During this period of online learning, we are as keen as ever to ensure that pupils receive as broad an experience as possible, accepting the given limitations. These varied activities will be led by their normal teachers and will continue to cover the curriculum required by these subjects, hopefully in a more collaborative and creative format.
The arts and performing arts lessons
In the Prep School, creative arts will be incorporated into the topic work. Drama, art and music will be delivered across the Senior School curriculum via timetabled lessons. Music delivered by the peripatetic teachers will continue as privately arranged between parents and teacher.
Games and PE
During the summer term which is usually dedicated to summer sports, our committed Games and PE staff team will offer a broad and balanced curriculum. It will encourage pupils to complete their recommended daily exercise time, as well as imparting knowledge and a greater understanding of these sports alongside an appreciation of the wider sporting world. Normal PE lessons will continue via Seesaw and Teams and details will follow in the summer term.
Cognita Home Olympics
In the absence of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Cognita Home Olympics will be a great way of connecting, competing and celebrating through physical endeavour. All schools will be invited to participate in these games in the week of 18th-22nd May. The Games will start with an opening ceremony and the Cognita Creed. Each day will include one fitness and one skill event for every age group (including parents!) for 4 days, with the closing ceremony and results announced on the fifth day.
The standards will be circulated at the start of May giving pupils and families the chance to train for their selected events, and examples might include things like the plank or juggling! It will be an opportunity to represent themselves, their schools and their countries with passion and pride and enjoy the way sport can bring our global community together to be happier and healthier. We will send out further details about how to enter in early May.
Working in partnership with our fellow Cognita schools and also with other high-profile providers, Inspiring Futures is a new, exciting and challenging programme which we are offering to Years 11 and 13 in the second half of the summer term.
This programme will enable our students to develop an understanding of, and an opportunity to demonstrate, the skills, knowledge and understanding that will make them stand out as successful candidates in the next stage of their learning journey be that sixth form, university or the world of work.
More details of the Inspiring Futures programme will follow shortly after the beginning of the summer term.