Welcome to the Stobo Enrichment Programme

Please read the information about enrichment carefully as it contains all the details regarding the individual enrichments running during the next term.

Parents will receive a special email which enables choices to be made.

Sarah Maddock
Head of Junior Department
Longridge Towers School
Berwick-Upon-Tweed
TD15 2XQ

Tel: 01289 307 584
Fax: 01289 302 581

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Monday

ActivityDescriptionTimeAges
BushcraftBushcraft will allow children to experience the great outdoors in a fun and adventurous way. Cooking, whittling, camp craft and navigation skills are just some of the weekly activities on offer. EveningJ3 - J6
Eco SchoolsThe Eco-Schools Programme is pupil-led; involves hands-on, real-world learning and gets the whole school and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects. There are nine Eco-Schools topics to look at; each distinct and broad enough to allow pupils to run projects that they are passionate about. An Eco-committee is developed to choose projects. Awards can be gained and to get our first Eco-Schools Green Flag you we will need to demonstrate that we are doing three different pieces of project work, covering three of the different Eco-Schools topics below:. Biodiversity, Energy, Litter, Waste, Water, School Grounds, Healthy Living, Transport and Global Citizenship. EveningJ3 - J6
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. EveningJ6 - F1
Junior 4 p.m. 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. EveningJ3 - J6
Junior HomeworkGet support with your homework activities and Learning Logs and go home with time to relax or attend a favourite out of school activity safe in the knowledge that your homework has been completed. EveningJ3 - J6
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. EveningJ6 - F1
Team Building FunTeamwork is a very important skill for everyone to have so in this enrichment you will be doing fun activities indoors and outdoors to learn skills such as teamwork, cooperation and critical thinking. It will require you to work together and communicate with each other to get results. Remember- Together Everyone Achieves More.EveningJ3 - J6
Junior ChoirFun singing for younger members of the school. LunchJ3 - J6

Tuesday

ActivityDescriptionTimeAges
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. EveningJ6 - 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! EveningJ6 - 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. EveningJ6 - F2
eSports Rocket LeagueLed by two of our lovely Sixth Form students. Supersonic speeds? Sweet aerial tricks? Rocket powered cars with the coolest designs you can make? Join us to play Rocket League, a video game likened to football - but with cars. Easy to pick up and tonnes of fun for everyone, enjoy the team spirit of matches against your friends, or hone your skills in training; whether you’re taking control of the pitch or mastering the skies, there’s a place in the team for all involved! EveningJ4 - J6
FootballMr Johnston invites both girls and boys 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. EveningJ4 - J6
Junior 4 p.m. 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. EveningJ3 - J6
Junior HomeworkGet support with your homework activities and Learning Logs and go home with time to relax or attend a favourite out of school activity safe in the knowledge that your homework has been completed. EveningJ3 - J6
Nerf WarsFollowing on from the success of last Summer 'Nerf Wars' returns!. It does exactly what it says on the tin...except in a safe and controlled environment. Pupils will battle it out using Nerf guns in a number of competitive arenas, capture the flag, team-strike match, king/queen of the castle are to name but a few of the weekly games. Note: Safety googles will be supplied by the school. Children must provide their own Nerf Guns. This is a contact sport! EveningJ3 - J6
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.EveningJ6 - F1
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. EveningJ4 - U6
Sculpture ClubIn Sculpture Club we will be using as many different materials as possible to create our own sculptural masterpieces. From clay, Modroc and Lego to wool, sticks and shells; we will create works of art inspired by the world around us and famous sculptors. It will be a little bit messy and a lot of fun!EveningJ3 - J6
Superstars Science ClubTake part in twelve fun science activities and gain an award.EveningJ3 - J6
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. EveningJ6 - F2

Wednesday

ActivityDescriptionTimeAges
Junior 4 p.m. 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. EveningJ3 - J6
Ye-Ha! and Outdoor Fun and Games (after the show concludes)"Ye-Ha!" is this year’s Stobo production. It squeezes all the fun and adventure of the old west into a wonderfully wild, musical comedy. We would like as many of the Year 3 – Year 6 pupils as possible to stay to enrichment each Wednesday. As the show looms ever closer, it becomes increasingly important to have as many of the cast present as possible as staging in the Chapel Theatre begins. Once the show has finished (after May half term), sessions will be 'Outdoor Fun and Games' on the front field with opportunities for activities such as team games, rounders, football, cricket and free time outdoors to play with friends. EveningJ3 - J6
Junior RoundersRounders at lunchtime LunchJ3 - J6

Thursday

ActivityDescriptionTimeAges
ASC JuniorOtherwise known as the ASC Scheme, Adventure Service Challenge is a three-fold, integrated, interwoven scheme of activity for young people aged 8 to 14 years and beyond. It offers activities of:- ADVENTURE: Discovery, exploration, leisure pursuits, attitudes to and skills for life; SERVICE: Concern for others, opportunities for helping those in need; CHALLENGE: A comprehensive and complete training programme. The ASC scheme is designed to prepare young people for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. In fact, the DoE Award HQ recommends ASC for that purpose. EveningJ3 - J6
Athletics ClubThis enrichment is open to both boys and girls in Years 3 to Year 6. Each week pupils will learn and practise new athletic skills in preparation for Sports Day. EveningJ3 - J6
ChessCome along to the Chess Club to develop your game play whether you’re an absolute beginner or a Grand Master. EveningJ5 - J6
Gardening ClubWe will enjoy tending to the gardens and vegetable beds around Stobo. In the event of poor weather we will go indoors to do garden themed craft activities. EveningJ3 - J6
High Voices ChoirA choir for female and unchanged male voices. EveningJ5 - U6
Junior 4 p.m. 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. EveningJ3 - J6
Junior HomeworkGet support with your homework activities and Learning Logs and go home with time to relax or attend a favourite out of school activity safe in the knowledge that your homework has been completed. EveningJ3 - J6
Outdoor DetectivesBird spotting, science investigations, scavenger hunts......... all in our beautiful school grounds. What will it be today? EveningJ3 - J6
TennisCome and enjoy some tennis fun with lots of individual, paired and team activities. All abilities are welcome and we will be focusing on developing the skills needed to play tennis as well as enjoying lots of fun games to progress technique. EveningJ3 - J6
Lunchtime Badminton (Thursdays)This is a lunchtime drop in session to give you the chance to play Badminton during the summer term. LunchJ3 - J6

Friday

ActivityDescriptionTimeAges
Comic ClubWe will create comic book stories with different characters such as superheroes, Disney and your own ideas. Come and have fun making your own comic books. EveningJ3 - J6
DramaBe dramatic! Fun and games for all whilst learning some new dramatic techniques. EveningJ3 - J6
Junior 4 p.m. 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. EveningJ3 - J6
Junior HomeworkGet support with your homework activities and Learning Logs and go home with time to relax or attend a favourite out of school activity safe in the knowledge that your homework has been completed. EveningJ3 - J6
Junior JoggersThis club offers the children to have get fit, have fun and plenty of fresh air. We will be making running FUN!!!! There will be lots of fun activities - running through the woods, relay races, running games, orienteering and maybe even a fancy dress run. So come along and have fun with your friends whilst keeping fit and healthy. EveningJ3 - J6
QuidditchIn Quidditch, each team is made up of 7 players. One Seeker, one Keeper, two Beaters and three Chasers – each of which have a specific task. The Chasers are there to try and keep possession of the Quaffle and to score a goal by throwing it through one of the opponent’s three hoops. The two Beaters throw Bludgers and these are thrown at the opposition to disrupt them. The other side’s Beaters, in turn, throw them back with the same intention. The Keeper is a defensive player and is tasked with defending the team’s hoops. Lastly, the Seeker is the team member whose job is to capture the all-important Golden Snitch. Broomsticks provided! EveningJ3 - J6