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Extra-Curricular and Enrichment Activities

Enrichment - We have an exciting new vision for life beyond the classroom.

The enrichment activities that take place at Melbourn have been wide and varied. However, we feel that increasing the number and quality of enrichment is vital for all students and will allow them to flourish both in and out of lessons. We have an exciting programme, which includes both activities which are integrated into the main curriculum time and a full timetable of after-school activities. Details on the integrated curriculum activities are available through departments. Please see the panel on the side of this page for details and a booking form.

Activities Week - At the end of the Summer Term (16th-20th July 2018) students in Years 7, 8 and 9 may choose from an exciting range of activity offers in our Activities Week. The Activities Week Booklet and Booking Form will appear here when finalised.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Founded in 1956, the Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) is the world’s leading youth achievement award. Among its key principles are that it is non-competitive, achievement-focused and available to all. It provides a balanced, flexible and progressive program aimed at personal development. It is very highly regarded by employers, rating higher than work experience in recent surveys.

We are very proud to offer this at Melbourn Village College, working with the Cam Academy Trust. Comberton and Melbourn students currently make up 15% of all D of E participants in Cambridgeshire.

We offer the D of E Bronze Award during Year 9, and students are now able to start working towards their Award as soon as they are enrolled. The Practice Expedition takes place during the Spring Term of Year 10 and the Assessed Expedition takes place at the beginning of the Autumn term in Year 11.

The Silver Award is offered to Year 11 students, with both Expeditions taking place during July, after they have finished their GCSE exams. Students do not have to have participated in the Bronze Award to enter the Silver Award.

Find out more about Melbourn Village College's involvement with the Duke of Edinburgh award via this link.

National Citizen Service (NCS)

This is an adventurous and life-enhancing programme currently available to young people in Years 11 and 12 and takes place over four weeks during the summer holidays. Participants embark on an outdoor adventure residential, followed by a local residential week to enhance their personal skills. The final two weeks are spent designing and delivering a project that will have a positive impact on their community. The cost of the programme is £50 or £10 for those receiving Free School Meals. Bursaries are also available.

Find out more here and read feedback from former Melbourn students here.

Places are offered on a first-come, first served basis. To find our more or sign up, click here or telephone 01827 337237


Work Experience

Work experience involves moving learning from the classroom into the world of work. Students will learn about work and the workplace, but more importantly, they will learn about themselves as a young adult, their skills for employment and personal qualities.the form for students arranging their own placements is available in the panel on the side of this page.


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