Welcome to the Senior Enrichment Programme


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. EveningB2KW
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. 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. EveningConcert RoomIC
F3 - F4
English - Investigating Texts (F5)This session is specifically for F5 pupils who would like to wear a Sherlock Holmes deerstalker and smoke a pipe (metaphorical, of course!) whilst investigating texts for clues, which could assist their quest for success at exam level.EveningG8DW
F5 - F5
Form 1&2 AthleticsThe Form 1&2 athletics enrichment is available to anyone who wishes to compete at a competitive level in athletics. This enrichment will lead directly onto the district / inter district and county level athletics meets. EveningSports HallAS
LP
SW
F1 - F2
GCSE English Language Resit 1/2This is for those pupils resitting English Language in the summer only. EveningS1ND
L6 - L6
GCSE Exam Preparation (General)A special session for pupils in form 5 to concentrate upon preparing for their upcoming GCSE exams. EveningArt roomLMc
F5 - F5
J6 & Form 1 Sports ClubAs J6 begin to think about their transition to Senior School, a perfect opportunity to get together with Form 1 pupils and enjoy a variety of sporting activities. EveningSports HallCoJ
JMc
J6 - F1
Mathematics reviewOpportunity for Maths 11C lesson review and preview EveningC1JL
F5 - F5
Photography ClubDo you own a camera? Do you enjoy taking photographs or are you a point and click sort of person? If you want to find out about Aperture, Aspect ratio, Rule of Thirds, Composition, Depth of field, and a host of other terms and techniques, then join the photography club. We shall be developing skills and techniques and attempting various creative challenges. A DSLR camera is the preferred tool for this job. EveningS17AW
F1 - F4
RoundersRounders for the form 3/4 girl's team. EveningFront FieldES
F3 - F4
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
Servicing Brakes, Engines and GearboxesLearn 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. EveningGaragesDM
SBa
J6 - F1
Study (Monday)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) EveningG12RD
F1 - F4
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
UCASEarly next step choices and potential open day/work experience considerations. EveningS23ER
L6 - L6
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! EveningF17DCrw
F1 - U6
Lunchtime Badminton Practise (Monday)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. LunchSports HallDM
ES
F2 - F4

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. EveningSports HallAA
J6 - 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
Cricket NetsPractice your batting and bowling in preparation for the new season EveningCricket pitchPD
F1 - U6
Current affairsDiscussion 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. EveningG13RD
F5 - U6
Drawing peopleTo 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. EveningArt roomLMc
J6 - F2
Film Enthusiasts ClubWe will be watching all kinds of films: mainstream, independent, foreign language, animations and short films. Come along and prepare to be entertained!EveningB2KW
F1 - F4
Form 3-6 AthleticsThe Form 3-6 athletics enrichment is available to anyone who wishes to compete at a competitive level in athletics. This enrichment will lead directly onto the district / inter district and county level athletics meets. EveningSports HallAS
LP
SW
F3 - U6
GCSE Exam Preparation (English)The GCSE exam season is coming soon. Dr D is on hand to help you if you have any queries regarding English. He may also be able to help you with other subject too. EveningG1ND
F5 - F5
North East Book AwardPupils 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.EveningLibraryAG
J6 - F1
Practical Biology and dissection enrichmentPractical biology experiments and dissections that are out with the curriculum. EveningS22ER
JMc
F1 - U6
School OrchestraFor all instrumentalists of every standard, whether studying inside or outside school. Piano players will be required to play percussion if there are too many pianists. EveningConcert RoomMH
J4 - 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
Study (Tuesday)A study session for those of you who have a long bus journey home. EveningG12PW
F1 - F4
Supported study (Tuesday)This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks. EveningS19KR
F1 - F5
Tennis ClubSpecialist 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. EveningAstroTurfHWd
J6 - F2
U6 Spanish A-LevelAn extra A-level lesson EveningB1BM
U6 - U6
GCSE DT Open WorkshopMr. Westthorp will be opening the workshop for students in form 5 who would like to work on their major projects. LunchDT WorkshopAW
F5 - F5

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
Animal Welfare Group (1-U6)The group will be looking at the importance of various issues which impact on domestic pets, farm animals and wildlife. We will see what we can do to support (welcome!) wildlife in the school grounds, as well as a Sanctuary in Northumberland, including a visit to provide practical help. EveningG8DW
F1 - U6
Book ArtCome along to the library to enjoy making Book Art - a relaxing end to your day.EveningLibraryAG
F1 - F4
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
GCSE English Language Resit 2/2This is for those pupils resitting English Language in the summer only. EveningS1ND
L6 - L6
GCSE Maths Revision workshopRevision and exam preparation for the summer examEveningG13RD
F5 - U6
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
Rocket Car ClubBuild a small car, attach a rocket motor and watch it go! (Safety goggles will be provided!) EveningDT WorkshopAW
F1 - U6
Rounders & LacrosseIf you are a girl in form 1 or form 2, why not come along and join in this activity with Mrs Young? Rounders is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams. Rounders is a striking and fielding team game that involves hitting a small, hard, leather-cased ball with a rounded end wooden, plastic or metal bat. The players score by running around the four bases on the field. Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. Players use the head of the lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch, and shoot the ball into the goal. EveningFront FieldAY
F1 - F2
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
Study (Wednesday)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) EveningB1KP
MC
MC
F1 - F4
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
Tennis 4 - 6A tennis session for Forms 4 - 6 who can play tennis and would like to enhance their skills. Can you beat Mr. Dodd? (no-one yet has in school!) EveningAstroTurfPD
F4 - U6
Yoga, Pilates & MindfulnessWhy not join Mrs Smith for some midweek relaxation and rejuvenation? Cleanse you mind, stretch your body and feel the stress fall away. EveningConcert RoomMSmith
F4 - 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
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
Body ConditioningA 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.EveningConcert RoomEC
F3 - U6
Boys Hockey Forms 1 - 3A chance for the boys to come and play hockey and to enjoy the sport EveningSports HallPD
F1 - F3
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
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
Forms 1 & 2 Third LanguageThis is for those of form 1 and 2 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! EveningG1MC
F1 - F2
French conversation for GCSE & A LevelPractice makes perfect! Come to this club to improve your speaking skills in French! EveningB2KW
F3 - L6
GCSE Exam Preparation (Science)This is a special study session for GCSE pupils. Mrs Masey will be on hand to help with your scientific questions. EveningS25JM
F5 - F5
High Voices ChoirA choir for female and unchanged male voices. EveningConcert RoomMH
J5 - U6
Jigsaw PuzzlesDo you 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. EveningB3IC
F1 - F5
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
Sixth Form hockey trainingExtra hockey training using the astro-turf for skills development EveningAstroTurfJL
F5 - U6
Study (Thursday)A chance to get some of your homework completed before you leave. Alternatively, there are some board games available if you have completed your homework. EveningB1BM
F1 - F4
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
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
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
Alpha CourseThe brand new Alpha Youth Series, filmed in Vancouver, London, Paris, Rome, Israel, and many other incredible locations, explores timeless questions about life, faith and God for a new generation. The series offers compelling stories, images, questions, and discussion topics well spread throughout each episode to engage students and help them think about how these issues relate to their lives as they discuss with their friends and leaders. EveningG8GWe
PW
F1 - U6
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. EveningS16DCrw
F1 - U6
Friday Sports Club (Forms 1&2)A range of sporting activities in the sports hall to round off the week. EveningSports HallCoJ
JMc
F1 - F2
Gardening and Pottering AboutGardens offer havens for wildlife, beauty, healthy food and so much more. In this enrichment we will explore container gardening trying our hand at planning, planting and tending a variety of projects including spring to summer displays and 'pizza pots'. Monty Don says 'gardening can make our days shine with joy' so lets get gardening! EveningWalled GardenLJ
LJ
LJ
F1 - U6
GCSE Exam Preparation (General)This is a study session for pupils in forms 5. It will be in S17 to give pupils the chance to use the computer equipment. Download past papers, review BBC Bitesize or even use the computers to write some revision notes, the choice is yours. EveningS17AW
F5 - F5
House Drama (Home)Preparing for the upcoming house drama competition. EveningChapelKP
F1 - F4
House Drama (Jerningham)Preparing for the upcoming house drama competition.EveningChapelND
F1 - F4
House Drama (Stobo)Preparing for the upcoming house drama competition.EveningChapelAG
F1 - F4
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
Making MusicA chance for our 4th form band to practise. Sorry, this is by invitation only. EveningMusic RoomCH
F4 - F4
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
Study (Friday)If you have a long bus-ride home, then why not make a start on your homework? EveningG1MC
F1 - F4
Supported study (Friday)This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks. EveningS19IC
F1 - U6
Yoga/PilatesAn introduction to these popular fitness and relaxation techniques. EveningConcert RoomDW
F1 - F3