Welcome to the Senior Enrichment Programme for September 2019


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.


All activities are free of charge unless otherwise stated.




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
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
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. EveningF17IC
F3 - F4
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. EveningWalled GardenCoJ
F1 - F3
HockeyUnder 15 and under 14 hockey coachingEveningAstroTurfES
F3 - F4
Home House Ensemble / BandPreparing for the Inter-House Music competitionEveningMusic RoomPD
F1 - U6
Lego Robotics ChallengeDo 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. EveningDT WorkshopAW
J6 - F4
Monday StudyIf 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) EveningStaff Dining Room6FT
F1 - U6
News RoundJoin 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! EveningMeeting Room (Large)KP
F1 - F5
Next Steps for Sixth FormersPlanning for life after school EveningS17RD
RG
L6 - L6
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
UCASUCAS / post LTS preparation. EveningS17ER
L6 - L6
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

Tuesday

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocationStaffAges
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 HallAW
J6 - U6
Building Engine and GearboxesLearn 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. EveningGaragesDM
SBa
J6 - F2
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' RugbyThis 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. 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! EveningWalled GardenCoJ
F1 - F2
Printing ClubLino, 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.EveningArt roomLMc
F1 - U6
Radio play - The Importance of Being EarnestA 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. EveningChapelDW
DW
ND
F1 - U6
Rugby Goal KickingAdditional goal kicking practice for any kickers in the teams. EveningFront FieldAS
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
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
Tennis ClubSpecialist tennis coaching is available this term. Learn the correct technique for all the tennis shots with Hazel Ward, LTA Coach. EveningAstroTurfHWd
J6 - F2
Tuesday StudyIf 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) EveningStaff Dining Room6FT
F1 - U6
U6 Spanish A-LevelAn extra A-level lessonEveningB2BM
U6 - U6
UCASUniversity applications and post 18 choices. EveningS17ER
RD
RG
U6 - U6
Stobo House EnsembleFor those preparing for the House Music Competition.LunchMusic RoomMH
F1 - U6

Wednesday

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocationStaffAges
Board GamesMrs Mayhew invites you to come along and join in the fun. she has a selection of traditional and new games. EveningB1BM
F1 - F2
Craft ClubRelax at the end of the day and learn new skills. Make seasonal gifts for your family and friends. EveningS25JM
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
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, story line and overall production of the piece. EveningChapelKP
F1 - F5
Form 1&2 Boys' RugbyThis 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. EveningFront FieldSW
F1 - 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
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
Sports ClubRhys 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. EveningBack FieldPW
F1 - F3
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
UCASU6 University entry EveningS17RD
RG
U6 - 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 StudyIf 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) EveningStaff Dining Room6FT
F1 - U6
Yoga/PilatesAn introduction to these popular fitness and relaxation techniques. EveningConcert RoomDW
F4 - U6
FORUM - digest, debate, discussThis 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. LunchConcert RoomND
F3 - U6
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
Badminton (Team Selection)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. EveningSports HallDM
ES
F3 - U6
Bird watchingPassionate 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! EveningF17DCrw
J6 - U6
Boys Hockey 4 - 6Come and play hockey, learn the game and gain a little fitness too! EveningHockey PitchPD
F4 - U6
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
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
Radio play - The Importance of Being EarnestA 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. EveningChapelDW
DW
ND
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 StudyIf 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) EveningStaff Dining Room6FT
F1 - U6
UCASUniversity applications and post 18 choices.EveningS17ER
L6 - L6
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

Friday

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocationStaffAges
House Choir (Home)Preparation for the Home House Choir entry into the Inter-House Music competition. Come and join us for a little disco inferno and YMCA! EveningConcert RoomAW
PD
F1 - U6
House Choir (Jerningham)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. EveningChapelIC
F1 - U6
House Choir (Stobo)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. EveningConcert RoomMH
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
Couch to 5kBuild up your cardiovascular endurance gradually by alternating walking/running until you can run 5k without stopping!LunchCourtyardLP
F1 - U6
Lunchtime BadmintonThis 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. LunchSports HallDM
ES
F1 - U6