Enrichment Letter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Download the timetable - Timetable Enrichment V1 23-24 JW

I do hope that you have had a great summer break with family over the holidays and are now ready for another successful and
engaging year. I have great pleasure in informing you that our enrichment opportunities are now up and running, offering a
fantastic variety for our learners. Prestatyn High School’s after-school enrichment timetable complements the successful
lessons delivered during the school day and takes place between 3pm and 4pm. The enrichment opportunities provide
students with additional learning, new social opportunities, and they help to develop new skills and interests. Enrichment is a
fantastic way to increase enjoyment of school life and create an inclusive, community spirit within the school, whilst also
increasing skills and building character. Taking part in these sessions not only helps the students build confidence, but it also
helps them feel part of a team where they can develop communication skills.
The sessions and classes on offer are for all year groups, and these encompass the core areas of additional learning, group
sessions and sports. The enrichment sessions are decided by the students, and a dedicated member of staff oversees the
sessions on offer, along with senior members of the school. The sessions this term include: Art Club, Computer & Board Game
Clubs, Debating Club, Eco Club, F1 in Schools and Lego (along with many more). The PE Department will be offering a choice of
traditional sports such as netball, football, basketball and gymnastics and, over the coming months, we will include a variety of
activities including less traditional sports such as archery, table tennis and lacrosse. These may attract students who enjoy
engaging in new challenges. Each of these activities are managed by members of the PE Department. Engaging in any form of
physical activity is good for well-being.
We are now looking to expand the enrichment offer further and are looking for members to join the Enrichment Council so
students can take a lead in sessions and play a more significant part in future plans. This will give students more access to the
timetable and make key decisions on the sessions and plans going forward, whilst building their leadership, communication
and team skills. We are also excited to announce that we will be becoming a member of the Children’s University and this will
link into all the enrichment sessions and provide students with new and exciting opportunities.
I have attached a copy of the timetable for you to see what we have on offer this term. All sessions are colour coded, with pins
for which year group can attend, as shown with the key at the bottom of the page.
All of the enrichment sessions will be on our computer systems and will be registered just as they would be in a normal lesson.
If your child gets a school bus home, and wishes to attend an enrichment session, they can book to get home via the Prestatyn
High School minibus at reception. They will need to let the reception team know the date, time, home destination and
enrichment activity. The school mini needs to be booked in advance to ensure we have space. The latest time to book on the
bus is by first break on the day of travel.
I do hope your child takes up this fantastic opportunity, and I look forward to welcoming them to the sessions.
Yours sincerely
Neil Foley - B.Sc. MA. - Pennaeth Headteacher
James Williams - Enrichment
Alex Fuller - Enrichment
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