The Moat School’s Enrichment Programme offers our pupils the opportunity to broaden their skills and aspirations through a variety of fun and engaging practical courses that enhance the curriculum and provide avenues for creativity and mastery.
Benefits of Our Enrichment Programme
Enrichment courses present specialist education and learning experiences in areas specifically related to students’ vocational aims. It can also help pupils explore interests they may not otherwise have considered, while exposing them to related fields that may be more aligned with their talents and interests. At The Moat, we believe in providing direct experience to pupils wherever possible. Enrichment compliments the curriculum and fits with the character of the school.
The Moat School Enrichment courses are planned specifically to promote and develop problem solving and creative thinking skills, teamwork, behavioural and social skills, citizenship and decision-making skills. We hold an Enrichment Fair at the beginning of each term, where pupils choose 4 enrichments from the 12 different courses on offer.
A Comprehensive Range of Enrichment Courses
The parameters of our enrichment courses are expansive, from Lego Robotics to African Drumming. Those interested in drama have explored Set Design, Puppetry, Specialist Effects Make-up and our Improvisational Comedy Club. Those with technical interests have taken Stop-Frame Animation, IT Functional Skills, Model Making and Further Additional Science.
Outdoor physical enrichment courses have included Gardening, Orienteering, Rock-Climbing, and The Duke of Edinburgh Award. Other enrichment courses offered thus far are Travelling Without Moving- Cultural Exploration, Bread Making, Martial Arts, Chess Club, T-shirt Design and Debating. We consistently monitor popular and specialist interests to offer enrichment courses that are challenging, interesting and match the creative and educational aims of our student body.
Pupils spend 4 hours a week on their enrichments and celebrate their achievements with a presentation, showcase or performance at the end of the term.
Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19, The Moat School has decided to encourage a term of touch typing for all pupils Enrichment option this term. We hope to return to our regular Enrichment course options as soon as possible.
The Moat School Enrichment Awards
With another superb selection of Enrichments on offer last term, it was a difficult task to select the winners for our Enrichment Awards - Autumn Term 2019. After much deliberation and several commendations, we are very pleased to announce the winners in the following categories:
An Enrichment offer dedicated to expanding awareness and understanding, through the introduction of new concepts, original experiences, fresh perspectives and diverse topics.
Commended: Model Train Craft Making; World Of Work; Cook It Outdoors
Winner: Picky Eaters
Above and Beyond
An Enrichment offer dedicated to identifying, supporting and extending talents and abilities, by providing structured opportunities to develop these in new ways and different arenas.
Commended: Team Tennis; Boxing Fitness
Winner: Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award
An Enrichment offer that focuses on learning and acquiring key skills that may just be the spark that lights up future careers.
Commended: Code Combat; Touch Typing; DofE Bronze Award
Winner: Emergency First Aid
Body and Soul
An Enrichment offer that promotes physical and mental health, through activity and reflection, encouraging personal awareness, social interaction and team spirit.
Commended: Senior Football; HIIT Squad; Ultimate Frisbee; Yoga; Walking Fit; New Runners Jogging Club; Moat Basketball Association
Winners: Junior Football; Dog Walking with Arly and Islay
I Made This!
An Enrichment offer that creates practical opportunities for creative exploration and expression, promoting productivity through the development of skills in designing, building and presenting.
Commended: Origami Masks; Mindfulness In Colour; Sparkly Jewels
Winner: Bath Bombs Inc
An Enrichment offer that encourages sharing and supporting others, fosters a sense of community and public service and creates awareness of social and environmental issues.
Commended: Set and Prop Building; Production Team
Winner: Green Team
Past Enrichment success we’d like to see again!
Out and About
Lateral Thinking for Whizz Kids
Found Object Jewellery
T-Shirt Screen Printing
Special Effects Film-making