Weekly activity gives positive focusPosted: 17th March 2021
It has not been all about English and maths for Harlow students this lockdown.
As the nation went back into lockdown, Sir Frederick Gibberd College launched its Activity of the Week initiative to give students extra-curricular tasks to focus on.
Activities have included origami, breakfast recipes, home science experiments and the fakeway challenge.
The most popular has been the Great SFG Bake Off cake baking competition, with more than 40 Year 7 and 8 students getting creative.
Amy Croucher, art, design and technology teacher, said: “Providing extra-curricular activities during lockdown has kept students’ intellectual curiosity alive. These challenges are a great way of advocating screen breaks. Most of the activities are also quite therapeutic, especially baking.
“The activities also help students to discover interests which give them an opportunity to excel in other areas that are not necessarily academic. Something as simple as an extra-curricular activity could have a massive impact on a student’s future – their forte is waiting to be discovered!
“It was amazing to see the high engagement for the Great SFG Bake Off and the effort put into the entries. Every student who participated should be extremely proud of themselves. I’m looking forward to seeing the entries for the next bake off we host!”
The bake off winner, Year 8 student Isabelle, received a cookbook and an engraved Star Baker wooden spoon.