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.

The House System

Additional opportunities for enrichment are provided through the house system.  A wide range of healthy house competitions are promoted each half term.  All pupils are encouraged to participate in these house competitions.  Students who are committed to their house and regularly participate in house in events are rewarded with half and full colour awards that recognises their contribution and dedication.

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 – September 2021

DayEnrichment ActivityActivity DescriptionYear Group.TimeStaff  Room
MondayFootballDevelop football skills, techniques and tactics.All YearsLunchPremier ActiveMUGA
 Well-being ClubRead for pleasure, colour away stress, enjoy board games.All Years LunchMrs OrtonLibrary
 Chess SocietyLearn tactic and strategies of chess.  Look out for competitive opportunitiesAll YearsLunch & BreakMrs OrtonUpstairs Library
TuesdayCricket ClubDevelop cricket skills techniques and tacticsAll YearsLunchMiss BiMUGA
 Dance ClubLearn new dance moves and apply them to your own routinesAll Years3:15pm– 4pmMrs MorganGym
 BasketballDevelop basketball skills, techniques and tactics.All YearsLunchPremier ActiveMUGA
 Football ClubDevelop football skills, techniques and tactics.All Years3:15pm – 4pmMiss BiMUGA
 Well-being ClubRead for pleasure, colouring away stress, enjoy board games.All YearsLunchMrs OrtonLibrary
 Chess SocietyLearn tactic and strategies of chess.  Look out for competitive opportunitiesAll YearsLunch & BreakMrs OrtonUpstairs Library
 Diverse and Inclusive book clubCome along to book club to discuss relevant topicsAll 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.Al Years3:15pm – 4:15pmScience DeptZ112
  WednesdayCricketDevelop cricket skills techniques and tacticsAll YearsLunchPremier ActiveMUGA
 Well-being ClubRead for pleasure, colour away stress, enjoy board games.All Years LunchMrs OrtonLibrary
 Drama ClubDevelop performance skills and your confidence in fun and engaging workshops.KS3LunchMis FisherDrama Studio
 Textiles ClubKS4- 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 SocietyLearn tactic and strategies of chess.  Look out for competitive opportunitiesAll YearsLunch & BreakMrs OrtonUpstairs Library
 Creative Writing SocietyUse your imagination to capture an audience whilst developing creative writing skillsKS3LunchMr McBrienZ002
 MusicDevelop your music skills.  Instrument: EnsembleAll YearsLunchMusic ServicesMusic Room
  ThursdayHandball ClubDevelop Handball skills, techniques and tactics.All YearsLunchMrs ShokerGym
 FootballDevelop football skills, techniques and tactics.All YearsLunchPremier ActiveMUGA
 Basketball ClubDevelop basketball skills, techniques and tacticsAll Years3:15pm – 4pmMrs ShokerGym
 Cooking ClubMake delicious food and learn new recipesYear 9LunchMrs James PowellZ027
 French & Spanish SocietyDrop in to the French and Spanish Society to develop your language skills.All YearsLunchMFL DepartmentW202
 Well-being ClubRead for pleasure, colour away stress, enjoy board games.All YearsLunchMrs OrtonLibrary
 Chess SocietyLearn tactic and strategies of chess.  Look out for competitive opportunitiesAll YearsLunch & BreakMrs OrtonUpstairs Library
 Maths Society Develop maths skills through problem solving techniques.KS3After schoolMiss KhanW006
 Arts and Craft Club Develop a range of art and craft activities using a variety of mediaYear 7LunchMrs Saeed  W017
  FridayNetballDevelop Handball skills, techniques and tactics.All YearsLunchMrs MorganMUGA
 Well-being ClubRead for pleasure, colour away stress, enjoy board games.All Years LunchMrs OrtonLibrary
 Chess SocietyLearn tactic and strategies of chess.  Look out for competitive opportunitiesAll YearsLunch & BreakMrs OrtonUpstairs Library
 Art ClubKS4- 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 PalmerW113
 Year 10 & 11 BandBand practice for students wanting to play an instrument as part of a band.Year 10 & 11LunchMrs HoeyMusic Room

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