Enrichment & Extra Curricular Activities

At Ludlow College we are keen to extend and broaden our students’ education and personal growth. Enrichment is a key part of your experience, designed to broaden your horizons. It enables you to mix with different people, as well as discover and develop new interests and talents.

Sport

Sport Enrichment runs over all three terms in a wide variety of sports. For football we have men’s first and second teams and a women’s social team that take part in a Shropshire league and friendly fixtures. In netball there is the women’s first or second team, and in hockey, a women’s or mixed team that takes part in the Hereford League and friendly fixtures. The men’s rugby team will participate in the Hereford and Shropshire League next year as well as a number of friendly fixtures, but there will also be the opportunity to play in some Sevens tournaments.

Over the first two terms students may also represent the College in other sports such as badminton, basketball, table tennis and cross-country, to name but a few. We are also members of the National Schools’ Equestrian Association and there is the chance to represent the wider HLC team in show jumping, dressage, cross-country or eventing. In term three, our attention turns towards the traditional summer sports of tennis, rounders and cricket, in mixed or single sex teams.

You can also participate in other sports such as swimming, athletics and golf throughout the year. If you are interested or would like to compete in a sport not mentioned, please ask one of the sports teachers for further information. Sports tours for the 2015-16 year will be decided upon with teams in September, so please discuss this with your managers and captains upon your arrival at college!

Sports Leadership Academy

All students studying at Ludlow College have the opportunity to become part of the Sports Leadership Academy. Within the academy you will work towards a range of additional sports coaching and leadership courses which add to your CV and are extremely valuable for university applicants from A Level PE and Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport, or those looking to gain employment within the sports industry. In addition you will have the opportunity to organise and run a range of sports clubs for different groups in the community: for example those with a disability and primary school children.

Young Enterprise

Today’s students need to be more enterprising and adaptable than ever before. Our Young Enterprise Programme helps equip our students with the skills, confidence, attitudes and entrepreneurial experience necessary to build successful careers, achieve real business success and foster key interpersonal and enterprise skills for their future.

If you want to be part of a successful business adventure, this is the enrichment choice for you.

Perpetual Paradox - the Wonderful World of Science

Do you ever wonder about the big issues of the universe, the challenges facing our planet or how science can make a life better for everyone? Then why not choose Science Society and join our fortnightly explorations into cutting edge scientific issues? Who knows, it could be the start of a brilliant career!

The finale of the year will be a trip to a place of great scientific importance, which you will decide, arrange and raise funds to visit!

Student Magazine

This is an opportunity for prospective journalists to create, write, edit and design your own publication. Students will meet on Wednesday afternoons to create a termly magazine. This will report on happenings within the College and provide features of general interest to college students and prospective students at local schools.

Student Council

If you are keen to represent your fellow students and help to make their time at college more memorable then this is the opportunity for you.

Once the student council has been formed, you decide what you want to achieve and you decide how you are going to do it. It may be that you want to be part of a national campaign with the NUS or you might want to arrange an event for the local community.

HIgh Achievers

The High Achievers group will meet in tutorial time and is designed to support students with ambitions to enter competitive professions such as Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry and Law, and to succeed in applications to top universities. Students will benefit from careers advice, help with university applications, and from activities designed to stretch their thinking and academic horizons.

Whatever you decide, at the end of the year you will be able to demonstrate a wide range of skills from communication and teamworking to organisational and leadership skills.

For more details visit the HIgh Achievers page of this website.

Art Academy

The Art Academy will meet on Wednesday afternoons and is particularly suitable for students who will want to pursue study and practice of visual arts beyond A Level study. Students will work with a professional practitioner and will tackle assignments which do not fit easily into conventional lessons, such as life drawing.

Fund Raising Society

As a college we aim to support organisations which are less fortunate than ourselves. The Fund Raising Society aims to support various organisations and events through college based fund raising activities such as:

  • Sports Relief
  • Comic Relief
  • Plus many local charities

We want to do more and have given ourselves the challenge of identifying, raising money for and building a sustained relationship with a village or town in a developing country who needs help to support the education of its young people. If you are interested and up for the challenge, please get involved.

Duke of Edinburgh

By doing your D of E, you’re in for an amazing adventure and masses of fun as you take part in a range of activities, all leading to the achievement of an Award that’s recognised by universities and employers alike. You’ll enjoy loads of new experiences, challenge yourself and meet loads of people just like you. Plus you’ll do things you love and get a kick out of. It’s a real buzz!