Virtual Enrichment During Lockdown

When we went into our second lockdown it was essential to us to develop our enrichment offering so that students could still have access to these opportunities virtually. As part of this, we developed the Virtual enrichment programme which offered students the opportunity to take part in a range of activities and enrichment experiences. This programme had three parts to it: House competitions, Subject-specific challenges and Online extra-curricular clubs. There were two series of the Virtual enrichment programme whilst we were in lockdown and these were well received by students with some fantastic entries to both the House competitions and the subject-specific challenges received. Online extra-curricular clubs such as STEM club and debate club were also well attended. House competitions winners received a prize of their choice from a £15 Amazon voucher or a £15 school shop voucher. Students who partook in a subject-specific challenge or attended a virtual club were entered into a draw to win a voucher too. As we returned to school we relaunched our in-school enrichment programme with a wide range of clubs on offer for students to choose from. In order to ensure that students were not disadvantaged by personal circumstances related to Covid 19, we continued to run a Virtual enrichment programme alongside the in-school programme until Easter. Participation has been excellent and students have enjoyed the options available to them. 

The winners from our House competitions and subject specific challenges are shown below. Congratulations to them all: 

  • Eva Saunders Year 8 – Time Capsule Literacy – House Competition Winner 
  • Katie Melton Year 7 – Acts of Kindness – House Competition Winner – for her work with Dengie Gratitude Packages, delivering packages to frontline workers in the Dengie area. 
  • Daniel Drake Year 8 – Subject-specific challenges draw Winner 
  • Lilly Newby Year 10 – Photography in lockdown – House Competition Winner
  • Pippa Smith Year 8 – Literacy – House Competition Winner
  • Summer Scott Year 7 – Subject-specific challenges draw Winner
  • Drew Symmons Year 13 – Cookery Around the World – House Competition Winner
  • Hayden Roughley Year 8 – Esafety – House Competition Winner
  • Amelia Hague Year 10 – Subject-specific challenges draw Winner