Enrichment & Activities
We believe that enrichment opportunities should help children develop into holistic individuals and prepare them for future life. At Charter we offer a range of enrichment activities that all students are encouraged to take part in. We have an ambitious programme to develop the talents and interests of all pupils. Many of these enrichment activities have led to pupils to identify potential future career paths and into supporting both charity and community action.
Full range of activities running this half-term:
|African Drumming Club
|Monday After School
|Tuesday After School
|Wednesday After School
|Thursday After School
|Friday After School
Charter Players (Grease)
At lunch time, pupils are invited to engage in several games such as Chess, Draughts, and Cards. Involvement in these activities supports pupils to develop their communication skills with peers and improve their numeracy and logical thinking skills whilst also having fun. At the end of the day, we provide many clubs that students can sign up to participate in.
If a child is interested in sports such as swimming, football, netball, badminton, athletics, for example, they will have the opportunity to join the club for fun or to develop their competitiveness by representing Charter on the school sports teams.
If a child has a more artistic flair, they may wish to participate in the art club, choir, orchestra or drama club. The choir have performed at numerous events including performances held at the Cathedral in Norwich or at the local Minster. The Performing Arts department at Charter perform annually for the community. Over 100 pupils are involved from the Principal Cast, through to set designers, vocalists, sound engineers and costumes- we call these exceptionally talented young people our ‘Charter Players’. Their performance in February 2023 was ‘We Will Rock You which showcased some of the superb artistic talent that we have here. We’re looking forward to our next show in March with an incredible cast for ‘Grease’.
Our pupils have access to the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, and we have ambitions to double the number of pupils who achieve the Bronze and Silver Award by the Summer of 2024. A great way to develop new skills, whether that's learning how to navigate in the great outdoors, improving your teamwork and communication skills, or developing a new hobby like photography or gardening. Employers and universities continue to be impressed by our pupils who have completed the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, as it shows that they have a range of skills and experiences outside of the classroom. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! It's a chance to get outdoors, meet new people, and explore new places, all while working towards a common goal. And because the scheme is open to young people from all backgrounds and abilities from Y9 onwards, it's a great way to connect with others and build a sense of community.
We take social action and volunteering seriously. We know it develops character and citizenship to the benefit of all. We have held Food bank collections, Christmas and Summer tea parties for the elderly, who live alone in the community too. We have supported local care homes, where pupils have visited and engaged with the residents, promoting positive communication's impact on everyone's mental health. As a school, we are all proud to put on our Santa hats to support the Mental Health Foundation Santa Run. 100 ‘Charter Santa’s’ at a time, we Santa Run down the promenade in a bid to raise money for East Anglia Children’s Hospice.
Our assemblies and lessons allow us to timetable an enrichment programme to teach the values of e-safety and relationships, sex and health education, and an ambitious careers programme for all pupils. Our e-safety programme teaches pupils about the actual size of their digital footprint and the issues they can cause. It explores the dangers of talking to strangers online and techniques they can use to stay safe online when working. We also support parents and carers by sharing materials to ensure they are aware of the precautions that must be taken to protect their children when using various online devices and programmes.