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Extended Curriculum

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 ENRICHMENT CURRICULUM

Once a fortnight students partake in an elective 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 our 2021-22 offer.

2021-22 Enrichment Offer

Extra Curricular Activities

We have an extensive range of activities and clubs. These usually commence a few weeks after the start of the Autumn Term and are updated termly.  Many of the activities are capably delivered by our Sixth Form Prefects in addition to specialist staff. 

Our extended curriculum offer is constantly updated and we encourage students to regularly visit our designated Firefly page for the most up to date details, see the link below. 

 

Everyday activities include:

  • 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.

National Programmes

For our older students we offer a range of national programmes including:

Camps International

https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/

DUKE OF EDINBURGH

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

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