Welcome to the Senior Enrichment Programme for November 2019 - March 2020


I hope that you will be able to find an interesting and enjoyable activity for each evening. I will be emailing all parents with a special code to allow choices to be made. However, I have made the following information available now to allow everyone a chance to read about each activity and not feel rushed into making a choice.





Andy Westthorp
Enrichment Co-ordinator
Longridge Towers School
Berwick-Upon-Tweed
TD15 2XQ

Tel: 01289 307 584
Fax: 01289 302 581

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Monday

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocationStaffAges
6th form individual activity (Monday)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. EveningSixth Form Common Room6SelfSt
L6 - U6
Chess clubChess 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.EveningB3KW
F1 - U6
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.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... EveningLibraryAG
F5 - F5
Duke of Edinburgh Award SchemeChoose 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. EveningConcert RoomIC
F3 - F4
Girls HockeyUnder 15 and under 14 hockey coaching EveningAstroTurfES
F3 - F4
Monday Study (Form 2)Study session for those in form 2EveningG13PW
F2 - F2
Monday Study (Forms 1,3,4 & 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 1,3,4 and 5. EveningG12ND
F1 - F5
Robotics ChallengeAre 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. EveningDT WorkshopAW
J6 - F3
Senior Pickup (Monday)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. EveningHomeSPoG
F1 - U6
Senior Science ClubCarry out fun experiments, and take part in science activities and competitions.EveningS25JM
F1 - F3
Supported study (Monday)This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks. EveningS19KR
F1 - U6
UCASUniversity applications and post 18 choices. EveningS17ER
RD
U6 - U6
Under 18 RugbyThis 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. EveningFront FieldAS
F5 - U6
Wargaming and ModellingWhether 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! EveningArt roomDCrw
F1 - U6
Lunchtime GCSE Badminton (Monday)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. LunchSports HallDM
ES
F3 - F5

Tuesday

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocationStaffAges
6th form individual activity (Tuesday)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. EveningSixth Form Common Room6SelfSt
L6 - U6
ArcheryArchery 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. EveningSports HallAS
J6 - U6
Foreign Language Film ClubImagine 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!EveningB3KW
F2 - U6
Form 3&4 Boys' Rugby & FootballThis 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. EveningFront FieldSW
F3 - F4
Girls FootballMr 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! EveningAstroTurfCoJ
F1 - F2
Rubik's Cube ClubLearn 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. EveningG12Dwnr
ONl
F1 - U6
School OrchestraFor all instrumentalists whether studying inside or outside school. Piano players will be required to play percussion if there are too many pianists. EveningConcert RoomMH
J5 - U6
School Production (Tuesday)The school production this year will be ....... There are lots of roles available for everyone. EveningChapelDW
KP
F1 - U6
Senior Pickup (Tuesday)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. EveningHomeSPoG
F1 - U6
Supported study (Tuesday)This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks. EveningS19IC
F1 - F5
Tuesday Study (Form 2, 4 & 5)A study session for pupils in forms 2, 4 and 5. EveningG13ND
F2 - F5
Tuesday Study (Forms 1 & 3 )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. EveningG1MC
F1 - F3
U6 Spanish A-LevelAn extra A-level lessonEveningB2BM
U6 - U6
UCASUniversity applications and post 18 choices. EveningS17ER
L6 - U6
High Voice Lunchtime ChoirThis 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. LunchMusic RoomMH
F1 - U6

Wednesday

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocationStaffAges
6th form individual activity (Wednesday)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. EveningSixth Form Common Room6SelfSt
L6 - U6
A-Level GeographyGo into a deeper understanding around the A-Level Geography course and analyse how it relates to aspects in the news today.EveningS15CoJ
U6 - U6
Art ClubAn 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.EveningArt roomLMc
F1 - F5
Boys Hockey 4 - 6Come and play hockey, learn the game and gain a little fitness too! EveningSports HallPD
F4 - U6
Craft ClubRelax at the end of the day and learn new skills. Make seasonal gifts for your family and friends. EveningS25JM
F1 - F3
Extended Project QualificationFor 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. EveningF17DCrw
L6 - L6
Film StudyCome 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. EveningC1KP
F1 - F2
Form 1&2 Boys' Rugby & FootballThis 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. EveningFront FieldSW
F1 - F2
Form 2 - Third LanguageThis 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. EveningB2MC
F2 - F2
Music Composition & Music TheoryA 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. EveningMusic RoomMH
F1 - U6
North East Teenage Book AwardsHelp 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! EveningLibraryAG
F3 - F4
Senior HockeyTraining session for the U18 hockey squad. EveningAstroTurfLP
F5 - U6
Senior Pickup (Wednesday)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. EveningHomeSPoG
F1 - U6
Sixth Form MattersInitially 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. EveningConcert RoomRD
L6 - U6
Supported study (Wednesday)This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks. EveningS19KR
F1 - U6
VR ExperienceEnter and explore a new realm or try your hand at a new sport with a virtual reality headset. EveningMeeting Room (Large)MMc
F2 - U6
Wednesday Study (Form 1,2 & 5)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. EveningS17AW
F1 - F5
Wednesday Study (Form 3)Form 3 study session on a Wednesday EveningB1JMc
F3 - F3
Wednesday Study (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) EveningG12BM
F4 - F4
Open WorkshopIf 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? LunchDT WorkshopAW
F1 - F5

Thursday

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocationStaffAges
6th form individual activity (Thursday)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. EveningSixth Form Common Room6SelfSt
L6 - U6
Badminton (Team Coaching)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. EveningSports HallDM
ES
F3 - U6
Brain WorkoutDo you enjoy brain teasers and puzzles? Then come along to the Brain Workout club. EveningG13IC
F1 - F3
Debating MattersDebating 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. EveningF17DCrw
F3 - U6
FootballMr 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. EveningAstroTurfCoJ
F1 - F3
GCSE Maths PreparationsDedicated to those who are resitting their GCSE Maths in January EveningG12PD
F5 - U6
High Voice ChoirA 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. EveningMusic RoomMH
J6 - U6
Props & Costumes for AliceProps 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. EveningArt roomAG
F1 - L6
School Production (Thursday)The school production this year will be ....... There are lots of roles available for everyone.EveningChapelDW
F1 - U6
Senior Pickup (Thursday)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.EveningHomeSPoG
F1 - U6
Supported study (Thursday)This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks. EveningS19KR
F1 - F5
Thursday Study (Forms 1-3)Study session for pupils in Form 1-3 (and a few from Form 4) EveningS16KW
F1 - F3
Thursday Study (Forms 4-5)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) EveningG1MC
F4 - F5
UCASU6 University entry EveningS17ER
RD
U6 - U6
Young Engineer ClubThe 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. EveningDT WorkshopAW
F1 - L6
Lunchtime Badminton (Thursdays)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. LunchSports HallDM
ES
F1 - F3

Friday

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocationStaffAges
6th form individual activity (Friday)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. EveningSixth Form Common Room6SelfSt
L6 - U6
Coding ClubWhat 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. EveningS17AW
F1 - F5
Friday Sports ClubWhy 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. EveningSports HallJMc
F1 - F2
Friday Study (Forms 1-3)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. EveningB1PW
F1 - F3
Friday Study (Forms 4 & 5)This is a study session for pupils in forms 4 & 5. EveningG12BM
F4 - F5
Ink and Sketchbook ClubMake 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. EveningArt roomRJ
F1 - U6
Mixed Voice ChoirA chance to enjoy singing for everyone in the school. Any voice, any ability most welcome. EveningMusic RoomMH
F1 - U6
Paper MakingLearn 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.EveningArt roomLJ
F1 - U6
PhotographyTake 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 EveningG12PD
F1 - U6
School production (Friday)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. EveningChapelDW
KP
F1 - U6
Senior Pickup (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. EveningHomeSPoG
F1 - U6
Supported study (Friday)This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks. EveningS19KR
F1 - U6
NetballNetball 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.LunchSports HallLP
F1 - U6