Longridge Towers School

Enrichment Activities

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Evening Activities

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This club will involve looking at the work of some well-known children’s book illustrators such as Quentin Blake, Dr Seuss, Nick Sharrat to name but a few. Each week we will undertake a little research about them and then experiment using some of their techniques in drawing and painting. You can also illustrate some of your own poems and stories.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Form 4 and 5 GCSE Drama extra help class.

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.

Please come and join Mr Johnston and Miss McCalvey for the junior sports club where pupils will be able to take part in a mixture of sports throughout the term.

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.

CREST Superstar Awards are for students of 7-11 years old. The award involves hands-on science challenges. Each time a student completes a challenge they get a sticker for their passport. When their passport is complete they get a certificate to recognise their achievement.

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.

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.

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 Monday.

Netball skills/games - particularly useful for GCSE and A Level pupils using netball as one of their practical options however it is open to all Form 3 - Upper 6th pupils.

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 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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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

Gardening club- outdoor fun for all! In gardening club we will be getting our outside area ready for planting vegetables and herbs alongside a variety of plants to flower in the spring and summer. We will be learning all about garden habitats and making things to encourage different species into our garden.

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

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.

Junior football enrichment is open to both boys and girls in J3 and J4 offering training for skills and games. This enrichment will be outside so please bring / wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

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

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

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.

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

An extra A-level lesson

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

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.

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

Practice your batting and bowling in preparation for the new season

This is a sixth form activity for those students who are gearing up for the CanSat competition. The concept is to design and make a model satellite. The satellite contains various electronic sensors to take measurements and relay them to ground control. The regional heats of the competition will take place on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th of March in Yorkshire.

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.

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

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.

Avoid the cold, wet, dark evenings and join your friends in the library and try and complete a 1,000 piece jigsaw.

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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

Form 5 Rehearsals for Component 2 (Devising Drama)

Junior girls hockey

Join Mrs Young for a variety of team sports, like lacrosse, hockey, football, rounders. This is for girls in form 1-3 and will be on the hockey pitches.

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.

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

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 club will introduce the children to the Science behind flight. The children will them look at the design aspect and experiment with different methods of making paper aeroplanes. They will consider if they would like their aeroplanes to be made for speed or distance or maybe even for performing stunts!

This is for those of form 1 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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

Do you enjoy 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.

Why learn Latin & Greek? 1. English Vocabulary – Learning Latin & Greek improvs your vocabulary and helps you understand the English language. 2. Foreign Languages – After learning Latin, learning any other language will be easier, but especially the romance languages. Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian are all romance languages, 3. Roman & Greek history is fascinating and fun to find out about!

Junior football enrichment is open to both boys and girls in J5 and J6, offering training for skills and games. This enrichment will move into the sports hall so please wear appropriate footwear.

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

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.

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!

Topics that might be looked at are rental agreements, credit cards, buying cars, employment 'rights', how to complain about poor services eg utilities, citizens advice, etiquette eg replying to formal invitations eg weddings, basic finances, house buying, wills etc.

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.

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)

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?

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

The Community Action Group seeks to bring together people from across the school community to make a positive difference to the world around us. You will be in charge, and we aim to actively improve our local communities. It is time to use your privileges to do some good, and be the change you want to see in the world.

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.

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.

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

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.

Mindfulness Club is a chance at the end of a busy school week to relax, chill out and take some time to reflect on your week. We will be throwing away any negativity and celebrating the positives. We will partake in relaxing yoga and learn new strategies to help us if we are feeling anxious or stressed. To finish off the sessions we will do some mindfulness colouring whilst listening to relaxing music. If this sounds like your cup of tea, come and join us!

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 Friday.

From word, logic and number puzzles to 3D conundrums end your school week with a relaxed yet challenging brain training session!

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.

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.

An introduction to these popular fitness and relaxation techniques.