Challenge & Celebration Week Monday 14th July窶認riday 18th July 2014 7
8 responsible citizens
9 confident individuals
Post 16 successful learners
School trips and outdoor enrichment opportunities are an important and memorable part of your education. They enhance learning, improve staff/student relations in the classroom and help you to become more independent, grow in self-confidence and develop teamwork and leadership skills. We hope the week will:
Provide you with a variety of enjoyable and purposeful enrichment experiences throughout your school life.
Give students and tutors a chance to really ‘get to know each other’ in a non classroom setting.
Give you a feeling of belonging and pride in your Learning Community.
Develop your ICREST skills and allow you to reflect on the experiences you have had.
Increase opportunities for you to show your leadership qualities, no matter what your age.
Allow you to enjoy the great outdoors and some fine summer weather at the end of a hard school year!
Year 7 (Connect) The BIG Top What? Monday – Wednesday: A carousel of circus skills and circus logistics, history and marketing including juggling, diablo, trapeze, tightrope, devil stick, unicycling, balance poles, peddle goes, fun wheels, plate spinning and graffiti art, all culminating in a ‘Big Top performance’ on the school field. Thursday: In school reflection (AM), Big Top performance (PM). Friday:
Day trip to Lightwater Valley
School, school field and Lightwater Valley.
Organisers: The Foolhardy Circus Group and CSW Staffing:
Year 7 tutors and iLeaders
Other Opportunities this year: Nell Bank Activities Day Connect 3 visits
Year 8 (Challenge) The BIG Trip What?
A visit to London with your Learning Community
Tour of Wembley Stadium, West End Show
Science Museum, Thames Boat Trip, Globe Theatre Workshop
Natural History Museum, London Eye, swim at the Olympic Aquatics centre
Chessington World of Adventure
In school reflection day with your form tutor
Thameside Youth Hostel
School Travel Company and TMM
Year 8 tutors and iLeaders
Other Opportunities this year: Ilkley 3 legged race.
Year 9 (Choose) The BIG Outdoors What? Monday-Thursday: A 4 day/3 night, community based, outdoor team building and personal development experience at a Lake District activity centre. Activities will include watersports, hill walking, abseiling, bushcraft survival, orienteering and team challenges. Friday: Return to school for an inter Community Competition and in school reflection with your form tutor and iLeaders Where? Brathay Hall and Ambleside YHA, Windermere Organisers: Your Community Leaders and Brathay Hall Activities Centre Staffing: Year 9 tutors and iLeaders Cost: ÂŁ240
Other Opportunities this year: Belgium History Trip
Year 10 (Aspire) The BIG Mix What? Monday-Friday: A carousel of in school activities and trips. Day 1: Underground/Overground - a visit to the National Mining Centre and Yorkshire Sculpture Park Day 2: Thrill seeking - test your nerve on the rides at Blackpool Pleasure beach Day 3: The World of Work - hired or fired? An in school enterprise challenge Day 4: How extreme are you? - a visit to Aerial Extreme, in Bedale: high ropes, water zorbing, segways, quadbikes etc.. Day 5: IGS Half Marathon - ’Walk for Change’, a chance to support a charity of your choice and get fit at the same time! Where? School and off site visit venues Organisers: KS4 Hub staff Staffing: Year 10 tutors and iLeaders Cost: £85
Other Opportunities this year: Coutances Exchange Madrid and Barcelona Trips Ski Trip Various sports tours responsible citizens
Year 12 (Assist) The BIG Choice You are the Connect 3 generation and ICREST skills have been at the heart of your learning ever since your first lesson in Year 7. Remember the lessons in the Craiglands all those years ago?! Student Leadership and team working are key employability skills and universities want to know that you have these in abundance. Whatever you choose to do this week will be of great assistance to you in the completion of your iPortfolio and when writing your UCAS application. Alternatively, you may want to participate in one of the subject based enrichment weeks or organise some further work experience. You will need to sign up for one of the choices below by the end of September. Going on one of the trips will be great fun but obviously incurs a cost. As a student leader, however, we will try to subsidise this as much as we can. Take your pick . . .
The Big Top - be an iLeader with Year 7, cost £20 (sub)
The Big Trip - be an iLeader with Year 8, cost £290 The Big Outdoors - be an iLeader with Year 9, cost £240. nb the Open Awards accreditation and possible fund raising opportunities will reduce the cost considerably of this activity considerably. Chemistry Enrichment week - In school Chemistry activities and Industry trip (£75 approx) Biology Enrichment Week - Fieldwork activities and an in school activities (free) or Chemistry trip (£75 approx) or Honduras trip. English Enrichment Week - visit London and Stratford with the English Department and then return for an in school follow up. Cost £250 approx.
Self Organised Work Experience - verified by staff visit and employer report (Free) Other Opportunities this year: Geography Fieldwork: Cranedale and Iceland. Madrid and Barcelona Trips London Art Trip
And finally the serious bit…. Read this if you are in Years 7-9: There is an expectation that all students in Key Stage 3 will participate in the activities assigned to their year group throughout their school life. If, however, for whatever reason this is not possible, students will be required to attend a 5 day programme of inschool learning, delivered by Curriculum Areas. Read this if your are in Year 10: As you get closer to your GCSEs and Year 11, things start to get serious. Preparation for working life is an essential part of your education and this is why we must deliver the in school activities planned for ‘The Big Mix’. However, it is the end of term and we recognise that you have worked hard. It is because of this that we hope you very much enjoy the many varied visits planned for you this week. If, however, for whatever reason this is not possible, students will be required to attend a 5 day programme of in-school learning, delivered by Curriculum Areas. Read this if you are in Year 12: You are young adults and we hope that you have the qualities of self-organisation and leadership that students of your age should possess in order to be successful in life. We do expect you to readily volunteer for the leadership opportunities on offer to you, meeting deadlines, making meetings and being a first class role model to younger year groups. If you choose to opt for work experience, we also expect you to make the most of this valuable time and we will be asking you to show us how the week may have been of benefit to you. A variety of subject based enrichment weeks are also on offer, and those of you taking AS Biology will need to follow this pathway as these activities are an important part of your assessment at A2. Read this if you are a parent/guardian: We hope that the programme of activities planned for all year groups will give your son/ daughter a varied and enjoyable end-of-year experience throughout their school career. We also hope that the programme will meet all the personal and learning aims outlined earlier in this booklet. Obviously, a programme such as this is never cheap, but we hope that the mix of activities in terms of cost, and a long term vision of what your son/ daughter will experience throughout their time at IGS, will encourage you to meet the financial impact of such a programme. With this in mind, the school has chosen to launch ‘Challenge and Celebration Week’ to all year groups at the very start of the school year. This will allow parents to plan their finances and students to have a goal to aim for. You will be able to pay for whatever activity your child will be participating in through your Parent Pay account or by cheque to school. Students will receive further letters regarding payment deadlines in future weeks. Finally, if your son/daughter receives Free School Meals we would be most grateful if you could contact the school’s Business and Finance Director, Mrs Alison Kaye, by e mail or telephone regarding the possibility of financial support to meet the cost of the programme your son/daughter may be following.
Parent Payment Plan Year 7 The Big Top. Cost £60. Deposit 1 - 30/9 - £20, Deposit 2 – 20/12 £20, Full payment – 4/4 £20 Year 8 The Big Trip. Cost £290. Deposit 1 - 30/9 - £30, Deposit 2 – 20/12 £50, Deposit 3 – 21/2 £100, Full payment 4/4 - £110 Year 9 The Big Outdoors. Cost £240. Deposit 1 - 30/9 - £30, Deposit 2 – 20/12 £50, Deposit 3 – 21/2 £80, Full payment 4/4 - £80 Year 10 The Big Mix. Cost £85. Deposit 1 - 30/9 - £25, Deposit 2 – 20/12 £25, Full payment – 4/4 £35 Year 12 The Big Choice. Various costs depending on choice. Y7 ileader (Big Top) Deposit 1 - 30/9 - £10, Full payment – 4/4 £10 Y8 ileader (Big Trip) Deposit 1 - 30/9 - £30, Deposit 2 – 20/12 £50, Deposit 3 – 21/2 £100, Full payment 4/4 - £110 Year 9 ileader (Big Outdoors) Deposit 1 - 30/9 - £30, Deposit 2 – 20/12 £50, Deposit 3 – 21/2 £80, Full payment 4/4 - £80, but will depend on the fund raising activities arranged. Departmental enrichment weeks Honduras….separate payment plans