Longridge Towers School

Enrichment Activities

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Evening Activities

In creative crafts, we 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.

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This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

Revision and exam preparation for the summer exam

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Lunchtime Activities

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

BINGO! A game in which players mark off numbers on cards as the numbers are drawn randomly! The winner being the first person to mark off all their numbers in either a line or full house!

The fourth industrial revolution has already begun. Why not come along and get in on the act? Learn how to use computer-aided design software to create a number of projects. Then why not print your designs, just in time for Christmas for that "handcrafted by machines" effect?

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.

As in the film Dead Poets Society, learn to think for yourselves, broaden your horizons and take advantage of opportunities. ‘Seize the day’ and ‘make your lives extraordinary’.

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 learn to do BSL? Take to the hills with a tent and a sense of adventure? Work out what excites you and makes a difference to you and the people around you. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL RUN FOR THE WHOLE YEAR, AND THOSE SIGNING UP TO PARTICIPATE MUST ATTEND FOR THE FULL YEAR.

A catch up session for pupils who have chosen to take Spanish, but were affected by the lockdown.

An opportunity to take part in, and learn more about, the running, jumping and throwing events.

An opportunity to take part in, and learn more about, the running, jumping and throwing events.

An opportunity to take part in, and learn more about, the running, jumping and throwing events.

An opportunity to take part in, and learn more about, the running, jumping and throwing events.

This is for those of form 2 who wish to continue to do all three modern 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!

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.

Comic Club 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.

Football, skills and drills Mr Johnston invites both girls and boys to come and join him on the pitch. No experience necessary, just bring your boots.

Science Club Join Mrs Masey and explore the world of Science.

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Are you a budding Derren Brown? Would you like to learn more about ways to control and influence those around you? Do you have what it takes to convince people you have paranormal skills and the ability to read people’s minds? This enrichment will help you to develop skills you would never believe were possible.

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Could beat the Chaser? Could you be on Mastermind? How good is your general knowledge? Is that your final answer? Mrs Mayhew is your host and question-master.

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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!

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.

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.

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Origami Club They say you can't fold a piece of paper more than seven times! but luckily you can fold paper into all sorts of wonderful, wacky origami creations. This enrichment will foster your creativity and you will gain a sense of accomplishment as you create something with your own hands. Let the folding fun begin!

If scientists in a lab were tasked with creating a musical instrument that’s approachable, easy to hold and unpretentious, they’d probably come up with something like the ukulele. This remarkable instrument is perfect for musical folk and non-musicians alike, and sitting down to learn the ukulele can deliver huge benefits to everyone ranging from small children to the elderly. If you’re interested in picking up the uke for the first time, you’ve come to the right place. You will soon be knocking out tunes like Israël Kamakawiwo'ole.

Lunchtime Activities

Mrs Peters is happy to help anyone to make the most of their talents and produce a high-quality piece of coursework for their Non-Examined Assessment.

Evening Activities

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

This is a compulsory academic session.

Mrs Smith invites you to ....

Taught lesson

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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!

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Lunchtime Activities

Additional goal kicking practice for any kickers in the teams.

Evening Activities

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!

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.

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.

Colouring has the ability to relax the fear centre of your brain, the amygdala. It induces the same state as meditating by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind. This generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your mind to get some rest after a long day at work. Come along and de-stress colouring different intricate patterns from animals and forests to seasons and mandalas!

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 learn to do BSL? Take to the hills with a tent and a sense of adventure? Work out what excites you and makes a difference to you and the people around you. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL RUN FOR THE WHOLE YEAR, AND THOSE SIGNING UP TO PARTICIPATE MUST ATTEND FOR THE FULL YEAR.

Decide on your budget; pick your squad; appoint your manager and play against your friends.

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. No experience necessary, just bring your boots.

Whilst sixth form students are most welcome to select any enrichment activity available to them, they are not compelled to do so. If nothing appeals, please select this option.

Funky Fitness Have fun and move to the beat in this enrichment. In funky fitness we will use some of the latest hits to dance to and get fit. There will be opportunities to express your own creative side and work with others to form your own mini routines. The children will need to wear their PE kit and have a bottle of water too.

Computing Club Wanting to develop your computing and coding skills? Do you love computers? Computing enrichment will offer opportunities to create your own avatars, complete coding challenges and even try out some pixel art. There will be opportunities to explore photo editing and design and make your own games.

Storybox In this enrichment you will be creating a story in a shoe box. You will choose your favourite story and re-create in a shoe box- changing the story if you wish. We will also be creating a miniature troll or fairy garden using natural resources from outdoors.

Sports Club 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.

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.

EPQ stands for extended project qualification. It is an independent research task and involves you researching a topic of interest and either writing a report or creating a product. This product could be anything from a drone to an app to a music composition. The choice is entirely yours but Mrs Gettins will be on hand to help guide you through this exciting process.

A practical look at lifeskills and personal budgeting that all Sixth Formers can learn from.

Dr Hardy invites you to join his music club. You could learn to appreciate music and musicians. You could become a virtuoso in chosen instrument, even if it is just a shaky egg.

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

This will be an opportunity to consider the unique benefits of pet animals as therapy, to not only benefit Longridge pupils but the wider community too. It will hopefully involve handling and caring for some animals, of both the furry and feathered variety!

A great way to use your acting skills (especially in the current climate, as this can be socially distanced) as we create a wonderfully witty and 'whacky' play, with all manner of characterful voices and an array of entertaining additions, including sound effects 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.

So you know the rues of the game but how well can you play? Come along and let Mrs Shaw show you some expert moves to improve your sporting skills.

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

Who wrote Beethoven's 5th symphony? Watt is the unit of power? Where would you find the Eiffel Tower? Weekly quiz for all comers. Test your general knowledge.

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.

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Guidance through the process of applying to university or next steps.

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 mini beasts; building a fire and making fairy soup! In inclement weather, Mrs Bain will lead a yoga session indoors.

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.

In this enrichment, we will be creating characters and performances. We will be using drama to help us to work on our oral communication skills, empathy, co-operation, listening skills, as well as having a lot of fun!

Decide on your budget; pick your squad; appoint your manager and play against your friends.

Pupils will invest £100,000 of virtual money in the stock market with the aim of making the most profit. Ideal for any pupil currently studying economics or with an interest in doing so in the future.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Junior Joggers 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 Work of Art 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?

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 Friday.

Origami is the art of paper-folding. Its name derives from Japanese words ori (“folding”) and kami (“paper”). Come along and create various models from birds, camels and hippos to dinosaurs, hats, bananas and boats!

If it wriggles, it must be Biology. If it smells, then it must be Chemistry. If it's fun you're after, then it must be Physics. Come and join Dr H. as he sets up all sorts of exciting equipment for you to experiment with.

Keep your brain busy in an enjoyable and challenging activity to end the week. Complete a variety of different quizzes and puzzles and work towards a possible prize at the end of term!

A great way to use your acting skills (especially in the current climate, as this can be socially distanced) as we create a wonderfully witty and 'whacky' play, with all manner of characterful voices and an array of entertaining additions, including sound effects too!

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.

A reading group open to all sixth form students plus an ideal opportunity for A-Level English Literature students to explore some wider reading texts.

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

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

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!

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

Lunchtime Activities

Supporting students with their NEA preparation