Wider Learning

As humans, we learn and grow from new experiences.  At Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy we ensure that all of our pupils have access to the widest range of learning opportunities through our extensive enrichment programme.   This provision provides all pupils with the opportunity to learn, develop and master a range of skills that will help to create lifelong interests, whilst building positive relationships, confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

We encourage all students at Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy to participate in at least two enrichment activities each week.

Additional opportunities for enrichment are provided through the house system where students can participate in a range of healthy competitions each half term.

Enrichment Timetable

Day

Week

A/B

Enrichment Activity

Activity

Description

Year group/

Key Stage.

Time

Staff Initials

Department

Room

 

Monday

A/B

Football Club

Develop football skills, techniques and tactics.  Opportunities to represent HWGA school Team.

 

All years

1.15pm – 1.45pm

PKS

PE

Gym/ Field

A/B

Learning Resource Club

Lose yourself in a good book, or colour away stress.  Get involved in a variety of board games.

 

All years

Break & lunch

AMO

LRC

Library

 

Tuesday

A/B

The Rep Satellite Youth Theatre

Drama club ran by a director from the Rep theatre – building towards a final performance at the Rep theatre

Years 9 and 10

3.30-5pm

DXG

DR

Hall/K005

A/B

Netball Club

Develop netball skills, techniques and tactics.  Opportunities to represent HWGA school Team.

 

All years

3:30pm – 4:15pm

MLM

PE

Gym

A/B

Art and Craft Club

Get creative by having a go at Origami and other craft activities using a range of media.

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

1.15pm – 1.45pm

KXS

ART/SEND

Z028

A/B

Learning Resource Club

Lose yourself in a good book, or colour away stress.  Get involved in a variety of board games.

 

All years

Break & lunch

AMO

LRC

Library

A

Coding Club

Come to the IT department and try to crack the codes.

 

Year 7

1.15pm – 1.45pm

KKB

NKB

IT

W101

A/B

Textiles Club

Textiles club offers a range of techniques that students can pick and choose from. Starting with hand embroidery, painting on fabric and knitting, to some fun one off projects to adorn your room.

 

All years

3:30pm – 4:30pm

PMS

DT

Z029

A/B

Cooking Club

Learn how to prepare and cook quick healthy nutritious lunches.

All years

1.15pm – 1.45pm

DJP

DT

Z027

A/B

Stage Crew

Training in all aspects of theatre design.  Assisting in performing arts events across the academy.

All years

3:30pm – 4:30pm

PLT

Drama

K004

 

Wednesday

A/B

Eco-Club

Making the school environment more pleasant for everyone

All Years

1.15pm – 1.45pm

ARO

BDB

Humanities

W209

A/B

KS3 Drama club

Pupils in years 7 and 8 who love drama to meet up and create work together for performance.

 

Year 7

Year 8

1.15pm – 1.45pm

PLT

Drama

K004

A/B

Ted Ed Programme

A thought provoking programme which supports students in discovering, researching, exploring and presenting their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks which they will then present in front of their peers.

All

1.15pm – 1.45pm

SAY

English

Z209

A/B

Games Club

Play board games and make new friends.

 

Year 7

1.15pm – 1.45pm

MXJ

French

W213

A/B

Learning Resource Club

Lose yourself in a good book, or colour away stress.  Get involved in a variety of board games.

 

All years

Break & lunch

AMO

LRC

Library

 

 

Thursday

A/B

Football Club

Develop football skills, techniques and tactics.  Opportunities to represent HWGA school Team.

 

All years

3:30pm – 4:15pm

PKS

PE

Gym/ Field

A

Dance

Learn dance routines and using a variety of styles of dance.

 

All years

3:30pm – 4:15pm

MLM

PE

Dance Studio.

A/B

Drone Club

Design and make a drone.

Year 8

3:30pm – 4:15pm

DMJ, EPR

Science

DT

K028

A/B

Confidence in 30 lunchtimes.

It takes you brain 30 repetitions to create a habit.  Come along to learn new skills to boost your confidence.

 

Year 7

1.15pm – 1.45pm

DXG

Drama

K005

A/B

Collaboration concert

Practice for the collaborative concert.

All years

1.15pm – 1.45pm

     LXH

Music

Z018

A/B

Learning Resource Club

Lose yourself in a good book, or colour away stress.  Get involved in a variety of board games.

 

All years

Break & lunch

AMO

LRC

Library

A/B

Entomology (Bug) Club

Looking at the life cycle and care of different insects and amphibians.

 

All years

10:50am– 11:10am

ASM

Science

Z102

Fridays

A/B

Table Tennis

 

Develop table tennis skills, techniques and tactics.  Participate in tournaments.

 

All years

1.15pm – 1.45pm

TMH

PE

Gym

A/B

Learning Resource Club

Lose yourself in a good book, or colour away stress.  Get involved in a variety of board games.

 

All years

Break & lunch

AMO

LRC

Library

A/B

Creative Writing Club

Chance to engage in creative writing opportunities including contributing to the school's new online magazine.

 

All Years

1.15pm – 1.45pm

JFM

       English

W212

A/B

Debate Club

 

Debate of moral / ethical / political / current news items.

 

Year 9- 12

1.20pm-1.45pm

PJB

Social Science

C004

A/B

     Choir.

 

Singing practise for students wanting to improve their vocals.

 

Year 7

1.20pm-1.45pm

LXH

Music room

Z018