Enrichment at Sir Graham Balfour School
Here at Sir Graham Balfour School we believe in preparing our students for the future by providing a range of opportunities to gain new experiences, develop life skills and pursue interests via our enrichment opportunities. Our extensive Enrichment programme encompasses three main strands:
Extra-curricular clubs and activities: We have a weekly timetable of clubs and activities that provide further opportunity to develop curriculum-based skills and interests in lunch time and after school. Our extra -curricular programme also offers the chance to engage in competitions and events with other schools such as involvement in our sports teams, debate team and many more.
Extension: Extended learning opportunities include masterclasses, music lessons, foreign trips, educational visits and events. These are all undertaken to extend learning, provide stretch and challenge and inspire ambition. For example; our Scholars Award programme offers students the opportunity to extend their learning and interests via a structured achievement programme.
Engagement in wider personal development: we offer opportunities for students to engage in experiences which develop skills and knowledge that they would not usually develop in the mainstream curriculum. For example; Duke of Edinburgh and a variety of optional enrichment activities such as British Sign Language and First aid.
As a temporary measure to ensure all of our students have access to Enrichment opportunities. The following arrangements are in place:
Extension: Students can extend their knowledge and skills via our Scholars Award programme
Engagement in wider personal development: Students may take a look on office 365 in the Enrichment area. In this area they are able to access opportunities to:
- Learn British Sign Language
- Learn First aid,
- Competitions (Cookery, photography, writing skills, arts, crafts and many more)
- Undertake the pastoral challenge (which involved applying ours school values to day to day life at home and in the community)
- Participate in cookery skills club
- Try recommended arts and crafts projects
- Try the wider world activities to enhance knowledge and understanding of travel, arts and culture.
Students in Y9-12 can sign up to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.