Introducing Victory Adventures
Ormiston Academies Trust is dedicated to ensuring that we commit to the development of the whole child – we believe that an education is more than just lessons – children need at least one hobby or passion to explore through their schooling – and at least one adult at the academy with whom they have a connection. At Victory, we run a vast range of trips, visits and experiences for our young people as a testament to our faith in OAT’s mission. If you have an idea for a new enrichment activity our students would enjoy, do not hesitate to let us know.
You can read the full OAT enrichment charter below.
We are incredibly proud of the fantastic array of extra-curricular activities on offer to our students and have recently re-branded the entire programme under one name: Victory Adventures. Victory Adventures covers every out of class activity available to our students – from trips abroad such as skiing & snowboarding, foreign language exchanges, overseas field trips, an annual Tall Ship residential and summer water sports holiday, to taster days, after school clubs (Geo club, climbing, golf, fishing, experiment club, squash, chess club & gardening club to name but a few) and a wealth of performing arts opportunities and study support sessions.
Enrichment is extremely important to us at Ormiston Victory Academy. It goes without saying that academic achievement is paramount but providing our young people with a wide variety of high-quality activities which wrap around the academic curriculum ensures that all students benefit from developing new skills, enhancing existing ones and having opportunities to simply relax and have fun! This supports them in developing into well-rounded, happy young adults who are able to explore a range of activities, sporting or otherwise and really find something they are passionate about.
The activities available to our students grow on an almost weekly basis and are informed by student suggestions and feedback. Watch this space for more exciting Victory Adventures!
To get in touch with any suggestions or feedback, please email [email protected] or tweet us @VictoryAdventur!
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Sports fixture dates can be found here.
OAT Enrichment Charter
Our aim is to inspire young people to develop their skills, talents and character through a wide range of activities, to use their curiosity and creativity to find new ways of achieving their potential and to have the confidence, drive and resilience to follow their dreams. We want every OAT student to have the opportunity to:
- Experience the arts and culture through activities such as: visiting galleries and museums; attending live theatre, dance and classical music performances; participating in school productions; understanding world arts, culture, music, art and dance; appreciating arts and culture in a wide range of media and styles; understanding self expression and individual liberty through the arts.
- Experience live sporting events through: attending professional events/games; participating in competitive sports; developing their own healthy living approach.
- Visit British places/regions outside their local community through: trips or visits to other British cities/regions to promote respect and tolerance for other cultures and ethnicities.
- Experience cultures and countries outside the UK through overseas trips; exchange visits; collaborative links with schools outside the UK to promote respect and tolerance for other cultures and ethnicities.
- Be a good neighbour in their local community through activities such as: volunteering; fund raising; supporting local organisations/groups.
- Gain valuable experience of work through activities such as: enterprise clubs; work experience; internships; business links and collaborative projects.
- Develop their character through activities aimed at: the developing core skills such as leadership; communication and teamwork; encouraging creativity; problem solving and imagination; increasing confidence, motivation and resilience; creating self-starters, e.g. running a club, mentoring younger students, undertaking student leadership roles.
- Make a positive contribution to society through: understanding British values; developing an understanding of current affairs in the UK and across the world; understanding democratic processes, rights and responsibilities; understanding issues that affect their health and emotional well being.
- Develop lifelong interests and skills for life for example; reading, photography, cooking; eating in a restaurant; self-expression; financial literacy and budgeting; planning a journey.
- Learn outside the classroom through activities such as; expeditions; learning survival techniques; scientific investigations/fieldwork; self-sufficiency; developing understanding and appreciation for the environment/nature/countryside.