At Abbot Beyne, we strongly believe that our students deserve the very best opportunities, both in and out of the classroom. That is why we run a fantastic Enrichment Programme which gives students opportunities to get involved in a wide range of projects, societies and activities in Sport, Creative and Performing Arts as well as academic subjects. Many activities are run by our own staff but we also work with external organisations and specialist providers to ensure a high quality offer for students.
Towards the end of each academic year every student in Key stage 3 participates in the Abbot Beyne Discover programme. This provides a wide range of experiences for students to sample, for example, an introduction to counselling, sign language, animal care and digital animation. All students also take part in our Abbot Beyne Discover Community Sports programme when there is the opportunity to experience lots of different sports and activities including yoga, golf, canoeing and mountain biking.
We believe that these experiences are so important to the development of young people that we have created an Enrichment Entitlement Statement which commits us to making sure we offer a diverse range of 15 different experiences to all students over their time at Abbot Beyne School. We believe that by taking part in all 15 of these experiences, over the course of 7 years, it will not just aid with the academic progression of students but will drastically enhance their personal development.
Enrichment Opportunities offered include:
- The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – (see webpage for additional information)
- Leadership opportunities – Sports Leaders / Student Leadership Team
- Skiing trip
- Annual School Show
- Art exhibition visit
- Trips to Universities including Oxford
- Theatre trips
- Residential trips in the UK and abroad eg. Germany
- Regular team training and competing in national and county opportunities in a wide range of sports.
- Strong links with the local community to enable our students to make a positive impact in society.
- Actively participate in a democratic process that affects decision making.
- Undertake practical fieldwork in an outdoor setting or a location away from school.
- Undertake training in a range of life skills, including study skills, careers guidance and financial management.
- Watch a live, professional sporting performance / match.