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Enrichment Activities

Townsend School Enrichment Brochure

 

We have a 3-tier approach to enrichment at Townsend:

  1. Enrichment clubs (lunch time and after school clubs)
    • see enrichment clubs list 2022 below for more details

 

2. Whole school Curriculum Enrichment afternoons (3 per year)

    • The Great Debate
    • Careers
    • RSE
    • Spiritual Reflecction
    • GCSE taster sessions
    • Targeted revision

 

3. Trips and Visits

Departmental curriculum trips and visits run as much as possible, and after the disruption of the Covid pandemic, we are trying to get these back up and running as much as possible. Previous trips and visits include: Field trips to Swanage, Dartmoor, St Albans, local rivers. Trips abroad to places such as Ypres, Berlin, Iceland, Aushwitz and Boulogne-Sur-Mer. Workships for subjects such as Maths, English, Science and Drama GCSE and A-level. Biology field trips to North Yorkshire. Art galleries and museums like the Imperial War Museum and the National Gallery. The houses of Parliament, Food technology and Business Studies trips to Cadbury’s World and Jimmy’s Farm, to name just a few.

Enrichment and next-steps visits include visits to the theatre and plays, museums, university open days and visits to the University of Cambridge for the scholars programme, trips for careers, The Apprenticeship Show, Morfa Bay, Harry Potter World.

Activites Day in July – the whole school attends a trip/visit/onsite enrichment activity, examples from July 2022 include: Chessington Park and Zoo, Alton Towers, footgolf, Whipsnade Zoo, Blenheim Place, Lea Valley Watersports trips, bowling, countryside walks, Milton Keynes shopping, cookery, arts and crafts, drawing workshops, snooker and pool, Hampton Court and Southend-on-Sea.

 

Enrichment Clubs 2022

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is on every morning from 8.10 in the small canteen


 
Lunchtime

1.20-1.50pm

After School

Sports clubs – 3.30-4.45pm

All other clubs – 3:30-4:30pm

 

MONDAY

Art club – all years

Drama open rehearsals – yr9/10/11/12/13

Volleyball club – all years – gym

Art club – yr9/10/11

DT/Textiles enrichment – yr 11

Football club – all years – field

Girls football club – all years – field

 

TUESDAY

 

Art club – all years

Basketball club – yr 7/8 – gym

Business club – yr9/10/11/12/13

Drama club – all years

Maths clinic – all years

Spanish club – all years

Swimming club – all years – pool

GCSE PE revision – lecture theatre

Homework club – all years
 

WEDNESDAY

 

Art club – yr 7/8

Drama open rehearsals–yr9/10/11/12/13

Girls basketball club – all years – gym

Mandarin club – all years

Maths GCE/GCSE revision – yr11/12/13

Science club – yr7/8

Table Tennis club – all years – studio

French GCSE intervention – yr 11

Netball club – all years – Courts

 

THURSDAY

Art club – yr 7/8

Craft club – all years

Drama revision – yr 11

Dance club – all years – Studio

Gymnastic club – all years – gym

Handball club – all years – new courts

LGBTQ+ club (week 1/A only) – all years

Maths clinic – all years

Art club – yr 10

Homework club – all years

Cross Country competitions**

Maths club – all years

Trampolining club – Gym ***

 

FRIDAY

Basketball club – yr 9/10/11 – gym

ECO club (week 1/A only) – all years

Maths GCE/GCS revision – yr11/12/13

German club – all years

General information:

clubs are open to all years unless a year group is specified.

There are activities and worship in the Reflection room every day run by the RE ambassadors and sixth form students.

Sports fixtures take place after school on a variety of days. Students will be notified of times and locations by letter from the PE department.

 

Please note: clubs are subject to change and availability but staff will notify students of any changes. Teachers will advertise times/locations and any changes when necessary and appropriate.

*For lunch time sports clubs students will need to get their lunch quickly (or bring a packed lunch) and come to the area with their trainers

*For swimming students will need to bring a packed lunch on the day, come straight to the pool at the end of the lesson and bring their swimming kit and towel

*For after school sports clubs students will need to bring full PE kit and go to the appropriate changing room for the club

** Cross Country competitions run until October half term at various schools

*** Trampolining club will start after October half term

 

Enrichment Afternoon Planner 22/23

Year Group 4th November 9th February 13th June
7 Spiritual Reflection RSE Careers
8 RSE Option taster sessions Spiritual Reflection / Careers
9 Careers Spiritual Reflection RSE
10 Spiritual Reflection Careers RSE
11 RSE Spiritual Reflection Target revision sessions
12 Careers RSE Spiritual Reflection
13 Careers RSE Targeted revision sessions