Enrichment - A key element of the Sixth Form experience

All students are expected to develop their social and leadership skills whilst studying at Parrs Wood and the Enrichment programme is a key element of the Sixth Form experience. The courses and activities available include:

- Sports leadership
- A wide variety of sports including Badminton, Boxing, Football and many more
- Music groups
- Drama productions
- Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
- Mentor training
- The Debating Society
- ‘The Parrs Word’ student magazine
- Student Voice
- Community work and fund-raising
- First Aid
- Learning support and mentoring with younger pupils
- Masterclasses and conferences
- Vitalise
- Extended Project
- Theory test for car drivers

Students are encouraged to develop independence and help themselves at Parrs Wood, and that includes organising extra-curricular activities. If there is a group or activity you want to get involved in, and it doesn’t already exist, we will work to help you establish it. We aim to help you develop your own potential, wherever that may lie.

Year 12 Enrichment

  1. Please click here to read up on our Year 12 Enrichment Information
  2. Please click here to read our enrichment booklet for Autumn Term 2019
  3. Please click here to download Enrichment Option Form

Leading the way in leadership

What are leadership projects and why are they important?

Besides having good results, Universities and employers look for people who have developed a wide range of life skills. That’s why you may have had the opportunity to do work experience at high school. At Parrs Wood Sixth Form we go one step further and give every Year 12 student the opportunity to be involved in a meaningful Leadership project, where you learn to work with other students, adults or even local businesses and Universities.

We offer a range of leadership experiences such as:

  1. Heart Start Course – A unique opportunity to train as a first aid instructor and teach the Heart Start course to younger students working as part of a team with Medics from Manchester Royal Infirmary.
  2. Student Voice – This year the team have researched student views on a range of issues from recycling to study facilities. They have also worked with the management team to design improvements to the buildings facilities worth thousands of pounds.
  3. The C02 energy team work to reduce the school’s Carbon footprint. This year they have negotiated a new recycling contract which has also saved the school money, and they have worked with professional engineering companies to design a new computer-controlled building management system worth thousands of pounds.
  4. Subject Mentoring – A great opportunity to improve your own subject knowledge and study skills by actually teaching younger students. There’s no better way to learn something than to teach it. Learn psychological techniques to increase motivation and boost memory.
  5. Sport leadership – Develop your skills by coaching younger students. You do not have to be a sports super star to take part as your own skills are developed during the course.
  6. Zumba – Dance your way to fitness and have fun teaching all the moves to younger students at the same time!

The great thing about all these Leadership roles is they support your academic studies and at the same time you’ll learn important skills, increase your confidence and make new friends.