Autumn Newsletter 2018
Welcome to the first newsletter for this academic year. This will 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 for the coming year.
Sports Premium Support
Enrich Education would like to take the opportunity to highlight some of the services that we offer. These services can potentially support your school in delivering additional, engaging and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sports.
If you navigate the tabs across our website you can get more information about some of the services we currently offer. These include Outdoor Learning and Orienteering, Sports Coaching (After School clubs and PE Support (including staff CPD), Quidditch and Holiday Camps (Potential School Fundraiser).
In previous correspondence we highlighted the fantastic news that Enrich Education is now the official education partner of QuidditchUK and Quidditch Premier League. This partnership is a brilliant opportunity to be at the forefront of developing the youth aspect of the sport, on a national level. Quidditch is a highly active new sport and is perfect for engaging the pupils that may not be as interested or enthused by the more traditional sports on offer in schools.
Since its introduction last year, the popularity and interest around our ‘Introduction to Quidditch’ event days in schools has been unprecedented. Over 6000 pupils have been involved in the events over the past 9 months. Building on the interest and bookings from across the north west last year we have now branched out across the country taking our first bookings from Lancashire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. To help promote and encapsulate the magic of one of our events we have worked with local media company ‘Lens Based Media’ to develop a promotional video. The video was captured at our wonderful event at Hope Primary School on Merseyside and the headteacher Mr John Casson had this to say about the event, “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.” The video will appear on the website when it is complete.
The event at Hope Primary School was also featured article in the September – December issue of the Educate magazine. Educate is a free, comprehensive guide to schools and colleges in Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley. The article gives a full account of the brilliant day at Hope Primary School. To access the article please click here
This Autumn will see Enrich Education host the UK’s first ever school quidditch tournament. Merseyside has been selected for this inaugural event due to the enormous popularity of the sport within primary schools across the area. The tournament will consist of eight schools with the two finalists progressing to the national championships which will be held at a Quidditch UK or Quidditch Premier League event in Spring 2019. Liverpool Hope University will be the host venue for a truly magical event.
As in the adult game the youth quidditch squads and teams are required to be have an equal gender split to enhance the truly inclusive nature of the sport. Quidditch has been very well received by all children and most notably from those who may not always be as enthused to participate in more traditional sports, we feel this may be a good opportunity for those children to take part representing their school. This tournament is only open to Merseyside schools who have held a ‘Introduction to Quidditch’ event last year.
If you are interested in finding out more about our ‘Introduction to Quidditch’ event days or have a booking enquiry please visit our website or contact us direct.
Youth Sport Trust
Enrich Education is delighted to have completed a successful application process and been accepted as a Youth Sport Trust Business Member.
As an independent UK charity, the Youth Sport Trust (YST) is devoted to building a brighter future for young people. The Youth Sport Trust believe every child has a right to access high quality physical education (PE), school sport and physical activity.
As a YST Business Member we work to provide products and services that support schools and organisations involved in youth sport. We adhere to the Youth Sport Trust codes of conduct and their principles of engagement. Together, we are working to build a brighter future for all young people. YST Business Membership is a national network of businesses committed to driving improvements in PE, school sport and physical activity. There are many businesses that share the Youth Sport Trust’s vision and values and we believe that by working collectively, we can bring huge benefits to schools.
Working with YST will support us in our mission to develop youth quidditch nationally.
Over the Summer Holidays Enrich Education successfully hosted a ‘Summer Festival’ Children’s University accredited holiday activity camp, at St Aloysius Catholic Primary School. This will be replicated in the October Half Term with a Halloween themed activity camp at St Aloysius. The camps consist of a range of different activities i.e. arts & craft, dance, drama and sports. The wide range of activities offered makes the programme appealing to children and families with a variety of interests. For further details on the October programme please click here 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. To keep up to date on all the activities taking place on the camps follow @enricedu on twitter.
During June and July, all of our Knowsley, Halton, Salford and Trafford schools graduated with us at Liverpool Hope University and The University of Salford. With a number of schools graduating for the first time including; Christ the King Primary School, Springwood Primary School (Salford) and Springfield Primary School (Trafford). In total last year through Knowsley, Halton, Salford, St Helens and Trafford Children’s Universities we had 58 schools participate in the graduation celebrations. With over 3600 children gaining enough hours to receive a national Children’s University accreditation.
This summer’s graduations marked the 10th anniversary of the Knowsley Children’s University. In 2008, 5 pilot schools graduated at Liverpool Hope University for the very first time. Of those 5 pilot schools 4 of the remaining schools graduated this year and the event was commemorated by the presentation of a personalised award to each head teacher, thanking them and their school for their commitment to the programme. Everyone at Enrich Education would like to congratulate Halewood CofE Primary School, Malvern Primary School, St Brigid’s Primary School and St Laurence’s Primary School for their continued support to the Children’s University in Knowsley.
Children’s University Autumn Challenge Activities
Throughout the past year Enrich Education has designed and circulated Children’s University Challenge Activities during every school holiday. The Challenges are a range of activities that can be completed by children at home during the holiday periods. The activities have a variety of different focuses i.e. art, literacy, maths etc. It is a great way to provide children with an opportunity to gain the extra hours needed to reach a national award. The Challenge activities will be sent to schools prior to every holiday throughout the year. To have the credits allocated, children must return the challenge sheet and evidence to the school Children’s University coordinator, after the holidays. The Autumn Activity 2018 sheet can be found here
Children’s University & Liverpool Hope Master Classes
In partnership with Liverpool Hope University we will be coordinating the first Children’s University Master Class of this academic year on Saturday November 10th.
The children will chance experience learning in a lecture theatre and then utilise the Universities wonderful sports facilities to play the game of muggle Quidditch. The session will have a literacy and sports focus
Following the same format as last year’s Children’s University Master Classes, it will be open to pupils in years 5 and 6 and will take place on the morning of Saturday November 10th (9:45 – 12:00). Parents / carers will be responsible for getting their children to and from the event. Attending pupils will receive two Children’s University credits for their participation.
For further information about the event please click here It is first come first served, in terms of registration and parents must call the contact numbers on the attached flyer to book a place ahead of time.
Enrich Education’s Team is Growing.
To help grow and develop the business Enrich Education has employed a new member of the team. We would like to welcome Jack Noonan to our team. Jack role will be to help grow and support the delivery of our provision throughout the company. Jack is originally from Torquay and has worked within education since leaving University.
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‹ BACK TO NEWS