Enrichment & Activities
We believe that enrichment opportunities should help a child develop into a holistic individual and prepare them for future life. At Charter we offer a range of enrichment activities that all students are encouraged to take part in. Some of these enrichment activities have led to pupils to identify potential future career paths and into supporting both charity and community action.
At lunch times, pupils are invited to engage in a number of 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 a number of 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, or drama club. The choir have performed at numerous events including performances held at the Cathedral in Norwich or at the local Minster. The drama club at Charter always endeavours to put on an annual performance for the community. Their performance in January 2020 was Romeo and Juliet which showcased some of the superb artistic talent that we have here.
Previously we have held Christmas and Summer tea parties for the elderly, who live alone in the community to attend. We have supported local care homes, where pupils have visited and engaged with the residents, promoting the impacts that positive communication can have 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 the charity.
Our Prep lessons allow us to timetable an enrichment programme to teach the values of e-safety and relationships, sex and health education, as well as a careers programme. Our Pupil.net site is a platform we use to share resources that support building the life skills of our students.
In recent times, online learning has become a more significant part of schooling. Our e-safety programme teaches pupils about the true size of their digital footprint and issues that they can cause; exploring the dangers of talking to strangers online and also 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 need to be taken to protect their child when they are using a variety of on-line devices and programmes.