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At Blessed Thomas Holford Sixth Form our students have time dedicated to their own personal development. This takes place at two key points during the week.

On Monday morning all students have a tutorial hour where they look at important elements of personal, health, social and economic education.

This also involves guest speakers from universities, local services and experts in youth services.

The purpose of enrichment activities is to give students a chance to learn more about themselves and the type of people they are. It is an excellent opportunity to make new friends, work as a team and learn new skills.
Universities and potential employers are very keen to find out what students spend their free time doing so having a range of activities and interests will be a real benefit when applying for universities or work placements.

We want all students to have a wide range of opportunities to enhance their studies over the course of the two years in our Sixth Form. As part of the enrichment programme many subjects will offer a range of visits that will help engage and enhance the progress of students taking that subject and opportunities to get involved with something completely new. 

The planned enrichment activities will include the Extended Project Qualification(EPQ), debating society, a range of sports, peer mentoring programmes, pilgrimage to Lourdes and voluntary/charity work. Many of these activities will be largely organised and led by the students themselves and take place outside of curriculum time. Another key element of the enrichment programme will be a Core Religious Education course for students enhancing their religious, social, cultural, moral and personal development.

On Wednesday afternoons all Sixth Form students can select from a range of activities that can contribute to their personal development. They can select to complete online courses or an Extended Project qualification, take part in a sporting or fitness activity, use the time to complete work experience placements or do something unrelated that is good for their wellbeing, such as crafts or mindfulness. 

 Students can rotate these activities each half term, meaning that over the course of an academic year they have plenty of opportunities to reflect on how these activities are impacting their wellbeing and ensure they are choosing something purposeful and meaningful for them.