Extension Activities

Our curriculum and learning are unique and our students and staff all work long hard hours, so every Wednesday afternoon at The JCB Academy we ALL participate in one of our ‘Extension Activities’, these include: Go-karting, Airsoft, Hair and Beauty, Robot Building, Photography, Golf, Ten Pin Bowling, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, 3D Design and many more. You can see all our activities and further information below.

Costs
All prices quoted are based on a six week period and will be charged accordingly should there be any difference in the standard six week activity period. Certain extension activities at The JCB Academy have a cost involved for participation. It is therefore important that parents and students are fully aware of these costs before making activity selections.

Payment
Where payment is required, this needs to be made in full via Parent Pay. Please note all payable activities have been assigned to every student on Parent Pay. A refund will not be made if a student is removed from an activity as a result of inappropriate behaviour.


Single Session Activities

This EA option involves a variety of activities such as growing a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, building a pond and wildlife gardening.

Students should only sign up if they are prepared to work hard as there is a lot of physical activity!

Students will need outdoor clothing that they are prepared to get wet and dirty for this activity.

  • Session 1 only
  • Max – 10
  • Cost – Free

Following on from our country’s successes in the Olympics, we are pleased to offer the exciting and energetic sport of Badminton for EA.

Suitable for beginners or improvers. You will be coached on the skills needed to play high quality doubles games. Skills covered are usually: scoring, how to serve well, movement around court, racket grip, doubles movement, as well as the correct technique for a number of different shots.

Most skills are covered while you are playing games with different partners and opposition.

  • Single session
  • Max – 16
  • Cost – Free

Open to all abilities

  • Single session
  • Max – 6
  • Cost – Free

The club will focus on small electronic projects identified by the Students or Staff and building these to completion. Typical projects could include a portable laser tripwire and a voltage detector. The projects will involve creating the component layout from the circuit diagram and soldering the components in place. The completed projects will be available to take home. If there is sufficient demand then computing projects will take place. These could involve the dismantling and rebuilding of a PC.

  • Single session
  • Max – 20
  • Cost – Free

This option is for students who enjoy a game of football but do not want to take it too seriously. Students take part in a 5-a-side tournament in their own year group picking up a range of skills as they compete. This activity will take place on the MUGA and will require PE kit, trainers and shin pads.

  • Single session or double session
  • Max– 54
  • Cost – Free

Photography is a wonderful form of expression and communication. Whether you want to tell a story, sell a product or just show how beautiful a certain place you visited is, photography plays an essential role in fulfilling your creative vision. This photography EA is for novices looking at starting out in photography or beginners who wish to develop their skills and knowledge further. You will have the opportunity to take photos outside in a natural environment, indoor with studio lighting and we’ll also discuss image manipulation.

This activity requires students to bring their own camera (phone cameras are not acceptable)

  • Session 1 only
  • Max – 12
  • Cost – Free

The running Club offers students the chance to improve their fitness. This activity is open to students of all abilities and fitness levels. Students will need PE kit and trainers for this activity.

  • Session 1 only
  • Max – 15
  • Cost: Free

Students have the opportunity to apply their creative skills to a number of different projects using a variety of methods. The only restriction is imagination!

  • Session 2 only
  • Max – 15
  • Cost – Free

Have you ever wanted to design/build your own website?

Well, now is your chance.

You will get to design/build your own website using WordPress, renowned to be the most popular and easiest to use CMS. You’ll briefly learn about domain names, website hosting and Content Management Systems (CMS).

IT Knowledge
If you can use a computer, you can build a website.

Who can I build the website for?
We are promoting a free website design service to voluntary and community groups in Staffordshire. The groups can apply to have a website built and if their application is successful, it will be open for students to choose as their project. This is subject to demand from groups, if there aren’t adequate websites to build you can build your own website.

  • Session 2 only
  • Max – 10
  • Cost: Free

Young Enterprise will give you the opportunity to harness your personal and business skills. You will work in teams to start up your own business with the aim of generating a profit. We will help you to make the connection between school and the world of work, enabling you to develop the knowledge and attitudes you need to succeed, building on 8 key skills:

  1. Communication
  2. Confidence
  3. Financial Capability
  4. Initiative
  5. Organisation
  6. Problem-solving
  7. Teamwork
  8. Resilience
  • Session 1 only
  • Max – 20
  • Cost – free

Double Session Activities

Students travel to Doveridge Shooting Centre to practice their clay pigeon shooting. The top performers may be selected to represent The Academy in the National Schools Shooting competition.

www.doveridgeclaysports.co.uk

  • Double session
  • Max – 50
  • Cost – £113
  • Double or single session
  • Max – 20
  • Cost – Free

Flip Out is a huge arena of integrated interconnected trampolines, where you can spring, trick or flip off the walls on the largest trampolines out there.

www.flipout.co.uk

  • Double session
  • Max – 50
  • Cost – £88

Students have the opportunity to race go-karts around the track at Fastlane Karting in Fenton. The Academy will be looking to enter the regional competition that is held at Fastlane Karting which will be a perfect opportunity for students to show off their skills.

www.fastlanekarting.co.uk

  • Double session
  • Max – 24
  • Cost – £125

This option is for students who enjoy a game of football but do not want to take it too seriously. Students take part in a 5-a-side tournament in their own year group picking up a range of skills as they compete. This activity will take place on the MUGA and will require PE kit, trainers and shin pads.

  • Double or single session
  • Max– 54
  • Cost – Free

Students can select this option to compete for a place in the U16 Football team. Students will train or play a fixture each week. The U16 Football team will be trained by Burton Albion football coaches.

  • Double session
  • Max – 35
  • Cost – Free

Students can select this option to compete for a place in the U16 Rugby team. Students will train or play a fixture each week. The U16 Rugby team will be trained by an external Rugby coach.

  • Double session
  • Max – 25
  • Cost – Free

Students can select this option to compete for a place in the U18 Football team. Students will train or play a fixture each week.

  • Double session
  • Max – 35
  • Cost – Free

Warhammer is a British miniature wargaming manufacturing company. Games Workshop is best known as developer and publisher of the tabletop wargames Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Warhammer 40,000 and The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. During the activities students are encouraged to battle with their figures in any of the above games against each other in timed or to the death matches. Students are also encouraged to show their leadership skills by organising tournaments. Artistic students can bring their own miniatures to paint with their own supplies should they wish.

For models and ideas please visit either Games Workshop or Forge World.

Students will need individual models and supplies of their own for painting or playing.

  • Double session
  • Max – 15
  • Cost: Free

This option provides Y12 students with the opportunity to work silently in a supervised session. This is a great chance to stay on top of your work and provides the much-needed time to ensure that you are in the best position possible to get the grades you deserve.

  • Double session
  • Max – n/a
  • Cost – Free

Chargeable Activities

All prices quoted are based on a six week period and will be charged accordingly should there be any difference in the standard six week activity period.

Students travel to Doveridge Shooting Centre to practice their clay pigeon shooting. The top performers may be selected to represent The Academy in the National Schools Shooting competition.

www.doveridgeclaysports.co.uk

  • Double session
  • Max – 50
  • Cost – £113

Flip Out is a huge arena of integrated interconnected trampolines, where you can spring, trick or flip off the walls on the largest trampolines out there.

www.flipout.co.uk

  • Double session
  • Max – 50
  • Cost – £88

Students have the opportunity to race go-karts around the track at Fastlane Karting in Fenton. The Academy will be looking to enter the regional competition that is held at Fastlane Karting which will be a perfect opportunity for students to show off their skills.

www.fastlanekarting.co.uk

  • Double session
  • Max – 24
  • Cost – £125