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.
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.