On Tuesday next week, we have our second enrichment afternoon of the year. Periods 3-5 will be off timetable, and instead the students will be working in their year groups to develop and enrich their learning. It is always an exciting and successful afternoon, so we are looking forward to the creative work the students will be completing.
The following list outlines the planned activities led by the year group teams:
Year 7: RSE – Yr7 students will have Herts Young Homeless in to deliver sessions which will be covering a number of topics to do with relationships, such as ‘Celebrating difference: the power of acceptance’.
Students will consider the terms inclusion, exclusion, segregation and integration and will explore the idea of unconscious bias. In a session called ‘Refugees Welcome’ students will explore how language can enforce and encourage negative views and stigma towards refugees and asylum seekers.
Year 8: Careers – Yr8 students will be carrying out a range of activities linked to their futures, further qualifications and career options.
Year 9: Spiritual Reflection – STEP will be coming into school to work with year 9 and carrying out workshops and activities based around the topic of personal spiritual reflection.
Year 10: Careers – A large number of employers will be visiting and carrying out careers workshops with the students all afternoon. It is a very informative and supportive session and is always very popular with the students who have very thoughtful and interesting questions about the world of work.
Year 11: Spiritual Reflection – Love thy Neighbour / The Good Samaritan. Coppafeel will be coming in to deliver workshops and talks and STEP will be delivering a ‘Staying Safe On a Saturday night’ workshop. This will cover, Basic First Aid, drink spiking and 999 protocols.
Year 12&13: RSE – The sixth form have external providers coming in to speak to them and to hold workshops entitled ‘everyone’s invited’ and ‘The big leap’. These are linked to many things but include starting university and becoming independent, personal safety when pubbing and clubbing, toxic behaviour, laws of sexual offences and much more.
With such a wide variety of activities and organisations, we know this will be a brilliant afternoon for everyone.