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Enrichment Opportunities

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Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a learner will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work. The enrichment opportunities we provide at Annecy look to build up this cultural capital, which in turn will promote social mobility and success in society and in life.


We recognise that for children to aspire and be successful academically, and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital.


Big Band

Big Band is an exciting and unique enrichment opportunity, combining high quality instrumental tuition with high quality class music instruction. Children learn to play a brass and woodwind instrument as a band with instrumental specialists teaching them.

 

The Big Band provides an opportunity for schools and music services as well as class teachers and instrumental tutors to work together to provide a rich musical experience for whole classes of children. It has been carefully designed to fulfil the Government’s Pledge to offer every child the chance to learn an instrument, integrates the aims of the National Singing Programme and incorporates changes to the national curriculum.

 

The positive benefits for the children, teachers, schools and music services are incalculable and well documented.  

 

At the end of the year most pupils will have performed in at least three public concerts with success, and produced a portfolio of work which they have compiled during the year. They will also be able to demonstrate a good set-up and some basic playing skills on their instruments, and some skill at reading music notation.


This is one of the enrichment opportunities that we offer to our learners. We want them to be educated, well-rounded citizens who have been introduced to the best that has been thought and said and help them to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.


We are delighted to be only the second school in East Sussex to offer this provision to 60 of our pupils! 


NB: This has been put on hold due to reducing the number of visitors to the school. We aim to start this again next term.


Wild Beach

Reconnecting learners and their marine environment is at the heart of our Wild Beach ethos. Living so close to the sea is the perfect space to learn with easy access.


At Annecy Catholic Primary School, we recognise the vital importance of promoting and understanding of the natural world and see the Wild Beach programme as an ideal medium for delivery.


We would like to thank the Sussex Wildlife Trust for their continued support in enabling us to deliver this inspirational educational opportunity.


Forest School

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experience in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

The ethos is shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond and we are delighted to have our very own Level 3 Forest School Practitioner.

The roots of Forest School reach back to early years pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia.


At Forest School all participants are viewed as:

  • equal, unique, valuable
  • competent to explore and discover
  • entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge
  • entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development
  • entitled to experience regular success
  • entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people
  • entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world 


The learner-centred approach interweaves with the ever-changing moods and marvels, potential and challenges of the natural world through the seasons to fill every Forest School session and programme with discovery and difference. 

Eco Council
Annecy is a Silver Award Eco School. Our Eco Council work really hard to decide how best to reduce our impact on the environment, through a reduction in the use of single use plastic and paper waste, to cutting down the amount of electricity we use across the school. They have also been instrumental in setting up our School Garden and in proposing a school allotment.


LESS CO2 is a programme that has helped our school to reduce its energy usage and bring down bills.


LESS CO2 has worked by engaging learners and the wider school community to integrate sustainability into our school culture. With workshops on buildings, behaviour change and incorporating clean energy into the curriculum, LESS CO2 reduces energy consumption, lowers bills and educates the next generation on the importance of sustainability.  


The LESS CO2 programme focused on ways to integrate energy and carbon savings, making our school more sustainable through simple behavioural changes and retrofits.


Annecy Catholic Primary School worked with links schools in a geographically close ‘cluster’. Each cluster brought together teachers, bursars and school managers for a year-long energy saving programme that included workshops covering energy saving, from recording meter readings to behaviour change for staff and learners, and incorporating energy-related sustainability issues into our curriculum.

Annecy Catholic Primary School is delighted to be the recipient of the LESS CO2 Ashden School Award. 



Global Citizenship
A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world - and their place in it. They take an active role in their community and work with others to make our plant more peaceful, sustainable and fairer.

Education for global citizenship is not an additional subject - it is something that threads through our learning across the curriculum.

Lyfta is a digital platform where teachers and learners can access immersive storyworlds and curriculum-based lesson and assembly plans. Lyfta's theme-based learning experiences are ideal for teaching English, PSHE, Global Citizenship and Art, as well as fostering values and skills such as empathy, self-direction and critical thinking - skills which we think are integral to developing the future leaders of our society.


Lyfta's storyworlds are interactive 360-degree environments that learners can explore. They are real places featuring real people whom learners can get to know and understand through powerful short documentary films, virtual reality experiences, rich media articles and infographics.


The Awra Amba Experience - children take a trip to a fascinating community in Ethiopia that lives according to democratic and egalitarian principles.


Dinnertime 360 - Families from different cultural backgrounds open their homes to dinner guests, share their meal recipes, and tell their inspiring life stories.


Secrets of the Opera - A visually stunning 360-degree experience invites children to discover the backstage spaces and people behind the shows at the Finnish Opera and Ballet. 


Sustainable Development Goals


What are they? Why are they so important?



UNESCO - Futures of Education 2050


Annecy are delighted to be part of a roundtable group in partnership with UNESCO working on their Futures of Education initiative. We were lucky enough to present the video below to 22 of the most amazing, distinguised education thought-leaders from around the world.





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