Enrichment at Ark Pioneer

Every pupil at Ark Pioneer takes part in two enrichment activities per week, built into our extended school day. We run a variety of enrichment sessions for our pupils including a variety of the arts, sports and academia. This gives every pupil the chance to develop interests and passions that will give them enjoyment throughout their lives.

Year 7 experience a range of activities through a carousel model for both sessions to expose them to new interests and challenge them. Year 8 have one enrichment on a carousel and one which they choose. Year 9 choose both, from a selection of creative and academic enrichments on each day.

Here are the enrichments we are offering this half term:

Year 7 - Autumn 2

Thursday Rotation

Friday Rotation

1. Spanish

1. Arts and Crafts - Origami

2. Creative Writing

2. Art & Design

3. Ethics

3. Dodgeball

4. Book Club

4. Drama Club

5. Debating

5. Just Dance

6. Quizzing

6. Baking

7. Science Club 7. Fitness


Year 8 - Autumn 1

Thursday Rotation

Friday Choice

1. Baking

1. Netball

2. Dodgeball

2. Exploring Languages

3. Fitness

3. Dance

4. Creative Writing

4. Football

5. Quizzing

5. Basketball

6. Drama

6. Board Games

7. Spoken Word 7. Cross Country Running Club

8. Film and Media


Year 9 - Autumn 2

Thursday - Creative Choice

Friday - Academia Choice

1. Art & Design

1. Podcast Production

2. Design Technology

2. Debating

3. Dance

3. Psychology

4. Football

4. United Nations

5. Computer Science

5. Spanish

6. Netball

6. Film and Media

7.Board Games Challenge

7. Spoken Word

8. Yoga


Enrichment: Music

Contact Ms Barnes if you would like to take part in instrumental lessons or the enrichment offer for instrumentalists and singers across the Ark network. You can read all about our music offer here https://arkpioneer.org/life-school/enrichment-music 

You'll also find there the applicatoin for learning an instrument in lessons during the school day!


Sounds Alive Instrumental Ensemble:

Open to all instrumentalists across the network (all abilities and all year groups welcome).

One Voice Choir:

Open to all singers across the network (all abilities and all year groups welcome).

Enrichment: Sports

We are a school which loves sports and ensures our young athletes and sportsmen and women have thew opportunity to compete with the best and excel in their field. Our football and netball teams train after school and we compete locally in athletics. Pupils can play football and basketball more informally at lunchtime as well as participating in variety of sports through our enrichment programme.

Read more about our sporting offer here: https://arkpioneer.org/life-school/sports



Enrichment at home: Physical activities

Daily physical activity is really important in order to help keep a healthy mind and body.

The first Netflex document includes shorter activities to keep active: 

  • 5-8 minute brain breaks
  • superhero workouts
  • yoga for young people

Netflex Videos Document 1.pdf

The second Netflex document has more challenging length activities. These include

  • 20 minute workout
  • Pilates
  • Abs & core workouts

Netflex Videos Document 2.pdf



Other enrichment ideas & links: