Enrichment

As humans, we learn and grow from new experiences.  At King Edward VI 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 recommend that all students at King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy participate in at least two enrichment activities each week.

Pupil Pledge

We ensure that every student has access to many experiences during their time at King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy.  Our Pupil Pledge provides a ‘bucket list’ of activities that ensures that our students leave us as well- rounded young people with the skills, knowledge and aspiration to go on to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Pupil Pledge – To give you the edge.
To attend a residential
To be involved in charity/fundraising events.
To make a change in the community
To attend a regional/national event
To take part in a performance/speak publicly.
To represent your house/school.
To visit a place of worship and non-worship.
To visit a place of higher or further education.
To venture beyond the local community.
To attend a live professional performance.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) is a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn life skills.  This nationally recognised award combines fun adventure, social action, setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity. Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem, build confidence and raise aspirations.  Students will gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive.  Endorsed by over 100 UK employers, and recognised internationally, the award gives pupils the edge when applying for college, university and employment in the future.

Clubs and Societies – Spring 2 2022

DayEnrichment ActivityActivity DescriptionYear GroupTimeStaffLocation
Monday
Badminton Club Develop badminton skills, techniques and tactics All YearsLunchMrs ShokerGym
Well-being Club Read for pleasure, colour away stress, enjoy board games. All YearsLunchMrs OrtonLibrary
Chess Society Learn tactic and strategies of chess.  Look out for competitive opportunities. All YearsBreak and LunchMrs OrtonUpstairs Library
Anime ClubAll things Anime and Manga! Take part in selecting & reading Anime and Manga books, genres, drawing, competitions and more.All YearsLunch: 1pm onwardsMrs BahiaW005
Tuesday
Cricket ClubDevelop cricket skills techniques and tactics.All YearsLunchMiss BiMUGA
Football ClubDevelop football skills, techniques and tactics.All YearsLunchPremier ActiveMUGA
Sports Crew Develop your confidence and skills in a wide range of sporting activities.All Years3:15pm – 4:15pmMrs ShokerGym
Well-being Club Read for pleasure, colouring away stress, enjoy board games.All YearsLunchMrs OrtonLibrary
Foreign Film ClubLove films? Love languages? Come and develop your listening and linguistic skills in the Foreign Film Club!All YearsLunchMiss JaouenW213
Chess Society Learn tactic and strategies of chess.  Look out for competitive opportunities.All YearsLunchMrs OrtonUpstairs Library
Diverse and Inclusive Book ClubCome along to book club to discuss relevant topics.All YearsLunchMiss AktarZ210
Medicine SocietyDo you want a career in the field of medicine?  Do you want to be a pharmacist, a vet, a doctor, nurse or dentist?  Then come along to learn more about medicine.KS4 & 5LunchMiss Sidhu, Miss Jetha,   
Miss Kadir 
Z113
Wednesday
Cricket ClubDevelop cricket skills techniques and tactics.All YearsLunchMiss BiMUGA
Well-being ClubRead for pleasure, colouring away stress, enjoy board games.
Textiles Club KS4- A opportunity to have one to one feedback from Mr Skibinski and extra time to continue with GCSE Textiles work. 
KS3- Enjoy Textiles? Spend your lunch break practicing skills and experimenting with different materials independently or with friends. 
All YearsLunchMr SkibinskiZ029
Chess Society Learn tactic and strategies of chess.  Look out for competitive opportunities. All YearsBreak and LunchMrs OrtonUpstairs Library
Creative Writing SocietyUse your imagination to capture an audience whilst developing creative writing skills.KS3LunchMr McBrienZ002
Music Develop your music skills.  Instrument: Ensemble All YearsLunchMusic ServicesMusic Room
Thursday
Football ClubDevelop football skills, techniques and tactics.All YearsLunchPremier ActiveMUGA
Badminton Club Develop badminton skills, techniques and tactics. All Years3:15pm – 4:00pmMrs ShokerGym
Cooking ClubMake delicious food and learn new recipes.Year 9LunchMrs James-PowellZ027
French & Spanish Society Drop in to the French and Spanish Society to develop your language skills.All YearsLunchMFL DeptW202
Well-being ClubRead for pleasure, colour away stress, enjoy board games.All YearsLunchMrs OrtonLibrary
Chess Society Learn tactics and strategies of chess.  Look out for competitive opportunities.All YearsBreak and LunchMrs OrtonUpstairs Library
Card Game Society Learn the rules and tactics of many card games and compete against each other.All YearsLunchMs NewmanW201
Puzzle and Pattern Society Develop maths skills through problem solving techniques.KS33:10pm – 4:10pmMiss KhanW014
Arts and Craft Club Develop a range of art and craft activities using a variety of media.Y7LunchMrs SaeedW017
Crochet Club Do you enjoy the thought of making something detailed and intricate with your hands? Perhaps you’re looking to find a creative outlet?  Our first project will be to make teddy bears.All Years3:15pm – 4:00pmMiss SidhuZ030
Quiz MastersCome along to the general Knowledge club every lunchtime for competitive fun.All YearsLunchMrs KhanK003
Dance Club Develop dance skills and apply these into new routines.  Learn new moves from our talented 6th Form students.All Years3:10pm – 4:10pm6th Form Students and Miss DraperK001/ Dance Studio
Friday
Netball ClubDevelop netball skills, techniques and tactics.All YearsLunchMrs MorganMUGA
Basketball ClubDevelop basketball skills, techniques and tactics. All YearsLunchPremier ActiveMUGA
Well-being Club Read for pleasure, colour away stress, enjoy board games.All YearsLunchMrs OrtonLibrary
Chess SocietyLearn tactic and strategies of chess.  Look out for competitive opportunities.All YearsLunchMrs OrtonUpstairs Library
Art Club KS4- A opportunity to have one to one feedback from Ms Palmer and extra time to continue with GCSE Textiles work. 
KS3- Enjoy Art? Spend your lunch break practicing skills and experimenting with different materials independently or with friends.
KS3 & 4LunchMs FountainW113

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