Longridge Towers School

Enrichment Activities

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Evening Activities

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.

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...

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.

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.

A relaxing club where you can sit back and enjoy watching and discussing some specially selected films.

Under 15 and under 14 hockey coaching

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.

Enjoy constructing using Lego and Duplo. Each week we will take a different theme to build and create models. The activities planned will encourage the children to work individually, in pairs and in small groups, and will have to discuss, design and build their masterpieces!

As we begin to prepare for our annual Stobo performance of 'Ye-Ha!', a Wild West musical comedy, we invite budding line dancers to join this enrichment. A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. WE are hoping that some of the dances learned during this enrichment will feature in the show in the Summer.

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.

Study session for those in form 2

If you have a long bus-ride home, then why not make a start on your homework? This study is for pupils in forms 1,3,4 and 5.

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

Are you interested in Robots and computer programming? Can you solve problems? Can you work in a team? This year, we will be taking part in two robotics competitions. In each case you will need to work together in a team to design, build and code a robot to overcome a number of challenges. One is based around building robots from Lego, whilst the other uises a similar system called VEX. We shall be attending the regional heats at the Nissan car plant in Sunderland.

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.

Carry out fun experiments, and take part in science activities and competitions.

What will it be this week? Experience a wide variety of sporting activities – maybe you will enjoy basketball, badminton, hockey, football, netball, running or rugby whilst keeping fit and having fun. Suitable P.E. kit for both indoor and outdoor activities required.

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

University applications and post 18 choices.

This will be a team training session for the under 18 squad. It follows on from the games lesson to allow for fixtures to take place during this time. Time will also be spent doing some video analysis of matches.

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

This is a lunchtime coaching session for GCSE Sports Studies pupils who have selected badminton as one of their sports. There will be a mix of coaching and singles game play.

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. The Archers have one of the most recognisable musical themes.

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.

Led by two of our lovely Sixth Form students. Board games enrichment provides a range of games that are fun and exciting for everyone, after a long day of work!

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.

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!

Imagine all the great films you could be missing out on because they aren't in English! We will watch some of the best films ever made from all over the world. Don't worry, there will be subtitles to help you follow the story!

This enrichment is open to any boy in Forms 3&4 who would like to represent the school in the U15 rugby and/or football team. You do not necessarily need to have prior experience in playing, but a willingness to learn, train hard and attend lots of fixtures is a must.

An extra lesson for Gracie

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. This is with the hope of starting a girls football team for next years school games!

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 range of gymnastics activities including tumbling, jumps, leaps, balance and vaulting.

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.

Over the length of this enrichment we will look at making a variety of different models beginning with Airfix modelling (children will need to purchase a model and bring it with them to the first enrichment). As part of this club you can decide the type of model you are going to make. Airfix is a great opportunity to improve your skills in mechanical assembly to produce an eye catching finished model. It is recommended that younger pupils in Year 3 and Year 4 (or those new to Airfix) begin with a simple model plane or similar. The following link will take you to the Airfix website which shows the range of models available. http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/ The Geek Hut in Berwick have also offered a 5% discount for L.T.S. students.

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

Learn how to solve one of the hardest puzzles of all time and learn the secrets of the Rubik’s Cube. Once you learn how to solve it, you can begin to 'speed solve' and try and solve it in as little time as possible. If you have a cube, please bring it along to discover its secrets.

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

The school production this year will be ....... There are lots of roles available for everyone.

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.

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

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.

A study session for pupils in forms 2, 4 and 5.

If you have a long bus-ride home, then why not make a start on your homework? This study is for pupils in forms 1 & 3.

An extra A-level lesson

University applications and post 18 choices.

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.

Lunchtime Activities

This session is for member of the high voice choir who take part in the evening enrichment, and those who are unable to attend that enrichment but would like to be involved in the performances.

Evening Activities

Go into a deeper understanding around the A-Level Geography course and analyse how it relates to aspects in the news today.

An art club for anyone who wants to use the art room to create wonderful things. There will obviously be an emphasis on Christmassy things later in the term.

Come and play hockey, learn the game and gain a little fitness too!

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.

Come along and enjoy short films and clips brought to you on the big screen- then discuss and share your opinion on the actors, storyline and overall production of the piece.

This enrichment is open to any boy in Forms 1&2 who would like to represent the school in the U13 boys' rugby and/or football team. You do not necessarily need to have prior experience playing, but a motivation to learn, train hard and attend lots of fixtures is a must.

This is for the few form 1 pupils who wish to continue with all three languages after making their languages preference choices. We will do one session a week( in enrichment) to maintain their third language (this will probably be German in this situation). In this session we will cover the same work the other language class covers. There will be much practice of speaking and some work to complete outside the classroom.

Children will have the opportunity to explore a range of board games in ‘giant’ form. We will learn rules, turn taking and perseverance. We will have access to Giant Dominoes; connect four, Jenga and many more games.

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.

Help celebrate the 21st year of the North East Teenage Book Award at an award ceremony at the Centre for Life (Newcastle) in 2020. Your votes on the best book will be used to celebrate young adult literature with high schools across the North East. The short list has just been announced!

This is for a weekly meeting of the safeguarding team.

Training session for the U18 hockey squad.

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.

Initially this session will be country dancing prior to the snow ball. After Christmas this session will be given over to topical discussions, debates, issues of the day... a broad church activity driven by sixth form.

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

Enter and explore a new realm or try your hand at a new sport with a virtual reality headset.

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.

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.

Join Mr Westthorp in the computer room and use this opportunity to complete some of your homework or get ahead in your learning. Please note that this study option is only for pupils in Forms 1,2 and 5.

Form 3 study session on a Wednesday

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)

"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 (certainly those with major roles to play once auditions have taken place). Sessions initially will involve enjoying and learning the lively songs and familiarisation with the script before auditions in December. We will then begin working through the script scene by scene to dramatise the story and bring it to life. There may even be opportunities to work in small groups to begin making props.

Lunchtime Activities

Junior girls hockey

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

This term enrichment will be for pupils who wish to play in the school badminton team. If you played last year, would like to play this year or are studying GCSE Sport Studies you should sign up for this enrichment. Form 2 pupils only by invite.

Do you enjoy brain teasers and puzzles? Then come along to the Brain Workout club.

For those of you who enjoy a wide variety of craft activities, another opportunity during the week to put your artistic skills to the test. Make cards, gifts etc. for the festive Season. After the Christmas holiday, we will branch out further into different artistic styles using a range of media.

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.

An opportunity to plan, design, create and taste a variety of foods and drinks. Be creative and be prepared to develop your taste buds!

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.

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.

Dedicated to those who are resitting their GCSE Maths in January

A choir aimed at boys with unchanged voices and girls, singing a range of music in harmony. A must for those having singing lessons in school.

In this enrichment we will explore the horrible and gruesome aspects of history from the Savage Stone Age to the Frightful First World War and everything in between. The activities will involve art and craft skills as well as drama, teamwork and lots of horrible 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.

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.

Each week the children will have the opportunity to become painters as they design different pictures using a variety of brushes, paints, sponges and many other resources. Just wait and see what we can create!

Props and Costumes: If you would like to assist with making the props and costumes for Alice our next senior school production, please join us in the Art Room.

The school production this year will be ....... There are lots of roles available for everyone.

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.

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.

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.

Study session for pupils in Form 1-3 (and a few from Form 4)

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)

U6 University entry

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.

Led by two of our lovely Sixth Form students. A calming, fun yoga class for beginners improving balance and flexibility; you and your friends can come along, relax and learn some new yoga moves.

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

Fun singing for younger members of the school.

This is a lunchtime drop in session to give the Form 1and Form 2 Badminton enrichment not available in the afternoon. There will be a mix of coaching and game play. Form 3 team members can also attend by invite.

Evening Activities

We will be inspired by the work of some famous artists and use their art styles, a range of materials and techniques to create some of our own masterpieces. From Monet to Mondrian and Klee to Kandinsky; who will it be this week?

Relax after a hard day of lessons by curling up with a good book. Explore a new author or re-familiarize with an old favourite. Occasionally we may watch a film which ties in with our chosen book, sample food that has a connection with the story, complete book reviews or engage in book related arts and crafts.

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

What is coding? Coding is giving instructions to a computer to tell it to do things. Learning to code is a bit like learning a second language, because to give instructions to a computer, you need to put the instructions into a language the computer understands. What will we do at coding club? Some of you will be quite experienced at coding, so we shall develop your skills further moving from Scratch to Python with a bit of HTML, CSS and PHP thrown in for good measure. If you are new to coding, we will use step-by-step project guides to create computer programs and learn coding concepts along the way.

During this enrichment, we will be exploring and performing different genres of dance. There will be a range of contemporary and classic dances included. We will begin with hip hop dance.

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.

Why not round off your week with a good blast of sports in the sports hall? Join Miss McCalvey and enjoy games of Bench-ball, Netball, etc. It's sure to be lots of fun and likely to fill up fast.

If you have a long bus-ride home, then why not make a start on your homework? This is for pupils in forms 1, 2 and 3.

This is a study session for pupils in forms 4 & 5.

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.

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.

Junior football enrichment is open to both boys and girls in J4, 5 & 6, offering training for skills and games. This enrichment will move into the sports hall so please wear appropriate footwear.

A chance to enjoy singing for everyone in the school. Any voice, any ability most welcome.

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

Learn basic needle skills whilst further developing your fine motor skills and concentration. We will be sewing, knitting and weaving whilst enjoying a good old 'natter' giving you a sense of achievement when you finish your creations.

Learn paper making, marbling and book binding to create your own sketchbook or journal. Running in conjunction with sketchbook club offering you the opportunity to start using your new book.

Take pictures and learn about the functions of your camera. You MUST have a DSLR camera that you are willing to bring into school to take part in this activity

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.[1] It tells of a young girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

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.

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

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.

A lovely relaxing Friday night activity for the children to have fun trying new yoga moves to help develop their gross motor skills, balance and coordination.

Lunchtime Activities

Netball skills/games from 1.30-2.00pm - anyone is welcome from F1-U6 however it would be particularly useful for GCSE and A Level pupils using netball as one of their practical options. Early lunch passes will be needed.