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Enrichment week 2021

Published on 29/06/21

Senior School pupils enjoyed a vast array of enrichment activities each day during the week of 21 – 25 June. The much-anticipated enrichment week is always an opportunity to learn new skills, face fears, and make new friends. As well as team-building and first aid training, Year 7s enjoyed science and technology challenges, an art trip to Kew Gardens, English and drama workshops and circus skills training. Water sports days were as popular as ever with Years 8 and 9 and 10. Year 10s also enjoyed Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award training, and a range of GCSE curriculum-based trips and activities, including a theology and philosophy trip to Canterbury. The heart of the Year 9 enrichment week was the training and expedition for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, with three days spent in the beautiful Surrey hills in addition to a moving history trip to the Brookwood war cemetery, whilst Year 8 enjoyed a Shakespeare workshop as well as a visit to both Kew Gardens and the fascinating Denbies Vineyard followed by a steep climb up Box Hill! A truly enriching week full of fun learning, day trips and outdoor challenges!

This year, Year 11 and Year 13 also celebrated the end of their tough two year courses with a variety of fun trips and experiences including paintballing and a visit to Thorpe Park. 

After what has been a challenging academic year hampered by restrictions and COVID-19 guidelines, it has been a real pleasure to offer pupils an opportunity to enjoy a varied and action-packed enrichment week programme.

Click here to watch some highlights of the week.