At evenings and weekends our young people enjoy a whole range of carefully designed activities to suit their individual interests. As part of the 24 hour curriculum the activities are based around a set of skills to be developed and where appropriate an AQA unit award certificate is achieved.
Our young people enjoy interacting with the wider community and we have several members of the school who attend a local air, sea and army cadet group. The other off site activities we offer include boxing training at a local club, street dance classes, amateur dramatics club, young farmers, swimming, archery, gymnastics, football and horse riding.
As part of adopting a healthy lifestyle we offer the young people a variety of sporting activities, using our fabulous on site facilities. Such activities include badminton, golf, gymnastics, trampolining, football and basketball to name a few.
We have a collection of motorbikes and bicycles for the young people to use on our trials area. As well as learning to ride the bikes the young people are also taught how to maintain and fix them. The local police visit to award the young people their cycling proficiency.
In order to offer the young people an insight into farming we have created ‘Woodpecker Farm’ in the grounds of the school. On the farm we have chickens whose eggs are then sold to staff and visitors. More recently we have moved into the field of pig farming and our young people have reared two pigs. With guidance from staff the young people feed, muck out and care for the animals.
As part of outdoor and adventurous activities several of our pupils took an active part in clearing an area of the school grounds as a forest skills area, where they learn camping skills and enjoy a barbecue. They also enjoy rafting on the local river, climbing, canoeing and camping activities.
For those young people who prefer doing quiet activities we offer a large selection of activities which include arts and crafts, health and beauty advice, poker, cards and dungeons and dragons.