Inspiring Learning Beyond the Curriculum!
Enrichment Activities and Educational Visits
At Redbrook Hayes, we firmly believe that children learn best from first hand experiences. These are the experiences that stay with us for a lifetime and bring to life learning for all our children. As such, we have a minimum guarantee for all learners at Redbrook Hayes.
Every child who attends Redbrook Hayes, will have the opportunity to:
- Take part in at least 2 off-site learning experiences each year.
- Experience the arts, sports, social skills, the outdoors and additional curriculum experiences every year through our school Enrichment days.
- Take part in a residential visit.
- Join community events and make a positive contribution to our local area.
- Perform in front of an audience.
We offer this guarantee in a variety of different ways.
Launched in 2016, these days are a firm favourite with pupils and staff alike. Each term we use one day to enrich the learning experiences for all, using staff expertise and outside professionals a wealth of opportunities are offered for all, which cover the arts, sports, outdoor adventures, social skills and additional curriculum opportunities. Learners are invited, with their parents, to select a number of workshops to complete throughout the day which really enhance their learning experience.
To see what opportunities were offered at our Spring Enhancement Day 2017, please see our latest menu.
Take a look at learners enjoying these opportunities in our most recent Enhancement Day gallery.
Curriculum Visits and Workshops
As part of our curriculum offer, learners are invited to take part in a variety of on-site and off-site visits and experiences, linked to their learning adventures. These experiences bring learning to life for our pupils and enable a deeper understanding of our history, culture and science throughout their whole-school learning journey.
Experiences so far for 2017-2018, have included:
- Nursery visit to Birches Valley
- Reception visit to Ash End Farm
- Early Years Pumpkin Day
- Year 1/2 visit to Legoland
- Year 1/2 visit to the Ancient High House
- Year 3/4 visit to the Cinema for PSHE film
- Year 5 Marvellous Maths day at The Friary High School, Lichfield
- Year 5/6 Blitz day
- Year 6 Bikeability course
- Year 6 visit to the Houses of Parliament
This year our Year 6 learners completed an Inspire to Achieve week long course at Laches Wood Outdoor Education Centre from October 31st – November 3rd.
This outdoor adventure was an all-round experience with the core theme of 'Explore & Inspire' running through the heart of the programme, children learnt that they should be prepared to go anywhere in life, as long as its forward. Learners took part in an action-packed week of climbing, archery, canoeing, bush craft, fire-lighting, bike riding and rambling which tested their survival skills, bravery and the ability to challenge themselves to exceed all expectations. A wonderful time was had by all, and the impact of this experience was evident back in the classroom from the day we returned.
Please click here to visit the gallery and see how much fun we had on this inspiring learning adventure with our Year 6 learners.
Signposting to adventures outside of school
We host a range of adventures on-site outside of school time, these include Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Karate, as well as a 10 Mile run which is hosted by Rugeley Runners each February.
If you would like any further information about these activities, please contact the school office.
For a list of alternative clubs and activities for young people in the local area, please click here.