An exciting and inclusive extended curriculum is crucial if students are to broaden their horizons and pursue indivdual interests. LPGS is fortunate to possess not only highly skilled teachers but enthusiastic student leaders who are able to contribute toward a vibrant enrichment and extra-curricular programme. The aim of our elective curriculum is to encourage students to facilitate learning across all key stages, build the essential life skills required to prepare them for the future and to encourage them to develop new passions. The programme is designed to foster curiousity, creativity and innovation and to allow students to map these to their Expert Learner attributes of Leadership, Global Citizenship, Teamwork, Determination, Problem Solving and Creativity.
CROSS KEY STAGE ELECTIVE CURRICULUM
Once a fortnight students partake in an enrichment session from our broad and exciting enrichment offer.
The enrichment offer is an essential part of the LPGS curriculum designed to facilitate students meeting others with the same interests and passions, regardless of age. It is also crucial to developing students’ ‘Cultural Capital’ – defined in the National Curriculum as, ‘the essential knowledge required to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement’. The booklet below contains a summary of typical activities on offer.
Extra Curricular Activities
The table below outlines our enrichment offer since return from remote learning on Monday 8th March 2021. This provision is constantly being updated and we encourage students to regularly visit our Virtual Learning Environment for more details.
LPGS Enrichment Curriculum:
|Monday||HIV and Genetics||Year 12 Biology||TF||16:00 - 17:00|
|Monday||Applied Science||Support and extension for the BTEC Science Course||Yr12/13 Applied Science||GW||15:45 - 16:30|
|Monday||Commercial Dance||Join us in the hall.||Y9||KW/SD||15:45 - 16:15|
|Monday||Tennis||Come and play tennis with your friends or meet new ones!||Y7||HL||15:30 - 16:30|
|Monday||Tennis||Come and play tennis with your friends or meet new ones!||Y8||CB||15:30 - 16:30|
|Monday||Boys Football||Y12 & Y13||LK||15:45 - 17:00|
|Monday||Year 7 Bubble Band||15 members from Term 1||Y7||GS||15:30 - 16:00|
|Monday||Year 7 Young Voices Choir||30 members from Term 1||Y7||RSI||15:30 - 16:00|
|Monday||Karate||Come and learn how to defend yourself and have fun!||Y7||Ellie M (Y12) LSS & EAS||15:15 - 16:15|
|Monday||Badminton||Play and be coached by Mark on the Badminton courts||Y9||Mark Creffield||15:30 - 16:30|
|Tuesday||News Round-up||ALL||GSA, JF, EA, AD||15:45 - 16:15|
|Tuesday||Current Affairs||Lunchtime meeting in E108||Y12||JF, CW||13:00 - 13:30|
|Tuesday Week B||Psychology Journal Club||Email email@example.com to join. This enrichment involves reading a journal article separtately then meeting to discuss (just like a book club but for academic reserch artciles)||ALL||LG||15:45 - 16:30|
|Tuesday||Portrait Practice||ALL||AMO||15:30 - 16:00|
|Tuesday||Rounders||Come and play rounders with your friends or meet new ones!||Y7||CHr and TMG||15:30 - 16:00|
|Tuesday||Year 12 Bubble Band||Open to all instrumentalists/ vocalists||Y12||GS||15:30 - 16:00|
|Tuesday||Year 8 Young Voices Choir||15 members from Term 1||Y8||RSI||15:30 - 16:00|
|Tuesday||Rounders||Come and play rounders with your friends or meet new ones!||Y8||HL||15:30 - 16:00|
|Tuesday||Tennis||Come and play tennis with your friends or meet new ones!||Y9||HW||15:30 - 16:00|
|Wednesday||African Caribbean Society||Join us in E111||ALL||SO & Prefects||15:45 - 16:40|
|Wednesday||Journalism/Documentary Film Making||ALL||NO||16:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||The Edit - Awareness Film Making||Greg Hodgson from Adobe will aid students to plan, film, and edit an awarness film about environment and the effects of plastic waste - this is an Adobe and Sky TV global schools based project and all are welcome to get involved - just join the TEAMS group THE EDIT||ALL||EF||15:30 - 16:30|
|Wednesday||Year 9 Bubble Band||15 members from Term 1||Y9||GS||15:30 - 16:30|
|Wednesday||Year 8 String Group||Open to all string players||Y8||RSI||15:30 - 16:30|
|Wednesday||Dance: Impact Session||Sessions held in the hall||Y11||SD||15:45 - 16:30|
|Wednesday||Dance for Musical Theatre||Join us in the gym||Y8||KW||15:35 - 16:15|
|Wednesday||Athletics||Come and train in all 3 athletic disciplines - running, throwing and jumping||Y7-9||HL, RCE, TM||15:30 - 16:30|
|Wednesday||Rounders||Come and play rounders with your friends or meet new ones!||Y10||CHR||15:30 - 16:30|
|Thursday||Feminist Society||A discussion and debate group to talk about current affairs in relation to women. Share opinions in a safe space and have the opportunity to run sessions. All students and staff welcome.||ALL||BS/ SW||17:00 - 17:45|
|Thursday||Boggle||ALL||DM||16:20 - 16:40|
|Thursday||Oxbridge/ Medicine hopefuls||Information will be uploaded to the following firefly page https://lpgs.fireflycloud.net/home/destinations-18/oxbridge (most valuable for students in y10-y12)||ALL||RM||15:30 - 16:30|
|Thursday||Badminton||Play and be coached by Mark on the Badminton courts||Y11||Mark Creffield||15:30 - 16:30|
|Thursday||Rounders||Come and play rounders with your friends or meet new ones!||Y9||HL||15:30 - 16:30|
|Friday||Maths Support||Maths puzzles, games and Maths Challenge preparation are all covered in the club. Check it out!||Y8||Miranda C (Y12) & Monica P (Y12)||12:55 - 13:20|
|Friday||Y7 Drama Club||https://lpgs.fireflycloud.net/drama/yr-7-1/drama-club-||Y7||CC/PB||15:25 - 15:55|
|Friday||Pride Society||A group to discuss and chat informally about issues
relating to the LGBTQ+ community, from politics
to trashy TV, and meet other members of the
community within school. All staff and students welcome.
|ALL||LW/ SW||16:30 - 17:30|
|Friday||Shakespeare in Performance||ALL||DF||15:05 - 15:50|
|Friday||Prospective Medics, Dentist & Vets 2021||Ongoing enrichment course for students considering applying for medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary science - Teams meeting in year 12 calendar||Year 12||JJ||15:15 - 15:45|
|Friday||Badminton||Play and be coached by Mark on the Badminton courts||Y10||Mark Creffield||15:30 - 16:30|
|Courses for completion at anytime||Take a walk' Photography Challenge||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Each week, students will be sent a word and the challenge is to take a walk in the local area and photograph something that they feel represents the word. Details of the word will be sent out each week. This is good for observational skills, those who want might be stuck in a rut with their creative practice (not necessarily photography), or those who want to simply challenge themeslves in observing things in a different way when out and about.||ALL||SCO|
|Courses for completion at anytime||Adobe Digital Challenge||
Use the link below to take part in any of the online digital challenges set by ADOBE - email any work to Mr Fox Joyce via the link at the end of each challenge.
|Courses for completion at anytime||Artists Youth Organisation: online magasine||ALL||EF|
|Courses for completion at anytime||Portrait Practice||Each week will focus on a different aspect of portraiture. The sessions will include practical advice and demonstrations to help improve skill and build confidence. It is an excellent opportunity for those wanting to study Art for GCSE or those who just want to improve their skill of drawing people.||ALL||AMO|
|Courses for completion at anytime||Visual Arts 'Things to Do'||
A range of creative activities for you to try!
|Courses for completion at anytime||Tune of the Week||
A simple tune will be posted with parts for different instruments and with a backing track. Also hints for improvisation. Record or video yourself (on your phone) performing the tune and upload.
|For all musicians Grade 3 standard and above.||HCA|
|Courses for completion at anytime||Music Challenge||
Complete the daily bulletin (Monday & Friday) music challenges
|Courses for completion at anytime||Debating Society||Students will be contacted via email and set weekly challenges.||Year 8 by invitation||PC|
|Courses for completion at anytime||Drama Monologue Challenge||
Playwright, Nessah Muthy shares her tips on ways to write a monologue. Using her tips, create your own monologue then email a recording of your monolgue to email@example.com
|Courses for completion at anytime||Lockdown workouts||
Get active and feel energised every day!
|Courses for completion at anytime||The FA Playmaker course||
This course is for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football.
|Age 14+ only||CHR|
|Courses for completion at anytime||Sporting women in the media||
The aim of this free course is to explore whether gender discrimination and gender inequalities exist in sport, and, if they do, to investigate some of the implications. Please send your certificate of participation once complete.
|Courses for completion at anytime||Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control||
This subject has become a hot topic for the general public because of its importance for good health. It is also a key consideration for athletes needing to optimise their training and performance. This course will explore the links between physical activity, diet and weight control through a range of interactive activities and resources.
|Courses for completion at anytime||Recovery strategies in sport and excercise||
Recovery is an important part of every sport and exercise participant’s training programme. All participants need to rest and recover after an intensive training session, but have you considered why this period of recovery is so important? The obvious answer to this is so that the individual is ready to take on their next training session and train to the best of their ability, but is there more to it than that?
|Courses for completion at anytime||Improve your hockey knowledge with this England Hockey online course||
Create a Hockey Hub account for yourself
|Courses for completion at anytime||
Learn online with world class universities and industry experts. Develop hobbies, new skills and career-related expertise. Some courses are free and some are charged however we can discuss finacial assistant with you. Please contact Mrs Ashman-Clark for more details.
|Courses for completion at anytime||Basic recipes from which you can create dishes of your own||
There are 10 sessions until Easter. You will be given details of each basic recipe on a PowerPoint including ratios and quantity of ingredients, how to make the basic recipe, images of dishes you could create and useful links. Once created, name your dish and send photos to Mr Maisey to upload onto the school Instagram (be sure to include your name and tutor group) The PowerPoint will be updated regularly.
|Courses for completion at anytime||Careers Academy||All careers-related events and opportunities will be posted via students Unifrog accounts. Some may be aimed at specific year groups.||ALL||HHA|
|Courses for completion at anytime||IBM - Open P-Tech||
Career focused online training for students and prefessionals offered by IBM
- Computer room access – Room M211 is open after school for the serious use of computers.
- The Library - Open throughout the day from 7.30am until 4.15pm. Homework Club takes place after school on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Library provides a welcoming environment conductive to study and reading-for-pleasure. Students can browse the wide selection of fiction and non-fiction titles and access the internet and curriculum networks. The Library also hosts a variety of events to promote reading.
Educational Visits and Foreign Exchanges
There are many opportunities for students to partake in a range of visits and exchanges, many of these are subject related and include regular music tours, sports tours for our senior school teams as well as a bi-annual ski trip and unique experiences run by organisations including Camps International and World Challenge.
Below is a list of educational visits that have been undertaken in recent years:
- Art and Photography trips to locations including Hastings and Central London
- Dance trip to Disneyland Paris, including performing in the Disney Parade
- Drama trips to the theatre
- German exchange
- Geography trips to Iceland and Barcelona
- Hockey tour in Holland
- Music tour in China, Normandy, Poland, Spain and Prague
- STEM centred trips to the V&A, Science, British and National History Museum
- Ski Trip
- Tenerife exchange
- Trips to France
- Politics and History trip to Washington