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

DayWeekA/BEnrichment ActivityActivityDescriptionYear group/Key Stage.TimeStaff InitialsDepartmentRoom
 MondayA/BFootball ClubDevelop football skills, techniques and tactics.  Opportunities to represent HWGA school Team. All years1.15pm – 1.45pmPKSPEGym/ Field
A/BLearning Resource ClubLose yourself in a good book, or colour away stress.  Get involved in a variety of board games. All yearsBreak & lunchAMOLRCLibrary
 TuesdayA/BThe Rep Satellite Youth TheatreDrama club ran by a director from the Rep theatre – building towards a final performance at the Rep theatreYears 9 and 103.30-5pmDXGDRHall/K005
A/BNetball ClubDevelop netball skills, techniques and tactics.  Opportunities to represent HWGA school Team. All years3:30pm – 4:15pmMLMPEGym
A/BArt and Craft ClubGet creative by having a go at Origami and other craft activities using a range of media. Year 7Year 8Year 91.15pm – 1.45pmKXSART/SENDZ028
A/BLearning Resource ClubLose yourself in a good book, or colour away stress.  Get involved in a variety of board games. All yearsBreak & lunchAMOLRCLibrary
ACoding ClubCome to the IT department and try to crack the codes. Year 71.15pm – 1.45pmKKBNKBITW101
A/BTextiles ClubTextiles 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 years3:30pm – 4:30pmPMSDTZ029
A/BCooking ClubLearn how to prepare and cook quick healthy nutritious lunches.All years1.15pm – 1.45pmDJPDTZ027
A/BStage CrewTraining in all aspects of theatre design.  Assisting in performing arts events across the academy.All years3:30pm – 4:30pmPLTDramaK004
 WednesdayA/BEco-ClubMaking the school environment more pleasant for everyoneAll Years1.15pm – 1.45pmAROBDBHumanitiesW209
A/BKS3 Drama clubPupils in years 7 and 8 who love drama to meet up and create work together for performance. Year 7Year 81.15pm – 1.45pmPLTDramaK004
A/BTed Ed ProgrammeA 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.All1.15pm – 1.45pmSAYEnglishZ209
A/BGames ClubPlay board games and make new friends. Year 71.15pm – 1.45pmMXJFrenchW213
A/BLearning Resource ClubLose yourself in a good book, or colour away stress.  Get involved in a variety of board games. All yearsBreak & lunchAMOLRCLibrary
  ThursdayA/BFootball ClubDevelop football skills, techniques and tactics.  Opportunities to represent HWGA school Team. All years3:30pm – 4:15pmPKSPEGym/ Field
ADanceLearn dance routines and using a variety of styles of dance. All years3:30pm – 4:15pmMLMPEDance Studio.
A/BDrone ClubDesign and make a drone.Year 83:30pm – 4:15pmDMJ, EPRScienceDTK028
A/BConfidence in 30 lunchtimes.It takes you brain 30 repetitions to create a habit.  Come along to learn new skills to boost your confidence. Year 71.15pm – 1.45pmDXGDramaK005
A/BCollaboration concertPractice for the collaborative concert.All years1.15pm – 1.45pm     LXHMusicZ018
A/BLearning Resource ClubLose yourself in a good book, or colour away stress.  Get involved in a variety of board games. All yearsBreak & lunchAMOLRCLibrary
A/BEntomology (Bug) ClubLooking at the life cycle and care of different insects and amphibians. All years10:50am– 11:10amASMScienceZ102
FridaysA/BTable Tennis Develop table tennis skills, techniques and tactics.  Participate in tournaments. All years1.15pm – 1.45pmTMHPEGym
A/BLearning Resource ClubLose yourself in a good book, or colour away stress.  Get involved in a variety of board games. All yearsBreak & lunchAMOLRCLibrary
A/BCreative Writing ClubChance to engage in creative writing opportunities including contributing to the school’s new online magazine. All Years1.15pm – 1.45pmJFM       EnglishW212
A/BDebate Club Debate of moral / ethical / political / current news items. Year 9- 121.20pm-1.45pmPJBSocial ScienceC004
A/B     Choir. Singing practise for students wanting to improve their vocals. Year 71.20pm-1.45pmLXHMusic roomZ018