At Netherwood Academy, we offer a variety of opportunities for our young people, outside of their curriculum time, which provides a rounded, culturally rich education through activities that enhance their learning.
Enrichment gives our students the chance to try new and varied activities which may not strictly fit into the curriculum, but which develop character, resilience and motivation, and encourage them to pursue wider goals.
It helps to teach life skills that benefit children beyond the classroom, and can develop an appreciation for cultural and community issues, teamwork and social responsibility.
At Netherwood, we encourage all students to take up as many of these enrichment opportunities as possible to help develop their interests and talents.
Enrichment opportunities at Netherwood include:
• Lunchtime and after-school clubs like chess, computing, art or sport
• Music lessons (part funded by the school) and opportunities to use musical talents, for example in choirs, or bands
• School plays, shows, assemblies and sports day
• School trips and residential visits
• Being active in the local community, such as through litter picks, river surveys, or carol singing in elderly care homes
• Whole-school events like World Book Day and Sports Day
• Supporting charities through activities like Macmillan Coffee Morning or food bank collections
• Working on a school newspaper/newsletter
• Local or national challenges like National School Sports Week, British Science Week
• Duke of Edinburgh Award
• Sports Leaders