Page 13 - Cockermouth School 6th Form Prospectus Sept 2017
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Enrichment                                                                                                Trips & travel

 Enrichment is an essential part of Sixth Form life; it inspires                                           We offer a number of educational trips to
 students to broaden their horizons, and encourages them                                                   challenge and inspire our young people.
 to try something new and give something back to our
 community.                                                                                                                   In recent years these have included
                                                                                                                              Operation Wallacea to the Amazon
                                                                                                                              Rainforest in Peru, World Challenge to
 Work Experience can include                                                                                                  Vietnam, physics trips to the Large Hadron
 placements organised by students in the                                                                                      Collider in Cern, geography trips to Iceland
 school holidays, or placements overseen                                                                                      and language trips to Spain and France.
 by school on a Wednesday afternoon
 in local primary schools, the hospital,                                                                                      On these trips, students have gained
 veterinary and dental practices and other                                                                                    insight into how their studies relate to
 local businesses.
                                                                                                                              the world beyond school, and a number
                                                                                                                              of them have been inspired by their
 Volunteering can include placements at                                                                                       experiences to follow particular career
 the Food Bank, with Age UK, and work for                                                                                     paths such as conservation, nuclear
 local and national charities. Many students                                                                                  engineering and international development.
 also volunteer in school, supporting
 Through our Enrichment Programme,   younger students on our paired reading
 students are encouraged to develop a   and form attachment programmes, or in
 broad range of skills and competences,   our Learning Support Department.
 such as confidence, resilience,
 organisational skills, leadership, teamwork   Mrs Candy Regan
 and communication, to help them succeed   Head of Year 12                                                                   “Students benefit
 in life beyond school. The programme has
 three strands:                                                                                                               from an incredibly
                                                                                                                              supportive learning
 Personal Development can include
 academic enrichment such as an Extended
 Project or the study of an online course                                                                                     environment and
 (MOOC). Other opportunities include
 music, art, drama, sport, Young Enterprise,                                                                                  outstanding student
 debating and the Duke of Edinburgh
 Award, to name but a few.                                                                                                    welfare provision.”

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