At Kings, we value the whole child, and we know how important it is to develop students’ experiences of the world, cultural capital, character and sense of adventure. For this reason, students at Ark Kings follow an Enrichment programme that supports and develops their character in line with the academies' Character Compass of eight key dispositions that will empower them to become happy and successful in life, education and employment.
As part of this Enrichment offer, students will participate in 3 Enrichment Days across the academic year, providing them with a range of opportunities to explore society and personal development such as raising money for charity, visiting the elderly in the local community, experiencing Birmingham’s museums and art galleries and exploring the local countryside on orienteering adventures.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in termly Character Conferences: drop-down days where they learn about issues such as healthy relationships, caring for the community and becoming an active citizen.
In addition to this, students have the opportunity to go on a number of residential trips during their time at Ark Kings to allow them to experience more of the world. In Year 8, students travel to France to practise their language skills and experience another culture. In Year 9, students have the opportunity to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition, developing teamwork and resilience. In year 10, students are taken to London to ride the London Eye, watch a play or West End theatre show and explore our capital city, in order to build cultural capital.
Finally, students can participate in extra-curricular activities after school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. There are a range of activities on offer including seasonal sports (football, basketball, hockey), general fitness activities (Fitness and Dance) and creative activities (Choir, Art Club, House Bands). Students are encouraged to attend at least one evening a week and a booklet of activities will be sent out each term for students to select from.
This wide range of Enrichment opportunities allows us to ensure that our students’ education addresses their social, moral, spiritual and cultural needs as well as their academic ones so that we 'Aspire. Expect. Achieve. Together’
For more information about the Enrichment at Ark Kings Academy, please contact Mrs R Chalk, Head of Enrichment.
Please call 0121 459 4451 to arrange an appointment