What are you going to do? - Enrichment 2019 A guide to the activities on offer for Enrichment 22nd 25th July 2019 - Varndean School

 
What are you going to do? - Enrichment 2019 A guide to the activities on offer for Enrichment 22nd 25th July 2019 - Varndean School
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A guide to the activities on offer for Enrichment
                         22nd ~ 25th July 2019
What are you going to do? - Enrichment 2019 A guide to the activities on offer for Enrichment 22nd 25th July 2019 - Varndean School
Activity                       Page     Years     Cost    PP Cost
Animal Art                      5     7,8 and 9   £20       £7
Baking                          6     7,8 and 9   £7.50   £2.50
Book Making & Paper Cutting     7     7,8 and 9   free     free
Computing                       8     7,8 and 9   £25       £9
Creative Writing                9     7,8 and 9   free     free
Dance                          10     7,8 and 9   £60      £20
Drama                          11     7,8 and 9   £60      £20
Football Academy               12     7,8 and 9   £40      £15
France ~ Opal Coast            13        9        £375     £125
Germany ~ Koblenz              14        9        £310     £110
Goats and Other Animals        15     7,8 and 9   free     free
Golf                           16     7,8 and 9   £50      £16
Historical Britain             17     7,8 and 9   £25      £10
Hove Lagoon Water Sports       18     8 and 9     £195     £65
Japanese                       19     7,8 and 9   free     free
Knitting                       20     7,8 and 9    £6       £2
Media                          21     7,8 and 9   £50      £17
Mega Adventure Wales           22     8 and 9     £350     £115
Music Tour ~ Edinburgh         23     8 and 9     £500     £175
Patchwork                      24     7,8 and 9    £6       £2
Photography                    25     7,8 and 9   free     free
Pokémon                        26     7,8 and 9   free     free
Poland ~ Kraków                27        9        £660     £220
Reading Hackers                28     7,8 and 9   free     free
Science Week                   29     7,8 and 9   £25       £8
Snowdonia                      30     8 and 9     £410     £145
Table Top Board & Card Games   31     7,8 and 9   free     free
Year 7 Camp                    32        7        £270     £95
What are you going to do? - Enrichment 2019 A guide to the activities on offer for Enrichment 22nd 25th July 2019 - Varndean School
22nd ~ 25th July 2019

Dear Varndean Families

I am delighted to be able to launch our Enrichment Week programme, commencing 22nd
July and finishing on 25th July. This is always a highlight of the year for students and
we hope to build on previous successes to deliver a fantastic week. We are proud to be
offering a wide range of exciting activities that will enable students to learn, have fun
and challenge themselves over an extended period of time.

Within this booklet you will find details of all the courses being offered this year,
including the year group they are on offer to and their costs. The PP cost is also shown,
this is the cost for students who receive Pupil Premium funding support. Families can
check if they are eligible for PP support with school bases.

Please read this booklet together with your child and examine the course details
carefully. This will help to ensure your child selects possible options that are appropriate
to their interests and in turn make the enrichment week as enjoyable and successful as
possible for them and the other students involved. We also ask that students consider
the areas of personal skills they want to develop when selecting their possible options.
It is very important that your child selects options that you have already approved with
them at home to avoid further disappointment down the line.

Next steps;
• Review the activities with your child online (hard copies are available in school if
  required)
• Enrichment 2019 survey will be shared with students on 7th January, this is the
  booking system and requires students to select 3 possible activities
• Google survey closes at 9:15am on 14th January
• Confirmations of activities allocated will be sent out after determining best fit for all
  students
• First payments are due by February 28th.

Thank you for your support with this - we sincerely hope everyone has a fantastic and
memorable experience.

Kind regards,

Tim Clarke
Curriculum Development Manager.

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Areas for personal development
Please think about the areas you want to develop skills in as you select your three
possible activities. You may want to build on areas you developed last year or you may
want to challenge yourself in a different way. All of these are skills that employers look
for when they are recruiting staff.

Students will...
• have the opportunity to use their imagination and/or be creative
• have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences
• have to manage their time, resources and actions to ensure a positive outcome
• have the opportunity to express their views to others
• have the opportunity to appreciate the views of others
• have the opportunity to lead others
• have the opportunity to work collaboratively
• have the opportunity to explore different cultural influences and styles
• have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they have not met before
• have the opportunity to plan their own learning or research
• experience a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning

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22nd ~ 25th July 2019

Animal Art

  Cost   £20         PP Cost   £7     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

 Purpose/Activities:
On the first day of Enrichment, we will be in school where we will take part in a hands
on reptile and animal workshop. We will be drawing and taking photographs of the
animals, as well as learning about them.

On the following day we will visit the Booth Museum on Dyke Road where we will use
the museum exhibits to make sketchbooks.

The rest of the week will be spent in the Art Department developing our drawings and
photographs into pieces of artwork using a variety of media and techniques.

  Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to use their imagination and be creative in their
choice of materials and composition.
They will have the opportunity to reflect on their own and other students work and
experience a sense of enjoyment as their artwork grows.
Students will have the opportunity to appreciate the views of others as they discuss
each others work.

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Baking

 Cost   £7.50       PP Cost £2.50     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
 The aim of this course is to teach students how to plan, prepare and bake a variety of
 sweet treats which will then be served in York Place Diner 1884 at lunchtime on the
 final day of the course, which customers will be paying for!

 The marketing and display of the food and beverage will play a key role as well as the
 preparing and cooking of the food. You will learn baking techniques, decoration skills
 and basic food safety.

 Students will be put into groups to produce a baked selection for Lunch service, these
 groups will be of mixed year groups so you can build on your strengths and strengthen
 your weakness as a team.Students will appoint a team captain and choose a team
 name.

  Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity to be creative by putting together a range of
 baked goods for the sale on Thursday.
 Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively by working together to
 prepare and bake a variety of sweet treats.
 Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they have not
 met before by working together to research, agree and produce goods.
 Students will have the opportunity to appreciate the viewpoints of others by listening
 to other people’s ideas and getting an insight into life in a catering kitchen.
 Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and
 fascination in learning as they learn to produce delicious treats.

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22nd ~ 25th July 2019

Book Making & Paper Cutting

  Cost   free       PP Cost   free      Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9        Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
Paper sculpture embraces cutting and folding but no sticking!
Students will learn how to make paper models (see pictures above) using paper cutting
and folding. There will also be an opportunity to learn about book binding and to make
a book.
You need to enjoy making things, have lots of patience and be prepared to have a go.
This workshop will begin with a return to your early schooldays, playing with paper,
cutting and sticking. We will explore the ancient Chinese art of Origami - which is posh
for paper folding: making models from single squares of paper with no signs of glue,
tape or scissors. We will go on to explore the gentle art of bookbinding, beginning with
making simple notebooks and progressing to more traditional techniques involving sewn
pages and cloth-bound covers.

 Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to   be creative in their construction in paper.
Students will have the opportunity to   manage their time, resources and actions to
ensure they complete the tasks set.
Students will have the opportunity to   reflect on their experiences as they consider
what they could do differently.
Students will have the opportunity to   plan their own learning as they decide what to
make.

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Computing

   Cost   £25        PP Cost   £9     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
 Robots used to be the stuff of science fiction, creations that move and perform tasks,
 but in the past 50 years, robots have evolved from simple creations to machines
 capable of complex tasks. Using LEGO MINDSTORMS, micro:bits, scrap and a great deal
 of imagination, students will develop their robots and set them against one another in
 a series of team challenges.
 Bringing computing, science, maths and creativity together, we are offering a hands
 on approach for students to engage and compete in a series of mini projects including;
 • Crack the code- using a bigtrack you will program a robot to complete a maze
 • Build a bot - build a robot and armour it to complete a number of challenges, you
    will need to weaponise your bot to compete against other bots
 • Blind time trial - with a team mate you must complete an assault course
 • Footbot - play a game of football without even kicking a ball.

 Students will have fun while developing their problem solving skills to explore
 design, algorithms, Boolean, sequences and inputs and outputs through building and
 de-bugging within a group challenge scenario.

  Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and
 fascination using their computational skills, programming their robots and micro:bits.
 Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively and develop their ability to
 work as part of a team by developing design ideas and bringing them to life, managing
 their projects as they develop.
 Students will have the opportunity to plan their own research as they look for
 solutions to problems they encounter.
 Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences when they consider
 what worked and why.

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Creative Writing

  Cost   free      PP Cost   free     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

 Purpose/Activities:
This course is for those who love writing in a relaxed environment. It would also suit
those who enjoy drawing and illustrating their work.

The students who choose this course will have the opportunity to write about a range
of subjects in a variety of ways, from poetry to play-scripts. If, however, there is a
novel waiting to be written, there will be a chance to write this in peace.

Each student will be given a creative writing book which will be the focus for the
week’s writing and drawing. It will also instil in them the habit of writing down
thoughts and ideas as they arise, which is what all great writers and journalists do.

  Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to use their imagination and/or be creative by
producing their own pieces of creative writing.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and fascination
in learning by exploring new words and expressions.
Students will have the opportunity to explore different cultural influences and styles
when considering the influences on a piece of writing.
Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences by reading their
work and discussing it with a teacher and their peers.
Students will have the opportunity to appreciate the views of others by listening to
each other about the different inspirations for pieces of writing.

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Dance

   Cost   £60       PP Cost   £20     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
 Students will have the chance to learn dances from a range of professional dance
 artists in contemporary, musical theatre and street dance techniques.

 There will also be the opportunity to see a West End musical.

 Students will have the opportunity to perform and choreograph their own work
 throughout the week.

  Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity to be creative by learning the fundamental skills
 behind each technique, choreographing dance and performing to an audience.
 Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the experiences they gain in both
 practical tasks and from the musical they see performed in a West End theatre. They
 can use these experiences and knowledge to inform their own ideas and understanding
 of dance in the context of the performing arts industry.
 Students will have the opportunity to express their views to others by discussing their
 work with their peers.
 Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they may have
 not met before by learning and performing set dance routines alongside each other as
 well as creating their own work in groups.
 Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and
 fascination for learning as they develop different dance styles and see professional
 dancers at work.

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Drama

  Cost   £60        PP Cost   £20    Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9          Residential  Daily 

 Purpose/Activities:
Students will work on short scripted performances in groups. The ability to work well
with others, work independently and with imagination is required.

You must also be able to learn lines and be prepared to work on lines at home for the
end-of-week performance.

There will also be the opportunity to see a West End musical.

  Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to use their imagination by improving their drama
craft in directing rehearsals and stage managing performance.
Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they may have
not met before by working in groups to create their performance pieces.
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in preparing for the
performance.
Students will have the opportunity to manage their time, resources and actions to
ensure a positive outcome as they work during the week towards the end performance.
Students will have the opportunity to express their views to others when they explain
their ideas to each other.

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Football Academy

   Cost   £40       PP Cost   £15     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
 The purpose of the Football Academy enrichment course is to provide students with
 experiences of high quality coaching and skill development, alongside opportunities to
 visit some of the most impressive facilities that world football has to offer.

 During the week students will;
 • Have coaching sessions with professional coaches from Russell Martin Academy
 • Partake in individual and team events and tournaments
 • Visit a professional football stadium and find out about the nutrition and dedication
   needed to make it professional in sport
 • Find out about other career paths involved in football.

  Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment in learning
 through a series of coaching sessions tailored to their needs and ability level by
 professional coaches.
 Students will have the opportunity to use their imagination to feel what it would be
 like to play football professionally at a high level, by visiting and exploring one of
 the most modern and high tech stadiums in the country, dressing rooms used by their
 footballing heroes and behinds the scenes in the corporate areas of the stadium.
 Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively by being part of a
 team and working together within practice skill sessions and competitive game
 environments.
 Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they have not
 met before as they enjoy the different opportunities offered.
 Students will have to manage their time, resources and actions to ensure a positive
 outcome as they ensure they train together.

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22nd ~ 25th July 2019

France ~ Opal Coast

Cost   £375*          PP Cost   £125*      Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9             Residential  Daily 

 Purpose/Activities:
This trip offers students the perfect opportunity to use their language skills on a visit
to Desvres on the Opal Coast in the North of France. The trip is designed as a fully
immersive language course for Year 9 and 10 students of French, who are encouraged
to use their French from the moment they arrive at the Language Centre. They will
improve their language skills and enjoy various aspects of French cultural life. A
French animateur will be on site at all times to encourage students to use their French
and a range of activities to enable us to benefit fully from language in context.
Students will, throughout the visit, be encouraged to use their French skills in real
life situations. As well as trying Sand Surfing and Randorail, we will visit various local
attractions and develop our language skills on a range of cultural visits including;
Berk-Ville Market, Les Escargots du Bocage (snail farm), Boulogne-sur-Mer market,
Becasuc sweet factory.
Please note: Due to the nature of this trip it is aimed at students taking GCSE French.
  *Prices for residential trips to Europe are based on current details and may change depending on
                           BREXIT outcome and any possible Visa charges etc.

 Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and
fascination in learning by engaging with real life experiences in which to develop
their linguistic skills, explore geographical aspects of the area and deepen their
cultural knowledge.
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively by taking part in a range of
group activities.
Students will have the opportunity to appreciate the viewpoints of others by engaging
with the local community and their customs.
Students will have the opportunity to be creative by taking part in group
competitions.
Students will have the opportunity to explore different cultural influences and styles
 when they consider the similarities and differences between France and Brighton.

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Germany ~ Koblenz

 Cost   £310*       PP Cost   £110*    Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
 We will be staying in the beautiful city of Koblenz on the banks of the river Rhine.
 • Evening visits to the town of Koblenz
 • Cable car ride to Marksburg castle
 • Boat ride down the Rhine
 • Visit to the town of Rudesheim
 • Whole day in Phantasia Land theme park in Cologne
 • Stop off in Bruges in Belgium on the return journey.

 Price includes;
 • Return coach and ferry travel (Dover- Calais)
 • Half board accommodation (Breakfast and evening meal in the hotel)
 • Collective passport if required
 • All entrances/visits.

  Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity to explore different cultural influences and styles
 as they explore Koblenz.
 Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they have not
 met before.
 Students will experience a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning as they see
 things first hand.
 Students will have the opportunity to express their views to others when they discuss
 each days events.

   *Prices for residential trips to Europe are based on current details and may change
             depending on BREXIT outcome and any possible Visa charges etc.

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22nd ~ 25th July 2019

Goats and Other Animals

 Cost   free       PP Cost   free    Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

 Purpose/Activities:
Do you enjoy spending time with the school goats? Would you like to spend a few days
with them and also learning about their health, care and general well-being?
Even taking them for “walkies” around the grounds? Then this may be the course just
for you. We aim to arrange for a farm worker to come and spend some time with us
talking about their health and general care.
An off site visit to a farm / animal care centre will also be included. So if you want
to get down and dirty on the farm, then sign up as there is only limited space for 15
pupils. Students may need full waterproofs and suitable footwear as goats do like to
play whatever the weather. Also we will be doing a deep clean of their living quarters
ready for the summer break, so cleaning will be involved.
Look forward to seeing you there !!
Other special visitors will also show up during this weeks activity.

 Areas for personal development
Students will the opportunity to manage their time, resources and actions to ensure a
positive outcome when working with the goats and other animals.
Students will have the opportunity to plan their own learning or research as they
develop their own areas of expertise.
Students will have the opportunity to experience enjoyment and fascination in
learning when learning aspects of animal care.
Students will have the opportunity to lead others when they organise different
elements of the week.
Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they have not
met before by working together to ensure a positive outcome for all.

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Golf Week

   Cost   £50        PP Cost   £16     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9           Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
Learn how to be the next Rory McIlroy by learning the basics of golf and having
fun taking part in different types of golf activities, some traditional, some not so
traditional.

Students will gain skills in all aspects of golf, working as part of a team and learning a
new sport.

ACTIVITIES:
• 2 Hour tuition from a professional golfer
• Pitch & putt tournaments
• Crazy golf tournaments
• Foot golf
• Trip to Topgolf in Surrey – Britain’s top golf entertainment venue

  Areas for personal development
Students have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and fascination in
learning by discovering new skills and seeing their golf skills progress throughout the
week.
Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they have not
met before by being part of a group working together improving their golf and taking
part in the games/activities as part of a team.
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively by helping and encouraging
each other to improve their golf skills and working in teams in different tournaments.
Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences as they consider the
skills they have developed each day.
Students will have the opportunity to manage their time, resources and actions to
ensure a positive outcome when they are developing their golf in different settings.

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Historical Britain

  Cost   £25        PP Cost   £10    Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9          Residential  Daily 

 Purpose/Activities:
To allow students to gain a better understanding of the local area and city they live
in, by visiting historical sites and researching why they have shaped the area.
Pavilion and Museum and how it shaped Brighton, why was it built? Who built it?
Pier and Sea Life Centre/ i360.
Lewes Castle/Anne of Cleaves House : Defence or attack? Why is there a castle in
Lewes? Who built it? What connects Anne of Cleaves to Lewes?
Newhaven Fort: Part of WW2 and the Cold War.The raids that failed.
Why was Newhaven important not just during WW2 but right the way back to the
Romans, and did Ho Chi Minh really work on a boat from Newhaven?

 Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to use their imagination by thinking and perhaps
investigating what Brighton was like and what life was like at Newhaven Fort and
Lewes.
Students will have the opportunity to explore different cultural influences and styles
by examining areas of Brighton Museum and the Pavilion.
Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they may have
not met before by finding artefacts and completing group or paired activities on each
day.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and
fascination in learning by looking at activities outside the normal learning
environment which will enrich their learning and understanding of the area that we
live in.
Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences as they discuss their
visits at the end of each day.

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Hove Lagoon Water Sports

  Cost   £195       PP Cost   £65     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9          Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
 This will be a fantastic week of water sports based activities at Hove Lagoon/
 Brighton Marina where students will be able to participate in a number of exciting
 opportunities. The purpose of the activities is to enable the students to have fun,
 learn new skills, develop team work and compete against each other.

 The activities available include: wake boarding, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, paddle
 boarding and raft building.

 Other activities will include a team-building challenge, building a raft to compete in
 a raft race and a lagoon derby team sports race where each competes in a relay race,
 mixing some of the water sports experienced during the week.

  Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity to express their views to others as they suggest
 ways to improve.
 Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment as they master
 the different water sports offered.
 Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they may have
 not met before as they support each other in mastering the boards.
 Students will also respond to feedback from the instructors.
 Students will have the opportunity to manage their time, resources and actions to
 ensure a positive outcome when they look after their personal and group kit and
 ensure they are in the right place at the right time.
 Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences as they consider the
 progress they make each day in learning new skills.

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22nd ~ 25th July 2019

Japanese

  Cost   free       PP Cost   free    Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
This course offers students the opportunity to learn some basic Japanese with a native
Japanese-speaker, as well as gain an insight into some aspects of Japanese culture and
traditions.

Students will also have the opportunity to make sushi, try their hand at Japanese
calligraphy, origami and also celebrate a Japanese festival.

  Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and fascination
in learning by speaking basic Japanese and through the introduction to a set of
Japanese writing symbols.
 Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they may have
not met before by practicing Japanese phrases, sushi making and playing various games
including Japan Quiz.
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively and be creative by making
bamboo decorations to celebrate a Japanese festival and by making origami objects.
Students will have the opportunity to explore different cultural influences and styles
by trying Japanese ink calligraphy, making sushi and watching Japanese films.
Students will have the opportunity to appreciate the views of others by listening to
others as they share their experiences.

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Knitting

   Cost   £6         PP Cost   £2     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
Students will have an opportunity to explore a range of hand crafting techniques
including:
• Knitting – make an item, animal, blanket, cup cake, ugly doll – advanced
• students could learn to follow a pattern
• Crochet - learn to use simple stitches
• Flower creation – felt flowers or knitted using a flower loom
• Pom poms – created from wool, these can be used as finishing touches
• Hand sewing/appliqué – to finish items and embellish others.

Students will have an opportunity to combine techniques to create designs of their
choice. They will take all items home to keep.

  Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to be creative by selecting the yarns they use to
knit with and design their own items.
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively by helping each other
develop their knitting skills.
Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their knitting by looking at and then
improving their work for the next item that they make.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment by being able
to see their knitting progress.
Students will have the opportunity to plan their own learning or research as they
decide on different techniques and designs.

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Media

  Cost   £50        PP Cost   £16     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
Learn how to plot a short film, create believable characters and use storyboards to
plan shot choice.
Create a Stop-motion animation film in small groups.
Visit Harry Potter World to see the effort and imagination that went into making one of
the biggest British family franchises of all time.

  Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to use their imagination and be creative by plotting
storylines.
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively as they work together to
produce their animations.
Students will have the opportunity to explore different cultural influences and styles
by exploring some of the greatest films made.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and fascination
in learning as they learn the techniques used to make their films and explore those
used to make the Harry Potter films.
Students will have the opportunity to express their views to others when they discuss
each others work.

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Mega Adventure Wales

  Cost   £350         PP Cost   £115   Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9        Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
This trip is suitable for those who are competent at and enjoy cycling and are confident
swimmers who are not afraid of the sea. Students will need to be well organised and
good self managers.
Learn camping and basic survival skills.
To push the boundaries of what students think is physically and mentally possible.

Activities;
• Surfing
• Coasteering / gorgeering
• Mountain biking
• Camping
          Please   note that this trip begins on   Sunday 21st July 11:00am
                     Arrive Varndean   rear car    park at 10:30 am

  Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively by taking part in a range of
activities and work to maintain a tidy camp.
Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they have not
meet before by working together throughout the week.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and fascination
in learning by learning new skills.
Students will have the opportunity to manage their time, resources and actions to
ensure a positive outcome as they organise their belongings and ensure they are ready
at the start of each day.
Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences at the end of each
day and over the week as they consider the highs and lows of the week.

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22nd ~ 25th July 2019

Music Tour ~ Edinburgh

  Cost   £500       PP Cost   £175    Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
With a focus on vocal performance skills this residential will give you the opportunity
to perform in cultural and beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland. Students who opt for this
activity will be expected to attend weekly rehearsals before Enrichment week to learn
the songs. Students’ ability to rehearse and perform will be developed in a range of
contexts over the four days. We will be staying in a hostel in Edinburgh with all meals
and breakfast provided and will be travelling by coach from school directly to the
hostel having use of the coach to reach performance locations and excursions when
necessary.

  Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to be creative, using their musical skills to enhance
and develop pieces of music using a variety of techniques including dynamics and light
and shade.
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively by taking part in rehearsals,
workshops and performances, understanding how a group of vocalists need to ‘gel’
together to create an overall sound meaning no one voice is more important than
another.
Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the experiences of performing in
unfamiliar venues, considering how this impacts on performance and the audience,
feeding this into fresh rehearsals for more performances.
Students will have the opportunity to explore different cultural influences and styles
by performing in and visiting one of the most vibrant and cultural hubs of the UK.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and fascination
for learning as they see how a piece of music changes according to the performance
and audience.

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Varndean School ~ Enrichment 2019

Patchwork

   Cost   £6         PP Cost   £2          Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9        Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
During Patchwork Week, you will have the opportunity to create hand-stitched items
from a wide range of possibilities. These might include;
• patchwork cushion
• soft toy
• embroidered hairband
• needlecase
• pincushion
• decorated bag
• bunting
• iphone case
but the greatest fun is to be had by designing your own ideas.

  Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity   to   be creative as they design their own pieces.
 Students will have the opportunity   to   reflect on their work and how to improve it.
 Students will have the opportunity   to   lead others as they share skills.
 Students will have the opportunity   to   plan their own learning and research as they
 decide on projects to work on.

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22nd ~ 25th July 2019

Photography

  Cost   free          PP Cost   free       Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9             Residential  Daily 

 Purpose/Activities:
This workshop is designed to give students the chance to learn and develop basic skills and techniques
used by photographers. The course is designed to cover a wide range of basic photographic techniques
so that students will learn to improve the composition and artistic feel of their photographs. The
course is really aimed at students who want to improve the photographs taken with their phones
and as such will not spend a lot of time on technical information. However, keen photographers
who would prefer to use an actual camera, are also welcome. The course will also help to develop
students use of Pixlr Photo Editing Software, Google slides and will generally improve their computer
literacy through uploading, transferring, editing, analysing and presenting their photographs.

The 4 day course will follow this route:
Day 1 - Introduction to the Upload Hub, using the school system to retrieve and manipulate images.
Learn about composition techniques. Taking photos on themes in and around the school.
Day 2 - Reportage, action and Portraits. Groups will become mini photo journalists and create a photo
documentary based on other enrichment’s and things happening around the school. This will also
provide preparation for Day 3
Day 3 - 3 Photo Assignments in Brighton. Start and finish the day in town. Students will have 3 set
tasks to photograph. a)Brighton Beach Life b) Brighton Architecture c) Brighton Street Art. Guidance
and Settings will be suggested.
Day 4 - Photos from Brighton Assignments will be edited, tweaked and presented. Collate and
complete all other tasks.

   Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity to be creative by selecting and creating their own
 photographs and editing them in their own way.
 Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively by assisting each other in
 the assignments and editing, providing support and feedback for each other.
 Students will have the opportunity to explore different cultural influences and styles
 by exploring different cultural influences and styles of photography.
 Students will have the opportunity to express their views to others by explaining the
 reasoning behind their choices.
 Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and
  fascination in learning as they learn how to develop their ideas and techniques.

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Pokémon

  Cost   free       PP Cost   free   Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokémon! My name is Mr Collins! People call
me the Pokémon Prof! This world is inhabited by creatures called Pokémon! For some
people, Pokémon are pets, others use them for fights. Myself… I study Pokémon as a
profession.

An exploration of Pokemon allowing your to be competitive, creative and collaborative
whilst enjoying your hobby with other enthusiasts.

  Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively as they work to find
 Pokémon.
 Students will have the opportunity to express their views to others as they discuss
 different Pokémon.
 Students will have the opportunity to appreciate the views of others in group
 discussions.
 Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they have not
 met before but hold similar interests within the group.

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22nd ~ 25th July 2019

Poland ~ Kraków

 Cost   £660*       PP Cost   £220*   Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
A residential trip to Kraków in Poland. Visit this historic city and experience the
culture. This trip will involve a trip to Auschwitz concentration camp and the Galicia
Museum along with a meeting with a concentration camp survivor.
We will also go to the Wielickza salt mines.
Transportation is by flying from Gatwick to Kraków. Accommodation is in twin bedded
rooms in a hotel in Kraków.
Breakfast is provided in the hotel with packed lunches provided on days 2, 3 and 4.
Evening meals are included and will be in local restaurants.

   *Prices for residential trips to Europe are based on current details and may change
             depending on BREXIT outcome and any possible Visa charges etc.

 Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to explore different cultural influences and styles
as they explore Kraków.
Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they have not
met before.
Students will experience a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning as they see
things first hand.
Students will have the opportunity to express their views to others when they discuss
each days events.

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Varndean School ~ Enrichment 2019

Reading Hackers

  Cost   free       PP Cost   free    Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9          Residential  Daily 

 Purpose/Activities:
Reading Hackers - turn reading on it’s head!

To “hack” is to take something apart and put it back together again so that it works
better for you - a “reading hack” does this with books and reading. We will be using
books in creative ways, using existing hacks and creating our own. We will also talk to
authors, explore the Jubilee Library, share our love of books... and, of course, read!

  Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and
 fascination in learning by using books in creative ways, and by having time to indulge
 in reading.
 Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they may
 have not met before by engaging in book discussions, and by collaborating on creative
 projects.
 Students will have the opportunity to explore different cultural influences and styles
 by trying new authors and genres.
 Students will have the opportunity to express their views to others by creating blogs,
 discussing books and using the library’s @varndeanbooks social media account to voice
 their opinions on the fiction they read.
 Students will have the opportunity to plan their own learning or research as they get
 the opportunity to interview authors, create reading-based activities and decide what
 books to read.

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22nd ~ 25th July 2019

Science Week

   Cost   £25         PP Cost   £8     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9          Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
Over the course of the four days there will be various activities provided aimed to
focus on the key skills required for science as well as providing an interesting and
new way to look at science. The four days will also provide an opportunity to explore
different scientific facts through new and innovative ways, all the while building on
skills and meeting new people. It is set to be an amazing few days!

The intended activities include a day of chemistry and investigation with various
practical techniques and skills to develop key analytical skills including pyrotechnics.
there will also a day exploring biology and science off-site.

  Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to be creative by building their own models and
creations linked to a science discipline of their choice.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and fascination
in learning when visiting various areas of scientific significance.
Students will have the opportunity to plan and investigate through various scientific
experiments.
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with others on various
scientific discoveries.
Students will have the opportunity to manage their time, resources and actions to
ensure a positive outcome when they are working independently and on the visits off-
site.

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Varndean School ~ Enrichment 2019

Snowdonia

  Cost   £410          PP Cost   £145      Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9            Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
Set in the heart of Snowdonia’s National Park, the Dolawen centre is ideally placed to
make use of this country’s mountainous and rocky landscapes. Throughout the 5 day
adventure, students will get the opportunity to take part in a variety of physically
demanding activities which may include:
				                   •Sea level traversing •Kayaking
				                   •Rock climbing •Weaselling •Hill walking
				                   •Mountain scrambling •Night walks •Abseiling
				                   •Gorge scrambles and plunge pooling.
The exact choice of activities will depend on weather conditions.
  Due to the nature of the activities, students are required to have a certain degree of fitness.
Students will be staying in single sex, dormitory style rooms, each containing toilets
and showers with plenty of hot water and drying rooms.The view from these rooms,
looking out upon one of the region’s largest and deepest valleys, is quite special and
a camera is highly recommended! Catering is taken care of by the staff, although
students are expected to participate where appropriate in preparing and serving the
food. A packed lunch is provided, apart from day 1, as students will be away from the
centre on action packed days!
                      Please note that this trip begins on Sunday 21st July

  Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity to work and socialise with students they may have
 not met before by sharing accommodation and completing the activities together.
 Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the experience by discussing the day’s
 activities with other students and staff in the evening.
 Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and
 fascination in learning by taking part in different activities over the course.
 Students will have the opportunity to manage their time, resources and actions to
 ensure a positive outcome as they look after their kit and the collective kit and ensure
 they are ready for each activity.
 Students will have the opportunity to appreciate the views of others by helping each
 other to overcome new challenges.

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22nd ~ 25th July 2019

Table Top Board and Card Games

  Cost   free       PP Cost   free    Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9          Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
The resurgence of tabletop gaming is something of a recent phenomenon. It has
become the ideal antidote for those tired of gaming on screens and devices. Come and
experience all the thrill of online-gaming, but with the added bonus of face to face
interaction.

Table Top Games will provide a variety of gaming options, such as traditional board
games, classical strategy games like chess (coaching available), traditional card games,
as well as card duelling games like Magic the Gathering.

You could also teach others how to play your favourite game, all in a convivial, relaxed
and welcoming atmosphere

  Areas for personal development
Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the tactics used and consider how to
improve next time.
Students will have to manage their time, resources and actions to complete a variety
of games.
Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively as they consider strategies
together.
Students will experience a sense of enjoyment and fascination as they become better
in each game.

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Year 7 Camp

  Cost   £270        PP Cost   £95     Yr 7  Yr 8 Yr 9         Residential  Daily 

  Purpose/Activities:
This trip provides a wonderful opportunity for Year 7 students and tutors to bond as
a year group and as a team, whilst they seek to overcome challenges and complete
exciting activities.

Students travel to Blacklands Farm, East Grinstead by coach. Meals during the
residential are included in the price and provided by a local catering company, they
are prepared off-site and served in the marquee (special diets can be catered for).This
residential is organised through a local company called TrekCo and all activities are led
by their qualified and highly skilled staff.

Students will be camping in pre-erected tents in single sex groups of 5 or 6 with staff
located nearby. There is a wash block situated nearby with separate male and female
 facilities.

  Areas for personal development
 Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the experiences by discussing their
 achievements in their group.
 Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively by having to work as a
 team in completing the challenges.
 Students will have the opportunity to appreciate the viewpoints of others by learning
 to respect each other’s space and being aware of the impact of their comments on
 others.
 Students will have the opportunity to experience a sense of enjoyment and
 fascination in learning by learning new skills over the four days.
 Students will have the opportunity to manage their time, resources and actions to
 ensure a positive outcome when they are in camp.

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22nd ~ 25th July 2019

                      Enrichment Process Timeline

    Enrichment booklet
    launched                          January 3

    Students and families
    discuss possible options

                                      January 7
    Students make 3
    choices via Google
    Survey

    Google Survey closes
                                      09:15am January 14

    Students and families
    are informed of which
    activity they have been
    allocated                         January 25

    Acceptance slip
    returned by
                                      february 7

    First payment required
    by                                February 28

Dates of information evenings for all residential trips will be announced shortly.

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