Academic success is an important part of life but students at Cramlington Learning Village are encouraged to develop in many other ways.
Through their Sixth Form Profile students are encouraged to take part in a whole range of enrichment activities; some activities focus on personal development, others show a commitment to service and to the wider community. Here are just a glimpse of what students have taken part in.
Masterclasses & Lectures
A number of opportunities are available to students through local universities and businesses to take part in lectures and classes. These include mini medical school, health workshops and lectures. Students are strongly advised to take advantage of those on offer.
Students in year 12 are invited to apply for a position on the leadership group. This group represents the student body and the school at wider events. It is an opportunity to develop leadership skills and take on wider responsibilities.
Residentials and Field Trips
Last year students took full advantage of the chance to travel to universities throughout the UK. Students travelled to Cambridge to take part in a two day residential at King’s College, trips to Leeds University and Oxford also took place. Students also took part in an exchange programme with a school in Bettendorf, USA.
Students have represented us in a thought provoking visit to Auschwitz and in the Global Schools Forum on perinatal mortality. We are very grateful for the insights and reflections these teams have brought back to us.
During June all year 12 students work on a service project. This may be locally or much further afield! These experiences have been life changing for some of our students. This year our students worked with food banks, became dementia friends, took part in gardening projects for communities in Cramlington, worked with children with special needs in Newcastle and much, much more.
Challenge Wednesday Mentors
A huge number of our Sixth Formers sign up to help support younger students during their Challenge Wednesday Activities.
The Sixth Form charity group fundraise throughout the year, raising money for a wide range of causes.
World Challenge is a fantastic experience for students to develop skills, help developing countries and see a unique part of the world. Students take charge of the planning the trip from fundraising the trip, logistics, trekking and working with local communities on a project. World Challenge allows students to develop in areas such as project management, communication, logistics and team work – all useful for further study or employment. Past challenges have included trips to Morocco, Malaysia, Ghana and India.
In partnership with local businesses and schools students can take advantage of short and long term placements to try out aptitudes and interests. This is a great opportunity to get some hands on experience and is increasingly valuable on a CV.
Enrichment and Wellbeing days
These days continue in the Sixth Form and focus on the skills needed for Sixth Form and beyond. Some sessions are spent developing independent living skills like cooking and budgeting; others concentrate on university applications and student finance. In year 12 you will have the chance to prepare for additional A Levels like General Studies or the Extended Project Qualification.