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Learning Enhancement Day 1

Learning Enhancement Day 1 - Tuesday 26th November


Dear Varndean families,

Today it is the first Learning Enhancement Day (LED) of the academic year, which will provide some exciting and enriching learning opportunities for students. 


The long term aims of the LED curriculum are as follows. Students will:

  • Have high aspirations and develop a positive attitude to their future career opportunities

  • Develop their character and transferable skills that will enable them to lead safe, healthy and independent lives.

  • Develop their curiosity and a love of learning through experiencing enriching activities both in school and out of the school environment.

  • Develop their understanding and appreciation of diversity and their understanding of fundamental British Values.


We appreciate that, for some students, a change in routine can feel daunting. Please speak to your child about the activities they will be involved in (below). If they are still anxious they can go to school base just prior to the start of the day to talk it through.

Year 7 Safety Online and in the Real World

Students will understand how decisions can impact on your health, safety and well being. They will learn how to respond in an emergency, including how to perform life saving CPR. They will also be learning about online safety including privacy settings and the risks of sharing photos and videos on social media.

Year 8 The Real Game

Students will develop their knowledge of different jobs, career pathways and evaluate their own career aspirations. They will develop an understanding of budgeting as well as using teamwork skills when faced with various challenges . 

Year 9 Science Trip to Science/Natural History Museum

Students will spend their day exploring the Science/Natural History museums. They will be travelling by coach and need to meet in the canteen at 8.45am. They are expected back at school by 4:30pm.

Year 10 Holocaust Survivor Day or Geography Field Trip

Students will hear a first hand testimony from Holocaust survivor Dorit Wolff. There will be time for students to prepare for Doritt’s visit in the morning and time to reflect afterwards as well as discussing the key issues raised and why it is important to remember the Holocaust. Any parents/carers that would like to attend Dorit’s talk are welcome. The talk starts at 11:00am in the main hall. Please contact if you would like to attend. Students who study Geography will complete their compulsory urban field trip assignment in the city centre.  

Year 11

Students will be working in Maths, Art, Design Technology or Food Technology. There is also an Art trip to the Tate Modern.

Thank you for your support for what will be a challenging and rewarding day of learning for our students.


Kind regards,

Tim Clarke

Curriculum Development Manager