Enrichment at Gartree:
This year we are running ONE enrichment week.
Enrichment is: Monday 22nd May – Thursday 25th May 2017
It is an opportunity to broaden and enhance the learning of pupils by developing their intellectual, personal and social skills through a variety of challenging and engaging contexts.
During the academic year, pupils are given the opportunity to choose a week of different activities outside the normal school curriculum, which they then study for the whole week in mixed-ability and mixed-aged groups.
There a lots of different activities. Here is a small selection:
•Bright Lights, Big City: a study of the capital city including two visits.
•Helping Hands: a week doing a variety of voluntary work to help the community around Gartree.
•Peak District: a visit to the largest national park in England, camping and hiking through the rolling hills of the White Peaks.
•Handmade at Gartree: making a variety of products from a variety of materials.
•The Rome Experience: plan and journey to one of the most culturally rich cities in Europe.
•My Pony: learning about all things equine, as well as spending two days down at the stables.
•Animals & Nature Around us: travel to Whipsnade Zoo and learn about the environment and its protection.
This is one of the most vibrant weeks of the academic year, with staff and pupils alike looking forward to it weeks in advance.