Giving pupils the opportunity to explore beyond the curriculum, to develop a broad range of skills as learners and to enjoy a different type of learning are at the heart of our enrichment programme. Over the last term, when most of our pupils were learning remotely, these opportunities to break away from the timetable were particularly valuable.
The two days of enrichment activities in the Junior School fell within Child Mental Health Awareness Week, which this year had the theme of ‘Express Yourself’. Every pupil across the Junior School had the opportunity to truly express themselves, whether it was through beat boxing, telling stories, painting using coffee, making short films or drawings about what makes them happy, creating animations or activities within the co-curricular classrooms.
“It was uplifting to see so many smiles from the children of critical workers who were in school, and in the photographs sent through by parents of the children taking part in the activities,” said Mrs Wilson-Smith, Head of the Junior School. “These enrichment days are an important part of the children’s learning and offers us the opportunity to consolidate their curriculum learning in a different way, making further connections between subjects, helping them to engage with activities and have a lot of fun while they do it too.”