This 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.
You can develop your skills in using Adobe applications such as After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro by selecting this Enrichment option. Importantly, you will have access to the College’s wide range of multimedia hardware assets, as well as teachers who will give you all the hints and tips you need to unlock the potential of this powerful software range. As a result, you will become even more adept at creating outstanding content that moves people.
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.
Would you like to learn some general tips and strategies for remaining calm during exam time or busy periods of study? This Enrichment is open to everyone who would like to learn some effective calming and problem-solving ideas that can help your overcome nerves and anxiety.
The Brock2Africa Enrichment option leads to a ten-day volunteering trip in Kenya. 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.
This Enrichment opportunity will see you join a small team that will design, create, market and sell a business idea. Each team will be given a small start-up loan and your challenge will be to turn this into a profit. Importantly, this is a prime opportunity for you to develop your business skills and team working abilities.
Chinese is by nearly one-fifth of the world’s population and has become increasingly important as a language of global business. This Enrichment opportunity will enable you to become familiar with the language’s structure and give you the ability to introduce yourself and order goods and services. You will also have the freedom to decide, along with your fellow learners, which cultural topics you wish to cover in depth.
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.
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.
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.
There are many questions criminologists try to answer, such as: ‘Why does someone become a criminal?’; ‘Who should go to prison?’; ‘Can humans become good lie detectors?’; and ‘What makes someone guilty of a crime in the eyes of the law?’. By choosing this Enrichment option you can explore and discuss criminological theories to help answer these questions and many others. There will also be opportunities to take part in practical activities and group problem-solving tasks.
This Enrichment will enhance your understanding and appreciation of another culture. Working with one of our partner schools overseas, you will participate in weekly sessions by video call. You will work in a small group to present an aspect of your culture to your peers in another country and answer any questions they may have. On alternate weeks our overseas partners will present an aspect of their culture to you. You will also develop skills and confidence in preparing and delivering presentations, as well as learn how to adapt your delivery to suit your audience. Subject to travel restrictions you may also be able to take part in an exchange trip with a partner school.
This is a unique opportunity to learn different styles of dance including jazz, contemporary and commercial. No matter what your level of ability and experience, this option is open to everyone. You will have the opportunity to choreograph, perform, make new friends and improve your fitness and confidence.
Getting into law & debating
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.
This 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.
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons is a creative adventure game that builds stories you will tell again and again – ranging from the stuff of legend to absurd incidents that will have you in stitches. All of this is determined by a roll of the dice and your decision to sign up for this fun and relaxing Enrichment opportunity.
Film Bootcamp represents 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.
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.