What is Enrichment?
Enrichment gives students the opportunities to try new and varied activities that develop character, resilience and motivation, and encourage them to pursue wider goals. It helps to teach life skills that benefit young people beyond the classroom, and can promote an appreciation for cultural and community issues, teamwork and social responsibility.
Much enrichment takes place outside the classroom or the usual timetable. Enrichment clubs and activities can take many forms and can enhance social and teamwork skills as well as help students develop their interests and talents.
Melland High School believes that all student groups benefit from enrichment in school, and we provide a wide and varied range of opportunities and interventions to ensure that students can access whatever suits the individual best. This can include activities to learn and discover new hobbies and interests that lie outside of the traditional classroom setting. Outdoor enrichment activities might include a gardening class, a scavenger hunt for specific types of leaves and flowers, a nature hike to explore animal habitats and trees, playing outdoor games and tag to work on coordination, or simple floor chalk art activities that help students explore their artistic abilities.
Melland High School aims to help students to develop social and interpersonal skills through non curricular activities, to pass on their skills and knowledge to younger students, such as by being a Student Leader, House Captain, Mentor or Reading Buddy. All staff encourage and support the students to participate as fully as possible within and beyond school.
Diverse enrichment opportunities at Melland High School include: