Ivel Valley

Enrichment Activities

Here at Ivel Valley we aim to offer a vast range of enrichment activities.

We believe that enrichment activities;

  1. Promote skill development: Enrichment activities provide opportunities for students to learn and develop new skills beyond the traditional academic subjects. For example, students may participate in art, music, or sports activities that help them improve their creativity, teamwork, and physical coordination.
  2. Increase engagement and motivation: Enrichment activities can be highly engaging and motivating for students, which can have a positive impact on their overall attitude towards school and learning. When students are excited about what they are learning, they are more likely to be invested in their education and achieve better academic outcomes.
  3. Foster socialisation and inclusion: Enrichment activities can provide opportunities for students to interact and socialise with their peers, which can help them develop important social skills and build friendships. This can be particularly important for students who may struggle with socialisation and communication.
  4. Enhance self-esteem and confidence: Enrichment activities can be a source of pride and accomplishment for students, which can help boost their self-esteem and confidence. This is particularly important for students in who may face challenges and barriers that affect their sense of self-worth.
  5. Provide a well-rounded education: Enrichment activities complement and enhance our curriculum, providing a more well-rounded education for students. This can help them develop a broader range of knowledge, skills, and interests that can support their future success in school and beyond.

Throughout their time at Ivel Valley School and College many of our pupils will be able to take part in activities including recreational and residential visits, clubs, chat groups, social groups, charity events, community events, sporting tournaments, The Sports Leadership Program and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Please contact us to find out more.

Horse riding

The therapeutic benefits of working with horses have been well documented. Working in partnership with the Bedford Disabled Horse Riding Association we offer our pupils the opportunity to visit the stables, spending time with the horses. We have seen how rewarding these visits can be, where pupils develop a relationship and sense of trust with the horses, building self-confidence and benefitting both physically and psychologically.


Cycling proficiency for the 21st century!

Working collaboratively with Bikeability our vision is to ensure that as many of our pupils as possible have the opportunity to experience riding a bike, even if they are complete beginners. Throughout their school life, pupils are given regular access to the use of bicycles in the school playground under adult supervision. This ensures skills are reinforced and practised, setting the scene for a lifetime skill.

Our aim is to develop our pupils to become responsible road users. We promote safety, provide road worthy bicycles which are regularly checked and serviced and ensure that riders wear helmets when completing training.

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