Extracurricular activities enrich children’s experience and allow them to develop their talents and interests.
We offer a comprehensive enrichment programme to ensure all pupils in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 have the opportunity to continue studying a subject that they are particularly interested in and develop skills that are useful to them. The programme compliments GCSE and BTEC programmes at KS4 and allows for a broad and balanced curriculum at KS3.
At Yavneh College we believe that the enrichment programme is an important part of our curriculum offer, which is why we timetable extracurricular activities for Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils into the school day as a 40-minute ‘Enrichment Programme’. They take place immediately after lunch Mondays to Thursdays thus, ensuring that all pupils and teachers are involved. In Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils choose three different enrichments per week. In Years 10 and 11 pupils choose one enrichment per week.
Most of the activities are mixed-age i.e. available to pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9. Having mixed-age activities fosters communication and friendship between the year groups, which in turn helps to promote healthy relationships between pupils and contributes to fostering a love of life-long learning.
One of the most popular extracurricular activities at Yavneh College is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Participants receive expedition training from JLGB, supported by Yavneh teachers, and pursue their own volunteering, physical and skills interests. The purposeful, wide-ranging and independent nature of the D of E programme, and the leadership and teamwork skills which it gives participants, makes it highly regarded by universities and employers. At any one time, over 150 of our pupils and students from Years 9 to 13, are busy working on a Bronze and Silver level D of E, enjoying new experiences; making new friends; building their self-confidence; and honing or discovering new talents.
Currently, the Enrichment Programme offers activities as included below:
In addition to the KS3 Enrichment Programme, we offer all pupils a wide range of extracurricular activities, including school productions (e.g. My Fair Lady, Les Misérables, High School Musical, Evita, Bugsy Malone, West Side Story, Oliver), school concerts, gliding, theatre trips, competitions, a host of informal Jewish activities (described in more detail in the Jewish Studies Department section of this website) and a packed programme of before-school and after-school sports activities.
Extra-Curricular Sports Clubs
The popular range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities effectively extends the curriculum, often through collaboration with other schools and organisations. Enrichment happens every day in Key Stage 3, so all students have the chance to sample a very broad range of experiences, in readiness for the next stage of their learning. – Ofsted Report 2011