Resilience | Integrity | Scholarship | Enrichment

As stated in our Mission Statement, we aim to give each pupil a well-rounded education – teaching pupils for life, not just to pass exams. This encourages an inclination to branch out – keeping all possibilities open for a future full of potential. A well-rounded education is not a luxury for today’s pupils, it is a necessity if we are to prepare them for the realities of an ever-changing world. Almost all careers as well as global citizenship require an interdisciplinary understanding and out-of-the-box thinking, which can best be cultivated through a well-rounded education.

In order to fulfil this, we have created an extensive enrichment programme which includes cultural, spiritual, moral, social, sporting and creative activities. We encourage our pupils to engage with the programme, so they can develop independence, confidence resilience, leadership, and above all, skills for the world outside of school.

On Monday 13th September, pupils will select their 1st and 2nd choice activities to commence on Tuesday. This means we can offer an activity they will enjoy while keeping session numbers low to maximise the experience. If an activity is oversubscribed, pupils will be placed on a waiting list to ensure they will get their first choice next time. The programme will start on Tuesday 14th September (every Tuesday and Thursday) for 6 weeks until the end of half term. Following this, there will be a new range of opportunities for your child to experience.

The enrichment activities take place in period 6 during the school day.

Tuesday

  • Rotary Speaking
  • MUN
  • Psychology
  • Drama
  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • Running
  • Chess Club

Thursday

  • Further Maths
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Digital Leaders
  • Eco Warriors
  • Astronomy
  • Rotary Speaking/The Crew

Model UN

Model United Nations is for those people who love to debate, work together as a team and enjoy exploring how politics works on a global scale. It is an excellent opportunity to work with pupils from other year groups and improve skills such as public speaking, the ability to work towards compromise and compose logical and well-researched arguments.

Drama

As well as having the opportunity to take part in performance projects, pupils can choose to come to our weekly drama club. Within each enrichment session, we enjoy drama games, developing new skills and techniques, and creating short performances. The emphasis is on having fun and working creatively in response to a wide variety of tasks and stimuli.

Running

Running club is for those who enjoy a run in the fresh air and don’t mind getting a little muddy in the process. During club time, we warm up and prepare ourselves for a run across the school grounds. These runs are often timed and encourage competition and improvement in cardiovascular capacity.

Netball

Netball is for pupils who wish to improve their individual netball skills and develop a greater understanding of the game and its tactics. The club will suit pupils who are motivated to improve and those who wish to be part of the competitive school netball teams. Pupils who wish to be considered for selection into school teams need to select these activities in enrichment time.

Football

The football club is run as a competitive activity. The focus is on enjoyment and applying current knowledge and skills to game tactics. In each session, pupils will undertake a variety of drills/practice situations that will develop their ability to work as a team and then have opportunities to put the newfound tactical knowledge into game situations.

Eco Warriors

At Eco club, pupils are encouraged to think about sustainability and how they can help towards being an eco-friendly school. They will be encouraged to address a variety of environmental themes ranging from recycling, reducing waste, saving energy, water and thinking about healthy living.

Digital leaders

If you would like to find out how you can turn any item into a computer touchpad, rig up a security camera or build a PC? Become part of the digital leaders and you will become an expert on the latest technology. You will be able to assist your classmates and even the teachers with their tech issues and get the lessons back on track.

The Crew

The Crew is an opportunity to immerse yourself a love of literature and creative writing. Offering precious quiet time to read and discuss books, alongside developing, exploring and sharing your own writing.

Kitchen Chemistry

Pupils will learn how to complete fun and wacky experiments, using items you can find at home.

Chess Club

Do you have a tactical mind? Do you enjoy board games? Or do you want to learn a new skill? Then Chess Club would be a great opportunity for you. The Chess Club will have the opportunity to participate in tournaments for your house.

Rotary Speaking

Rotary Public Speaking is a prestigious competition that Tower College has participated in for many years. Learning how to deliver a speech in public is a skill that will last a lifetime. Working together as a team develops self-confidence, analytical thinking and the ability to respond to questions in a mature manner. Over the years Tower College has had much success at all stages of the competition and we hope that this tradition will continue this year.

Further Maths

Further Maths offers the opportunity to extend your mathematical knowledge and the application of this knowledge. You will leave with an additional qualification at the end of school for completing the course. Only open to year 11.

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology teaches pupils about the human mind and how it works. Covering topics linked to behaviour, memory, personality, and social interaction.

Astronomy

Astronomy is the study of the sun, moons, stars and planets. Understand the make-up of our universe and answer the question, are there other life forms out there?

Tuesday

  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Video Game Design
  • Clay 3D Design
  • Zen Mindfulness
  • Philosophy

Thursday

  • Eco Warriors
  • TC Band
  • Culture Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Science Investigation
  • Crochet Club

Basketball

Basketball is a fast-paced, high scoring ball game and the basketball club utilises this element to develop pupils’ skills and knowledge through a range of engaging and fun drills. This is open to those pupils who want to develop and take part in extra-curricular competitions.

Netball

Netball is for pupils who wish to improve their individual netball skills and develop a greater understanding of the game and its tactics. The club will suit pupils who are motivated to improve and those who wish to be part of the competitive school netball teams. Pupils who wish to be considered for selection into school teams will need to select these activities in enrichment time.

Video Game Design

Do you want to get involved in the ever-growing and changing industry of game design? Do you think you could create the next Space Glover? Then come along to our Video Game Design Club!

Eco Warriors

At Eco Club pupils are encouraged to think about sustainability and how they can help towards being an eco-friendly school. Pupils will be encouraged to address a variety of environmental themes ranging from recycling, reducing waste, saving energy, water and thinking about healthy living.

TC Band

Open to all pupils. If you have a musical instrument, this could be for you. We perform everything from rock ballads to Christmas carols.

Culture Club

Come and take part in mini projects to learn about different cultures and lives from around the world. Experience events and share presentations about our own experiences with each other.

Clay 3D Design

Using Clay to create 3D models and other forms of artwork.

Zen Mindfulness

A session designed to help develop relaxation techniques. This will offer pupils the chance to unwind in a calm and safe environment and feel supported with any problems they encounter throughout the school day.

Cheerleading

Cheerleading is an activity in which combines dance and gymnastics to cheer for their team as a form of encouragement. It can be performed to motivate sports teams or for competition. Cheerleading involves performing routines that contain components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting.

Crochet Club

Using small hooks and wool, learn how to make small crochet projects e.g. hats and mittens.

Philosophy

Have you ever wondered if a tree falls and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Or what gives life meaning? Or does Mr Southward only own shorts? Then Philosophy club is the place to discuss, develop and debate ideas.

Science Investigation

Put your scientific knowledge into practice by learning fun and interesting biology experiments. Explore the possible outcomes and marvel at the findings within each session.