At St Giles Academy, we understand our pupils benefit educationally, personally and socially from a rich and rounded educational experience. Our enrichment and extra-curricular activities help all pupils develop the skills and characteristics that will provide a solid foundation for all aspects of their lives.
Enrichment through the curriculum
Enrichment in each curriculum area is aimed at:
- Increasing enjoyment and engagement;
- Providing challenge and developing independent learning;
- Developing particular skills and talents;
- Finding innovative ways to bring the subject to life;
- Clubs linked to the curriculum areas or to developing a specific skill or talent;
- Subject focussed trips and outdoor learning opportunities;
- Carefully selected external facilitators working with students for a workshop/day or sequence of learning;
- Celebrations of particular National Days or World Weeks throughout the school year such as world book day, or Number day.
In addition, enrichment activities are a key part of our Personal Development Curriculum and essential for building Cultural Capital.
These activities include:
- Trips to local museums, galleries and theatres;
- Engaging with local secondary schools, college and university;
- Linking to the local churches and church leaders;
- Nurturing and looking after caterpillars and chicks;
- Championing local and national charities.
In order to develop leadership skills, the children are also given the opportunity to take part in
- School Council;
- Mini Police;
- Team Activities and become team leaders;
- Junior Road Safety Officers.