The autumn term was a busy one for students who stayed behind for activities and academic support provided in the colleges eXtra@ programme. There was an exciting variety of 57 different clubs ranging from football to scuba diving, with of course, our academic support running alongside. Mr Mark Aston, eXtra@ Co-ordinator commented “On average we have between 100 – 180 students staying behind to access our extensive programme of activities and academic support, which is fantastic! It is so important that our students have access to an inclusive and balanced programme, helping them to develop life skills such as teamwork and communication.” In addition to our eXtra@ programme, the college offers students a broad range of educational visits to enhance the curriculum. Since September 2016 there has been 70 educational visits to various locations around the country; Stratford Upon Avon, Dartmoor, Plymouth University, sport fixtures across the county, RNAS Culdrose, HFC Truro, Falmouth University and the Eden Project to name just a few.
Here is what some of our students say about our eXtra@ programme:
“On Fridays I can use the gym for free in the sports hub which helps me strengthen up” Jack, Year 10
“I love staying for stem club (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) because we won best STEM project overall at the big bang science fair for building a vertical axis wind turbine and we are going to the NEC in Birmingham.” Ella, Year 9
“I stay almost every night and I really enjoy all of it. My personal favourite has to be Minecraft!” Keiron, Year 7
“We both love staying behind for eXtra@ Netball, Dance and DofE.” Grace and Maddie, Year 10