Enrichment and Wellbeing

At WKS emphasis is placed on providing extra curricular enrichment activities, to extend learning, social and emotional skills and mental health wellbeing. 

Our school has a 'Wellbeing' session each Friday afternoon where our young people have the opportunity to take part in an activity. There are normally 10 choices on offer per week. These range from indoor low stimulus activities to quite physical activities, e.g. Crabbing, art, Adventure Dock, Climbing. Some vary from week to week for example which sporting activity. 

At the end of the Autumn and Summer terms we have more substantial choices for example ‘Chill Factor', 'Climbing Hanger', Ice Skating and Cinema trip. At at the end of the summer term we have a whole activity day some of the choices on offer are 'Water World', Blackpool Pleasure Beach, fishing, mountain biking and 'Manley Mere' 

Wellbeing give young people the opportunity to develop new interests which could be engaged in out of school. It allows them to experience being in different areas of the school and working with different staff who they wouldn't ordinarily work with. They provide pupils with various opportunities to develop their social interactions and communication skills within activities of their choosing.

As a school we're pro-active in encouraging our young people to step outside their comfort zone and try something new, whether it be in the classroom or out. One of our most popular days is our whole school sponsored walk. 

As part of our rewards system, individual classes will have opportunities for extra-curricular trips such as Manley Mere, cinema trips, bowling, crazy golf. These are also valuable social and emotional learning experiences within a community setting.

Please follow the schools Twitter feed @WestKirbySchool for weekly updates on Wellbeing choices. Any questions you may have about options please contact Mrs D Draycott.