ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

Our vision – Inspired to learn, supported to succeed

Students are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment activities. These generally arise from members of staff with a particular interest in their subject. Educational visits have always been an important part of Ringwood School and a number have been established for over 20 years. Learning outside the classroom adds to a deeper understanding.

The variety of competitions entered is enormous and students are very successful due to the preparations with staff, and the student determination and skill. Through Student Leadership, many of our students share ideas within and beyond this school; locally, nationally and internationally.

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National Citizen Service (NCS) is a flagship government initiative, developing new skills and a broader set of horizons. Participants develop confidence and learn skills that cannot be learnt in the classroom – leadership, teamwork, independence and community action. Each year a small group of students are able to participate in the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) in New York & Washington.

Debates are organised for a mix of age groups, Sixth Formers discuss current issues in a Question Time format and some years we have been fortunate to secure a place in the House of Commons debates, and a place to practice legal skills in the Bar Court Competition. The School has entered the Shakespeare Festival and The Maths Challenge over the last few years. Preparing students for life after school is a vital part of learning here at Ringwood School.