‘Enrichment’, in simple terms, is the action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of one’s experiences and/or life in general’.

The key ‘vehicles’ for enrichment are:

  • CREATE Curriculum – enhancing physical and emotional wellbeing; developing social, spiritual, moral and cultural capital; and providing opportunities and experiences to successfully transition to the next stage from secondary education.
  • Personal Development and Enrichment (PDE) Policy - developing pupils’ character, confidence, resilience, independence, health and wellbeing, leadership skills, preparation for life, and providing access to a wide and rich set of experiences.

The Academy's Enrichment Coordinator is Mr. K. Danson - KDanson@eastwood.southend.sch.uk

The Academy provides a large range of enrichment opportunities which include:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award.
  • World Challenge.
  • New York trip.
  • Ski trip to Italy.
  • Art trip to Florence.
  • PGL water sports trip to France.
  • WW1 battlefields in Belgium.
  • Day trip to France.
  • Theatre trips to London (Matilda, Woman in Black).
  • PE Sports Tour to Holland.
  • Trip to the Natural History Museum and the Tate Modern.
  • Sports Award.
  • Arts Award.
  • Student Leadership Team.
  • Dragons' Den.
  • Warhammer and Dungeons and Dragons Club.
  • Trips to Russell Group universities.
  • School Choir.
  • Orchestra.
  • Drama Productions.
  • Sports Clubs/Teams.
  • Academy Newspaper.
  • ESU Public Speaking Competition.
  • Computing Club.
  • Homework Club.
  • Dance Club.
  • Spanish Club.
  • Chess Club.  
  • Young Carers Club.

Enrichment Booklet and Timetable
Click here for Enrichment Booklet

Click here for Enrichment Timetable

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Click here for the DofE Presentation


The aim of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is to provide young people with an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development, which is of the highest quality and widest reach. Young people doing their DofE programme complete four different types of activity:

  • Volunteering:
    Undertake service to individuals or the community. This develops compassion, commitment and the confidence to make a difference.
  • Physical:
    Improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities. This develops fitness, enjoyment and, depending on the activity, teamwork.
  • Skills:
    Develop practical and social skills and personal interests. This helps young people to realise their unique potential and gain greater self-esteem.
  • Expedition:
    Plan, train for, and complete an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad. This develops teamwork and leadership, and challenges young people to push themselves beyond their expectations.

The Award Scheme is a fantastic opportunity for youngsters to further their skills of independence and leadership and is highly regarded by higher education institutions and employers.