Longridge Towers School

Enrichment Activities

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Evening Activities

Bushcraft will allow children to experience the great outdoors in a fun and adventurous way. Cooking, whittling, camp craft and navigation skills are just some of the weekly activities on offer.

Chess is often classed as an intellectual activity; however, it is also a great deal of fun trying to outwit your opponent. If you have never played before and would like to learn, or you're already a bit of a chess master, please do come along and join in.

Choose from a range of volunteering, physical, skills and expedition activities that will set you up for life. Perhaps you want to help out at a local youth club or improve your swimming? Learn how to bake or go hiking? Work out what excites you and makes a difference to you and the people around you. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE NOW TO THE PUPILS WHO SIGNED UP AT THE START OF SEPTEMBER. THIS WILL RUN AGAIN FOR A NEW GROUP IN SEPTEMBER 2020.

The Eco-Schools Programme is pupil-led; involves hands-on, real-world learning and gets the whole school and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects. There are nine Eco-Schools topics to look at; each distinct and broad enough to allow pupils to run projects that they are passionate about. An Eco-committee is developed to choose projects. Awards can be gained and to get our first Eco-Schools Green Flag you we will need to demonstrate that we are doing three different pieces of project work, covering three of the different Eco-Schools topics below:. Biodiversity, Energy, Litter, Waste, Water, School Grounds, Healthy Living, Transport and Global Citizenship.

This session is specifically for F5 pupils who would like to wear a Sherlock Holmes deerstalker and smoke a pipe (metaphorical, of course!) whilst investigating texts for clues, which could assist their quest for success at exam level.

The Form 1&2 athletics enrichment is available to anyone who wishes to compete at a competitive level in athletics. This enrichment will lead directly onto the district / inter district and county level athletics meets.

This is for those pupils resitting English Language in the summer only.

A special session for pupils in form 5 to concentrate upon preparing for their upcoming GCSE exams.

As J6 begin to think about their transition to Senior School, a perfect opportunity to get together with Form 1 pupils and enjoy a variety of sporting activities.

Please select this option if you wish to leave at 4pm so that you can take part in an enrichment or homework activity outside of School.

Get support with your homework activities and Learning Logs and go home with time to relax or attend a favourite out of school activity safe in the knowledge that your homework has been completed.

Opportunity for Maths 11C lesson review and preview

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child at 11:45 from the Jerningham building.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child at 13:00 from the Jerningham building.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child before the structured play activity - Music and Rhyme.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child after the structured play activity but before the enrichment activity.

Please select this option if your child will not be at school on a Monday.

Do you own a camera? Do you enjoy taking photographs or are you a point and click sort of person? If you want to find out about Aperture, Aspect ratio, Rule of Thirds, Composition, Depth of field, and a host of other terms and techniques, then join the photography club. We shall be developing skills and techniques and attempting various creative challenges. A DSLR camera is the preferred tool for this job.

Rounders for the form 3/4 girl's team.

Please select this option if you wish to leave at 4pm so that you can take part in an enrichment or homework activity outside of School.

Learn to use torque wrenches, mole grips, ratchets, spanners, screwdrivers and hammers by means of servicing a small car. Discover some real engineering about screw threads, bearings, gaskets, levers and oil. (Overalls and gloves will be provided.) The school has a small Daewoo car donated by Mr Dodd and working in two groups the pupils will carefully service the car for an MOT test.

In this enrichment the children will be encouraged to work individually, in pairs and in small teams. They will learn new skills and techniques, have time to practise these skills and then apply them in mini team games. The club will also help to promote and develop communication skills, co-operation and hand-eye co-ordination but above all have we are going to have lots of fun!

If you have a long bus-ride home, then why not make a start on your homework? (This is not compulsory and we would recommend that you only take one or two of these sessions per week)

This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks.

Teamwork is a very important skill for everyone to have so in this enrichment you will be doing fun activities indoors and outdoors to learn skills such as teamwork, cooperation and critical thinking. It will require you to work together and communicate with each other to get results. Remember- Together Everyone Achieves More.

Early next step choices and potential open day/work experience considerations.

This member of staff will start at the reception desk at 4 p.m. to check people as they sign out. They will then check the registers to see if anyone is missing and then take a walk around the school in an effort to find the missing person.

Whether it's Warhammer or World War Two, Star Wars or the Lord of the Rings, X Wings or Airfix, we're the club for you! Anyone interested in models, miniatures, or wargaming is more than welcome, no matter your experience level. Beginners are most welcome. Collect, build, paint, and play with other friendly hobbyists, and fight for dominance of the battlefield!

Lunchtime Activities

Fun singing for younger members of the school.

This is a lunchtime drop in session. This session is aimed at the keen players who would like Badminton Coaching. Please bring a practice partner.

Evening Activities

Archery is the art, sport, practice or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically called an archer.

Passionate about puffins? Barmy for buzzards? Gaga about goldfinches? Then come to our birdwatching club! We'll be doing lots of practical things, such as making bird feeders and nest boxes. We'll also get out into the school grounds as often as we can, and see how many different species of birds we can spot. All welcome!

Practice your batting and bowling in preparation for the new season

Discussion and debating of issues of the day. Student driven from the big issues of climate change and the futility of pursuing a green agenda to where the bins should best be placed to stop litter in the school grounds. An ideal forum for the politically aware and socially conscious generation to voice their views and be open to possibly changing their mind.

To draw people is to participate in a centuries-old artistic tradition. You won't necessarily concentrate on likeness even though self- portrait will be part of this club. You will also draw from photographs, remembering they show flattened tone, changed colours and warped perspective. You will try a variety of approaches - large scale and small, traditional and experimental.

Led by two of our lovely Sixth Form students. Supersonic speeds? Sweet aerial tricks? Rocket powered cars with the coolest designs you can make? Join us to play Rocket League, a video game likened to football - but with cars. Easy to pick up and tonnes of fun for everyone, enjoy the team spirit of matches against your friends, or hone your skills in training; whether you’re taking control of the pitch or mastering the skies, there’s a place in the team for all involved!

We will be watching all kinds of films: mainstream, independent, foreign language, animations and short films. Come along and prepare to be entertained!

Mr Johnston invites both girls and boys to come and join him on the pitch. There will be skills and drills followed by a match. No experience necessary, just bring your boots.

The Form 3-6 athletics enrichment is available to anyone who wishes to compete at a competitive level in athletics. This enrichment will lead directly onto the district / inter district and county level athletics meets.

The GCSE exam season is coming soon. Dr D is on hand to help you if you have any queries regarding English. He may also be able to help you with other subject too.

Please select this option if you wish to leave at 4pm so that you can take part in an enrichment or homework activity outside of School.

Get support with your homework activities and Learning Logs and go home with time to relax or attend a favourite out of school activity safe in the knowledge that your homework has been completed.

Please select this option if your child will not be at school on a Tuesday.

Exciting wildlife activities to help children explore nature! From ‘spotter sheets’ to scavenger hunts, what will the children discover on their walks through the grounds of the school?

Following on from the success of last Summer 'Nerf Wars' returns!. It does exactly what it says on the tin...except in a safe and controlled environment. Pupils will battle it out using Nerf guns in a number of competitive arenas, capture the flag, team-strike match, king/queen of the castle are to name but a few of the weekly games. Note: Safety googles will be supplied by the school. Children must provide their own Nerf Guns. This is a contact sport!

Pupils will read from a short-listed range of books and in June attend the awards ceremony at The Centre for Life in Gateshead. Each pupil who attends the award ceremony will receive a £5 gift token. There will be an opportunity to meet with some of the authors on the night.

Practical biology experiments and dissections that are out with the curriculum.

For all instrumentalists of every standard, whether studying inside or outside school. Piano players will be required to play percussion if there are too many pianists.

In Sculpture Club we will be using as many different materials as possible to create our own sculptural masterpieces. From clay, Modroc and Lego to wool, sticks and shells; we will create works of art inspired by the world around us and famous sculptors. It will be a little bit messy and a lot of fun!

Please select this option if you wish to leave at 4pm so that you can take part in an enrichment or homework activity outside of School.

A study session for those of you who have a long bus journey home.

Take part in twelve fun science activities and gain an award.

This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks.

Specialist tennis coaching is available this term. Learn the correct technique for all the tennis shots with Hazel Ward, LTA Coach. Please note that there will be a charge of £6 per session for this activity.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child at 11:45 from the Jerningham building.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child at 13:00 from the Jerningham building.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child before the structured play activity - Circle Games.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child after the structured play activity.

An extra A-level lesson

Lunchtime Activities

Mr. Westthorp will be opening the workshop for students in form 5 who would like to work on their major projects.

Evening Activities

The group will be looking at the importance of various issues which impact on domestic pets, farm animals and wildlife. We will see what we can do to support (welcome!) wildlife in the school grounds, as well as a Sanctuary in Northumberland, including a visit to provide practical help.

Come along to the library to enjoy making Book Art - a relaxing end to your day.

Relax at the end of the day and learn new skills. Make seasonal gifts for your family and friends.

For those in Lower Sixth who are doing the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). This Enrichment will be used to guide you through your research and project, and your attendance is essential to keep you on track and to ensure that your project is successful.

This is for those pupils resitting English Language in the summer only.

Revision and exam preparation for the summer exam

Please select this option if you wish to leave at 4pm so that you can take part in an enrichment or homework activity outside of School.

A chance to be inventive using the composition facilities on the Music Room computers. Additionally, we will study the theory of Music as part of this enrichment. This is for those studying music at GCSE or involved with ABRSM music exams.

Please select this option if your child will not be at school on a Wednesday.

In this enrichment the children will use the outdoor environment mixed with a range of different equipment from natural objects, paints, chalks, oil pastels and much more to create their own masterpieces. The children will also have the opportunity to collaborate to turn areas of the outdoors into their own artistic wonders.

Build a small car, attach a rocket motor and watch it go! (Safety goggles will be provided!)

If you are a girl in form 1 or form 2, why not come along and join in this activity with Mrs Young? Rounders is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams. Rounders is a striking and fielding team game that involves hitting a small, hard, leather-cased ball with a rounded end wooden, plastic or metal bat. The players score by running around the four bases on the field. Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. Players use the head of the lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch, and shoot the ball into the goal.

This is for a weekly meeting of the safeguarding team.

Please select this option if you wish to leave at 4pm so that you can take part in an enrichment or homework activity outside of School.

If you have a long bus-ride home, then why not make a start on your homework? (This is not compulsory and we would recommend that you only take one or two of these sessions per week)

This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks.

A tennis session for Forms 4 - 6 who can play tennis and would like to enhance their skills. Can you beat Mr. Dodd? (no-one yet has in school!)

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child at 11:45 from the Jerningham building.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child at 13:00 from the Jerningham building.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child before the structured play activity - Doodle Club.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child after the structured play activity.

"Ye-Ha!" is this year’s Stobo production. It squeezes all the fun and adventure of the old west into a wonderfully wild, musical comedy. We would like as many of the Year 3 – Year 6 pupils as possible to stay to enrichment each Wednesday. As the show looms ever closer, it becomes increasingly important to have as many of the cast present as possible as staging in the Chapel Theatre begins. Once the show has finished (after May half term), sessions will be 'Outdoor Fun and Games' on the front field with opportunities for activities such as team games, rounders, football, cricket and free time outdoors to play with friends.

Why not join Mrs Smith for some midweek relaxation and rejuvenation? Cleanse you mind, stretch your body and feel the stress fall away.

Lunchtime Activities

Rounders at lunchtime

If you would like to pop in and work on your own projects during the lunch hour, the workshop will be open. If you are studying GCSE DT or A-Level DT, then why not pop in and work on your project?

Evening Activities

Otherwise known as the ASC Scheme, Adventure Service Challenge is a three-fold, integrated, interwoven scheme of activity for young people aged 8 to 14 years and beyond. It offers activities of:- ADVENTURE: Discovery, exploration, leisure pursuits, attitudes to and skills for life; SERVICE: Concern for others, opportunities for helping those in need; CHALLENGE: A comprehensive and complete training programme. The ASC scheme is designed to prepare young people for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. In fact, the DoE Award HQ recommends ASC for that purpose.

This enrichment is open to both boys and girls in Years 3 to Year 6. Each week pupils will learn and practise new athletic skills in preparation for Sports Day.

A fitness class with a full body workout; helping you to strengthen muscles, tone up, enhance core stability and improve overall fitness levels. This class is designed for all abilities using a mixture of resistance and cardio moves working at your own pace under guidance.

A chance for the boys to come and play hockey and to enjoy the sport

Come along to the Chess Club to develop your game play whether you’re an absolute beginner or a Grand Master.

One of Shakespeare’s most quotable plays, Macbeth has always been surrounded by mystery and intrigue. Why is it always called "The Scottish Play?" What are the strange rituals an actor may go through, should anyone mention the name? Why not come along and explore this play with Mrs Gettins? Lead on...

Mr Johnston invites you to come and join him on the pitch. There will be skills and drills followed by a match. No experience necessary, just bring your boots.

This is for those of form 1 and 2 who wish to continue to do all three modern languages after when form 1 opt for just two languages. If you do this session we will do German in just one enrichment session a week to be able to keep up with and go beyond what the main German class will be doing in their lessons. This will enable you to keep up doing three languages and have a greater choice of languages to do at form 3 options time and in theory it could be possible to do all three languages for GCSE. Vorsprung durch Technik!

Practice makes perfect! Come to this club to improve your speaking skills in French!

We will enjoy tending to the gardens and vegetable beds around Stobo. In the event of poor weather we will go indoors to do garden themed craft activities.

This is a special study session for GCSE pupils. Mrs Masey will be on hand to help with your scientific questions.

A choir for female and unchanged male voices.

Do you enjoy the challenge of putting jigsaws together? Then this is the activity for you! Whether working on your own, or with a group of people as a team, come along to Jigsaw Puzzles.

Please select this option if you wish to leave at 4pm so that you can take part in an enrichment or homework activity outside of School.

Get support with your homework activities and Learning Logs and go home with time to relax or attend a favourite out of school activity safe in the knowledge that your homework has been completed.

Please select this option if your child will not be at school on a Thursday.

Bird spotting, science investigations, scavenger hunts......... all in our beautiful school grounds. What will it be today?

Please select this option if you wish to leave at 4pm so that you can take part in an enrichment or homework activity outside of School.

Extra hockey training using the astro-turf for skills development

A chance to get some of your homework completed before you leave. Alternatively, there are some board games available if you have completed your homework.

This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks.

Come and enjoy some tennis fun with lots of individual, paired and team activities. All abilities are welcome and we will be focusing on developing the skills needed to play tennis as well as enjoying lots of fun games to progress technique.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child at 11:45 from the Jerningham building.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child at 13:00 from the Jerningham building.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child before the structured play activity - Ball Games.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child after the structured play activity.

This enrichment will be based outdoors with children having fun in the woods, where they will learn about their natural environment, including the safety aspects of being outdoors. Children will require wellies and outdoor waterproof clothing/coats for this enrichment. The children will get dirty!

The workshop is yours, Mr Westthorp is on hand to help but what you make is up to you. So bring a head full of ideas and a pencil to jot them down.

Lunchtime Activities

This is a lunchtime drop in session to give you the chance to play Badminton during the summer term.

Evening Activities

The brand new Alpha Youth Series, filmed in Vancouver, London, Paris, Rome, Israel, and many other incredible locations, explores timeless questions about life, faith and God for a new generation. The series offers compelling stories, images, questions, and discussion topics well spread throughout each episode to engage students and help them think about how these issues relate to their lives as they discuss with their friends and leaders.

We will create comic book stories with different characters such as superheroes, Disney and your own ideas. Come and have fun making your own comic books.

In this enrichment children will work together, helping and encouraging each other, using a variety of construction materials to build their own and group models.

Debating allows you to engage with a broad range of social, scientific and ethical issues that society faces today. We're looking for students who care about the world around them, and who want the challenge of defending their ideas against critical scrutiny. This club will improve a wide range of your skills, and will look at the biggest issues in the world today in a friendly but competitive environment.

Be dramatic! Fun and games for all whilst learning some new dramatic techniques.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child at 11:45 from the Jerningham building.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child at 13:00 from the Jerningham building.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child before the structured play activity - Shared Reading.

Please select this option if you will be picking up your child after the structured play activity.

A range of sporting activities in the sports hall to round off the week.

Gardens offer havens for wildlife, beauty, healthy food and so much more. In this enrichment we will explore container gardening trying our hand at planning, planting and tending a variety of projects including spring to summer displays and 'pizza pots'. Monty Don says 'gardening can make our days shine with joy' so lets get gardening!

This is a study session for pupils in forms 5. It will be in S17 to give pupils the chance to use the computer equipment. Download past papers, review BBC Bitesize or even use the computers to write some revision notes, the choice is yours.

Preparing for the upcoming house drama competition.

Preparing for the upcoming house drama competition.

Preparing for the upcoming house drama competition.

Make your own sketchbook. Make your own ink. Make your own art. We will be making our own sketchbooks/junk journals, learning how to make ink from a variety of natural materials, and using them together to keep a sketchbook. Useful for supporting material and further explorations for GCSE Art students, or anyone who wants to experiment with drawing and making for their own pleasure.

Please select this option if you wish to leave at 4pm so that you can take part in an enrichment or homework activity outside of School.

Get support with your homework activities and Learning Logs and go home with time to relax or attend a favourite out of school activity safe in the knowledge that your homework has been completed.

This club offers the children to have get fit, have fun and plenty of fresh air. We will be making running FUN!!!! There will be lots of fun activities - running through the woods, relay races, running games, orienteering and maybe even a fancy dress run. So come along and have fun with your friends whilst keeping fit and healthy.

A chance for our 4th form band to practise. Sorry, this is by invitation only.

Please select this option if your child will not be at school on a Friday.

In Quidditch, each team is made up of 7 players. One Seeker, one Keeper, two Beaters and three Chasers – each of which have a specific task. The Chasers are there to try and keep possession of the Quaffle and to score a goal by throwing it through one of the opponent’s three hoops. The two Beaters throw Bludgers and these are thrown at the opposition to disrupt them. The other side’s Beaters, in turn, throw them back with the same intention. The Keeper is a defensive player and is tasked with defending the team’s hoops. Lastly, the Seeker is the team member whose job is to capture the all-important Golden Snitch. Broomsticks provided!

Please select this option if you wish to leave at 4pm so that you can take part in an enrichment or homework activity outside of School.

If you have a long bus-ride home, then why not make a start on your homework?

This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks.

An introduction to these popular fitness and relaxation techniques.