Manor Park University
We are very excited to tell you all about our unique opportunity for the children: Manor Park University!
Every Friday afternoon, children attend a Manor Park University course of their choice for a half-term. Children are able to choose from a range of diverse and engaging courses across four different faculties linked to our school houses (Athletes, Artists, Change Maker and Engineers). At Manor Park we want to enable our children to unlock their full potential, embrace challenges and SOAR to success. Manor Park University not only develops personal development but also enhances our curriculum in an imaginative and innovative way, whilst providing a love of learning.
There are around 30 courses to choose from each half-term, courses range from accredited qualifications, community and charity work and practical opportunities. They are ran by a mixture of our own staff, as well as outside providers in order to bring together knowledge and expertise to provide high quality learning experiences.
Courses are run by our staff as well as outside providers and cover a range of sports, including ice hockey and taekwondo, and arts, such as theatre, dance and pottery. Children have the opportunity to learn outdoor skills in our forest school, develop their musical abilities, build robots using their computing knowledge and so much more.
A small number of courses are compulsory to ensure that all children are given the chance to become competent swimmers and safe cyclists during their time at Manor Park.
The children will attend their chosen course every week for a half term. They can pursue courses in one area if they have a particular passion, or they can make choices across the four areas to encourage a breadth of skill development.
At the end of the upper phase (Year 6), the children will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony where they can celebrate their successes with their teachers and friends.
We are always looking for more exciting opportunities for the children and if you feel you could offer something for half a term, please get in contact – we would love to hear from you.