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Enrichment Week 2023

More than a visible curriculum

During week commencing 3 July 2023, all pupils at Cirencester Deer Park School were off timetable and being challenged to achieve more. They were learning new skills, experiencing new situations, spending time with different people and developing resilience, independence and confidence. Whilst (new) Year 11 pupils were out on Work Experience, pupils in (new) Years 8 to 10 were taking part in Enrichment Week.

  • Aim for the Stars - developing team building and communication skills within tutor groups
  • Music Tour - busking and beaches in Cornwall
  • Football Coachingltechnical and tactical coaching at school, at Swindon Town and at Man City
  • DofE Training - training for the qualifying expedition and a practice expedition.
  • M-A-S-S-I-V-E - new experiences and challenges based at school and in the local area
  • In-school - onsite activities
  • France (Côte d'Opale) - enhancing language skills on a physical activities trip
  • Germany (Rheinland) - experiencing the culture and enhancing language skills
  • The Netherlands  - broadening knowledge and understanding of this fascinating country
  • Bake Off - teamwork and skills enhancement whilst creating culinary delights
  • Work Experience - (new) Year 11 pupils increasing their awareness of the world of work

From cooking sausages over a fire in the woods, working as a team to overcome a challenge, travelling abroad for the first time, performing in public, climbing to great heights or creating something amazing, our pupils in (new) Years 8-10 have stepped outside of their comfort zones and have shown themselves to be flexible team players.

(New) Year 11s spent the week working in a variety of placements - whether in an estate agents, a marketing agency or financial advisors; whether working with animals or children; whether doing something practical or theoretical; whether in Retail, Science or the Arts - they have grown in confidence and knowledge.

Our thanks to all our staff - we could not run Enrichment Week without you!