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 every evening from 15:35 – 16:30 (from 14:00 – 15:30 on Fridays). There are a range of activities on offer including seasonal sports (football, basketball, hockey), general fitness activities and creative activities (Choir, Art Club, Rock Orchestra, Drama). Students are encouraged to attend at least one evening a week and the range of options are shown below and displayed on screens around the school.

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

 

Further Information

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.

 

After-school Enrichment Options

 
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. We encourage every student to attend at least one activity per week.

Please go through the options with your child and help them to select their activities. All activities will run from 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm. There will be no clubs in the final week of term due to alternative student activities.
Students will be supervised in the enrichment zone at the end of the school day until the member of staff running their activity collects them. They will be walked offsite at the end of the activity.

If we need to cancel the activities for any reason, we will send a text home.

 

 

Enrichment Days