Dixons Broadgreen Academy | Extra-Curricular and Enrichment
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Dixons Broadgreen Academy

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Extra-Curricular and Enrichment

At Dixons Broadgreen Academy, we believe that our students deserve the very best opportunities, both in and out of the classroom. That's why we provide a full and varied programme of extra-curricular and enrichment activities for all students at the end of every day.

Through our extra-curricular activity programme, we want students to become stronger in body and mind so that they can become well-rounded young people, destined to make a special contribution to the world we live and share.

Students can access a range of clubs and activities, including:

  • performing arts
  • dance
  • different sports clubs including football and basketball

The enrichment programme seeks to prepare students to be independent, resilient, life-long learners and also helps students develop their social skills. See details of our extra-curricular clubs below:

Performing Arts

We are currently working on our exciting new production of "Private Peaceful" which will be showcased on the 5th and 6th of February in 2024. Written by British author Michael Morpurgo and first published in 2003, it is about a fictional young soldier called Thomas "Tommo" Peaceful, who is looking back on his brother Charlie's execution by firing squad. The story focusses on the harsh realities of English rural life and warfare, and highlights the British Army's practice of executing its own soldiers during the First World War. Morpurgo was inspired to write the novel after learning about the around 300 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were shot for crimes like desertion and cowardice. The novel helped further the campaign to grant posthumous pardons to the men, which were agreed and implemented by the UK Government in 2006.

Private Peaceful won the 2004 Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award and has been adapted into a stage play, a radio play and a film.

Our talented cast are working hard in after school rehearsals. The art department and the technology department are busy designing and creating the set design and props while the performing arts team focus on the choreography, direction, vocal tuition and band rehearsals.

PE

“The PE department endeavours to instill a love for lifelong participation of physical activity for all students.“

Our curriculum is supported by a healthy offer of city-wide competitions in a wide variety of sports and a variety of after school clubs.

Monday: girls football led by Miss Noel

Tuesday: Year 7 and Year 10 boys football (taking place on alternate weeks) led by Mr Belshaw

Y7/8 Basketball - Mr Smith

Wednesday - Y8 and Y11 Boys Football (alternate weeks) - Mr Smith

KS3 Fitness - Ms Tasmin Beresford

Wednesday - All Years - Dance - Miss Giblin

Thursday - Y9 Boys Football - Mr Smith / Mr Sutton Smith