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 (please see attachment below) of clubs and activities that provide further opportunity to develop curriculum-based skills and interests at lunchtime and after school. Some examples of these clubs are:
- Vocal Group and Orchestra
- Sports clubs (badminton, basketball, netball, rugby, football and many more as the year progresses)
- Coding club
- Debate club
- Lego robotics
- The CREST award (science, engineering and maths)
Coming soon are clubs in:
Drama, Foreign languages film, Law, Modelling and crafting, Christmas baking and textiles.
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.
This academic year some of our students will be visiting Austria on the School Ski trip (February 2022)