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WHAT WE OFFER

Enrichment is as important as the academic provision in ensuring that our students have every opportunity to become the very best they can be. Our enrichment curriculum for Key Stage 3 includes:

  • Year group school journey to an outward bounds activity centre, in conjunction with Wide Horizons.
  • Retreat days at local churches and visits to other places of worship as part of the Religious Studies curriculum.
  • A diverse programme of out of the classroom learning experiences that supplement the project learning. These will include museum trips, local history walks and working with local enterprise and businesses. 
  • Koinonia Awards which are unique to our federation of schools.
  • A wide range of sport clubs with the opportunities to learn both new skills and also represent our school in local leagues and tournaments. 

As the school grows the enrichment curriculum will also expand and we will offer multiple opportunities to go on cultural exchanges, geographical expeditions and historical visits across Europe and beyond. There is also the possibility of a trip to Zimbabwe as part of the Southwark Diocesan Lent project and an opportunity to travel to Uganda with the Tag Rugby Trust.

An extensive and wide ranging weekly programme of enrichment is offered. This includes sports for all abilities and interests, the chance to pursue new interests and develop further skills such as debating, choirs, orchestras, drama, chess, STEM and Bible clubs among many others. Our aspiration is for every student to be  a member of at least one enrichment club.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR ENRICHMENT CLUB LIST

 

BATTERSEA TO THE BARRIER

Battersea to the Barrier is an exciting opportunity for students who have a keen eye for engineering, entrepreneurship, city development and architecture. Over the course of the year a selected group of year 8s are working with the Diocese and a variety of different companies across the River Thames to develop skills in understanding the growth and development of a city and its community. Each trip consists of a talk, a tour and a task that links to the themes of the day.

At the end of the course students will have to created and present a new imitative to enhance the school community. The best presentation will be awarded a money prize that can be used to set up the initiative within the school.

 

BRILLIANT CLUB

JACK PETCHEY AWARDS

St Mary Magdalene Jack Petchey Award Winners

Name of winner

When

Reasons for winning

What they bought

Somto Ezeoke

May Winner 2017

For consistently making the right choices. Somto goes above and beyond in his lessons and always offers a lending hand. He has made excellent contribution to our wider school community and took part in the school production of ‘A Christmas Carol’.

 

Somto used his money to buy a keyboard, stand and music notes stand for the school.

Amirat Muhammed Hassan

June Winner 2017

For playing such an important role within the P.E. Department. Working hard and ensuring she always strives for her best. She is a valuable player in the netball team and has often received player of the match.

 

Amirat used her money to buy the school netball team their competition dresses.

Charlie Hill

November Winner 2017

Charlie works extremely hard in school and always goes above and beyond in lessons.  Charlie is also involved in lots of different initiatives across the school. Charlie has been a Youth Travel Ambassador and has been a key part in the success of the team’s first year. He is a role model for the school.

 

Charlie bought the Science department an Aluminium/Steel hot plate.

Eliza Hurren

October Winner 2017

For consistently doing the right thing and having a positive attitude towards learning. Eliza always offers to help others to make sure they do not fall behind in lessons and she always asks for feedback and extensions to develop her own knowledge.

 

Eliza bought new Art resources for the Art department.

Click here to see footage of our students receiving their certificates at The Jack Petchey Awards.

REWARDS TRIP

At the end of the year students who have attendance above 95% and have collected the top overall sims points for the school are invited along to a rewards trip. Last year students were fortunate enough to go to Southend on Sea where they were able to go on the different rides and experience the seaside environment. This is a great opportunity to get to know students outside of the classroom. I am looking forward to organising a great trip for the end of this academic year!

Students are encouraged to monitor their sims achievements and attendance percentage to see whether they are in the running to receive an invite to the trip.

YOUTH TRAVEL AMBASSADORS

The Youth Travel Ambassador (YTA) programme provides young people aged 11 to 19 with the skills and confidence to address transport issues affecting their school community. With support from Transport for London (TfL), the local borough and school staff, YTA teams research and develop behaviour change campaigns, focusing on active travel, road safety and improving the passenger experience. With the support of an assigned YTA Coordinator, students develop skills in a variety of areas:

  • Presenting and public speaking
  • Leadership Project management
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Collecting and analysing data

Our YTA students deliver campaigns to their peers over the course of the academic year. Campaign initiatives may include themed assemblies, walking and cycling competitions, creative workshops, films and community events.


There are two key milestone events during the academic year. Both are opportunities for YTA students to meet each other, share ideas and receive professional feedback:

  • CAMPAIGN JUNCTION: a Dragons Den style event in which students have the opportunity to pitch for funding to support their campaign ideas. They will also receive professional feedback from an expert panel.
  • END OF YEAR EXPO: a showcase of YTA projects, celebrating successes from across the capital and an opportunity to take part in interactive workshops at the London Transport Museum.