Fundamental to the underlying ethos of Wapping High School is the understanding that the education of young people cannot simply be restricted to the teaching of traditional academic subjects. Wapping High School offers a diverse and engaging enrichment programme that will stimulate and motivate students and draw out hidden talent.
For one hour of every day, from Monday to Thursday, all students participate in an enrichment activity.
Courses followed by all students.
These courses raise the students' awareness of the global society in which they live and the responsibilities that they have within it and to develop some core skill sets to support their progress and flexibility for the workplace. The courses given for this purpose include Ethics & Cultural Studies, Citizenship, Learning & Thinking Skills and Musicianship. Students are encouraged to participate in a self-assessed study of the spiritual and moral questions that face their futures. Additionally, students will participate in courses aimed at improving their ability to learn and communicate, such as critical thinking, leadership, debating, touch typing, money management and presentation delivery.
Activities chosen by the student.
These activities have their main emphasis on participation and enjoyment. In each term between 12 and 16 activities are offered with a choice of at least four activities in each of three sessions per week. Examples of enrichment courses are:
School Newspaper, Football Team, Debating Society, Climbing, Cipher Club, Choir, Gardening Club, Cooking, Sailing, Theatre Skills, Animation, Board Games, Fashion, Photography, Japanese, Circus Skills, Literature Club, Funny Club, Meditation, Indoor Cricket.
Off-site and enrichment activities
Wapping High School offers a number of off-site and enrichment activities, including residential trips, that are accessible to as many students as possible. Clear policy and training is provided to staff for all such activities in order that they are sufficiently competent to deal appropriately with any medical and social needs arising from students’ participation.