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Extra-Curricular Enrichment
& Aspire Clubs

The MFG aims to prepare and enhance our students’ character by providing a whole range of opportunities and experiences inside and outside of the curriculum.
Each term sees the launch of our latest Enrichment Opportunities programme, offering activities for students to enrol onto online/via Arbor Parent Portal.

Enrichment - Personal
Character Development

Enriching our students’ personal lives, wellbeing and skills is essential to ensure they can flourish and be successful in all aspects of their lives. Teachers and support staff encourage students to take on new challenges and develop their skills and talents, in order to build and prepare them for the future, enjoy life and try new activities that they perhaps can’t access outside of school or during the academic day.
Enrichment activities offered are often seasonal and are changed/re-offered each term to encourage our students to engage in a breadth of skills and activities for body, mind and soul.
These include a wide variety of choice in each of the following areas: sport, games, performing arts, creative crafts and STEM (Science Engineering Technology & Maths). For more information view our daily programme of events:
Summer 2024 opportunities – click here
Spring 2024 opportunities – click here

Duke of Edinburgh –
Bronze and Silver Awards

This outstanding scheme is lead in school by Mrs V Furniss, whose extensive experience in this field ensures students from Year 9 to Year 13 embrace a wide range of exploration, outdoor, volunteering and skill-building activities. The MFG staff also volunteer evenings and weekends to support student expeditions, guiding the students through problem solving and teamwork activities that prepare them for the challenges the award demands of them, whilst building transferable skills for the future.
This nationally recognized award links directly into our whole school THE MFG Values, providing our students with opportunities to nurture Tenacity whilst camping and exploring, Health & Happiness through fitness and walking expeditions, Equality whilst working as a team and ensuring all students are enjoying the opportunities, and Morality through collaboration with and respecting others. All students flourish and progress in terms of their skills, personal knowledge and Generosity whilst volunteering and supporting our local community.
Bronze expeditions are local, with Silver groups doing expeditions in The Yorkshire Dales and The Peak District. All students complete activities in three other sections, both in and out of school. These activities include a wide range of sports, cookery, music, dance, drama and assisting with after-school clubs and at charity shops.
Find out more:

Curriculum Linked Enrichment & Trips
– Bringing Learning to Life

Each year teachers and leaders look for the most exciting and appropriate opportunities to engage our students in their subjects and coordinate a range of amazing trips, events, guest speakers, performances and opportunities for our students to immerse themselves in.
These include:
  • Geography – Iceland
  • Sport / PE – Ski Trip, Sport Leaders / coaching, Primary Feeder school event support, Whole School Sports Day
  • Drama – Annual School Production (Chicago, School Of Rcl), Theatre Trips and performances (Life of Pi, Jesus Christ Super Star)
  • English / Media – Theatre Performances, Harry Potter Studios Trip
  • Art & Design Technology – Disney Land Paris, Rotary Competition, university workshops
  • Science – Chester Zoo and Restart A Heart, University workshops, Science Challenge Day
  • MFL – European Day of Languages
  • History – Remembrance Parade
  • Music – Christmas Carol Service, Annual School Production

ASPIRE – Academic Interventions after school / school holidays

Subject specialists offer students a range of focused opportunities after school to boost their skills and knowledge, alongside opportunities to receive guided feedback on assessment and develop coursework. These opportunities vary for different year groups throughout the academic year depending on the stage of the different cohorts. Examples of these opportunities can be found by following the above document links for Spring/Summer 2024 opportunities.

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