Enrichment – Broadening the School Experience
‘Be Well, Do Well’ – here at Rye we believe that if our young people are healthy and happy mentally, they will achieve higher results. The enrichment programme with which each pupil engages at Rye shapes them as an individual, brings out their confidence, helps them develop new skills, and offers them a time to be themselves. Enrichment boosts mental wellbeing and offers positive engagement in a new and exciting venture.
We work with our young people to make sure we strike the right balance of academic studies and enrichment activities for them. Additionally, pupils are encouraged to engage with clubs and activities that not only build on and develop existing skills and interests, but also those which challenge them to try new things which might push them out of their comfort zone – this allows our pupils to develop as rounded individuals and into confident and resilient learners with the skills and self-belief that they can take on the challenging world beyond school.
With a dedicated daily time, our enrichment programme offers something for everyone, and for those who want more, there is a wealth of activities after school and at weekends. With activities from music club, debating, and strategic thinking to football, knitting and Harry Potter club the opportunities are almost endless. We really do believe there is something for everyone, and if there isn’t, we do everything we can to arrange additional clubs to suit specific individual interests.
Our enrichment programme also gives our older pupils a chance to run their own clubs and experience leadership in a field in which they have the expertise, thereby inspiring the younger pupils and fostering skills of teamwork and collaboration, helping to build the Rye community of which we are so proud.
Ultimately, with our support, our pupils continue to be ambitious, curious and themselves in the enrichment they choose to take part in and how it shapes them as individuals.
“For girls to be all-rounded individuals’ enrichment activities need to be embraced alongside academic studies”
“The clubs and wide range of activities enrich our learning and allow us to explore our interests outside of the classroom”