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Enrichment activities
2021

Life at Xaverian College is about more than just the subjects you study, that’s why we offer a range of enrichment activities for you to get involved in. 
 
Take a look at what’s on offer until Christmas!
applied science skills workshop

Assignment deadlines chaotic? Not sure what to write in your report? Evaluation skills get you in a bother? This workshop will look at support around areas that can boost your transferable skills, and give small group support to help with assignments.

Time: Monday Block E (11:30-12:30) 

art club - for non-art students

Come a long and have fun making art –  no skill required! Working in the art studios, we will experiment with drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and craft techniques. An opportunity to be creative, learn new skills and techniques and just enjoy making art.

Time: Friday Block B

Caricature Club

Caricatures are drawings/ illustrations in which particular aspects of a subject (usually a person) are exaggerated to create a comic effect. Politicians, historical figures, celebrities, sports figures etc. are portrayed through the exaggeration of the natural features, which gives a humorous touch. Come and learn different approaches and techniques, and have some fun. Open to students of all abilities.

Time: Thursday Block E (11:15-12:30)

Chess Club

The Chess Club is open to everyone. Drop in when you want a game! Wednesday lunchtime in SU13. We have a college tournament, and we also enter a national tournament.

Time: Wednesday lunchtime 

crafty corner

Knitting and crocheting – what will you make? 

Time: TBC

criminology film club

Each week we will watch a documentary about crime and discuss it. Come along to find out more about some of the people and events you will hear about in class.

Time: Tuesday Block B

duke of edinburgh gold

The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DoE) Gold Award supports your work towards attaining competency through extra-curricular activities in skills such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork.

 

ESOL

If English is not your first language and you would like to attend additional English to help you improve, come along to an ESOL session. This is for students of all abilities. Your English will be assessed and then we will plan suitable activities to help and support you.

Time: Monday Block D

Excel for Accounting

Teach year 2 students how to use spreadsheets to help them with accounting techniques and processes

Time: Tuesday Block F (10:30-11:30)

Faith Matters

An open and sensitive space to explore matters of Christian faith and support one another on or faith journeys

Time: Wednesday Block E

film club

Each week we will watch a hard-to-access challenging film that will help enrich the texts studied for the exam. We will watch each film across two weeks.

Time: Friday Block F

human rights group

The human rights group exists to defend the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in the world and in our local community. Throughout the world people are imprisoned for their political views, their religious beliefs and for many other reasons without trial or due process. As a group we will speak up for those who seem to have no voice and we will campaign on their behalf.

Time: TBC

italian

Italian for A-level/ native speakers – this will be organised with your timetable as and when we know your free time according to the Italian Consulate teacher.

Time: TBC

 

latin

Learning Latin up to a half GCSE, there will be the option of a quick course and a slow course to choose from. 

Time: Thursday Block E or Friday Block F

Medics, dentists and vets

Continued Medic, Dentist and Vets programme for U6 and L6 students

Time: Thursday Block E

mindfulness colouring

Colouring in, calm space, helping with relaxation.

Time: Tuesday Block C

national cipher challenge

Take part in the National Cipher Challenge competition – The Lighthouse Conspiracy
www.cipherchallenge.org

Time: TBC

poetry appreciation - The Songs of Innocence and Experience

This an opportunity to look at the work of one of the most rebellious poets in English – William Blake. We will explore the Romantic contexts that influenced Blake’s work and the qualities of his ‘visionary’ outlook. It’s just for fun but it might develop your understanding of other aspects of literature and help you if you are applying for English at university.

Time: TBC

Portfolio preparation for architecture

Working with students who are applying for Architecture at university, especially those who haven’t chosen an art related subject for their A-levels.

Time: Thursday Block E

preparing for university English

Examining and studying in depth a variety of literary texts in an advanced and complex way

Time: Tuesday Block F

Public Speaking / Debate Club

Students can engage in formal speech-making which will be accredited by the Association of Speakers’ Clubs, a national organisation that enables people to become confident and proficient with public speaking. It will also encompass the ability for debate between two proposers and subsequently, seconders of a motion. 

Time: Tuesday Block F or Thursday E

running club

A running club to welcome all abilities.

Time: TBC

table tennis

Come along and play table tennis with your friends!

Time: Wednesday Block F

Write club!

The first rule of write club – tell everyone about write club. 

A programme of essay writing workshops that focuses on a specific technique each week for film and media students.  

Time: Thursday Block E

Xav Mag

Fancy yourself as a journalist? Want to write about your experiences at Xaverian College? We want to relaunch the college magazine and we need your help!

Time: Tuesday Block C

Xavs Sci Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/Horror Book/tv/film club

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of sci/fi and fantasy. What are you into? Graphic novels, urban fantasy, sci/fi, horror, gothic – books, TV, films, podcasts – whatever you want. A monthly meetup with like minded people. We will democratically choose a monthly book or graphic novel and where possible tie into a film/podcast/tv series. We’ll meet up and chat about opinions, likes/dislikes, make recommendations and fall deep into the rabbit hole of everything which is strange, unique and wonderfully weird. So whether its STP, Sandman, Aaronovitch, Tolkien, GoT, Marvel, Hogwarts or space opera’s, you’ll find your home with us. 

Time: Tuesday Block F 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Performance Masterclass 2021

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance visit Xaverian College on an annual basis to run performance masterclasses.    TLCMD visited Xaverian on the 30th of September 2021 and spent 3 hours coaching our fantastic students. The …

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Xaverian Art Exhibition

Xaverian Students Art Exhibition  We are proud to share Xaverian’s Art Exhibition. Check out our students’ amazing work here: Art Exhibition 2021

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Time, Line and Stitch Exhibition by Lucy George

Lucy George, former Xaverian student will be hosting her first debut solo exhibition, Time, Line, and Stitch. Former Xaverian Student, Lucy George will be hosting …

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Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Performance Masterclass 2021

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance visit Xaverian College on an annual basis to run performance masterclasses.    TLCMD visited Xaverian on the 30th of September 2021 and spent 3 hours coaching our fantastic students. The …

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Xaverian Art Exhibition

Xaverian Students Art Exhibition  We are proud to share Xaverian’s Art Exhibition. Check out our students’ amazing work here: Art Exhibition 2021

Find out more

Time, Line and Stitch Exhibition by Lucy George

Lucy George, former Xaverian student will be hosting her first debut solo exhibition, Time, Line, and Stitch. Former Xaverian Student, Lucy George will be hosting …

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