A programme of ‘Enrichment’ activities supplements the academic achievements of all sixth form students. Alongside studying A level subjects, students are encouraged to participate in additional experiences that develop important transferable skills, increase confidence and broaden horizons, and contribute to students’ personal and social development.
Enrichment activities are agreed with students to ensure that they meet an individual’s needs and aspirations and furthermore that they are something that they enjoy. The activities may take place in non-teaching periods during the College day, or outside of the College timetable. Activities may fall into one of the categories below:
Work-related learning – e.g. an arrangement to undertake relevant work experience with a local employer or taking part in the Young Enterprise Award
Community participation – e.g. taking an active role in the community through volunteering and fund-raising activities. This could include volunteering in a care home or local primary school.
Personal development – e.g. an activity that challenges you and results in personal growth, such as The Duke of Edinburgh Award, sports or musical/performing arts activities
Students record these activities in their Wigston College Task Force booklet which provides evidence of participation in enrichment activities that can be used in job or university interviews.
By taking part in different types of activities, students gain and develop important skills such as commitment, good citizenship, initiative, leadership and team spirit, all of interest to employers and universities.