Enhanced Curricular

At Highfurlong we recognise the value that enhanced curricular activities have on the teaching and learning in school and the positive impact on pupils mental health and wellbeing.  They also allow us to provide enhanced experiences to our learners which are motivating and exciting, beyond the classroom.

Take a look at some of our recent activities.

Blackpool Schools Dance Festival

In November pupils from the Performing Arts club took part in the annual Blackpool Schools Dance Festival at the Winter Gardens. The theme of the show was Kings and Queens, our amazing pupils performed a medley of songs including the National Anthem and paid tribute to the late Queen and our new King. Well done to everyone who took part and a massive thank you to the staff who gave their time to ensure our pupils have these amazing opportunities!

African Drumming Workshop

In October we welcomed Wedzi and the Blackpool Music Service into school to deliver an African drumming workshop. All pupils had an amazing experience and took part in African singing, dance and Djembe drumming. We can’t wait to welcome Wedzi back in the future.

KS3 perform in Twelfth Night

In September a group of KS3 pupils were asked to take part in a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of the Twelfth Night at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool.  They worked very hard to learn their parts and it was magical to watch them up on the big stage.  They were amazing, well done! 

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

In May we held our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. KS5 organised lots of activities including pin the tail on the corgi and traditional outdoor games. All pupils took part in a tea dance in the hall with traditional lemonade. At lunch time we held a whole school street party, followed by a special assembly. We even got a very special letter from the Queen.  

Quidditch Day 

In May all pupils took part in a Quidditch day as part of our whole school Move day.  They were sorted into teams by the sorting hat and then the games commenced.  We now have our very own Quidditch set in school, and we are very excited to master our new game.

Ribby Hall Music Festival

In April the school choir took part in the Ribby Hall Music Festival with other special schools.  The choir had been busy practicing classic rock songs which they performed followed by a disco.  They performed amazingly in front of the peers and other adults and we are very proud of their confidence and reslience.

World Book Day 2022

In March, pupils and staff dressed up for World Book Day in force. Parents came to into school to take part in activites and key stage 5 ran coffee shop and opened The Giftbox shop,.  There were competitions galore and a big read in the afternoon. There was a great buzz around school about reading and the day was enjoyed by all. 
Highfurlong School world book day
Highfurlong School lots of happy students

Schools Alive

In February some of our pupils were invited to perform at the Winter Gardens for Schools Alive. Hosted by the Blackpool Music Service, pupils
joined other schools on stage and did an amazing, energetic performance of the Greatest Showman.  They did an incredible job and we are very proud of them.

Circus Skills

In February the circus came to visit Triangle and Circle class. This linked into their topic of animals and the circus and they had a great time practicing circus skills in the hall.

Highfurlong School having fun
Highfurlong School happy student

Winnie the Pooh Day

Highfurlong supported Blackpool’s Get into Reading scheme by holding a Winnie the Pooh day.  All pupils took part in various activities and were all given a very special book to take home.