At New Bridge School the curriculum is supported by a wide range of enrichment activities to enhance learning and provide our young people with as many opportunities as possible to develop their skills and attributes so that they are able to contribute and participate in their communities, and society as a whole. The school recognises that young people with special educational needs can have significant difficulties in accessing mainstream social and leisure activities, and we have developed a unique extra-curricular offer that includes an extended school day and operates for 48 weeks of the year to support families and ensure that pupils remain engaged, motivated, safe and healthy.
We offer lunch and break-time clubs as well as breakfast clubs, after-school clubs, holiday schemes and off-site visits, and we arrange for a variety of different organisations to come into school. Activities are planned that enhance pupils’ learning and, through real life experience, enable them to develop a better understanding of the world around them. These include many sporting activities such as Wheelchair Football and sporting competitions with local schools, and we organise regular trips outside of school time to the theatre and to concerts. New Bridge has one of the only disability specific Scouts Groups in the North West which is proving very popular! We also provide transport on a weekly basis to a local disability youth club held in Royton after school, where pupils participate in a number of social activities including cooking, sports and arts and craft.
Residential experiences are offered at Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and all young people have access to these with specialist teams. Our Year 8 trip to Disneyland Paris is now a firmly established tradition, as is our Year 13 expedition to the Calvert Trust in the Lake District. This year the Lumenus pathway returned to Finland with Oldham Theatre Workshop to participate in an arts and music festival and the Year 11 residential was to Center Parcs. Rugby fans will be pleased to hear that both the Activ8 and Lumenus pathways attended the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony and made a weekend of it!
Please use the links to find out more about all the exciting opportunites available to our young people.