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Curriculum Events

At The Laurel Academy we have a thriving range of after school enrichment sessions which are open to all students. These clubs cover all aspects of the academic curriculum; with specific revision sessions for GCSE students as well as those clubs aimed more at delving beyond exam specifications and developing a deeper understanding and love of a subject with our students. As an Academy our aim is to offer a broad and coherent range of student experiences that ensure our students both enjoy and succeed during their time with us in and out of gthe classroom.

Educational Enrichment & Visits

The Laurel Academy offers a range of educational visits covering multiple curriculum areas. We take our students to the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield and to the school Shakespeare Festival to support our drive to instil in our students a love of literature and reading. We also offer visits that support our students more directly with assessed elements of their courses, including geography field trips to Hornsea for Y11 students and to a wildlife park with Y7 students.

Afterschool Enrichment

As well as in classroom academic enrichments we offer many other exciting opportunities for our students to extend their school day. We have a large number of sporting clubs, from rugby to trampolining as well as a range of performing arts-based clubs such as glee club, ukulele group, band and school production club. We also offer some more unusual and niche clubs that cater for the varied interests of both our students and staff alike. Cooking club is a student favourite we have new groups on offer every half term covering areas that range from podcasting to table top gaming.

As an Academy we aim to ensure that all our students are able to find that extra enrichment session that adds a something special to their school week.

Careers Experiences

We hold the Careers Quailty Gold award fore careers. Our amazing careers team lead many different trips and expeinces of the work place thoughout the yesar, such as trips to careers events held by local universities, Delta Trust wide careers fairs and other events more local to the Doncaster area. There are also Careers Cafes and further careers expeiences thoughout the year with our popular and exciting dedicated Careers Step Up days.

Residential & International Enrichment

Every year our Y7 students celebrate the end of the year with a team building residential trip. There are also other end of year reward events that help to celebrate our students who are finishing really successful years at The Laurel Academy. 

Pledges

  1. Enrichment
  2. Represent the Academy
  3. Residential
  4. Attend National Event
  5. Academy Event
  6. Formal Presentation
  7. International Event
  8. Community Experience
  9. Fundraising
  10. Academy Contribution

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1

Complete 7 for 7

Personal End of Year Letter

Hegarty Duel

Fitness Event DVA Mile

D.E.A.R. Week

DVA/TLA Bake Off

Castle Trip

Random Acts of Kindness

Pod Duel

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Trip

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Debate Competition

DVA/TLA Linked Concert

MFL Speaker Lesson Visit

Personal End of Year Letter (Pledge 6)

Pod Duel (Pledge 1, 2, 5, 10)

Fitness Event DVA Mile (Pledge 5)

Debate Competition (Pledge 1, 2, 5, 6, 10)

DVA/TLA Bake Off (Pledge 1, 2, 5, 10)

Royal Armouries Trip

Hegarty Duel (Pledge 1, 2, 5, 10)

Shakespeare Schools Festival (Pledge 1, 2, 4, 5, 10)

Sporting Event (Pledge 1, 2, 5, 10)

DVA/TLA Linked Concert (Pledge 1, 2, 5, 10)

MFL Speaker Lesson Visit

Personal End of Year Letter (Pledges 6)

Hegarty Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Fitness Event DVA Mile (Pledges 5)

Sports Teams

Community Soldiers Study (Pledges 1, 8)

DVA/TLA Bake Off (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

York Army Museum Trip

Children in Need

Pod Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Shakespeare Schools Festival (Pledges 1, 2, 4, 5, 10)

DVA/TLA Linked Concert (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

MFL Speaker Lesson Visit

Personal End of Year Letter (Pledges 6)

Pod Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Fitness Event DVA Mile (Pledges 5)

Sports Teams

Cities Team Challenge (Pledges 1, 5, 7)

Primary Mentoring (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 8, 10)

Theatre

Logic Teamwork Challenge (Pledges 1, 2, 5)

Hegarty Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Shakespeare Schools Festival (Pledges 1, 2, 4, 5, 10)

Debate Competition (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 6, 10)

Random Acts of Kindness (Pledges 5, 8, 10)

Personal End of Year Letter (Pledges 6)

Hegarty Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Fitness Event DVA Mile (Pledges 5)

Sports Teams (Pledges 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10)

Logic Teamwork Challenge (Pledges 1, 2, 5)

Higher Education Visit (Pledges 2)

Theatre

D.E.A.R. Week (Pledges 5)

Pod Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

High Ability Mentoring

Direct a poem (Pledges 1, 5, 6)

MFL Speaker Lesson Visit

Term 2

Role Model Letter to Primary

Language Nut Duel

Diversity Charity Fundraising

 

Teach Someone a Skill

DVA/TLA Bake Off

Sporting Event

Hegarty Duel

Poverty Project

Logic Teamwork Challenge

D.E.A.R. Week (Pledge 5)

Language Nut Duel (Pledge 1, 2, 5,10)

Diversity Charity Fundraising (Pledge 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10)

World Trade Showcase

Teach Someone a Skill (Pledge 1, 5, 8, 10)

DVA/TLA Bake Off (Pledge 1, 2, 5, 10)

Random Acts of Kindness (Pledge 5, 8, 10)

Pod Duel (Pledge 1, 2, 5, 10)

Entrepreneur Speaker

Film a Performance (Pledge 1, 5, 6, 10)

Logic Teamwork Challenge (Pledges 1, 2, 5)

Language Nut Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Diversity Charity Fundraising (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10)

World Trade Showcase (Pledges 1, 5, 7, 10)

Teach Someone a Skill (Pledges 1, 5, 8, 10)

DVA/TLA Bake Off (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Healthy Minds Fair (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 9, 10)

Hegarty Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Big Bang Fair (Pledges 1, 4, 5, 10)

DVA/TLA Linked Production (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Film a Performance (Pledges 1, 5, 6, 10)

Random Acts of Kindness (Pledges 5, 8, 10)

Language Nut Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Diversity Charity Fundraising (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10)

Art/Photography Showcase (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Post-16 Interviews

Post-16 Interviews

D.E.A.R. Week (Pledges 5)

Pod Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Big Bang Fair (Pledges 1, 4, 5, 10)

DVA/TLA Linked Production (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Speak Out Challenge (Pledges Life 1, 2, 5, 6, 10)

Sporting Event (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Language Nut Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Diversity Charity Fundraising (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10)

Art/Photography Showcase (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Post-16 Interviews

Post-16 Interviews

Role Model Letter to Yr9&10 (Pledges 2, 6, 8, 10)

Hegarty Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Revision Festival

Term 3

Pod Duel

Site Exploration

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

Shakespeare Project

Theatre

Readathon

York Trip

Logic Teamwork Challenge

Random Acts of Kindness

Delta Poetry Competition

Residential/trip

D.E.A.R. Week

Hegarty Duel (Pledge 1, 2, 5, 10)

Site Exploration (Pledge 1, 5, 8)

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge (Pledge 1, 2, 4, 5, 10)

 Logic Teamwork Challenge (Pledge 1, 2, 5)

Readathon (Pledge 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10)

Seaside Trip (Pledge 1)

Logic Teamwork Challenge (Pledge 1, 2, 5)

Random Acts of Kindness (Pledge 5, 8, 10)

Delta Poetry Competition (Pledge 1, 2, 5, 6, 10)

D.E.A.R. Week (Pledge 5)

Pod Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Site Exploration (Pledges 1, 5, 8)

Random Acts of Kindness (Pledges 5, 8, 10)

D.E.A.R. Week (Pledges 5)

Readathon (Pledges 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10)

Shakespeare Project (Pledges 1, 5, 10)

Sporting Event (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Logic Teamwork Challenge (Pledges 1, 2, 5)

Random Acts of Kindness (Pledges 5, 8, 10)

Graduation (Pledges 2, 5, 10)

Debate Competition (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 6, 10)

D.E.A.R. Week (Pledges 5)

Hegarty Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Sporting Event (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Spriritual Speakers

Hornsea Trip

Direct a poem (Pledges 1, 5, 6)

Work Experience (Pledges 2, 8)

Logic Teamwork Challenge (Pledges 1, 2, 5)

Random Acts of Kindness (Pledges 5, 8, 10)

Higher Education Visit (Pledges 2)

Wimbeldon Visit

D.E.A.R. Week (Pledges 5)

Pod Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)Hegarty Duel (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

Site Exploration (Pledges 1, 5, 8)Sporting Event (Pledges 1, 2, 5, 10)

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge (Pledges 1, 2, 4, 5, 10) Spiritual Speakers