We want you to fully develop your talents and have time to pursue broader interests and hobbies. It is no longer enough to simply succeed in academic subjects in order to secure a place at University or gain employment. University admissions tutors and workplace recruitment officers now increasingly look for more ‘rounded’ individuals. They want prospective students or employees to gather experience in different areas in order to develop a broad range of skills and attributes whilst demonstrating how they can organise their time alongside their studies to live life to the full.
There are a range of activities on offer. Read on to find out more …
Art Experience is an exciting way to develop your creative side and a great opportunity for students who don’t study Art as a subject to develop their artistic talents. You will experiment with different media and have the chance to work on group projects.
Badminton is a fast-growing Olympic sport so come along and develop your Badminton skills with an experienced Everton in the Community coach.
Behind the Scenes
If you have an interest in Drama or stage production and design, you are probably already involved in this year’s production of Fame! You will have taken the opportunity to work behind the scenes on this live production and gain invaluable experience in staging, set design, lighting and sound. You are also committed to rehearsals and lots of hard work ready for the performance.
Business Enterprise is ideal for all budding ‘Young Apprentices’. It requires a lot of commitment, independence and team work as you will be part of a group which sets up a real company. You will work to raise the finance needed to sell goods or services to customers. You will develop your entrepreneurial skills by tackling real problems and making money!!! At the end of the year you will compete with other companies and will be given the opportunity to present your business idea to others. Young enterprise will help equip you with the skills needed to succeed at University and in the world of work.
If there are things which concern you in the world, such as, health, poverty, homelessness, you can make a difference by being involved in raising awareness and money to support others. The Charity Group aims to establish links with charitable organisations and then support them through college fund-raising activities.
If you are interested in getting fit then Combat-cardio gives you the opportunity to exercise using boxing and martial arts techniques with an experienced Everton in the Community coach.
This course covers introductory programming skills and helps to develop creative thinking. You will actually design, develop and create "one of a kind" computer programmes.
Duke of Edinburgh
Do you want more from life than sitting on the sofa? If the answer is yes, a Duke of Edinburgh programme is definitely for you! You can do programmes at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold, all of which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh's Award. You achieve an Award by completing a programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold).You'll find yourself helping the community, getting fitter, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only). But here's the best bit - you get to choose what you do! Your programme can be full of exciting activities and projects and along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and skills that will stay with you for the rest of your life. So, what are you waiting for?
If you have an interest in fashion and want to indulge your creative talents, then this is the course for you. You can customise and personalise clothing and accessories to make sure you stand out from the crowd.
Film Club (Modern Classics)
In Film Club, you will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and appreciation of films from a range of cultures, genres and eras. You will receive a basic introduction into some of the key concepts within film-making, such as, the importance of sound, mise-en-scene (setting, colour, props, camera and performance) and editing, and explore the historical and social contexts of several key works such as The Godfather and The Wicker Man. We will mostly be watching extracts from films, but there will also be the opportunity for some whole film screenings.
First AidThe First Aid course involves learning about basic First Aid training. You will gain a qualification along with invaluable life-saving skills. Places are limited.
This one-hour fitness session takes place in the Gym at Litherland Sports’ Park. It is ideal for those who want to improve their general fitness. You will have to undergo an induction process with a trained instructor before you are able to use the equipment but once this is done, then you are free to work out! Places are limited.
Animation is used extensively in today’s digital world, from simple web-page banners to cartoon creation. Flash is the software that allows you to create a range of animations and combine graphics, text and sound with amazing results. You will learn how to make media-rich illustrations that can be used in a variety of digital applications. Whether you want to learn new skills just for fun or you want to develop your creativity and ideas into animated film making, this short, introductory course will help you to do it.
Football Team and 7-a-side 'Team 19'
You can trial to join South Sefton Sixth Form College Football Team which will give you the opportunity to visit other Colleges in the local area and play competitive games. You will be expected to attend regular training sessions. We aspire to enter leagues both regionally and nationally. Training and trials are open for everybody to attend. If the College Team is not for you and you want to play football just for fun, then our Team 19 play 7-a-side games and have the opportunity to work with County FA coaches at Litherland Sports’ Park. Not only is training in a particular sport a great way to keep fit, it is a fantastic way to make friends and become part of a group!
GolfIf you already have some interest in golf and want to practise your skills then join like-minded students for a round of golf at Bootle Golf Club. You can bring along your own clubs or we will hire them for you at the club.
Knitting gives you the chance to learn a new skill and be creative. If you are applying to do a medicine course it can show manual dexterity –an essential skill for surgeons.
Music - Band from Everywhere
‘I’m not a musician, I just play in a band.’ Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones)
Band from Everywhere welcomes players and performers of all abilities and experience levels, from beginners to virtuosos! We are looking for people excited about working together to rehearse, play live and work with an established record producer. Whether you are in a band already or ready to team up with others to form one in the first session, all groups will contribute material to a live performance in the Atrium. As multiple bands operate simultaneously, a room rotation policy is in operation, alternating between ‘live’ and ‘practice’ rooms on a week-to-week basis. Everyone is expected to bring the rudiments of their chosen instrument to the session (guitarists should bring their own plecs and capoes, drummers their own drumsticks) wherever reasonable. Where specialist equipment is used (microphones, amplifiers, etc), we will provide these. Although guitarists and bassists are not expected to bring their own leads, they are more than welcome to do so. The main college office can provide somewhere to store your equipment (unfortunately, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage).
If Band from Everywhere interests you, then fill in a short questionnaire (which can be collected from LRC or Student Services) so we can get to know you. Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter@sssfcband.
If you are a budding performer or have an interest in Drama or Music, you are probably already involved in this year’s production of Fame! You will have taken the opportunity to participate in South Sefton Sixth Form College’s live production which involves Drama, Music and maybe even a little dance! You have developed the confidence to perform in front of an audience and, most importantly, you are committed to rehearsals and lots of hard work.
This is an opportunity to work with a professional photographer to develop your skills and creativity. You will be expected to bring your own camera and share photographs with the group to develop your appreciation of this art form. Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter @SSSFC_P.
This is an opportunity to be involved in marketing and promoting the College production of Fame. You should have an interest in film making, poster and programme design or web and social networking design and maintenance. This project required lots of hard work and commitment (more than just Wednesday afternoon) as you will be expected to work independently as well as collaboratively with the Director and his team. Your dedication will pay off as the work produced could be included in a portfolio or showreel for university interviews or future employment.
The Reading Group is a great way to develop your analytical and interpretation skills, along with expanding your vocabulary (making you sound clever!). Weekly sessions will be centred on discussing our impressions and reactions to the ideas in the different texts. If you enjoy reading and discussion and debate this is the ideal enrichment activity for you. Want to know more? Follow us on Twitter @SSSFCBookClub.
Learning this beautiful and useful language is easy and fun. After a big campaign, British Sign Language (BSL) was finally recognised by the UK government as an official minority language in 2003. An increased awareness of British Sign Language now has a similar status to that of other minority languages such as Gaelic and Welsh. Come along to Sign Language and learn how to communicate in another language with the possibility of gaining a unit qualification.
If you opt for Street Dance, you will partake in a series of workshops exploring the steps and attitudes of this style. You will learn set dances to popular tracks and have the opportunity to choreograph your own routines. By the end of the course, you will have created your own routine in small groups and selected the appropriate music and costumes.
Learn the skills you need to compete in life, have fun and make friends with this established Olympic sport.
Voluntary Work / Work Experience
If you want to do some work experience or voluntary work and have arranged a placement then see Ian Seddon so you can be released from college on Wednesday afternoons.
Voluntary Work - Rowan Park
We have a committed and enthusiastic team of volunteers who join up with an equally committed and enthusiastic group of young people from Rowan Park every week during enrichment. We have enjoyed a whole range of activities over the last term, including musical events and arranging a successful photography competition. This activity is suitable for people who want to pursue a career in one of the caring professions and you will really need to be committed and enthusiastic if you want to join us.
De-stress and get fit while you learn an ancient art form from experienced tutors. Yoga will improve your body, mind and soul.
And there’s more …
South Sefton Sixth Form College Basketball Team plays competitively against other colleges. Training sessions take place in the Sports Hall every Thursday at 3.15 pm.
Boxing coaching takes place every Monday at 3.15 pm in the Sports Hall. It is non-contact training and a great workout.
Rugby training takes place every Monday at 3.15 pm with a RFU coach. Students have opportunities to play friendly matches against other colleges and participate in tournaments.
There is always something extra going on here!