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
A Level Study Classes requiring timetabling EveningB1BM
L6 - U6
Form 1 Monday - Academic Enrichment - ICT...EveningS16CH
F1 - F1
Form 1 Monday - Academic Enrichment - MFLThis is a compulsory academic session.EveningB1KW
F1 - F1
Form 2 Monday - Academic Enrichment - English... EveningG8DW
F2 - F2
Form 2 Monday - Academic Enrichment - Mathematics... EveningG12PD
F2 - F2
Form 3 Monday - Academic Enrichment - Geography...EveningS15CoJ
F3 - F3
Form 3 Monday - Academic Enrichment - History...EveningF17DCrw
F3 - F3
Form 4 Monday - Academic Enrichment - Science...EveningS25JM
F4 - F4
Form 5 Monday - Academic Enrichment - English...EveningS1LJ
F5 - F5
Form 5 Monday - Academic Enrichment - Mathematics...EveningG13RD
F5 - F5
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
F4-U6 NetballA netball session where we will practice skills and drills, alongside games. A good opportunity for GCSE and A Level pupils to hone their skills but open to anyone who enjoys netball, not just the Sport Studies students.LunchSports HallLP
F4 - 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
CAD / CAM & 3D PrintingThe 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? EveningDT WorkshopAW
F4 - F4
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 - F1
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
L6 - 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 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. EveningDining roomIC
F4 - F4
Form 1 AthleticsAn opportunity to take part in, and learn more about, the running, jumping and throwing events. EveningBack FieldLP
F1 - F1
Form 2 AthleticsAn opportunity to take part in, and learn more about, the running, jumping and throwing events. EveningBack FieldAS
F2 - F2
Form 3 AthleticsAn opportunity to take part in, and learn more about, the running, jumping and throwing events. EveningBack FieldSW
F3 - F3
Form 3 Third LanguageThis is for those of form 3 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!EveningG1MC
F3 - F3
Form 4 AthleticsAn opportunity to take part in, and learn more about, the running, jumping and throwing events. EveningBack FieldES
F4 - F4
Making MusicA chance for our 4th form band to practise. Sorry, this is by invitation only. EveningMusic RoomCH
F4 - F4
Origami!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! EveningC1KP
F3 - F3
Pet Animal Therapy Group (1- 3) and (4 - 6)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! EveningG8DW
F1 - U6
Possibly? Book ClubWhether you would like to be a part of a reading club or simply find a quiet corner in the library to cosy down and read your own book - join Mrs Gettins in the library for Book Club! EveningLibraryAG
F2 - F2
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
Senior School BandFor 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
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
F1 - F1
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 Club (Form 1)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. EveningAstroTurfHWd
F1 - F1
Tennis Club (Form 2)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. EveningAstroTurfRWd
F2 - F2
Unknown Activity for form 3This is a holding activity, details to followEveningG8ND
F3 - F3

Wednesday

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocationStaffAges
Form 1 Wednesday - Academic Enrichment - ICT...EveningS16CH
F1 - F1
Form 1 Wednesday - Academic Enrichment - MFL...EveningG8MC
F1 - F1
Form 2 Wednesday - Academic Enrichment - English...EveningG8ND
F2 - F2
Form 2 Wednesday - Academic Enrichment - Mathematics...EveningG12JMc
F2 - F2
Form 3 Wednesday - Academic Enrichment - Geography...EveningS15CoJ
F3 - F3
Form 3 Wednesday - Academic Enrichment - History...EveningF17DCrw
F3 - F3
Form 4 Wednesday - Academic Enrichment - Science...EveningS25JM
F4 - F4
Form 5 Wednesday - Academic Enrichment - English...EveningS1AG
F5 - F5
Form 5 Wednesday - Academic Enrichment - Mathematics...EveningG13PD
F5 - F5
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
Rugby Goal KickingAdditional goal kicking practice for any kickers in the teams. LunchFront FieldAS
F1 - U6

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
F5 - F5
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
Colouring TherapyColouring 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!EveningC1KP
F1 - 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 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. EveningDining roomIC
F3 - F3
Form 5 Sport StudiesAcademic Sport StudiesEveningSports HallES
F5 - F5
High Voices ChoirA choir for female and unchanged male voices. EveningConcert RoomMH
J5 - U6
Italian for beginnersItalian is a beautiful, musical and romantic language which is very easy to learn, particularly if you've done French or Spanish. There is also a lot to find out about Italy and Italian culture. EveningB2KW
F1 - F2
Possibly ? 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
F1 - F1
Quiz clubWeekly quiz for all comers EveningB1BM
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
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
UCASUCAS / post LTS preparation. EveningS17ER
U6 - U6

Friday

ActivityDescriptionTimeLocationStaffAges
BINGO!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! EveningC1KP
F1 - F1
Board GamesBring your own games or choose from our supply EveningB1BM
F2 - F2
F4 GCSE PE Academic EnrichmentAn opportunity for F4 GCSE Sport Studies pupils to enhance and consolidate their knowledge of the course.EveningSports HallLP
F4 - F4
Fantasy Stock MarketPupils 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. EveningS16AS
F4 - F4
Friday Sports Club (Form 1)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. EveningSports HallJMc
F1 - F1
Friday Sports Club (Form 2)A range of sporting activities in the sports hall to round off the week. EveningSports HallCoJ
F2 - F2
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
F5 - F5
Radio PlayA 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! EveningG8DW
ND
F3 - F3
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
F2 - F2
Senior Reading GroupA reading group open to all fifth and sixth form students plus an ideal opportunity for current and future A-Level English Literature students to explore some wider reading texts.EveningS1LJ
L6 - U6
Supported study (Friday - this is dependent on House Choir)This session is designed for pupils with extra support needs to access help and guidance to complete homework tasks. EveningS19IC
F1 - U6
UCASEarly next step choices and potential open day/work experience considerations. EveningS17ER
U6 - U6