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Enrich Education Summer Term Newsletter for Schools

18th May 2017

Welcome to our first ever, termly newsletter for schools. We plan to provide updates on upcoming events, new services, new learning destinations, share good practice and much more. It will be brief but informative and hopefully a valued reference point for schools.

Sports and Outdoor Learning

New Service – Enrich Education has recently added Quidditch to our list of sports and outdoor learning activities that can be delivered in schools. For more information go to the ‘one-off events and tournaments’ section on the Sports Coaching page of our website.

Outdoor Learning and Adventurous Activities continues to be a popular programme with schools. We have now built orienteering courses for over 30 schools and provided the associated staff training with syllabus resources. There is more information available on the Outdoor Learning page, if you are interested in learning more.

We also hosted our first annual Outdoor Learning refresher training session in May. A free session offered to all schools that have previously purchased an Outdoor Learning package from us. The aim is to support the sustainability of the product in schools and ensure that pupils are continuing to get maximum benefit from the resource.

Sports Premium is a big talking point when we meet with head teachers. The proposed doubling of PE and Sports premium from September 2017 (funded by the soft drinks levy or ‘sugar tax’), is a pledge which was confirmed most recently in the March 2017 budget. However this has now encountered a delay in being officially announced due to the snap general election and associated purdah.

We are now taking bookings for the new academic year for sports and outdoor learning provision. Our schedule is filling up fast, so please get in touch ASAP if you are interested in booking sessions.

Holiday Camps

St Aloysius Catholic Primary School have become the first school to book Enrich Education holiday camps, in their new format. For the first 3 weeks of the summer holidays we will be delivering Children’s University accredited sport and arts activity camps at St Aloysius. For information on how the new camp format works and how a camp can potentially act as a school fundraiser please visit Holiday Activities or get in touch via the ‘contact us’ tab.

Children’s University

Graduation time is upon us again. During June and July all of our Knowlsey, Halton, Salford and Trafford schools will graduate with us at Liverpool Hope University and The University of Salford. A number of schools will be graduating for the first time and one of them, Brooklands Primary School, will be the first ever school to graduate from Trafford CU.

This year we have created a ‘Summer Challenge’ activity sheet for children to gain credits during the school holidays. Schools can distribute these if they wish to and then allocate the appropriate credits in September, based on the evidence the children bring in to school. To access the activity sheet click here.

Children’s University Learning Destinations continue to grow and here are just a few exciting new destinations, where children can now earn credits of learning with their CU passports;

Remember to direct families to the Children’s University website to search all local Public Learning Destination’s. An updated list of regional destinations will be shared with participating schools again in September.

Finally, Children’s University was recently awarded the Widening Access Initiative Award at the 2017 NEON Awards. NEON is the National Education Opportunities Network – the professional organisation supporting those involved in widening access to higher education and social mobility. To get recognised in this way is a huge achievement.

If you have any questions regarding any of the items above or any ideas/suggestions for future newsletters, please get in touch with one of the Enrich Education Team.

0151 489 1123 info@enricheducationuk.com

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testimonials

"Children's University has helped some of our children walk tall and believe in themselves. They have discovered their strengths, made new friends and aimed high."

Mrs Julia Ashton • Head Teacher St Mary's Blackbrook Catholic Primary School (St Helens)

"Last year, during sports week, we had a Quidditch workshop. It was brilliant. It was something completely different that really motivated and inspired the children to get active. The workshop ran brilliantly involving all the differing needs of the class. I have already booked for next year….it was so good! "

Mrs Justine Kellett • Head Teacher Queen’s Park C.E/U.R.C Primary School (St Helens)

"The Outdoor Learning twilight was a great success, expertly delivered by Joe. All staff joined in and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Joe was able to show how each activity could be adapted for all children from EYFS to Y6. A fabulous resource! Thank you."

Mrs Jan Cunningham • Head Teacher St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Primary School (Knowsley)

"I had been looking to develop our outdoor environment as a way to engage the children in skills that are generally lacking in many children these days. I arranged a training session with Enrich Education as well as the installation of our orienteering course. The children have all used the course and it has been great to see children who may not appear confident in a formal classroom environment really flourish in the outdoor world. Our recent Ofsted visit by an HMI was particularly complimentary about the schools attitude towards meeting the needs of all learners. Great guys, well organised and there to help all the way. We even had a slight change to our course which was attended to immediately."

Mr Danny MacAreavy • Head Teacher St John Bosco Catholic Primary School (Sefton)

"Quidditch has brought a new element of sport to our school, we are always looking for innovative and creative ways to engage the children in sport especially when utilising our sports premium funding and this experience has done that, it has been fantastic and delivered in such a quality way by Enrich Education. "

John Casson • Head Teacher Hope Primary School (Knowsley)

"The Outdoor Learning was a fantastic, fun experience both for children and staff. It covers more than one area of the curriculum in a engaging and active way, which is always a good thing!! Well worth doing and the staff who deliver it are brilliant!"

Mrs Jeanette Grundy • Head Teacher St Leo's and Southmead Catholic Nursery & Primary School (Knowsley)
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