Our enrichment curriculum: Our faith steers us to support students to live life in all its fullness
As a Christian school our vision involves supporting our students to live life to the full! We actively plan to give students a rich and diverse set of opportunities and to celebrate their individual successes in as many different fields as possible. These include the traditional fields of sports, music art and drama. We are keen advocates of REAL learning – allowing students to engage with real projects. This year examples of this have been:
- A year 8 pupil planning a ‘Careers Day’ for her year group based around how a large company will have a diverse set of roles within it.
- A team of students have planned a ‘Winston Churchill Day’ after we voted for Winston to be our male role model for the year!
- Our Heads of House and Sports Captains have planned a variety of events to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Research our chosen Charity this year. These have included ‘Edwinstree’s Strictly Come Dancing’, ‘Edwinstree’s Got Talent’, and a range of year group sporting competitions. Year 7 and Year 8 are exploring the impact that the housing developments will have on Buntingford and presenting their solutions.
- Year 7 investigating a ‘Clear up campaign’ for the River Rib.
We encourage opportunities for students to work together across Year groups. Students have a half termly opportunity to compete in houses based competitions around one of our Christian values, for example during the second term the challenge was ‘endurance’ and as many students as possible were encouraged to run the mile on daily basis. The winning house had the most students out and running each day.
How do you know if we are getting this right?
Whatever their talent, each student should have discovered it at Edwinstree and had a chance to celebrate. Not one child should leave the school without feeling proud and confident in their own special uniqueness. This is the essence of working in a Christian school.