For one lesson a week the timetable is collapsed and given over to pupil enrichment. The programme draws on the interests and talents of our teachers and is a chance for pupils to enjoy pastimes that are beyond the confines of the examination curriculum. The activities are carefully planned to ensure there is something to appeal to all pupils.
The Autumn Term 2016’s activities are:
|Prep School||Senior School|
|Enrichment Activity:||Origami||Silk Painting & Batik|
|Let's Speak Chinese||Sign Language|
|Let's Get Cooking!||K'Nex|
|Photography||All About the Stage|
|Gymnastics||The FA Junior Football Leaders' Award|
|Ipad Composition Workshop||Table Tennis England|
|Arts & Crafts||Improv Games|
|Software Music Writing|
|Community Charity Fundraising|
At the beginning of the school year in September pupils attend an enrichment fair where they visit the teachers’ stalls to find out what is on offer. The children choose their three preferred options and spend one term on each. As well as being fun, the sessions are intended to raise self-esteem and confidence, develop skills in team work and independent learning, broaden their horizons and ignite a passion for a previously unknown pursuit.
Enrichment will run in the Prep School during the last lesson of the day every Wednesday and in the Senior School during the last lesson of the day every Friday.
Son in Year 5
I was so thrilled to learn about Hydesville’s enrichment programme; it’s a great initiative allowing pupils to partake in a variety of non-curriculum activities, focussed on the child’s hobbies and interests.
My son undoubtedly an academically intense year for him, loves Wednesday afternoons as it gives him a break from studies to get involved in fun, practical activities outside a classroom environment. The enrichment programme gives an opportunity for pupils to choose a course per term from a list of some fascinating courses.
Being a teacher myself I know that not all children learn in the same way and a more innovative approach and a break from traditional methods is sometimes needed. I’m glad this programme has been introduced to help pupils like my son learn in an enterprising way.