Enrichment

Enrichment

Enrichment is all about boosting your overall wellbeing to help you to perform at your best while at college.

You can improve your study performance through curricular Enrichments and enjoy time away from your studies through extra-curricular Enrichments.

You will be invited by your teachers to join any curricular Enrichments; meanwhile, you will choose at least one extra-curricular Enrichment to engage with for fun.

Our extra-curricular Enrichment provision gives you varied opportunities to try something new or develop an interest alongside your main studies. Some are based online while others are conducted in person.

So, whether you want to meet new people, improve skills to support your UCAS application, or just have fun, we have an activity to suit you.

You can see the full list of extra-curricular Enrichments below:

Enrichment options

3D Printing

This 3D Printing Enrichment option will introduce you to the unlimited world of 3D printing. You will learn how to design a 3D object using Tinkercad, transfer it to another software programme to prepare it for printing and then print it in resin using a 3D printer. This opportunity is available to anyone who would like to try their hand at designing something new.

Five-a-side Football

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Whatever your footballing ability, we will welcome you to enjoy this popular form of the beautiful game through this Enrichment option. Importantly, you will have opportunities to play competitively or just for fun on our AstroTurf pitches. As well as getting exercise, you will be able to improve your speed, agility, teamwork, cooperation, ball skills and tactical play. You will also meet new people and receive first-class mentoring from our specialist football coaches.

Adobe After Effects

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Adobe After Effects is one of THE industry-standard tools for creating a wide variety of professional-level graphics. By selecting this Enrichment option you will get an overview of all the workspaces in the software, plus opportunities to complete a range of practical projects. These include using green-screen effects to add monsters to your phone footage; using motion-tracking to embed text in your footage; and creating professional motion graphic backgrounds for Instagram posts.

Adobe Audition

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This Enrichment opportunity is designed to give you a useful insight into audio recording, mixing, editing and mastering. Used by both beginners and top industry professionals, Adobe Audition has a range of features that can take your sounds to the next level. Whether you are interested in sound for film, soundtracks for games, or even band recording, this software can do it all.

Adobe Illustrator

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This is a series of workshops on how to use Adobe Illustrator for creative purposes such as designing vector illustrations, landscapes, characters, icons, logos and emoji. Importantly, by selecting this Enrichment option you will be able to focus on how to get the most out of this powerful and dynamic software.

Adobe Photoshop

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This is a series of workshops on how to use Adobe Photoshop for creative purposes such as cleaning-up images, creating digital collages, illustrating vectors, pattern-making, making gifs and more. Creating posters and illustrations are just two of the ways you can get the most out of this powerful and dynamic software by selecting this Enrichment option.

Adobe Premiere Pro

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You can gain an introduction to the films and filmmakers that developed the art of film editing by selecting this Enrichment option. You will also discover a range of creative processes. This will be followed by introductory tuition in using Adobe Premiere Pro video editing software. Among other things, you can work to recreate some of the imaginative styles and narrative structures made famous by landmark movies.

American Football

American Football is a prime opportunity to get fit, meet new people with similar interests and develop new and existing skills. You will receive training in skills and strategies from our experienced coach and benefit from the College’s extensive sports facilities. Importantly, you can join whatever your skill level, because no previous experience is necessary. This Enrichment option is also a chance to add evidence of teamwork to your CV.

Amnesty International

This Enrichment option is all about giving you opportunities to learn about and support amnesty initiatives around the world. Our group is affiliated with Amnesty International and has the power to vote for board members, as well as vote on important resolutions that determine the organisation’s direction. Importantly, you will investigate and engage with cases that have moved you the most. You will also hear from visiting speakers about their work promoting human rights globally.

An Introduction to Sign Language

You can learn basic sign language skills using the British Sign Language system by selecting this Enrichment option. Importantly, you will be part of a positive group working to develop communication skills that will assist your overall development from personal, community and employment perspectives. Having sign language abilities is a positive attribute that looks favourable on both your CV and/or UCAS application. Indeed, it is a useful life skill that will enable you to communicate on a completely different level.

Animation

You can learn how to use your phone or tablet to develop new skills in 2D animation – a creative platform for advertising, film, cartoons, gifs and online products such as cards. You will use your device(s) to make random objects and drawings come to life as a sequence of moving images. Please note that some elements of this Enrichment option involve drawing, so please have paper, pens and items such as paints, inks and felt-tips to hand.

Archery

Our Archery Enrichment option gives you the chance to have fun and achieve fulfilment by aiming for your ‘inner target’. Importantly, you will develop your technical skills and mindset in order to succeed at this challenging discipline. You will also meet new people and improve yourself both physically and mentally thanks to expert tuition from your coach.

Archaeology

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Come and gain hands-on experience in how archaeologists discover, analyse and interpret the lives of humans from the past. This Enrichment option encompasses logic, science and imagination, and is open to anyone. Archaeology represents a unique stepping-stone between the arts and the sciences. And because it is all about human behaviour, it will give you skills, knowledge and insights that you can transfer to other areas of your learning.

Artificial Intelligence

You can explore some of the most important concepts related to artificial intelligence by selecting this Enrichment option. What is more, you will have the chance to build your own neural network using the Python programming language. You will also look at some of the wider implications surrounding the use of AI in society and make projections about our future based on numerical and anecdotal evidence. You will particularly enjoy this programme if you are studying A Level Maths and/or Computing.

Badminton

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You can improve your speed, coordination and agility by playing badminton either for pure enjoyment or competitively thanks to this Enrichment option. This is a prime opportunity to keep fit, make new friends and refine your court skills under the guidance of our sports staff. Whether you are new to badminton or an accomplished player, you will be made very welcome.

Basketball

This Basketball Enrichment option is for students who would like to have some fun outside of lessons each week. The programme will be based around developing your skills and understanding of the sport through match play, with all ability levels welcome. This is also an ideal opportunity to build friendships in a positive environment, and comes with the chance to progress to the Basketball Sports Academy, where you may have the chance to represent the College in competition.

Blender

Blender is a dynamic and powerful 3D modelling software application that is used across many industries such as game design, animation, architecture and filmmaking to create original characters, objects and environments. By selecting this Enrichment option you will learn how to navigate the software, create mesh models, adjust textures and add lighting to render a simple house, a spaceship, a forest and a simple fantasy creature – all in one short, beginner’s course.

Brock Studio Sessions

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You can enjoy high-quality studio time at our industry-level recording facilities by selecting this Enrichment opportunity. Our Music Technology experts will be on-hand to give you all the help and advice you need to expand your production know-how and lay down your artistic visions as polished studio tracks. If you write, arrange and/or perform music, then you will undoubtedly benefit from this chance to expand your studio knowledge and skills while creating original recorded entertainment for your portfolio.

Brock2Kenya

The Brock2Kenya Enrichment option is a learning programme that leads to a ten-day volunteering trip. Weekly sessions will prepare you through project work, travel information (including vaccination details) and cultural knowledge. You will also fundraise and collect donations to distribute in Kenya. At Brock we support local projects in the city of Nakuru, working at various schools and nurseries to help orphaned street children who live in deprived areas. In Kenya you will be involved in the daily feeding programme, classroom activities, teaching, and games and activities for ages 3-16. You will also go on safari, tour the Great Rift Valley, and visit elephant and giraffe sanctuaries. This is a life-changing opportunity to support children through the College’s work in Kenya. Personal costs will total approximately £2,100.

Cabin Crew

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This Enrichment option gives you the opportunity to learn more about this line of employment – from what the role entails to getting into the aviation industry itself. Cabin Crew is open to all learners, so if you are interested in providing comfort services in the aviation sector, this is the programme for you.

Classical Production

By selecting this Enrichment option in Classical Production you will audition and join the cast of the College’s classical touring play. Following rehearsals, you will take the show on the road, performing to pupils at local schools. This experience is intended to give you the enjoyment of studying a new play, as well as the chance to meet and work alongside likeminded people, plus the thrill of live stage performance.

College Newspaper

If you are a skilled writer and want the experience of working as a reporter to enhance your CV and/or UCAS application, or as the first step in a journalistic career, then this Enrichment option is the opportunity for you. You will learn about news formulas, structure, editing, production and important aspects of media law. If being a reporter is not your thing, maybe you could engage with this opportunity as a budding columnist, crafting arguments that may cause readers to agree or strongly disagree.

Colouring for Calm

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You can chill out, take time off, and find yourself the right headspace to enhance your focus, reduce stress and improve your mindfulness, by engaging with this Enrichment opportunity. Colouring for Calm is run by staff who are there to support your emotional wellbeing. They will ensure you can enjoy a peaceful environment where you can indulge in therapeutic colouring and create beautiful works.

Comic Book Café

Comic Book Café is a hub for students who enjoy reading, creating and discussing comics. Each week you will have opportunities to swap comics with each other and talk about your favourite superheroes or comic books. The ultimate goal of this Enrichment option is to create your own dynamic superhero team just like The Avengers, The Justice League or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. So bring your best one-liner and suit-up!

Commercial Dance

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This Enrichment option is an ideal opportunity to learn dynamic choreography and perform commercial dance. No matter what your level of ability and experience, this programme is open to everyone. Importantly, it is energetic, vibrant and gives you the chance to develop your skills, get fit and meet new people.

Community Engagement

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This Enrichment option gives you the opportunity to develop your community skills, communication abilities and teamwork. As part of the group you will work to support Highwood Nursery’s nativity play, which will be performed at the College. This kind of community effort will look favourable on your CV and/or UCAS application, plus it will give you the chance to make to most of your creative flair and community spirit.

Contemporary Dance

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This Enrichment programme is a prime opportunity to learn dynamic choreography and perform contemporary dance. No matter what your level of ability and experience, this option is open to everyone. Importantly, it is energetic, vibrant and will help you develop your skills, get fit and meet new people.

Cooking on a Budget

Whether you want to prepare for university life, living independently, or just like cooking, this is the Enrichment opportunity for you. Hard Brock Café staff will take you on a six-week culinary journey charting exactly how to cook good food on a tight budget, enabling you to enjoy eating and save money at the same time. You will cook a different meal from scratch each week, and it does not matter about your level of cooking experience. Everyone is welcome.

Creative Portfolio Collation

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You can discover how to make an impressive art portfolio for college or university by selecting this Enrichment option. Importantly, this programme is designed with people applying for an Art Foundation course or an art-related degree in mind. You will plan your portfolio according to stated requirements and adapt it to your chosen course(s).

Creative Writing

If you love to write or would just like to try your hand at writing, then simply select this Enrichment option to discover the endless possibilities of creative writing. Together we will learn about and discuss a multitude of styles and techniques, which you can then emulate, develop, adapt or interweave to create original literary works. Budding novelists, poets, scriptwriters and journalists will all have the opportunity to bring work along to share with likeminded group members and obtain useful feedback. You can also enter your work in both internal and external competitions.

Criminology

This enrichment brings you the exciting opportunity to learn more about this line of employment, from what the role entails to getting into the industry itself. This is open to all learners no matter what your course of study is, so if you are interested in the cruise industry this is the course for you.

Christian Union

Our Christian Union Enrichment option gives you access to a vibrant and friendly community for people of faith and those interested in faith. Naturally, you will pray and study the Bible alongside other Christians. You will also discuss meaning and different interpretations, as well as ask yourself and each other searching questions about morality and the divine.

Cross Fit

Cross Fit covers a mixture of lifting techniques for gym work. You will have opportunities to work on specific techniques, as well as benefit from tailor-made HITT workouts to test your general fitness levels. Whether you are a seasoned fitness fanatic or just starting out, we welcome people of all abilities. Importantly, this Enrichment programme represents a prime opportunity to get fit, meet likeminded people and enjoy a break from your studies.

Cruise Industry

Cruise Industry gives you the opportunity to learn more about working in the cruise sector, from what various roles entail to landing your first job. This Enrichment option is open to you no matter what your course of study. So if you are interested in the cruise industry, this is the programme for you.

Debating Society

Our Debating Society is perfect for you if you are looking to enhance your evaluative, critical thinking and analytical skills. It will also help you to stay up-to-date with current affairs, as well as social and moral issues. In addition, you will develop your confidence by practising public speaking in small group debates. Anyone is welcome to join and we highly recommend this Enrichment opportunity to anyone seeking a career in law or politics.

Driving Theory

This online Enrichment opportunity will help you prepare for your driving theory test by covering all its main components. These include hazard awareness, safety margins, rules of the road, road signs, motorway driving, vehicle loading, incidents, accidents and emergencies. The programme will also include plenty of practice questions and mini quizzes to help you prepare fully for your test.

Editing Theory and Adobe Premiere

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This Enrichment option is about exploring the history of moving image editing styles. Importantly, you will be introduced to filmmakers who developed the art of film editing. You will also examine a range of creative processes. This will be followed by Adobe Premiere Pro video editing introductory tasks, through which you will recreate imaginative styles and narrative structures.

Employment 1

This Enrichment is suitable for anyone studying Foundation Level 1 and Level 2, and will cover all aspects of how to improve your employability. You will identify your personal skills, create your personal statement, produce your CV and covering letter and practice your interview technique. You will also gain important application skills, as well as the confidence to know you will be ready for your interview. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet employers and recruiters, enabling you to practise your networking skills and find out about the latest opportunities.

Employment 2

This Enrichment option is suitable for students of Vocational Level 3 courses and will cover all aspects of how to improve your employability. Getting a job, whether it be part-time or full-time, can be a very competitive process. Having said that, your next steps after college might not be directly into employment but onto an apprenticeship or university. Nevertheless, gaining added skills and confidence now will help ensure you will be ready to make a successful job application when the time is right. This programme has a workshop format and will enable you to analyse your personal skills and talents, create your personal statement, produce your CV and covering letter, analyse opportunities and application methods, and practise your interview technique. In addition, you will have opportunities to meet employers and recruiters, enabling you to practise your networking skills and find out about the latest job vacancies.

Essential Cinematography

Leading on from Film Bootcamp, this Enrichment option comprises a series of workshops designed to develop your understanding of cinematic practices. Among other things, you will explore the use of lights, lenses and movement. You will also learn about on-set responsibilities and assume these roles in mocked-up scenes. Importantly, this programme is designed to help train your eye, improve your filmmaking techniques and provide an insight into industry practices, from planning through to production.

Film Club

Film Club will introduce you to the rich world of film, from Hollywood cinema to European cinema and art cinema. Through this Enrichment option you will discuss the characteristics of key genres alongside likeminded movie fans and also suggest film screenings and director studies. You will then have group opportunities to critically analyse set films and discuss their historical contexts.

Film Bootcamp

Film Bootcamp is an ideal introduction to the fundamental techniques of film making. You will learn about safe practice, use of kit, basic lighting techniques and key aspects of recording high-quality sound. You will also learn about purposeful camera movement, focal length and lenses, as well as the impact of these variables on the image. This Enrichment option is specifically designed to give you the best start for becoming a well-rounded film practitioner.

Forces and Services

This Enrichment option will give you the opportunity to learn more about employment in the armed forces and other public services such as the Police, Fire and Ambulance Service. You will explore what various different roles entail and also discover ways to break into the sector. This programme is open to all learners, so if you are interested in the forces and services in any capacity, this is the Enrichment for you.

French Cinema Club

You can explore French culture by watching landmark films and develop your listening skills, vocabulary, intonation and pronunciation, all at the same time, by selecting this Enrichment option. You will be able to catch a glimpse of France that you simply will not find in a textbook as we look at films from the 1950s right through to the 2010s.  You will also discover big-name French actors and directors, and take the opportunity to delve deeper into themes and topics.

Getting into Law

What careers are available in law? What qualifications do you need? What are the different routes into law? If you are considering a career in law, then we highly recommend you select this Enrichment option in order to receive guidance on the types of work experience you could or should be doing. We will also equip you with the skills you need to write job applications and/or personal statements that will help you stand out from the crowd.

How to Freelance in the Creative Industries

Freelancing or starting up your own business is a viable progression route that can be extremely lucrative. This Enrichment option will outline the various stages of setting up your own business and the things you need to consider and research along the way. Together we will look at different business models, tax implications and how to reach clients, as well as how to successfully market your business to clients using digital marketing strategies.

Indoor Hockey

Our Indoor Hockey Enrichment option gives you the chance to play a fun team sport with simple rules. Importantly, we will ensure you can play safely by equipping you with plastic sticks and a rubber puck. No previous hockey experience is required and we welcome anyone who is interested. Furthermore, you will play in the Sports Hall, which means no weather issues are associated with this opportunity to get some exercise and enjoy a break from your formal studies.

Jazz Dance

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By selecting this Enrichment option you will learn dynamic choreography and perform jazz dance. No matter what your level of ability and experience, this learning opportunity is open to everyone. The programme is energetic, vibrant and gives you the chance to develop your skills, get fit and meet new people.

LAMDA

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Come and have fun learning a variety of performance skills that will help you develop as an all-round performer and prepare you for auditions. Styles include straight and comedic acting, plus stage fighting and basic movement to music. Throughout this Enrichment programme you will develop script extracts either as a monologue or duologue, focusing on vocal skills, characterisation and direction.

Lego and Games

LEGO and Games is an Enrichment option where you can relax, build LEGO or play board games. Importantly, we guarantee a chilled-out environment where you can sit solo or meet new people with similar interests.

LGBTQ+

The LGBTQ+ Enrichment opportunity provides a safe space to meet new friends and receive support. Every year we run different events and make new things happen. For example, the LGBTQ+ Tea Party and the introduction of gender-neutral toilets were two recent initiatives put forward by the group.

Life Drawing

Life Drawing will enable you to develop your drawing skills through the study of anatomy and the human figure (nude). During this Enrichment programme you will produce a series of large-scale drawings, working directly from a model and exploring a variety of materials and approaches. Your work may be added to A Level projects where appropriate and is highly valued when included in an interview portfolio for any art and design specialism (particularly animation, fashion, fine art and architecture).

Mathletics

Mathletics is an Enrichment option aimed at anyone who likes solving logic and number problems. You might like to attend as preparation for the inter-college Maths Challenge competition, which is held every year in November. Other sessions might focus on GCHQ codebreaking and other historical feats of mathematics. You can even bring in problems to challenge your fellow learners. These could include anything from orbital mechanics concepts to Sudoku puzzles.

Media

You can gain a useful introduction to the mass media industry by selecting this Enrichment option. You will begin by analysing a series of media products, focusing on popular TV and film, the Web and gaming. This will be followed by workshop tasks such as product planning and scriptwriting.

Mental Health First Aid Qualification

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First Aid for Mental Health is a forward-thinking Enrichment programme that will help you learn about common mental health conditions. It will also equip you with the skills and knowledge to engage in supportive conversations with people and direct them towards appropriate help. Importantly, you will be able to gain a Level 2 qualification that will be a notable addition to your CV. The course will be very practical, and although you will cover serious topics, you will also engage in activities designed to be fun.

Mindfulness

This Enrichment in Mindfulness is a programme of sessions designed to help improve mental wellbeing by encouraging you to pay more attention to the present moment, rather than being constantly caught up in negative thoughts and worries. You will be able to learn a variety of different techniques and participate in activities aimed at helping reduce stress and anxiety. These include breathing exercises and mindful colouring.

Minecraft

This Enrichment option is an opportunity work on a collaborative Minecraft project decided by the group during the first session. You will work on constructing the project throughout the programme, all while having fun… As an educational game, Minecraft can give you a range of skills to add to your CV, including improved creativity, communication, teamwork, problem-solving and time management.

Music Ensemble

This Enrichment option is designed for all instrumentalists, with content tailored around genres that best suit specific instruments. Historically we have maintained a string quartet, brass ensemble and wind band with percussion at Brock, exploring everything from classical music to jazz. During the year you will play in the Performing Arts Academy Showcase, giving you even more evidence of performance musicianship for your growing CV.

Musical Theatre

Every year participants in this Enrichment option present a musical production that wows audiences and inspires performers to seek their next big stage opportunity. Acting, singing and dancing are the three core performance skills that bring a musical production to life. And if you have something to offer, we will certainly welcome you aboard. Musical Theatre is also an opportunity for budding directors, lighting designers, costume designers, set designers and logistics people to shine.

Music Theory

If you want to improve your music reading skills, or your knowledge of how pieces are composed, Music Theory will be a useful Enrichment option for you. This extra learning opportunity is an ideal way to build your theoretical knowledge as a musician or music technician. You can choose to take ABRSM grades in Music Theory; however, this is not compulsory. The main goal is to simply enjoy yourself among likeminded people.

Netball

Aspiring to be an England Rose, a Super League star or just wanting to play netball for fun? Well, why not come and make the most of our expert coaches and quality facilities by selecting this Enrichment option? Teamwork, focus, communication and strategy are all key skills that you will take away.  You will also gain improved ball skills and agility in both defence and attack. Importantly, we welcome players of all abilities.

Open gym

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This Enrichment opportunity will give you six weeks of open access to the gym, supported by our Sports team, to help you reach your physical goals. Whether you are looking for an introductory plan or you are a fitness fanatic, this programme will enable you to reach your goals.

Photography

You can boost your digital photography skills by selecting this Enrichment option, which will introduce you to important functions and fun techniques associated with digital photography. Did you know? Almost everyone has a digital camera, but very few people know how to use them to their full potential. Importantly, this programme will teach you how to harness the various features of your digital camera and how to really catch what the eye sees.

Politics in Action

If you are a political animal who wants to know more about the powers of the Prime Minister, the role of the Queen, and the different departments and branches of government, then you can find the answers right here on this Enrichment programme. You can also explore how elections are won and lost, how laws are made, and importantly, the extremes and nuances of the political spectrum. You will concentrate on politics in Britain and use topical examples to demonstrate the work of government.

Preparing for the EPQ

This Enrichment option is designed to give you a solid introduction to the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), which can top up your UCAS points to help you secure a place at your first-choice university. The EPQ is worth the equivalent of an AS Level qualification and allows you to choose your own theme and research question. Importantly, this programme will support you in formulating your research question and drafting your introduction. In order to progress to the EPQ, we kindly ask you to complete this Enrichment by the end of your first year.

Psychology

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Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind that helps us understand ourselves, others and the world in which we live. It is a subject that draws on your transferable skills and adds colour to your growing CV of achievements and interests. If you would like to explore the deepest recesses of the human psyche (and also the not so deep), come and enjoy this Psychology Enrichment opportunity.

Robotics

The Robotics Enrichment option is a prime opportunity to develop your science, engineering and teamwork skills by designing, building and programming a fully autonomous robot. Your robot will compete against other robots from schools and colleges across the UK and Europe in an exhilarating and gruelling two-day competition. The programme will be organised by University of Southampton undergraduates who will support you throughout the six-month design, test and development stage.

Shakespeare on Film

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By selecting this Enrichment option you will explore different adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays to discover how directors and theatre companies have adapted characters and ideas to provide powerful political and/or social commentaries. You will also consider the effect of gender-blind casting, colour-blind casting and setting selection on the key themes and audience impact. Together we will examine and discuss a range of plays, embracing both comedies and tragedies.

Singing

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Come and be part of a lively choir that sings a range of songs including hits from contemporary music and musical productions. This Enrichment option is your chance to perform with others and delve into the musical universe for pure enjoyment. Importantly, this opportunity is suitable for singers of all abilities.

Social Media Marketing

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By selecting this Enrichment option you can learn fun camera and editing tricks to add to your social media repertoire and spice up your posts.  You will look in detail at composition, lighting, sound and structure to help you make your content unique. From tips on hashtag selection to times of the day when you can make the biggest impact on your audience, together we will cover all the most important know-how.

Sound Studio Equipment Skills

This Enrichment option comprises a series of online sessions covering the equipment in our Sound Studios. From the X32 sound desk to mics and recording equipment, you will benefit from a comprehensive studio introduction. Whether you are studying Music, Music Technology, want to join our tech crew, or are just interested in gaining a greater understanding, we will welcome you.

Student Union

Our Students’ Union (SU) Enrichment option is your chance to get involved with decision-making at the College and bring about positive change. The SU meets every week to champion the student voice. It also runs Student Parliaments and takes suggestions and queries forward to the College’s Senior Management Team. There are several SU committees, with remits including Education, Events, Health & Welfare and the Environment. Executive SU members also initiate charitable fundraising drives.

Studio Photography

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Studio Photography Induction is primarily aimed at A Level Photography students but can also be taken by people studying other creative subjects. This Enrichment option provides an essential guide to using the Photographic Studio and its equipment. Importantly, you cannot use this facility without either completing this Enrichment or completing a separate induction with your Photography teacher. Once you have successfully finished this programme, you can book the Photographic Studio through our technician who will perform a studio-based practical knowledge assessment with you.

Sustainability

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Now more than ever the population is aware of the impact we are having on our environment, which is why we run this Enrichment programme. Sustainability is run by the Students’ Union President alongside staff who are trained in the subject area. The group’s goal is to bring about positive change on campus and also consider wider initiatives for sustainability in society.

Technical Theatre Equipment Skills

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Technical Theatre gives you the opportunity to train across all the disciplines associated with using technology in performance settings.  By selecting this Enrichment option you will engage in a range of hands-on learning initiatives that will see you program and operate lights, operate sound equipment and much more besides. You can also work on college productions alongside our A Level Production Arts students.

Tennis

Tennis is an ideal game for maintaining fitness levels and meeting likeminded people with similar interests. This Enrichment option will include challenges and competitive games, as well as a lot of fun. All equipment will be provided by the College.

Textiles

You can develop your skills in textiles, enabling you to express yourself with even more originality and creative flair by selecting this Enrichment option. You will learn a variety of textile techniques in a practical workshop environment, as well as learn how to create new fabrics through felt-making, weaving, stitching and dyeing. Importantly, we will introduce more advanced techniques for students already studying creative subjects. We will also tailor the programme to meet the demands of projects you may be completing in art and/or media subjects.

The Hive

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This Enrichment opportunity will see you join a group managing a garden to increase biodiversity, as well as plant fruit, vegetables and herbs to be harvested and cooked on the campfire. This is an opportunity for you to relax outdoors and gain hands-on experience of managing spaces sustainably. You will also be able to enjoy bush-craft activities.

Touch typing

Touch Typing is a well-recognised skill that has many benefits including time saving, improved accuracy and reduced mental and physical fatigue. Having this skill on your CV will also improve your employment prospects in today’s highly-competitive jobs market. Importantly, through this Enrichment option you will be given all the support you need to master this lifelong skill that will serve you well both personally and professionally.

Vets and Medics

This Enrichment option provides a useful boost for students interested in applying to study a Higher Education programme in Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry. Each week you will discuss topical issues such as the four pillars of ethics, NHS core values and new scientific advancements. Expert advice will also be provided on how to make a successful application to your first-choice university. To this end you will receive support to assist you with your personal statement, interviews and admissions exams.

Walking for Wellbeing

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Come and make the most of the famously picturesque New Forest that surrounds Brockenhurst College by selecting this Enrichment option. Walks will be led by our Health and Wellbeing specialist, Christina, who will support you throughout the programme. Not only is this an opportunity to find some valuable calm, you will also meet likeminded people from across the College.

Wellbeing Wednesdays

Wellbeing Wednesdays will give you opportunities to learn about mental health and wellbeing in a fun environment while also making connections with other students. You will learn skills that will help you look after your wellbeing and also that of your friends, family and colleagues. Having this wellbeing programme on your CV will help you stand out in the future. That is because both universities and workplaces seek people with this knowledge to train as Mental Health First Aiders. This Enrichment opportunity is a natural progression route to the Mental Health First Aid Qualification Enrichment programme.

Yoga

Our Enrichment option in Yoga is suitable for both beginners and people who already have some yoga experience. This is because you will be able to work at your own level. The programme is based mainly on Hatha yoga, but it also includes elements of other techniques. Importantly, the exercises will help to improve your core strength, flexibility and balance. In addition, sessions will include a guided meditation, which will help reduce any stress and/or tension. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat if you have one.

How to sign up for an Enrichment

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Your choice will be confirmed when you visit us for your enrolment appointment.

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  • Freshers’ events
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  • Christmas Fayre
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