Wednesday Windows is Ralph Allen's curriculum enrichment programme, which was highly praised by Ofsted in the 2014 inspection.
The purpose of Wednesday Windows is to release students' whole potential as a community of learners. It enables students to have a greater ownership of their own learning, so they are more engaged and excited by the process of learning. It helps students to develop as confident and self-aware learners able to collaborate and work together effectively.
Wednesday Windows is a creative and innovative approach. This is how it works.
Students from selected year groups are given a booklet of Wednesday Window choices - which may range from poetry slam, touch typing, Mandarin Chinese, Dyson Challenge, cartoon drawing, sewing, garage band, tae kwon do, photography or bench ball. Students select their 3 activities of choice, and are allocated one of their chosen activities. They will then do this activity each Wednesday B week, for two terms.
Photos show a Year 10 Wednesday Windows drama session working with the Natural Theatre Company; cooking and making sock puppets with Combe Down Primary School; diabolo and unicycle riding.