Our annual Enrichment programme offers a wide range of exciting residential and day trips.
These learning opportunities allow students to:
- immerse themselves more deeply in topics already covered in our day-to-day curriculum, but allowing them greater insights and experience; learning in a ‘real world’ context.
- broaden their horizons by visiting new places for the first time, or that have particular significance to them, often extending or connecting with prior learning.
- explore a completely new activity that may develop a passion for future participation.
The programme also allows wider opportunities for students to employ ASPIRE Learning Habits, but in a broader context and environment, where they genuinely must employ independent learning to be successful. The Enrichment Week programme, along with the extensive international and UK based residential and day trip opportunities at Roundwood Park, make sure that we extend and fill in any gaps in a students’ personal development on their road to developing all, hopefully, of the attributes, skills and qualities highlighted by our ‘Roundwood Park Leaver’ visual.
From the Rhineland in Germany, to Geography fieldwork in Wales, to Warwick Castle, to a Duke of Edinburgh expedition, to various London trips, to experiencing climbing, caving, karting, water sports or even horse riding for the first time, there is genuinely something there for everyone!
We think it is vitally important that all students experience all elements of the enrichment opportunities with ‘nobody left behind’. Therefore, all trips are priced as low as is possible and include all costs on the day, in an attempt to get all students involved and participating. We also appreciate, as a comprehensive school, that all families have different levels of disposable income and that this can fluctuate at different times of the year. We are so committed to the idea that ‘nobody is left behind’ that if the cost is the potential tipping-point to a student not coming on a trip or activity, then we will find a financial solution or support in all cases.
Please see attached an example of our typical Enrichment programmes.