At Manor Croft, we know that beyond the classroom learning experiences are essential to a students’ education. From the moment our students walk onto our academy’s site, students are exposed to various opportunities that broaden their understanding of the wider world.
To enable each student to engage in a wider society, it is crucial that we as an academy provide various opportunities for our students to thrive.
Our enrichment programme offers a wide variety of activities for students to get involved in. Attendance at these activities is celebrated through our rewards system and students can earn a pledge for regularly taking part in enrichment opportunities.
We offer an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs which are open to all pupils. Subject areas run their own after school activities designed to enthuse and engage students as well to develop a broader understanding of the knowledge taught. Our new performing arts club is extremely popular and plans to run two school productions each year. We have a wide range of sports clubs which are extremely well attended, especially the rugby league teams (boys and girls) which compete at a high level nationally.
Year 7, 8 & 9 pupils have the opportunity to attend a bushcraft residential and all students have the opportunity to go on the annual ski trip. Departments run a variety of trips designed to support and enhance the curriculum, these include; A history trip to the battlefields in Belgium, geography trips to Malham and the coast, a maths trip to Bletchley park, science trip to Jodrell Bank, English trip to the theatre and a photography trip to Whitby to name but a few. We also run a growing number of CEIAG focused trips to universities, employers and further education providers.
As part of our volunteering pathway students will be encouraged to support initiatives in the local community. This will culminate at the end of KS3 with students having the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award. This will incorporate a requirement to volunteer and support local causes whilst gaining a broad range of new skills and leadership qualities.
All year groups have a democratically elected student leadership team. These students lead on and propose new activities for their year group, planning and running charity and community events. In year 11 students are elected onto the prefect team led by a Head boy and girl.
To find out more about the activities we have on offer at Manor Croft for this half term, please see our timetable of events below: