Enrichment is an enhancement and extension of classroom learning, that gives students the chance to explore their interests as well as discover new ones. It is now also considered key to increasing future employability as it aims to develop core life skills such as organisation, time management and teamwork which in turn increases self confidence and motivation. Universities and employers are wanting to see these abilities more and more to help gauge a person beyond their grades and qualifications.
“Character is important – a CV may get you the interview, but character will get you the job.” - Tim Peake, Astronaut.
At Barnhill Community High there are a growing number of curriculum enrichment opportunities ranging from technology clubs to choir; as well as non-curricular activities such as a film club, photography club, yoga club, chess club,
and debating society to name but a few. Allied to this, groups of students are taken out of school to experience the rich and diverse opportunities London has to offer as arguably the greatest capital city in the world; and visitors from all walks of life are brought into the school to give an insight into the world of opportunities and possibilities that exist for all. Recent visitors have included medical doctors; an international finance director of a large corporation; artists with number one records under their belt; a celebrated children’s author and professionals from TfL, the Home Office and Regional Health services to name a few.
In our aim of enriching student experiences at secondary school, we hope to build lasting memories, provide unique insights, and allow students see and experience the life choices available to them, some of which they may not have previously considered as they go on to become valuable members of our society, and play a part in shaping it’s future.
Programme Leader for Whole-School Enrichment: Mr A Potts