learning new and exciting skills or participating in something they already enjoy with a different group of people. It would be of course be very remiss of us if we didn’t mention that an important part of the week is also to have fun!
Enrichment Week takes place Monday to Thursday of the last week of the school year (Friday is a normal school day). Some activities will cover the whole four days, but some will only fill one or two days, meaning that students can choose multiple activities.
Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Enrichment Week 2020 is cancelled. Planning for the 2021 Enrichment Week however, has already begun!
What does this involve for parents and students?
- Firstly, we have to gather the information on what enrichment opportunities we can offer. Usually these are organised by teachers and support staff, but sometimes will involve the input from external organisations.
- Once we know what we can offer to students, information is initially displayed on the Enrichment Week notice board in the main corridor. Soon after, a booklet with information about each activity is sent home for parents to discuss with their son or daughter.
- The Enrichment Week booklet will contain a form on which to select activities. Please note that students will be asked to select a second and third option as spaces on some activities are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
- Some activities will involve a fee to cover costs*, although we try to minimise this as much as possible. Some activities, particularly off-island trips, may also involve attending a meeting at school to relay further information and answer any questions.
* We don’t want payment to be a barrier that will prevent students from attending activities. If financial difficulties are a concern, please contact the tutor in the first instance to discuss how we may be able to help.