On Monday afternoons the academic curriculum is suspended in order to allow Lower Sixth students to take part in the Enrichment Programme. Upper Sixth students also take part in a whole range of enrichment activities on a Wednesday afternoon. As a school we believe that these enrichment activities are vital to the development of our students. One of our reasons is that the surplus of skills and experience gained from these activities form a crucial element in university personal statements. Future employees also want to ensure that they employ a fully rounded individual who has taken parts in enrichment activities which have developed and refined them as active citizens and team workers. Sought after leadership skills are assimilated in many of the activities that we offer.
Students are given a wide range of activities to choose from. One of the most frequently chosen options is Volunteering where students are placed to serve in a community setting which practically develops their skills, understanding and experience. If students carry out over fifty hours of Community Service they can achieve the nationally recognised V Award.
Another preferred activity for Year 12 students is the Young Entrepreneurs' Challenge where students can develop their business and team-working skills within a competitive market.
We are also delighted that Birkenhead Driving School is running a pre-driving course which prepares Year 12 students for the theory test and helps them to carefully consider their role and responsibilities as a driver.
Students are also supported by the highly regarded Rotary Club. We run an Interact club for sixth form students which integrates them with community projects taking place in the Wirral and further afield. Each year students have to plan, organise and run a selection of community projects which focus on community needs in the Wirral and on community needs further afield, in different parts of the world.
The Year Book is also a sought after option in Year 13, as students work as a team to creatively produce the Year Book. Working in a team on this helps to develop skills in planning, decision making, costing and collection of materials and information. The Year Book team also have to research into the preferences of the year group as a whole and work alongside them to create a book that they feel part of.
Self Defence is another preferred activity for Year 13; developing the confidence of our students when it comes to defending themselves in wide range of different situations.
There are also many other options that are currently available. Please see the document below which details this year’s courses: