Alternative Curriculum Day: Tuesday 2nd November 2021

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Our first Alternative Curriculum Day of this academic year will take place on Tuesday 2nd November.

Alternative Curriculum Days involve collapsing our normal timetable to give us the opportunity to allow our pupils to participate in a range of alternative learning activities.

Each year group will have a bespoke timetable for the day which will be designed to meet their particular needs at this time. The Alternative Curriculum Day allows us the flexibility to incorporate exciting and engaging activities not included in the normal curriculum. We feel this is an important part of our pupils’ development.

We are pleased to say that current Government guidelines allow us to welcome back some visitors to school to deliver the Year 11 sessions.

Please find a brief outline of the day below:

Year 7: Reflection, including a visit to St. Hilda’s Church on the Headland and a Remembrance Activity which will include making poppies which will provide a focal point for Remembrance Day next week (an activity that will also be completed by the pupils in Years 8 and 9).

Year 8: Enterprise, including the design and manufacture of a chocolate bar! There will also be a
safeguarding session covering peer-on-peer abuse.

Year 9: Introduction to the options programme including a Unifrog workshop. Year 9 will look at antibullying and racism during their safeguarding session. The pupils will also have the opportunity to opt into activities which include origami, art therapy, mindfulness, fitness, tchoukball and ultimate frisbee!

Year 10: Global issues linked to the environment and single use plastics. Year 10 will look at
e-safety and extremism during their safeguarding session. The pupils will also have theopportunity to opt into activities as outlined in the Year 9 programme above.

Year 11: Moving On looking at life beyond St. Hild’s. This includes a careers fayre, interview techniques and inspirational speaker, Chris Cook who is a former Olympian.