Enrichment is a vital part of Sixth Form life and offers students the opportunity to develop skills and capabilities that will boost confidence and benefit them in education and beyond. The enrichment activities are extensive and varied, and include sporting challenges, organisation of charity events, opportunities to perform and volunteering both in and out of school. We want students to develop as individuals and to be effective team players who will make a positive contribution to school and society. We also want them to be happy and to enjoy their time at school.
Rooks Heath has a strong sense of community and belonging and we encourage Sixth Formers to work with younger year groups on projects and initiatives. We have a very successful Paired Reading programme, whereby Sixth Formers work with younger students to develop their reading skills. Interested students are also given the opportunity to teach for a day at Earlsmead Primary School. Year 13 students can apply to become a senior prefect and form a team of committed students who play a vital role in supporting the school.
Rooks Heath organises numerous charity events throughout the year and Sixth Formers are actively involved in organising and promoting events, such as the Comic Relief evening every two years, Christmas Jumper Day and the annual Year 7 disco. We fully support students who want to organise fund raising for charities or who suggest other activities that we can develop.
We encourage students to be active and sporting activities include weekly sessions of Sixth Form sport and badminton plus our annual Year 12 versus Year 13 football match. We also offer a variety of sport and fitness sessions in the tutorial slot once a term – dodgeball is a particular favourite. There is also the challenge to join staff on the annual London to Brighton bike ride. For those who don’t want to go that far, there is the challenge of not falling over on our Christmas trip to the ice-rink. For those prefer gentler pursuits we offer a session of creative activities once a term, including baking, photography and drawing.
Rooks Heath has talent! We offer students plenty of opportunities to demonstrate their abilities both onstage and behind the scenes, including concerts, comedy performances and participation in the Christmas pantomime (teachers beware!).
Last but not least is our summer boat trip where we say goodbye to our Year 13s.
Our enrichment programme is designed to offer every student the chance to develop and to leave school with enhanced skills and some great memories.