Discover who you are with Enrichment Sessions aimed at learning beyond the classroom.
In the 6th Form, learning at Wisbech Grammar School extends far beyond the classroom. The skills learnt in our dedicated Enrichment Programme will support pupils’ studies and well-being and help to prepare them for life after school.
The Enrichment Programme includes a lecture programme that is designed to educate, challenge, inspire and broaden pupils' horizons. It is presented by visiting speakers and former pupils of the School; for example Tom Berry former Grammarian, now the CEO of Chameleon PR and CEO of ‘One Water’ Duncan Goose, Head of Research and Development.
There are around 15 talks each year on a varied range of subjects which fall outside the limitations of the school curriculum and cross a number of disciplinary boundaries. The programme also includes a Form tutorial programme that enables pupils to discuss topics related to current affairs and important issues in today’s society.
The benefits to our pupils are enormous and the ultimate aim is to broaden pupils' interests and help to develop them into well-informed and well-rounded individuals, giving the tools they require for their onward journey.
Our most recent visit welcomed back former Grammarian Tom Berry, now the CEO of Chameleon PR, to give an enrichment lecture to the 5th and 6th form on communication in the modern world.
Based in London, Chameleon PR is part of the Global PR Network, which they also founded. They work with companies including Google and Unity, the cross-platform gaming company. Chameleon was founded in 1998 with the mission to “Transform Corporate Colours”, they remain true to that mission today and deliver on it according to three principles; Think Big and Inspire, Devoted to Business and Passion for People.
Over 140 pupils listened as Tom spoke about his career in journalism, before going on to talk about the importance on communication in the real world, touching on 'fake news', having clarity and accountability in what and how you communicate and what actually makes up an effective conversation.
The most reassuring thing about coming back to WGS after more than 20 years was the brilliance of the pupils. Wisbech Grammar, for me, has always about supporting and nurturing inquisitive and sparky approaches - people who see the world differently. The School challenges the status quo and encourages a bright and successful path for its pupils. It was an immense pleasure to talk to the upper school and I really look forward to coming back again soon.
Wisbech Grammar School is also known for its sporting success across Rugby, Cricket, Hockey, Athletics, and much more. Mike Hislop (Bath University and RFU Injury Surveillance Researcher (PhD)) visited the school recently too.
Mike spoke to our pupils around injury surveillance and the advances of technology in the medical/physiotherapy area of sport. He then spoke to our Elite Sports Programme pupils about ways to reduce and avoid injury, including both scientific and practical examples. This talk was of great interest to pupils who are interested in both medicine and sport in particular.
Developing positive role models and connections outside of school is a key part of development and measuring success. We believe that success is not just measured by success in the classroom but in supporting our pupils to find their passion and “discover who they are”
Alex Laybourne MSc, Deputy Head of 6th Form
On Tuesday 13 June, Jeremy Levesley who is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leicester will be delivering an enrichment session; “The amazing square root of 2”.
Alex Laybourne MSc, Deputy Head of 6th Form is looking forward to planning future dates to inspire and develop our pupils.
Visit www.wisbechgrammar.com/latestnews to see when enrichment programme are announced