- During the week commencing 15 July 2013 all of the students will be off timetable to participate in Activity Week
- Year 10 will be on Work Experience during this time
- The timings of the school day will not be affected
Will be participating in a number of activities around the theme of Cultural Diversity. They will be in Form Groups and will attend a variety of workshops which will include topics such as: Fairtrade; Mancala Maths; Bunraku Puppets; Chemistry of Colour and Marvellous Mythical Monsters.
They will be given a detailed programme nearer the time and introduced to the week’s key aims in an assembly. There is a trip to Chester Zoo on Monday/Tuesday, led by the Art Department and a trip to Tatton on the Friday, led by the History Department. The students will not be required to wear school uniform (except for the zoo trip). A Fairtrade shop will operate at lunchtimes during the week and the canteen will be offering a culturally diverse menu.
Will be working on the theme of Healthy Living. Students will work in teams within their form groups and they will take part in a range of workshops based on eating healthy food and a series of fitness activities. There are also investigations, experiments and quizzes on the subjects studied during the week. A number of coaches come from outside school and students take part in new sports such as fencing and archery. Teachers from Helsby High School run a variety of activities and workshops including Body Combat and Murder in the Jungle. Students will also take part in a trip out on either Tuesday or Wednesday and during the trip they can try a new sport or several sports or try to improve on a sport that they are already quite good at.
Will be participating in a number of activities around the theme of Current World Affairs using a Teen Newspaper as the vehicle for their work. They will spend Monday & Tuesday attending specialist topic sessions to provide them with stimulus material for their Newspapers. Mobile Applications, CSI Helsby and the Economy are just a small selection of the topics being delivered. On Wednesday the whole year group will visit the World Museum in Liverpool for further reporting opportunities. Thursday and Friday will be spent in form groups creating their newspapers in pairs. Each form will judge their newspapers recommending one to enter in to a Newspaper of the Year Award. The best newspaper will win the award, with other prizes for specific skill demonstration.
Will be engaged in a mixture of activities.
All students will be required to spend a minimum of 2 days in school, for sessions running between 9am and lunchtime.
- On one day they will be guided through the UCAS login process and begin completing their details in advance of any possible application in the autumn. This session will also include work on Personal Statements/CVs, and letters of application for non-university students.
- The other day in school will involve a series of workshops covering ‘Pre-University’ skills. These have been devised for A Level students by The University of East Anglia and cover note taking and revision skills, referencing and plagiarism and structured writing. These skills are essential for all Sixth Form students.
In addition, Year 12 students are also asked to use the remaining time during the week on the following:
- Completing meaningful subject-related independent learning tasks and activities as set by subject teachers
- Developing their own leadership skills by volunteering to support the activities being carried out across Year 7-9
- Using the time to carry out subject specific external visits (e.g. visit to an art gallery, museum, library).
- Using the time to go to a university open day (www.opendays.com)
Monday 15th July: Groups A and B in school; Tues 16th A and B; Wed 17th C and D; Thurs 18th E and C; Fri 19th D and E
Groups: A (Students in Tutor groups BWE, DVA, DWI): B (ECU, EEN, IDU): C (JMN, JMO, KBR, KED): D (KLI, MMA, MWI); E (NBA, SRA, VCR)
Attachment: Activity Week 2013 (Adobe PDF Document)