Toot Hill School is firmly committed to providing all pupils with a rich and balanced education. A crucial aspect of this and one we are rapidly developing is to ensure all children have access to a diverse range of high quality enrichment activities. We are motivated to do this as we strongly value the character development opportunities that enrichment activities facilitate.
Staff at Toot Hill are running an Extended Study session that fit into one of the 4 categories below:
Enrichment – Fun activities, outside of lessons that you are passionate about, enjoy and are interested in; from knitting to debate club.
Master Classes – Are you aiming for a 7,8 or 9 in your GCSE’s, or A/A* at A-Level? Then these sessions are for you!! Begin learning University level knowledge now!
KUNCU – These sessions are to provide additional opportunities to learn the course content with a subject area. A must to ensure you know everything!
Learning Skills – These sessions are to learn new skills that you may not necessarily learn in your lessons. The skills you learn will have a lasting learning impact to take with you throughout your career. This could be the team work skills you learn on DofE to cooking skills for home.
Please email Mr Wickens (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any queries.
World Challenge - Year 12 Trip to Morocco July 2017
World Challenge is the ultimate two-week expedition; an opportunity for you to expand your mind beyond the confines of the classroom, develop crucial transferable skills and gain experiences that will stay with you for life! Over the course of the expedition you will become a seasoned trekker, an inspired tourist and an enlightened traveller. It’s a valuable lesson in self-sufficiency and independence, and an opportunity to develop life skills which will help you survive the demands of university and the work place.
"I just wanted to write and let you know that my son has just had the most amazing experience on the first Toot Hill School World Challenge trip to Morocco. He has had an amazing time and he seems to have enjoyed every minute of it. During the trip he has learned so much about another culture and really has experienced the true Morocco. Although the trip was only for two weeks, I really do feel that the experience has been life changing for him. It has probably also inspired him to travel further in the future. A good experience was just wanted he needed and he certainly got it. I really hope the World Challenge can continue at Toot Hill School into the future."
T-Fest is Toot Hill School's annual charity fundraising festival. During the day the top field takes on a festival feel with a main stage and over 40 fundraising stalls ran by Toot Hill pupils in the form of a festival style game or product. Enterprise is a key theme as tutees are encouraged to take responsibility and work independently to secure their fundraising goals.
T-Fest is a fun and exciting day, set within a rock and dance music theme, where all pupils come together to fundraise for a local charity which is decided by the pupil voice. Whether performing on the main stage or taking on the role of chief exec, accountant, project manager or point of sale designer, T-Fest has created wonderful memories and achievements since summer 2015 whilst raising thousands of pounds for local charities. In 2017 we raised £2300 for Rainbows Children's Hospital.
For more information contact Mr Tinsley (email@example.com)
National Citizen Service
During your programme you’ll stay away from home with your mates, learn impressive skills that employers and unis admire and make a real difference to your community through your social action project.
NCS with NOVA is a unique, valuable and unmissable experience that helps you stand out from the crowd. We’re so convinced about the power of NCS that we have reserved a place for every Toot Hill, NUAST, NUSA and Djanogly pupil.
Our programmes are extremely varied and each one offers a range of different activities – here are just some of the sessions you might get to experience:
Find out more about the National Citizen Service
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Toot Hill School has a large and thriving Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme which offers pupils the opportunity to complete the complete DoE pathway – from Bronze, through Silver and onto Gold!
We are fully aware and appreciative of the benefits that DoE qualifications provide young people with. Through completing volunteering, skill, physical and expedition activities, the programme stretches pupils, taking them outside of their comfort zone and providing opportunities for character development. Through these activities, pupils develop a range of admirable qualities - leadership, teamwork, communication and self-organisation to name but a few. They also learn self-discipline and resilience whilst developing self-confidence and compassion towards other people.
Bronze - Year 10 - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Silver - Year 12 - email email@example.com
Gold - Year 13 - email firstname.lastname@example.org