ENRICHMENT ECAP & OTHER CLUBS
Enrichment is a layered programme which encompasses a series of initiatives, activities and events adding depth and variety to the taught curriculum at The British College of Gavà.
One element of enrichment at BCG is our Extra Curricular Activities Programme (ECAP). Our ECAP allows students to extend their learning opportunities beyond the classroom and across a variety of relevant, purposeful and enjoyable sessions that cover a spectrum of academic, social, physical and cultural interests.
We achieve holistic learning goals by offering activities before, during and after school hours which allows students to access and practice life skills. . Here, we provide details of our most regular and popular activities.
· Extra Curricular Activities Programme (ECAP):
All these clubs require authorization through the School Booking System as they take place after the school day.
·Extra Curricular Enrichment Through Morning and Lunch Clubs / Booster Sessions:
These clubs do not require sign up and normally do not require additional payment as they take place throughout the school day.
*All activities are subject to change depending on enrollment interest and/or availability.
Netball is a fun, engaging team sport for both boys and girls. Players wear bibs which assign them to specific positions, play on a rectangular court and aim to score in uniquely shaped nets at either end of the court.
When: Wednesdays from 16,30 to 17,30
Start Date: TBC
Age: Year 5 to Year 7
Volleyball is a great athletic opportunity for students to learn the value of teamwork and commitment. Students will learn the basics of skills of volleyball, then eventually leading into the game play.
WOSPAC runs this club.
Start date: Thursday 12th January
Age group: Y3 to Y13
PRIMARY HOMEWORK AND READING
An after school hour where school students can work quietly and independently in the comfort of our school library. Students are expected to invest their time wisely to complete homework or assignments that they were unable to finish in class, as well as preparing for their exams or simply reading for personal pleasure. These sessions are always supervised so students who need help to develop their organisational skills or wish to have a learning discussion and share different perspectives, can do so.
Lydia English school of dance early years classes are aimed to increase the awareness of this beautiful, fun, classical art by developing a love of dance through lots of mime, imagery and specially composed music. These highly popular classes will work towards an annual year show.
When: Thursdays from 16:30 to 17:30
Start Date: Thrusday, January 12th 2023
Age group: From Nursery to Year 3
Secondary study club
An after school hour where school students can work quietly and independently in the comfort of our school library. Students are expected to invest their time wisely to complete homework or assignments that they were unable to finish in class, as well as preparing for their exams or simply reading for personal pleasure.
Students learn in a fun and enriching way to focus their attention and have self-control. Apart from the physical skills they will acquire through the Mugendo Martial Art, students will develop concepts such as teamwork, good manners, commitment and work towards being the best version of themselves both inside and outside of the classroom.
Food is often credited for bringing people together and this club does exactly that! Integrating essential life skill learning with social skill development, My Grand Chef educates students to safely prepare and cook meals, raises awareness as to sustainable food sources and advocates for every living person to have access to healthy, nutritious and fresh food.
Mondays from 16:30 to 17:30
Start Date: Monday, January 9th 12th 2023
The fundamental principle of our Rowing Club is to provide to students with the broadest possible access to rowing both as a recreational and competitive sport. Our aim is to instill the ideals and values performance principles of an expert rower (perseverance, determination, strength, stamina, mental toughness and all-round well-being) in an environment where students are expected to work together to achieve common goals.
Our softball providers pride themselves with consistently promoting respect, enthusiasm and dedication to training pitched at the pace of the individual. They are committed to providing a happy and well organised softball experience for all players of all ages and regularly look to enter competitions and events in our local community.
In our boxing club we provide students with a safe place where they can master the art of self defense, the fundamental movement patterns and principles that contribute to the complexity of this discipline. We create a welcoming and non-intimidating, family-friendly environment where negative emotions are controlled and released effectively.
Description: In our football club we focus on developing healthy bodies and balanced minds through developing skills and techniques and structures and strategies required to play the game. Teamwork, sportsmanship, commitment to training and honesty are shared core values in our sessions.
WOSPAC runs this club.
Description: In our climbing club, we share our passion for this newly added Olympic event. We hope to inspire the next olympic gold medalist! Our climbing club helps students to develop resilience and perseverance at a top quality facility with expert coaches.
This club will be focused on developing each student ABC's (Agility, Balance and Coordination) through well-known sports and fun, popular games. Being able to master these basic skills at this age is key to the subsequent acquisition of more complex skills in future stages, according to numerous scientific studies. Specialist monitors will guarantee the combination of fun and physical-sporting development in an ideal environment.
The Basketball club offers holistic learning opportunities. We learn the fundamental skills required to play the game and the fitness requirements to perform at a high level. We develop social skills such as cooperation and effective team communication and fairplay. We promote essential life skills, for example, players are on time, in the correct kit, organised with water bottles and are able to manage their emotions in a dignified way whether we win or lose in both training and competitions. In this club, both physical and character development key indicators of success.
WOSPAC runs this club.
Our tennis club offers training programmes for all ages. This is a great opportunity to develop self esteem and learn ways to effectively manage our mental health e.g. dealing with frustration when things don’t go as we wish. The tennis club is a great opportunity to learn more about our own individual strengths and weaknesses and set goals towards becoming well-rounded and balanced citizens of the world.
The main aim of our chess club is to develop higher order thinking skills. Chess is tactical. Chess is exciting. Chess has strategy. Chess promotes leadership skills in our students (processing thoughts, time management, organisation) while providing a fun, competitive, and engaging atmosphere that encourages cooperation and friendship. The Chess Club is designed to nurture critical thinking in young minds while teaching students how to communicate and execute complex ideas.
Field hockey involves running, sprinting, changing direction and large amounts of strength, power and flexibility. For children, this form of exercise is ideal for developing muscle and bone strength, as well as coordination and balance.
Field hockey movements develop gross motor skills, such as the ability to sprint across the field, and fine motor skills, which are acquired through stick work.
Another important aspect of field hockey is the social impact that a team game can have on a child's development. By playing as a team, children discover the value of working with others.
Mondays - 16:30 to 17:30
Start date: Monday 9th January 2023
Age Group: Year 3 to Year 8
Description: Our Skating Club offers high quality training programmes and a welcoming environment that supports recreational and competitive skaters to achieve their potential. More than the development of physical skills, our Skate instructors insist that students support one another and congratulate each other's progress. They provide a safe yet stimulating environment where students flourish as they take risks and display some awesome examples of creativity!When:
ROBOTICS AND CODING
Description: All the activities on offer within this club work towards developing the new-age global learning skill that is technology; specifically, computer assisted learning. Through the use of Lego and Minecraft, different approaches to accessing knowledge are developed, scientific and critical thinking is promoted and problem solving and decision making processes are continually cycled. Students really enjoy these activities led by experts in the field of robotics and computer technology.
Description: In our rhythmics gymnastics club we offer opportunities for inspired gymnasts of all ages and abilities to perform and compete as part of a supportive, caring and inclusive team. The focus is to create and develop each gymnast's personal goals where every student is treated as an individual, each with their own needs and pace of progress.
“Our comprehensive selection of activities enriches our taught curriculum, increases access to holistic learning through practical application of the school’s core values and offers many opportunities to practice and apply life skill learning. BCG’s curricular enrichment programme significantly contributes to the development of balanced, healthy and happy individuals and a supportive community ethos.”
- Ms Bell, Head of Educational Enrichment
We offer a variety of sessions before school and during breaks and lunch times. These activities provide excellent opportunities for students to further enrich their taught curriculum and learning experiences while maximising their productivity during school hours. These activities during school are particularly useful for students who require ad hoc, booster learning sessions such as additional language support and SEN intervention or for BCG sports teams to maximise numbers at training prior to competitions. Regular activities during school hours include:
Mindfulness and meditation practices are offered to teachers and students at BCG. These take place before school and are centered around focus, emotional resilience, and wellbeing to help us reach our goals throughout the day.
Primary and Secondary Orchestra
The orchestra brings together our talented musicians across a wide range of instruments: piano, saxophone, cello, violin and many more! Sessions are scheduled at lunch times to maximise attendance and ensure the ensemble reach their harmonious potential! The orchestra welcomes performers of all abilities.
Primary and Secondary Samba Band
These sessions are wonderfully infectious. As the sound of beating drums permeates the campus, you cannot help but dance! Bongos/congas, marching drums, goblet drums, frame drums, tongue drums, timpani, and steel drums unite to create an amazing sound.
Model United Nations (MUN)
Model United Nations is a school-based simulation of the United Nations where students role play delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real world issues with the policies and perspectives of their assigned country. This is a club which develops communication, organisation, time management and most of all, open mindedness and appreciation of different cultures and reasoning in the process of decision making.