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What is Enrichment

Enrichment relates to extra-curricular activities and experiences. It broadens horizons, develops new skills and contributes to children’s personal and social development.

By taking part in different types of activities, children gain and develop important skills such as commitment, good citizenship, initiative, leadership and team spirit.

BCPFE’s annual Enrichment programme

We initially set up this event in 2008 with 242 children taking part. This event has grown over the years and run at different venues with varying activities. Its purpose however remains the same: to take advantage of our partnership working to bring children together from different schools and give them the chance to meet and make new friends who will be going to the same secondary school as them.

Our inter-school residentials started in 2009, initially at Gaveston Hall but moved to PGL in 2014 due to growing numbers. We now, annually, take over 300 Y4s and Y5s on a 3 day residential every Spring term. Joint bookings allow us to keep costs low. The children get to take part in activities such as canoeing, abseiling, giant swing and evening activities to include bonfires and disco. Our 2018 residential will run 30th April- 2nd May 2018 at Windmill Hill.

In 2017, 236 Year3’s enjoyed a day of activities at Stanmer Park, with many children learning to ride a bike. The day was filled with activities, some supported by professional coaches, and the children tried their hands at cricket, ultimate Frisbee, golf, multi-skills, shelter-building and scavenger hunts.

One child told his teacher afterwards that it was the best day of his life!

View photos from the 2017 Year 3 Stanmer Park Enrichment Day here.

In 2016, our Year 2’s had a multi-skills event put on for them, hosted by BACA. This year however they will be going to Parkwood Campsite in South Downs National Park. The children will learn about the ancient woodland and take part in fire-lighting activities.

In the Autumn term, our Y1s went to BACA for a day of multi-skills, led by our PE Specialist. The children had a great time and enjoyed feeling part of something big. The event was run over 2 days as we have around 450 Y1 children, but a day of games alongside over 200 children felt quite significant.

For the past 3 years, our Reception children have enjoyed a special day at Brighton Dome. With a tour of the museum, shadow puppetry, music, dance and art it’s one of the highlights of their year. Many of the children have never visited the Dome before and it’s a delight to see their faces as they walk into this iconic building.

For the latest information about activities in our Enrichment programme, please visit our News & Events page.











“It was the best day of my life”
(Y3 Child after event at Stanmer Park)

“It was super fun at PGL because we did loads of activities. We got to go on a giant swing that can go as high as a building. The challenge course was pretty cool because we got to climb on monkey bars. I loved the quad bikes – that was my favourite because we got to go fast!”
(Y4 child following the residential)

“It was an amazing few days away.”
(Y4 child following the residential)