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WLW Y9 Information Booklet 2018
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  Year 9 Wider Learning Week July 2018 DearParent/Carer,IamwritingtoinformyouaboutWiderLearningWeek(WLW),whichwilltakeplacefrom Monday 9 to Friday 13 July .Thisweekisanopportunityforstudentstoparticipateinanactivityofpersonalinterest,todeveloptheirkeyskills,andtoengageinwiderlearning.Inputtingtogethertheprogramme,wehavetriedtoensurearangeofactivities,atarangeofcosts.Manyoftheactivitiesarefree,and,wherethereisacharge,wehavetriedtominimiseit.Allcostswillbefinallyconfirmedoncegroupsizesareknown.Yourson/wardwillbe engaged on the same activity for all five days .Therefore,itisimportantthatheiscarefulandseriousabouthischoice(andreservechoices).Pleasetakethetimetolookthroughtheactivitiesoverleafwithyourson/ward.Theexactnatureofeachactivitymayvaryfromthedescription,dependingongroupsize.Page4ofthisbookletdetailswhatstudentsneedtodoaftermakingtheirchoice.Pleasenotethatifstudentswishtocompletethebro nzeDukeofEdinburgh’saward, theymustselectthisastheirWiderLearningWeekactivity.Thankyouinadvanceforyoursupport.Yoursfaithfully, Ms C Lawler WLWCo-OrdinatorCurriculumLeader-Humanities   Page|1 Activities  Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award     Location: On/off-site  Cost: £110(thisisthecostoftheentireAward)  Theweekwillinvolvepreparation,thefinalexpedition,andthefinalpresentation.Itwillconsistofacombinationofpracticalandtheorysessionsaimedatgivingyouthebestchancetopasstheexpeditionsectionofthebronzeaward.Thecostisinclusiveofallfood,campsitefeesandacompulsory£17.00registrationfeepayabledirectlytotheDofEscheme.ItisimportanttonotethatifyouaredoingDofE,youMUSTchoosethisoptiontocompletethebronzeaward. Survival Skills  Location: Localareas Cost: £30 Max No : 14Thisactivityinvolvesavarietyoftaskstotestyourteamwork,resilience,problemsolvingandsurvivalskills.DoyouhavewhatittakestocompleteaBearGrylls-stylechallenge?Thenthisactivityisperfectforyou! Being an Architect  Location: On-site/Londonvisits Cost: FREE Max No : 20Theaimofthisweekistodevelopyourexperience,knowledgeandunderstandingofarchitectureandthebuiltenvironment.ThisinvolvesrespondingtoadesignbriefsetbytheRoyalInstituteofBritishArchitectsandthenworkingonaprojectduringtheweek.ThisincludesavisittotheRoyalInstituteofBritishArchitects,andlinkingtheworkofarchitectstoart,ICT,mathematicsandphysics.   Page|2 Activities  Computing  Location: On-site/localvisits Cost: £50 Max No : 20Youwilldeveloparangeofcomputingskillsandknowledgeincludingwebsitecreation,gamemaking,podcasting,controlsystemsandcomputerprogramming.ThisactivitywillincludedaytripstoSky,theApplestore,thedesignworkshopatLegoland,thecomputeranimationworkshopatThorpeParkandthehomeofthecodebreakers:BletchleyPark. Media Team  Location: On-site/localvisits Cost: FREE Max No : 20StudentswillfollowtheotheractivitiestakingplaceforYears7-9,interviewingstudentsandstaffrunningsessionstoputtogetheracomprehensivecoverageoftheweek.Thiswillincludecreatingtheirownnewsletterandcuratingcontentforinclusiononthe school’ssocialmediafeeds,thewebsiteand ourAnnualReviewmagazine. Theatre Experience  Location: On-site/localarea Cost: £30 Max No : 20 Amazingopportunitytoworkwiththeaward-winningKITTheatre,whocreateimmersivetheatreworkinwhichtheaudience/studentsareabletomakedecisionsaboutwhathappensinthedramaandexperiencetheconsequencesinrealtime.Studentswillparticipateinatwo-dayin-schoolperformancewiththecompanyandthendeveloptheirowntheatricaladventuresforanaudienceofyoungerstudents. Sports Week   Location: On-site/Londonsportsvenues Cost: £55 Max No : 28Thisactivitywilltakeinamixtureofsports-relatedactivitiesbothon-siteandatsportingvenuesacrossLondon.Activitiesrecentlyhaveincluded:cyclingattheVelodrome,swimminganddivingattheOlympicPark,bowling,trampolining,beachvolleyball,watchingatestatLordsandTopGolf.   Page|3 Activities  Art & Photography  Location :On-site/localvisits Cost: £20 Max No : 18StudentswilltakepartinacombinedArtandPhotographyweek,lookingatdifferenttechniquesandexplorenewskills.StudentwillhavetheopportunitytovisitKewGardensandavarietyofarchitecturally-interestingsites. French Language Trip  Location: BasquecountryandBiarritz Cost: Tobeconfirmed(approximately£450) Max No : 15Duringthisresidentialtrip,takingplacefromtheTuesdaytoFridayofWiderLearningWeek,youwilltakepartinarangeofdifferentactivities,including:tours,sportactivities,languagelessonandmuchmoreThisisanexcellentopportunityforyoutodevelopyourknowledgeofFrenchlanguageandculture.ThechancetospendafewdaysinFranceandtobeimmersedinthelanguageswillundoubtedlyhelpyoutodevelopyourspeakingandlisteningskills,essentialtotheGCSEcourse.PleasenotethatonMonday9July,studentswillundertakeaseriesofpreparatoryactivitiesinschool.  This activity is only available to Year 9 students studying French A £150 deposit will be required to secure your place; more information will be sent to parents/carers of students who select this activity
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