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Skegness Grammar School

We produce well-rounded individuals, and take pride in their personal achievements. Our students aspire to high academic success, whilst enjoying a variety of extra curricular opportunities.

 

Extracurricular & Enrichment

From Duke of Edinburgh' Award to theatre, chess to politics, our students are engaged and involved in a myriad of non-academic activity, developing passions, hobbies and competitive spirit.

All-roundedness is a way of life at Skegness Grammar School.

Students in the Library

Enrichment is hinterland: extracurricular, it is student directed, it is experiencing school values of knowledge, fairness and practice in a social learning environment.

At SGS we believe our students learn as much, if not more, outside the classroom as they do inside it. The extracurricular and enrichment offer at SGS is designed to build resilience, improve self-discipline, and develop the skills required to work effectively as part of a team.  The ethos of our school is based on the development of cultural capital for all students through the SGS values. These values and a progressive approach at the heart of every enrichment opportunity offered to all students secure the school producing well-rounded, cultured individuals with a high level of social skills.

Student Playing The Piano

 

Cultural Clubs

Skegness Grammar School is extremely proud to offer a wide and inclusive range of cultural clubs, in addition to our sports enrichment offer. In the 22-23 academic year, including sports and cultural clubs, we offered more than 50 clubs and on average provided 39 opportunities every week for students to take part. Our offer was evenly distributed throughout the week and was offered to all year groups. We delivered over 30 cultural club sessions a week in terms 1-6, with hundreds of students attending throughout the year. We are proud to say this means we offer our students outstanding opportunities to explore new experiences and develop an inquisitive mind.

Here are just a few of the clubs available to our students:

Skegness Grammar School Book Club

The Skegness Grammar School Book Club was founded in 2009 and since then has provided fun and information to members.

Our Book Club focus is on KS3 reading at the moment and we enjoy reading, games, quizzes and competitions, usually accompanied by biscuits. The Junior Book Club meets on the third Tuesday in the month and is open to all students in Years 7 to 9. We hope to be able to start a KS4 book club in the near future.

Reading Club

From time to time, we enjoy visits from children’s authors and have access to regular author webcasts from the Puffin Live website. Our book group is also part of the ‘shadowing’ process for the CILIP Carnegie children’s book awards which involves us in reading the shortlisted books and uploading our reviews to the Carnegie website.

Our aim is to encourage our students to enjoy books in a fun environment and to promote a lifelong love of reading.

In the words of the late, great Roald Dahl - 

If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.

 

Skegness Grammar School Debate Club

Debate Club

 The SGS Debate Society has been a long and much loved tradition at the school and meets regularly during the week in the library. Junior and Senior debaters practice responding to a range of different motions, from debating the use of AI in schools, to issues of science and ethics. We also join together for debate meets with other local schools in Boston, Spilsby and Skegness, including our own annual schools tournament in the summer term. Each year, the William Waynfleete competition is organised by the local MP's office for our teams to compete in by debating the latest political topics. The society offers training for speaking and debate to students who want to get involved and leadership opportunities for sixth form to pass on their talent and experience to Junior members. 'Debate is a great opportunity to learn new skills, get involved in teamwork and is fun as well.' - quote from Sam Bradbrook (Society captain 2022)

 

Skegness Grammar School Challenge Club

The Skegness Grammar School Challenge Club was started in 2017 to offer students a chance to learn beyond the scope of the curriculum.

Students are invited to attend sessions run by staff on a range of topics including creative poetry, journalism, ‘chimp management’ and body language. There are also challenges for students including Business and Science challenges.

The club also provides opportunities to undertake independent research projects suggested by each faculty to encourage reading around their chosen subject. Challenge Club projects may on the subject of a student’s own choosing if they wish.

Arts & Culture

 Art Exhibiton  Arts and Culture 

 Arts Award Qualification (Academy Information - Arts and Culture menu tab)

Enrichment Partnerships

At Skegness Grammar School we are privileged to have developed longstanding partnerships with a number of national and international organisations.

The extensive enrichment opportunities that we provide for students are a real source of pride for us. Find out more about each of our partners below:

Education Business Partnership

Skegness Grammar School has worked closely with the Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership over the past few years.

We are committed to developing business links with the local and wider business partnerships.

Through the partnership, students take part in enterprise challenges involving real life problem solving from business scenarios. The aim is to enable pupils to gain more awareness of possible career opportunities available to them.

 

Embassy Theatre

The original Embassy building, first known as The Piazza, has stood dominating Grand Parade at Skegness since 1926.

Skegness Grammar School has established links with the Embassy Centre, which hosts our annual Speech Day. We have many pupils who perform there in both school led productions and those organised by the Janice Sutton Theatre School. Janice has produced summer season full production shows and cabaret for over 25 years on the East Coast first at the Derbyshire Miners Holiday Centre, Butlins Family Resort and now at The Embassy Theatre Skegness.

Please follow the link below if you wish to know more about the theatre and its productions.
http://www.embassytheatre.co.uk.

AGISS Ghana

Skegness Grammar forged links with Accra Girls’ Senior High School (AGISS), Ghana, as part of the International Inspiration programme run by the Youth Sport Trust and the British Council.

Our school worked with AGISS to build a sporting legacy, aiming to increase participation in sports lessons at AGISS whilst developing the leadership skills of our students.

Mission Links

Mission Links specialise in providing the student placement services for children holding British passports getting admission into UK State Boarding Schools.

They provide help to children in Hong Kong and Macao, allowing them to access a high quality boarding school education at a low cost.

Enrichment Week

Skegness Grammar School is extremely proud to offer a wide and inclusive range of educational and cultural trips. In the 22-23 academic year, including sports, educational and cultural trips, we offered over 100 trips with hundreds of students benefiting throughout the year. 

With the aim to increase students’ confidence, develop new skills and challenge them. Through these extended learning opportunities, we intend to inspire them, encourage them to build new relationships, and further develop life skills, all of which form an integral part of our wider SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural) and PSHE curriculum. 

Our enrichment offer is testament to the dedication of our staff, without whom all our enrichment opportunities would be restricted.

We run bi-annualy, at the end of the academic year the SGS Enrichment Week. These enrichment days enable scholars to participate in a range of activities outside of the normal school curriculum. With the aim to increase students’ confidence, develop new skills and challenge them. Through these extended learning opportunities, we intend to inspire them, encourage them to build new relationships, and further develop life skills, all of which form an integral part of our wider SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural) and PSHE curriculum. Below are the range of trips and activities that we offered in the 22/23 academic year.  

 

Out of School Trips 

 In School Activity 

The Deep 

Art Enrichment 

RAF Coningsby STEM 

Band Camp 

Back2Bear 

Spanish/French cooking class 

Gunby Hall 

Multisport /Climbing Wall

Wild Pines 

Buggy Programming  

Lincoln Castle and Cathedral

Maths Investigations 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park 

Creative Writing Workshop 

Aquapark Mablethorpe 

Dance Workshop

Tallington Lakes

Enrichment Activities (SEN Base)

 

 

 

Other enrichment opportunities have included:

  • Y12 outward bound experience in Canada
  • German trip to Berlin
  • Watersport trip to Spain
  • Ski Trip to France
  • Year 10 trip to St. Vincent and Grenadines
  • National Portrait gallery Art trip
  • Higher Educational Residential – Nottingham university
  • Y8 Higher Education day visit – Nottingham university
  • Y7 bowling trip
  • Isaac Newton Science Lecture
  • DRET Winter, Spring and Summer Cup
  • EPQ research university trip – Leeds
  • DRET women in STEM trip
  • Nottingham Playhouse
  • Leicester Tigers Rugby Trip
  • Senior Team Maths Challenge in Lincoln
  • Ockham’s Razor tipping point performance at the Drill Hall, Lincoln.
  • DRET Netball talent day
  • DRET All stars
  • Natural History Museum Trip
  • University of Warwick Maths Trip
  • Y9 DRET Options day
  • Making of Harry Potter, London
  • Journalism Taster Day, University of Sheffield
  • Destination Anywhere – EDP competition, Butlins
  • Manchester United Football Trip
  • Nottingham Art Trip
  • Milton Keynes Geography Trip
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot performance at Lincoln Drill hall
  • Tutor2U revision day in Leeds for Y12 and Y13 Business Students
  • DRET Music Competition
  • Othello workshop
  • Big Bang Fair, Birmingham
  • Oxbridge Conference – Lincoln
  • Kalisher Debating trip to London – Royal Courts of Justice
  • Step Up! Maths problem solving day at University of Cambridge
  • Kalisher Debating – University of Nottingham
  • ‘Cell’ performance – Lincoln Drill Hall
  • British Olympic Association visit – London
  • Netball Tour – Shrewsbury
  • Geography fieldtrip – Skegness
  • Cambridge University 6th form quiz competition – Lincoln
  • Poetry reading by Dame Carol Ann Duffy
  • Loughborough University Maths enrichment event.
  • Lee Valley Olympic Park Hockey trip
  • RED Stem day at RAF Scampton
  • Y7 - Art beach visit
  • Y12 Kalisher day at University of Sheffield
  • London Drama residential – ‘The play that goes wrong and Phantom of the opera’.
  • University Challenge at Lincoln University
  • DRET Choral Course – Uppingham residential
  • Y12 University HE Residential, Leeds University
  • Y12 University of Sheffield Campus visit
  • London Drama trip to see ‘Dog in the Night-time’

What sort of skills does enrichment teach?

  • Determination to succeed
  • Teamwork
  • Winning and losing with grace
  • Respect for others
  • Tolerance
  • Confidence in yourself
  • A sense of fun and enjoyment
  • Creativity
  • Focus and attitude
  • Health benefits

Academies across the Trust are encouraged to work collaboratively to make the most of the opportunities on offer and Skegness Grammar School regularly participates in these activities.

In addition to our own partners, the Trust has partnerships with a number of organisations that work with us to provide opportunities in music, drama, art and other cultural pursuits.

Enrichment Opportunities Contacts

Sport:
Shane Ward & Alex Green

Cultural:
Juan Diaz

To contact us please call head office:
01476 566 801

 

Reward Enrichment Trips

At SGS we pride ourselves on acknowledging the enrichment achievements and successes of all our students. We are proud to introduce this academic year an enrichment reward system that focuses on our motto “A Sound Conscience Is A Wall Of Brass” in which we not only celebrate their achievements but also inspire and motivate them to be knowledgeable, resilient, and independent scholars. The SGS Enrichment Journey reward system allows students to achieve bronze, silver and gold rewards by completing a comprehensive range of enrichment challenges throughout this academy year.

Below are the challenges students will need to achieve throughout the academic year.

1.      Play your part in a SGS cultural club (Obtain one cultural club badge)

2.      Play your part in a SGS sport club (Obtain the SGS sports badge)

3.      Represent SGS through participation in a community-based club, a production, a sporting event or by public speaking at a school/enrichment event

4.      Read at least 10 books from a given list and write a book review on each

5.      Demonstrate significant progress within Xello SGS Careers platform to support careers aspirations.

6.      Achieve Triple Platinum award/badge

7.      Be actively involved in a social/community action project

8.      Plan and organise a fundraising event in the school

9.      Obtain four cultural club badges

10.  Become a Conscience Ambassador

 

Skegness Grammar School Challenge Club

The Skegness Grammar School Challenge Club was started in 2017 to offer students a chance to learn beyond the scope of the curriculum.

Students are invited to attend sessions run by staff on a range of topics including creative poetry, journalism, ‘chimp management’ and body language. There are also challenges for students including Business and Science challenges.

The club also provides opportunities to undertake independent research projects suggested by each faculty to encourage reading around their chosen subject. Challenge Club projects may on the subject of a student’s own choosing if they wish.

Community Programs

Skegness Grammar School has fantastic sporting and community facilities, which are here to support both our students and extended community.

All of our students are taught to be committed citizens, and are encouraged to work with local people to develop their community knowledge.

Students work with the Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership to gain experience with local businesses. They also support a number of charities, with a tradition of students taking part in the Sea Bank Marathon to raise money.