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Enrichment Opportunities

A huge range of enrichment opportunities exist for Sixth Form students should they wish to take advantage of them. The key ones are listed below :

  • Teambuilding Day (the start of every school year begins with a Teambuilding Day for all Sixth Form students, usually at Ashcombe Adventure Centre where the students participate in raft building, complete the assault course or try out the zip wire)
  • The Skills Show at the NEC, Birmingham (every November we organise a trip to the annual Skills Show, the largest skills and apprenticeship show in the UK, with lots of hands-on activities for students to experience)
  • Driving assessment at the Devon Drivers’ Centre, Westpoint (Year 13 students keen to undertake driving lessons can have a free driving assessment with an experienced driving instructor to assess their suitability – they also get the first 10 lessons free)
  • Social Events (every half-term we organise an out-of-school social event such as Ten Pin Bowling or a Cinema Evening for which students can sign up and pay a small amount to enjoy the selected social activity with their Sixth Form friends)
  • Children in Need (students are encouraged to take part in some simple charity fundraising events for Children in Need, as a way of contributing to the hundreds of worthwhile projects for children in the UK)
  • Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge (sixth form students can sign up to do Ten Tors training on Sundays in the Spring term in preparation for the actual event in May – students can achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold Ten Tors medal presented by the British Army)
  • European Residential (every year the students vote on the destination for the European residential – recent favourites have included Paris, including a visit to Euro-Disney, and Barcelona; our plans to go to Rome in 2020 sadly were thwarted by the pandemic)
  • Lessons from Auschwitz Project (LFA) (every year we select two students to participate in the LFA Project and travel to the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a nominated teacher for support, to raise awareness of the Holocaust)
  • Outward Bound Scholarships (sometimes we will put forward 1 or 2 students to apply for bursaries worth £2000 from the Sir Francis Chichester Trust in order to attend a 3-week Outward Bound course at a centre in Wales, the Lake District or Scotland)