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
Animal Welfare ClubTBAEveningG8DW
F1 - F3
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
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
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. 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
GCSE Drama Revision and RehearsalsForm 4 and 5 GCSE Drama extra help class.EveningC1KP
F4 - F5
Girls HockeyUnder 15 and under 14 hockey coaching EveningAstroTurfES
F3 - F4
Monday StudyIf 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. EveningG12RD
F1 - F5
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
NetballNetball skills/games - particularly useful for GCSE and A Level pupils using netball as one of their practical options however it is open to all Form 3 - Upper 6th pupils. EveningSports HallLP
F3 - U6
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
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
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
VR ExperienceEnter and explore a new realm or try your hand at a new sport with a virtual reality headset. EveningMeeting Room (Large)MMc
J6 - 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
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
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
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
GCSE English Language Resit 1/2This is for those pupils resitting English Language in the summer only. EveningS1ND
L6 - L6
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. EveningS19KR
F1 - F5
Tuesday StudyIf you have a long bus-ride home, then why not make a start on your homework? EveningG1MC
F1 - F5
U6 Spanish A-LevelAn extra A-level lesson EveningB1BM
U6 - U6
UCASEarly next step choices and potential open day/work experience considerations. EveningS17ER
L6 - L6
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
Craft ClubRelax at the end of the day and learn new skills. Make seasonal gifts for your family and friends. EveningS25JM
F1 - F3
Cricket NetsPractice your batting and bowling in preparation for the new seasonEveningSports HallPD
F1 - U6
ESERO-UK CanSat CompetitionThis is a sixth form activity for those students who are gearing up for the CanSat competition. The concept is to design and make a model satellite. The satellite contains various electronic sensors to take measurements and relay them to ground control. The regional heats of the competition will take place on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th of March in Yorkshire. EveningS17AW
MH
L6 - U6
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. EveningG1MC
F2 - F2
GCSE English Language Resit 2/2This is for those pupils resitting English Language in the summer only. EveningS1ND
L6 - L6
Jigsaw ClubAvoid the cold, wet, dark evenings and join your friends in the library and try and complete a 1,000 piece jigsaw.EveningLibraryAG
F1 - F1
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
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
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
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) EveningB1BM
F1 - F5
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
Form 5 Devising RehearsalsForm 5 Rehearsals for Component 2 (Devising Drama)LunchC1KP
F5 - F5
Lunchtime Sports ClubJoin Mrs Young for a variety of team sports, like lacrosse, hockey, football, rounders. This is for girls in form 1-3 and will be on the hockey pitches.LunchHockey PitchAY
F1 - F3
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
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 EveningAstroTurfPD
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
Form 1 THIRD LANGUAGE GROUPThis is for those of form 1 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 - F1
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
Jigsaw PuzzlesDo you enjoy 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. EveningB2IC
F1 - F5
Latin & Greek for beginnersWhy learn Latin & Greek? 1. English Vocabulary – Learning Latin & Greek improvs your vocabulary and helps you understand the English language. 2. Foreign Languages – After learning Latin, learning any other language will be easier, but especially the romance languages. Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian are all romance languages, 3. Roman & Greek history is fascinating and fun to find out about! EveningB2KW
F1 - F3
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
Preparing for life after Longridge..Topics that might be looked at are rental agreements, credit cards, buying cars, employment 'rights', how to complain about poor services eg utilities, citizens advice, etiquette eg replying to formal invitations eg weddings, basic finances, house buying, wills etc. EveningS17ER
U6 - 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) EveningG12PW
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
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
Boys Hockey 4 - 6Come and play hockey, learn the game and gain a little fitness too! EveningAstroTurfPD
F4 - U6
Community Action GroupThe Community Action Group seeks to bring together people from across the school community to make a positive difference to the world around us. You will be in charge, and we aim to actively improve our local communities. It is time to use your privileges to do some good, and be the change you want to see in the world.EveningF17DCrw
F1 - 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, storyline and overall production of the piece. EveningC1KP
F1 - F3
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
Friday StudyIf you have a long bus-ride home, then why not make a start on your homework? EveningB1PW
F1 - 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
Puzzle ClubFrom word, logic and number puzzles to 3D conundrums end your school week with a relaxed yet challenging brain training session!EveningLibraryLJ
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. EveningS19IC
F1 - U6
Yoga/PilatesAn introduction to these popular fitness and relaxation techniques. EveningConcert RoomDW
F1 - F5