At Welshpool High School we want all our pupils to have a rich and rewarding learning experience. We want our pupils to develop fully their talents and interests and to be able to demonstrate a broad range of interests and achievements. Our pupils are given the opportunity to participate in Salter’s Festival of Chemistry, a Chemistry competition in Aberystwyth University. Pupils have also participated in Magistrates in the Community Programme.
In English pupils have an enhanced curriculum with visits from authors, the paired reading scheme and creative writing workshops.
Our Sixth Formers are given opportunities to participate in a range of programmes and activities for example The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, The Community Sports Leaders Award, Pair Reading Programme, Paired Maths Programme and Form Mentoring.
Other opportunities for enrichment exist throughout the school during lessons or as part of extra-curricular activities and competitions. Sporting achievement is celebrated and pupils are encouraged to participate in extra curricular sports clubs etc. The achievements of our Sporting Elite are also celebrated in school.
Every year a group of Year 12 students take part in an exchange trip to Canada, organised by the Rotary club and their partner club in Waterford Canada.
Enquiry days have been introduced into the broader curriculum to help develop student thinking and problem solving skills, and to increase opportunities for extended project and group work. Year 10 Hospitality pupils particpate in the Rotary Young Chef. Year 7 have an annual visit from the Bionic Ear Show.
We have an annual Careers Convention is school which gives pupils opportunities to meet with Sixth form colleges, universities and potential employers and gain valuable information to guide them and to raise their career aspirations. We regularly have talks for other career opportunities such as those offered by The Army and The Royal Navy.
Year 11 pupils are also given the opportunity to participate in the Learning Gamewhere a guest speaker comes into school to speak to them about revision techniques and motivation for their GCSE examinations. An annual careers convention is held in Theatre Clera at Welshpool High School providing pupils with valuable information to guide and raise career aspirations.
The school has been represented in a number of competitions Rotary Youth SpeaksCompetition, The Bar Mock Trial, Debating, Model UN Conference and EU Mock Conference to name but a few.
The Maths Department regularly participates in the UK Maths Challenges at all levels.
In Technology pupils display their work in the annual Trisgol Design & Technology Exhibition.
Achievement Evening involves students from Year 8 to Year 13, this is an annual event where we celebrate the academic achievements from the last twelve months.