Nord Anglia
04 June, 2024

Enrichment Week

Enrichment Week - Enrichment Week
Connect, Collaborate, and Learn
Last week, students enjoyed a break from their regular studies during Enrichment week, a week designed to provide engaging and fun activities while fostering learning and personal growth.

The week kicked off with a trip to Bluewater shopping centre, giving students the chance to relax with friends and purchase any essentials needed for their Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. This outing offered a bit of leisure time in the midst of their busy schedules.

The historical aspect of the week saw students exploring the rich heritage of Arundel castle, where they experienced history first-hand. Pupils were treated to a private tour of the castle and were able to try on clothing and armour from time periods that they had studied in History lessons!

Students also tried their hands at archery. Under the guidance of skilled instructors, they learned the fundamentals of this ancient sport, honing their concentration and coordination while enjoying the thrill of hitting their targets and competing to see who had the best shot. 

Thrill seekers had the opportunity to race against each other in e-Karts on a full size indoor track in Brighton. This was a very successful and much anticipated trip. Students enjoyed improving their lap times and competing to be the top driver, encouraging healthy competition and quick thinking.

At the end of the week, two groups of Year 9 students embarked on their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition alongside 15 students from Year 10 and Year 11 doing the same for their Silver award. This adventure required students to demonstrate teamwork, resilience, and leadership as they trekked through the countryside, preparing for their official assessment. This practice expedition was a crucial part of their development, fostering a sense of accomplishment and boosting their confidence. For many, walking 12-15km per day, carrying a backpack with all of their kit and camping overnight was a new experience but they acquitted themselves very well to the challenge!

These diverse experiences not only provided valuable educational opportunities but also left students refreshed and energised for their last term. By stepping outside the traditional classroom environment, students gained invaluable insights and practical skills that will benefit them far beyond their college lives.