Enrichment Activities

Enrichment is a valuable and central part to the life of any Rainford Sixth Former. This range of internal enrichment activities aims to provide opportunities, no matter what your personal or career interests may be. By developing important employability skills, you will find yourself in a much better position to apply for those courses, apprenticeships or jobs in the future.

If nothing here appeals to you, why not think of an idea yourself and we will aim to support it. Alternatively, why not use the time to pursue external activities such as career related work experience or volunteering.

Enrichment is timetabled for periods 5 and6 every Wednesday. Students are responsible for taking part in and documenting at least one hour of enrichment per week.

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Exciting opportunities available for 2016/17

Agent Academy

Work with this exciting Liverpool-based marketing company to develop marketing strategies for school and Sixth Form based projects.

Anti-bullying Ambassadors

Anti-bullying Ambassadors are a friendly and non-judgemental initial point of contact for lower school students who may feel that they are being bullied. Ambassadors run weekly drop in sessions and are fully trained in relevant support strategies, with the full support of the Pastoral staff. This is particularly worthwhile for students considering careers in social work, teaching or public services.

‘Be Brilliant’ Careers Mentors

Those of you with a clear career goal would be paired with a Y9 student with similar aspirations. Your own experiences of GCSEs, A Levels and now, looking forward to the next step, would support them on their own journey to the same goal.

Creative Leaders (MD Productions)

Work with the nationally acclaimed MD Productions to bring creativity to the rest of the school through dance and music theatre workshops and events.

Debate Club

Do you feel passionately about topical issues? Do you want to develop analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as your communication? Perhaps the Debate Club is for you.

First Aid Skills

Run by the Army, this three hour certificated First Aid course is ideal for any students going into healthcare or the public or armed services.

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

The DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving students the opportunity to be the very best they can be. The Gold Award develops your skills through the practical task of canoeing, taking you on residential trips to the Wye Valley and Sweden.

Literacy Leaders

Literacy continues to be of high importance across the KS3, 4 and 5 curriculum. Literacy Leaders would work alongside the school’s Literacy Co-ordinator on whole school events and supporting lower school activities.

Literature Lovers: Book Club

Whether you study English Literature or you just love reading, this is a great opportunity to meet new people and develop your communication skills in lively discussion.

Lower School Subject Mentoring

Interested in teaching? Focussed on a career that requires you to work with people? Or perhaps you need some experience related to you chosen degree subject to add to your UCAS form? Why not support a lower school class in your preferred subject area?

National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss. This is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. You will embark on a volunteering challenge that spans several week and will take place outside of term time.

Sixth Form Council

Could you represent the voice of your classmates? As a representative on the Sixth Form Council, you will be in a position to influence change that directly impacts the life of the Sixth Form.

Sixth Form Magazine

Whether you want to be a journalist, photographer, editor, illustrator or even be involved in marketing, the Sixth Form magazine could be for you. Working alongside one of Marvel’s most successful writers and illustrators, Tim Quinn, you will get the opportunity to interview a celebrity and produce a professional magazine.

Sixth Form Radio

Develop your communication and broadcasting skills in the ultimate ‘student voice’ activity. Choose the music and the discussion topics and broadcast your show every Friday around the school.

Sport

Take part in any sports related activity that interests you. Football, rugby and netball are currently offered, but whatever sport you’re interested in, we will do our best to run it.

Subject Ambassadors

As a Subject Ambassador, you would represent your chosen subject at whole school events, relevant lower school subject presentations and through social media. You will gather evidence of notable work or interesting lesson activities and share them via the Sixth Form’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as providing information for the website.

Tomorrow’s Teachers

This exciting and invaluable programme, run by Edge Hill University, is a full day course and would take place during one of the Y12 Employability Days. It would give those of you interested in teaching a real experience of what a PGCE would be like, including workshops on lesson planning and behaviour management.

Travel Abroad

Though many subject areas run their own trips abroad, the Sixth Form runs its own opportunities for the whole student body. The Ghana Expedition runs annually, allowing students to experience life with an African host family and volunteer at a local school and orphanage.  There is also an opportunity to visit China in February 2016, where excursions include visiting the Great Wall of China.