Enrichment

Enrichment at Carmel 

By the end of Sixth Form all our students are prepared to leave home for the first time and live as independent adults. Increasingly, future employers are asking potential employees not only to describe their key skills and attributes but also to evidence where they have demonstrated competence in applying them, for example describing when they have taken on a variety of roles within a team or led a team to a successful outcome. Our PSHE programme, core enrichment programme, super curriculum alongside our enrichment offer provides our students with the opportunity to evidence these skills and attributes.

 

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SVP

Our sixth form students lead our young students in their work of ‘turning concern into action’ with the SVP. This involves organising fundraising activities, leading weekly meetings and organising outreach in the community. Carmel sixth formers organise visits to local care homes to sing carols and have visits to those who are isolated and alone. The SVP works with the oval food bank and other outreach charities in the town. The sixth form students help the young students to become young leaders.

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JPII

The Pope John Paul II Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary. The Award enables participants to take an active part in the life of their Church – in the life of their community and society. It enables young people become more aware of the teaching and role of the Catholic Church in the world and to engage at a deep level with Christ.

The Award was created to commemorate the late Pope Saint John Paul II who was so committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in them. The Award was launched by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, His Excellency Most Rev Dr Giuseppe Lazzarotto on 7th November 2006 in the Diocese of Derry, Ireland.

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Cafod Young Leaders

The CAFOD Young Leadership programme offers sixth-formers an opportunity to take the lead by volunteering for CAFOD to make a difference in fighting poverty and injustice.

Throughout the year, young leaders receive training on different leadership skills such as planning, organisation, communication and presentation. They also gain a deeper understanding of CAFOD and our mission, vision and values, as well as learning about our work with partners and communities in developing countries around the world.

The young leaders then take part in, and help to organise volunteering activities in their school or parish communities on behalf of CAFOD, encouraging others to take global justice action. This is often in the form of fundraising, peer education and raising awareness through assemblies or lunchtime clubs, leading campaign actions or through prayer and liturgy.

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Debate Club

Make any application you make stand out from the crowd by taking part in Debate Club! Develop such key skills as:

· Thinking logically about an issue

· Presenting an argument, or a case

· Excellent oral and writing skills, brilliant for essay writing

· Defending the position of others

· Appreciating arguments from a range of viewpoints

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Big Project

Every year students across all year groups can get involved with The Big Project, this is in partnership with Jacobs. It is an interactive project management competition where students are placed into teams, work together with a Jacobs mentor at various stages throughout the year and present their projects to a panel. This is an exciting and engaging activity that will enhance your skillset and look great on your CV to future employers.

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British Sign Language Course

Take part in British Sign Language Course ran by Sunshine Sign. The enrichment programme will offer the opportunity to gain knowledge and acquire the skills necessary to communicate effectively with Deaf people. Basic sign language (BSL) and fingerspelling will be taught and an overview of deaf awareness will be delivered with an insight into the barriers faced by Deaf people.

An example of the topics covered over a standard six-week programme:

Week 1 Deaf awareness, deaf culture and future employment opportunities working with deaf people.

Week 2 BSL- greetings, manual alphabet, lip-reading exercises and tips on effective communication.

Week 3 General conversation skills – How are you? What’s your name? Where do you live?

Week 4 BSL- all about me – name, age, home.

Week 5 BSL- numbers, dates, months, colours.

Week 6 BSL- family members, relationships, friends.

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Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is available to all 14-24 year olds and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements. DofE in Carmel College is about giving you skills, confidence and an edge over others as you apply for university or a job. Through extra-curricular activities you will develop life skills that go beyond the classroom such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. A DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate these skills in practice. Additionally, you will make a difference to other people’s lives as well as your community, be healthier and fitter and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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NCS

Designed specially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future turning all those ‘No You Cant’s’ into No We Can.

We exist to engage, unite and empower young people, building your confidence so you can go out there and achieve your dreams, no matter where you’re from or what your background is.

You’ll spend a few weeks in the summer or autumn mixing with a new crowd, and taking on fresh challenges together. Before you know it, you’ll be rooting for each other, as you all tackle your own little hurdles.

Along the way, you’ll also get a taste for independence and pick up skills that’ll help you smash your future goals. And if that’s not enough for you, you’ll also be given a platform to get your voice heard and pursue a passion project to create a positive, lasting impact in your local community

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Inclusion Mentoring

Being inclusive is not discussing what you don’t do…but rather what you do in practice to enable people to feel like they belong, feel respected and valued enabling them to do their best. It focuses on our intent and purpose. Our inclusion mentors receive training which gives them the tools to help support other students. They are; enthusiastic, have a respectful attitude, show an eagerness to invest in others, are reflective listeners and show empathy.

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Nuffield Summer School

Nuffield Research Placements are supervised but independent research projects relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination of these). They take place over the summer after Year 12 or S5 and involve both online activities and two-weeks on-site research*. Placements take place at a variety of locations including offices, museums, research centres, laboratories or fieldwork settings across the UK. Your on-site placement activity will not cost you or your parents/carers anything. We reimburse travel costs for all students, and depending on your family circumstances, you may also be eligible to receive a bursary.

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Sailing

Sailing is a fantastic opportunity for pupils in Carmel College. Whilst sailing carries obvious health and fitness benefits it also helps develop life skills such as resilience, listening, concentration and problem solving. All our sailing lessons take part locally which makes it accessible for all.

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Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

This competition aims to stretch and challenge students interested in chemistry and will provide an excellent experience for anyone considering taking their studies further. Set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists, it is designed to be accessible to Year 12 students but will take them significantly beyond the syllabus and encourage them to think about science in the way they would at university.

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Gold Crest Award

Students must complete a project that makes an original contribution to a STEM field of study and submit their findings via the online platform. No two CREST projects are the same! Students can do different types of projects on any STEM subject. Students will hone their investigative skills and employ the scientific method to conduct their own piece of research. CREST Gold can be used by students to enhance their UCAS personal statements. The award is recognised and respected by universities and employers.

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UKMT Maths Challenge

Promoting a love of problem solving

The Senior Mathematical Challenge is a 90-minute, multiple-choice Challenge. It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. The problems on the Senior Mathematical Challenge are designed to make students think. Most are accessible, yet still challenge those with more experience.

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University Access Programmes

Students may be able to apply for a range of widening participation schemes, providing that they meet the eligibility requirements of the scheme they apply to. Eligibility can range from postcode to whether a student is the first member of their family to apply to university. Students may be asked to submit a written piece of work as part of their application, or they may be required to attend a talk or event (in person or virtually). Universities will award successful applicants with a range of support for their university application; from a reduced grade/points offer, to a number of UCAS points to count towards their total, in addition to mentoring and support with personal statements.

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Sutton Trust

Social mobility is about ensuring the opportunities open to a young person are not dependent on the economic and social position they were born into. High levels of social mobility mean that people from all backgrounds are able to access the opportunities suited to their talents and aspirations. The Sutton Trust supports young people from less advantaged backgrounds to access leading universities and careers. In partnership with universities and employers, they run engaging programmes that give students practical advice and leave them feeling inspired and more confident about their future. Their programmes are completely free to attend. All costs – including travel, accommodation, food and activities – are paid for by the Trust and their partners.

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Breakfast Club Reading Scheme

The Breakfast Club Reading scheme is a fantastic opportunity to work with students in Year 7. You will receive full training to support them in their reading, developing their fluency and confidence. Year 7 pupils really value the opportunity to work with older students and it is an excellent way for you to develop skills and gain experience in coaching and mentoring young people.

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Esports

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STEM Club

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Student Leadership

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Drama and Music

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