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)
·Extra Curricular Enrichment Through Morning and Lunch Clubs / Booster Sessions
*All activities are subject to change depending on enrollment interest and/or availability.
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. 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.
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: Sept 2022
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.
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.
SPORTS & GAMES
The aim of this club is to provide children the opportunity to grow physically, mentally and emotionally through sport and play. There is scientific evidence to suggest that by developing physical literacy and fundamental movement and thinking skills at an early age, overall academic potential is increased. Depending on the weather and student preference, these activities may take place outdoors in the form of small sided team games or indoors using board games to develop skills in thinking and communication.
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.
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.
The aim of our dance club is to instill a great love of movement to music, while inspiring self-confidence, discipline and respect of the performing arts. If you look forward to your son or daughter developing fundamental movement patterns and refining their fine motor skills, coordination, timing, creativity and expression…. this is your club!
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.