Enrichment Carousel 

Year 7 Co-Curricular Carousel

 

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.” Richard Branson

 

I am delighted to announce our Year 7 enrichment carousel for September 2022. This programme is designed to give students access to new opportunities, encouraging the development of a range of skills, including resilience, self-esteem and team building. A broad-range of varied activities are on offer, enriching the school’s curriculum and student experience at Coundon Court.

The carousel works as follows - your child will select a minimum of eight activities they would like to partake in. At the beginning of each half term students will be allocated one of their chosen activities which they will take part in for six weeks. Most sessions will run on a Wednesday and Thursday from 2.50pm to 3.30pm/3.50pm. This programme runs from September to April so students will experience four activities from the carousel in total.  

 

Students will still be able to access whole school co-curricular activities as well as participating in the carousel. The details of all of the wider school co-curricular activities on offer will be available in September, please visit our school website for further information. 

The options available this year are:

 

  1. Cycle Coaching 
    Learn how to ride a bike or become a more confident rider. All equipment including bikes and helmets will be provided. 
     

  2. Book Club 
    Travel the universe, through place and time and see what another life is like for a while...without leaving the Library!  There is no better way to have an adventure than picking up a good book. Discuss your favourite books with other avid readers and grab the opportunity to be involved in one of the most important events of the Library year – the Carnegie Medal Shadowing Group.  
     

  3. The Big Sing 
    One of the UK’s biggest community singing projects, The Big Sing will teach you how to sing in harmony as a choir in just six sessions. Take part and you will be invited to perform in a concert alongside your other harmonisers and join in a with a huge nationwide big sing!   
     

  4. St John First Aid 
    Would you like to learn vital lifesaving skills? Undertake this six-week course to learn all the essentials it takes to help those in need. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate to say you have achieved a basic level of First Aid.  
     

  5. Girls’ Football 
    Whether you are brand new to the beautiful game or an experienced player, sign up for Girls’ Football to learn everything from basic passing drills to advanced set pieces. Teams will be invited to play against each other in a Girls’ Football tournament next summer! 
     

  6. Couch to 5K 
    Over these six sessions, build up your fitness skills through the NHS Couch to 5k training program, finishing in a 5k park run at War Memorial Park. If you enjoy the program, why not join Coundon Court in an official 5k charity run in the summer of 2022, representing your new secondary school and bag yourself a medal at the finish line. 
     

  7. Find Your Feet
    In conjunction with Highly Sprung, explore the world of physical theatre in six professionally led sessions. As a group you will create a piece of physical theatre that tells a story about your first experiences at secondary school. Grow in confidence, find new friends and come together for a performance in our annual Summer Concert.
     

  8. Ready, Steady, Cook! 
    Join us in the kitchen to fry up on your food preparation skills, cooking a range of different sweet and savoury treats. No ingredients? No problem! Everything will be provided for you as you train to be Coundon Court’s very own Gordon Ramsay. 
     

  9. Martial Arts 
    Want to improve your mobility, strength and power?  Martial Arts will provide an introduction to sport, covering the basic moves that are included in the first grading. Get ready to undertake blocks, parries, grab escapes and strikes! 
     

  10. Code and Rescue
    Over these six sessions, build up your coding skills through several practical activities. Learn to talk like a programmer, by planning missions using computational thinking. Learn and understand how to work with technology including both hardware and software. This will provide you with the skills to work in teams, problem solve and find programming solutions. 
     

  11. Crest Award 
    Work your way towards the Discovery CREST Award through coding, nanotechnology, ergonomics, magnetism and electricity. Plan and execute a project which could improve your school experience and earn a certificate for all your hard work. 
     

  12. Batik Art 
    Creative? Experimental? Colour fanatic? Come along and try the Indonesian technique of wax-resist, learning how to use fabric dyes and colour theories to create your own design based on the incredible architectural features here in the Old House.  
     

  13. Blue Peter Badge Club 
    Earn a coveted Blue Peter badge and free entry to over 200 family entertainment venues across the UK! You could even appear on the BBC TV show... 
     

  14. Build Your Own App 
    Create your own app and watch it run on an IOS or Android phone. If you want to learn about coding or like computers, come along. 
     

  15. Theatre Workshops 
    Experience six exciting workshops that take you on a journey through the world of theatre. If you have a passion for acting, drama and theatre design this is the club for you. 
     

  16. Caring for Animals 
    Do you have an interest in looking after animals? Then this is the club for you. This activity will run in conjunction with an animal welfare award called 'PETWISE' which is governed by the PDSA.  
     

  17. Vex Robot Wars
    For beginners who want to get into robotics. Learn to build and control a robot. Vex robots can be used with a hand-held controller or programmed to work on their own with sensors. Try to beat the house-robots, be the last one standing.

 

For more information and to complete your child’s preferences, please follow this link to the online form and submit this by Tuesday 30th August.  The following course in the list will be shown once the previous one has been answered "Yes" or "No".