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St Mary's Catholic High School

Enrichment

Enrichment activities at St Mary's aim to boost our student's confidence to interact socially with others; extend their social networks; and provide them with new skills and abilities. Above all, they offer an important space to have fun and relax away from the pressures of formal schoolwork.

All Enrichment Clubs run between 3.15pm and 4.15pm on the days shown below.

Clubs Day Year Group Lead Staff Room
Gospel Choir Tuesday All SDA & MAM G21
Homework Club Wednesday All FAB Library
Football Wednesday Y10 & Y11 OBO LPG
Junior Choir Wednesday Y7 & Y8 JWH & MAM Hall
Basketball Wednesday All LCA & KMA Gym
Art Club Wednesday Y7, Y8 & Y9 KGO F22
Netball Wednesday Y7 & Y8 MJO UPG
Netball Wednesday Y9 & Y 10 ARE & MSA UPG
Foreign Film & Culture Wednesday All CGO G1
Science Club (Crest Award) Wednesday All PFU S12
Computers & Gaming Wednesday All MST F1
Cricket Club Wednesday All FKH & JTO UPG
Duke of Edinburgh Award Wednesday Y9 & Y10 MTR & DDE G13
Baking Club Wednesday All SGA & AKN F21
Empower Me! Wednesday All TOL G15
Debating Club Wednesday Y8 & Y9 LST & LMU S7
Football Thursday Y7, Y8 & Y9 JKE LPG
Chess Club Thursday All BLG Library
Advanced Art Skills Club Thursday Y10 & Y11 KGP F22

Click on the link below to see the full details of enrichment activities on offer at St Mary’s.

Enrichment Activities - Autumn Term 2021

 

What are the benefits of enrichment activities?

Academic performance is improved.

Students who participate in extra activities get better grades. This is because of the skills they learn from participating in different activities. Students learn to manage time, organizational skills and improved self-confidence. Students also learn to express themselves in a better way.

Time management skills are improved.

Students who participate in extra activities need to learn time management. As they have to manage time between academics and extra activities. They learn to manage time and also learn how to keep them engaged in free time also. Everything they do will be productive. Time management plays an important role in examinations also, how to write answers in what time is also an important skill to learn. Time management will be used throughout the life.

Learn new and useful skills.

Students also learn new skills which are useful in school life. Skills like teamwork, time management, management of any activity, how to lead a group and many more extra skills. Students who participate in sports and other activities have better leadership skills and learn how to grow and build relations with one another.

Sense of Commitment.

Students who participate in extra-curricular activities learn how to commit themselves to a particular thing they get involved in.

Extracurricular activities are utmost important in a student’s life. Students who get involved in extra activities meet new people and because of that their social skills are improved. Students can expand their network which is also beneficial in finding better career opportunities.