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.

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.

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.

Under 15 and under 14 hockey coaching

Preparing for the Inter-House Music competition

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.

Do you enjoy building things using Lego? Do you enjoy problem solving? If so, please consider joining this club. We have entered an international competition to design, build and program a robot. The robot will have to move around a table and complete a number of challenges. The regional final is on the 10th of December 2019 at the Nissan factory, in Sunderland.

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 is not compulsory and we would recommend that you only take one or two of these sessions per week)

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

Join us in this brand new Enrichment where the latest trends, stories and news articles will be picked apart and discussed. Lets explore Twitters top topics and see what hits on Youtube have been center of attention. We will evaluate and debate hot news and share our thoughts on what has been considered the most interesting issues of the week!

Planning for life after school

Have fun learning to play the recorder from the beginning - no previous knowledge of the recorder or music is needed. Gradually learn to play some old favourite tunes and some new ones too. Children attending this enrichment will need a descant recorder such as the 'Aulos 103N"Alouette" Descant Recorder' available on Amazon.

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.

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!

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

UCAS / post LTS preparation.

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.

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!

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.

Learn to use torque wrenches, mole grips, rackets, spanners, screwdrivers and hammers by means of disassembling and rebuilding a car engine or gearbox. Discover some real engineering about screw threads, bearings, gaskets, levers and oil. (Overalls and gloves will be provided.) The school has three identical Ford Ka engines and working in groups of two the pupils will carefully dismantle the engines, storing and labeling the parts and then rebuild them.

Have you ever wanted to travel the world, but haven't got the time? Then this is the enrichment for you. Each week we will explore a different country from the comfort of your classroom. We will go on a journey around the world experiencing different foods, customs, currency, religion, language spoken and weather. NO PASSPORT REQUIRED!!!!!!

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 team. You do not necessarily need to have prior experience in rugby, but a willingness to learn, train hard and attend lots of fixtures is a must.

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.

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

Lino, polystyrene, mono, collograph, gelli - there are many types and ways of creating images by printing. You will have a chance to try each of these techniques and make some fantastic images.

A dramatic performance with a difference, this production will be performed live as a radio play (i.e. through dialogue and sound effects only). One of Oscar Wilde's best-loved comedies, The Importance of Being Earnest is a farce that involves themes of mistaken identity, love, passion, misplaced babies and, erm, cucumber sandwiches. Come along if you want to engage in a spot of Bunburying! The rehearsals and performance will be great fun and, for the less confident, scripts can be used. Please note that this will take place on two evenings, so please sign up for both.

Additional goal kicking practice for any kickers in the teams.

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.

A chance to get some of your homework out of the way before the weekend.

In Super Science we will complete a range of fun experiments and explore the science behind a range of concepts and reactions. We will be blasting rockets off into space and setting sail in wind propelled boats!

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 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? (This is not compulsory and we would recommend that you only take one or two of these sessions per week)

An extra A-level lesson

University applications and post 18 choices.

Lunchtime Activities

For those preparing for the House Music Competition.

Evening Activities

This club will give children the opportunity to develop communication skills, follow rules and have fun. There will be a variety of board games to chose from.

Mrs Mayhew invites you to come along and join in the fun. she has a selection of traditional and new games.

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

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.

Come along and enjoy short films and clips brought to you on the big screen- then discuss and share your opinion on the actors, story line 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 team. You do not necessarily need to have prior experience playing rugby, but a motivation to learn, train hard and attend lots of fixtures is a must.

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.

Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. Its development, derived from early versions of basketball, which began in England in the 1890s. Come along and join in the fun, develop your skills and engage in this exciting team sport.

Do you want to have fun and improve your maths skills? Then come along and play some games - we might even make some of our own.

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.

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.

Rhys and Rosie have kindly agreed to take a sports club for forms 1-3. If you enjoy team games such as Rounders, Cricket, Football, etc. then this is the club for you.

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

In this club you will have lots of fun building amazing towers with your friends. We will be using a variety of materials such as: paper, spaghetti, sticks and more. You will get creative, explore different ways to build, and enjoy the fun ‘Team Tower’ challenges!

U6 University entry

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

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)

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

An introduction to these popular fitness and relaxation techniques.

Lunchtime Activities

This enrichment is for pupils who want to expand their thinking and explore some of the most challenging questions about human life and the modern world. Explore tricky thinking and complex ideas from the spheres of philosophy, culture, the arts, science, the legal system, and more, we will read, discuss and debate cutting-edge ideas, then discuss these in an open forum with invited experts from the field. The first topic will be the medical ethics dilemmas, such as the recent Charlie Gard case, which will be discussed with a Professor of Law and an academic specializing in medical ethics.

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

In creative crafts, the children will have the opportunity to get imaginative and creative with a range of art resources creating their own weekly masterpiece out of a variety of different materials.

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.

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!

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

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 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.

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.

Did you know that hockey is not just for girls? Mr Moscrop invites ALL Year 5 and 6 pupils to enjoy this fast paced, dynamic game. Training sessions will take place on the new Astro surface; ideally you’ll need your own hockey stick although we do have a limited number that can be borrowed.

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.

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.

A dramatic performance with a difference, this production will be performed live as a radio play (i.e. through dialogue and sound effects only). One of Oscar Wilde's best-loved comedies, The Importance of Being Earnest is a farce that involves themes of mistaken identity, love, passion, misplaced babies and, erm, cucumber sandwiches. Come along if you want to engage in a spot of Bunburying! The rehearsals and performance will be great fun and, for the less confident, scripts can be used. Please note that this will take place on two evenings, so please sign up for both.

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.

In this club you will have lots of fun building amazing towers with your friends. We will be using a variety of materials such as: paper, spaghetti, sticks and more. You will get creative, explore different ways to build and enjoy the fun Team Tower challenges!

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)

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

University applications and post 18 choices.

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

Junior girls hockey

Fun singing for younger members of the school.

Evening Activities

Come and join the fun! It could be papier mache, mark making, collage and much, much more. Join us and let's get crafty!

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.

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.

Preparation for the Home House Choir entry into the Inter-House Music competition. Come and join us for a little disco inferno and YMCA!

The House Music Competition will take place this half term and the House Choir session is where everybody in the House can contribute! Pupils who are unable to take part should provide a parental letter with the reason for their excusal.

The House Music Competition will take place this half term and the House Choir session is where everybody in the House can contribute! Pupils who are unable to take part should provide a parental letter with the reason for their excusal.

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 take place on grass pitches so please wear appropriate footwear and shin pads.

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.

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

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.

'Woodland' with Seonaid Blackie and Mrs Bain In this enrichment we will be exploring our woodland whilst learning about health and safety. Each week will have a different theme including: making a nature crown; hunting for minibeasts; building a fire and making fairy soup! This enrichment will run until half term and be led by Mrs Blackie who is a Forest School trained teacher. After half term, Mrs Bain will lead a yoga session when the darker nights prevent us from going outside.

Lunchtime Activities

Build up your cardiovascular endurance gradually by alternating walking/running until you can run 5k without stopping!

This is a lunchtime drop in session to give seniors the opportunity to continue to play in the summer term. There will be a mix of coaching and game play.