Page 12 - Cockermouth School 6th Form Prospectus Sept 2017
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Enrichment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Trips & travel

          Enrichment is an essential part of Sixth Form life; it inspires                                                                                                                                                                                                          We offer a number of educational trips to
          students to broaden their horizons, and encourages them                                                                                                                                                                                                                  challenge and inspire our young people.
          to try something new and give something back to our
          community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In recent years these have included
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Operation Wallacea to the Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rainforest in Peru, World Challenge to
                                                Work Experience can include                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vietnam, physics trips to the Large Hadron
                                                placements organised by students in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                Collider in Cern, geography trips to Iceland
                                                school holidays, or placements overseen                                                                                                                                                                                                                and language trips to Spain and France.
                                                by school on a Wednesday afternoon
                                                in local primary schools, the hospital,                                                                                                                                                                                                                On these trips, students have gained
                                                veterinary and dental practices and other                                                                                                                                                                                                              insight into how their studies relate to
                                                local businesses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the world beyond school, and a number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of them have been inspired by their
                                                Volunteering can include placements at                                                                                                                                                                                                                 experiences to follow particular career
                                                the Food Bank, with Age UK, and work for                                                                                                                                                                                                               paths such as conservation, nuclear
                                                local and national charities. Many students                                                                                                                                                                                                            engineering and international development.
                                                also volunteer in school, supporting
          Through our Enrichment Programme,     younger students on our paired reading
          students are encouraged to develop a   and form attachment programmes, or in
          broad range of skills and competences,   our Learning Support Department.
          such as confidence, resilience,
          organisational skills, leadership, teamwork   Mrs Candy Regan
          and communication, to help them succeed   Head of Year 12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Students benefit
          in life beyond school. The programme has
          three strands:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               from an incredibly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       supportive learning
          Personal Development can include
          academic enrichment such as an Extended
          Project or the study of an online course                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     environment and
          (MOOC). Other opportunities include
          music, art, drama, sport, Young Enterprise,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  outstanding student
          debating and the Duke of Edinburgh
          Award, to name but a few.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    welfare provision.”

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