First Enrichment Day of the Year

Posted on: 11th October 2018

On Thursday 11 October, all students are off timetable and will be working with teachers and visiting speakers over the course of the day on the activities outlined below. These days always prove to be highly beneficial and hugely enjoyable for all the students and staff.  There are number of these days throughout the year which give students time to focus on activities and enable them to explore a topic or skill in depth.

The aim of these activities is to develop skills in Approaches to Learning and, where possible, to explore global issues. Approaches to Learning are skills and attitudes that permeate the IB teaching and learning environment; Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Social Skills, Self-management Skills, and Research Skills.

Enrichment Day One – 11 October 2018 - Activities

Year

Activity

Brief Outline

7

 

MUN (Model United Nations)

Students in Year 7 will be introduced to the ideas behind the MUN. They will learn about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations.

8

 

Human Rights

Year 8 will be looking at human rights specifically the rights of the child. We will start with an introduction to human rights. They will take part in 3 workshops/simulations looking at poverty, education and fair trade with a follow up session at the end of the day.

9

 

Community Project

The Community Project is an essential part of the MYP programme. Students will be learning about a range of environmental issues and then working in groups to decide on a project that they will focus on this year that will help raise environmental awareness.

10

 

Study Skills/
Politics and Protest

Students will explore the idea of protest and look at this in terms of Civil Disobedience, Political Cartoons, Protest Music and Protest Performances/Theatre.

Outside speakers will present a series of workshops on developing effective study skills in preparation for the GCSE years.

11

 

English and
Maths Enrichment

This activity aims to strengthen students’ understanding of key topics and skills whilst providing them with an opportunity to develop their GCSE examination techniques in Mathematics and English.

12

 

Group 4 Project

The group 4 project is an interdisciplinary activity in which all Diploma Programme science students must participate. The intention is that students from the different group 4 subjects analyse a common topic or problem.

13

 

TOK

Students in Year 13 will be focusing on the nature of knowledge in a series of activities which build on the work they have completed in their Theory of Knowledge lessons. The College is pleased to welcomeSteven Campbell-Harris from the Philosophy Foundation who will be working with our students on this day.