Enrichment activities are part of our school day, as we believe that enrichment can extend the range of educational experiences for our students, broadening horizons, helping them to discover hidden talents, by trying new things.
Enrichment takes three forms at Ixworth Free School:
The first takes place as part of the school’s curriculum timetable. Every Wednesday afternoon students can take part in a whole range of sporting, art, and other activities. Newer activities have included Lawn Bowls and Eco-schools.
The second are the two enrichment days that take place on the last days of the Michaelmas and Lent Terms. At Michaelmas, fun educational school trips and activities take place off-site wherever possible and at the end of the Lent Term, the whole school comes together to take part in an activity which has a learning challenge, enterprise, work-related learning, citizenship or PSHE theme.
The final element of compulsory enrichment is Enrichment Week, which takes place at the end of the Trinity Term in the summer. This week provides an opportunity for deep immersion in an enrichment activity or activities on or off site and there is an opportunity for students from all schools in the Trust to opt into activities together. Last year students got to choose from a trip to Pompeii, the Opal Coast and Parc Asterix and PGL camps, as well as many activities closer to home.
As well as compulsory enrichment, our school also has opt in extra-curricular activities at lunchtimes and after school in ‘Lesson 7’. A whole range of activities are available for students to continue to demonstrate their commitment to the ‘6Cs to Success’. Please click here to view the current lunchtime and “Lesson 7” schedule.