Wonder Afternoons

Freed from the strictures of the regular timetable, the children at Senior House enjoy a wide range of Enrichment activities on Thursday afternoons, many of which have cross-curricular themes. This allows them to develop their questioning and thinking skills, as well as collaboration, creativity and communication. Here is an overview of some of the recent talks, trips and workshops Senior House children have taken part in (including links to more detailed articles):

Michaelmas Term

 Lent Term

  • .breath Mindfulness lessons
  • Air Boat Building and Race
  • Beat Boxing sessions with Faz Shah
  • Beginners’ German Lessons
  • Cambridge Buddhist Centre visit
  • Geography field trip to Epping Forest
  • History trip to Stibbington
  • House Debating Competition
  • Humanitas Charity workshops and talk
  • Literary Festival with visiting authors
  • Research Skills Lessons
  • SATIPS General Knowledge Challenge
  • Science Dome Astronomy Show
  • STEM Faculty Afternoon
  • St Giles’ Church visit

Summer Term

  • Ashwell village Tudor History trip
  • Cambridge Mosque visit
  • Compassionate Outreach
  • Digital Wellbeing workshops
  • Latin Play Competition at The Perse Upper
  • Maths Bake Off
  • Mondrian Maths & Art Investigation
  • Museum of Classical Archaeology visit
  • Philosophy Lessons
  • Poetry Workshop at the Scott Polar Research Institute
  • Sports Coaching
  • UKMT Maths Challenge