Sports and Enrichment
We offer a wide range of physical activity and enrichment opportunities to our College community.
We know that exercise has enormous benefits to our physical and mental well-being. At Greenhead College, we have an abundance of opportunities to get involved via our Enrichment programme. Students can make friends with like-minded students to pursue shared interests, develop their physical capabilities, be part of a team, share common goals and have fun.
We have various competitive sports teams, including male and female football, basketball, netball, rugby, hockey, and tennis. Training, travelling to fixtures and competing in teams and relying upon teammates, builds lasting friendships and memories for our learners.
For those who do not want to compete, there are numerous recreational activities such as volleyball, badminton, running club, archery, darts, pétanque (French bowls), Zumba to select from with a focus on fun and making friends.
Practising, performing and developing musical talent is a great way to assist your mental and physical well-being. Greenhead College offers a wide range of enrichment activities and encourages students of all abilities to get involved. Activities on offer range from College Choir, Big Band and Jazz Ensemble to Music Theory and Production Sound Crew. This allows for personal development plus a chance to make friends and perform publicly at our college ‘Live Lunch’ and ‘Big Gig’ events as well as our termly and Christmas music concerts. The confidence gained from these allows them to perform within the community at external venues such as the Marsden Jazz and Holmfirth Folk Festivals and nationally, at the ‘Music for Youth Festival’ where many represent Greenhead College and Kirklees Musica.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award makes a valuable contribution to our learners’ Mental and Physical Well-being. With over one hundred students entered per year, we are one of the largest providers to the programme in the north of England. The Gold Award is an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding journey of personal development that builds teamwork, resilience, confidence, and self-esteem, whilst also making a difference to other people’s lives through volunteering within the wider community. It provides students with valuable opportunities for new experiences and to develop their skills. The expeditions help make students fitter, healthier and socially minded. It is a great way to meet new people and form a bond when planning, mapping, and working with others during their outdoor activities. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award boosts students’ communication, confidence, employability skills and certainly assists them with their next steps in life.
Through volunteering, our students really develop their skills through working with external charities and agencies. It boosts their self-esteem and helps them to be more pro-active and socially minded individuals, whether they be assisting at local primary and secondary schools, working in hospitals, care homes and other health facilities or coaching sport to others. It is about giving something back to society and brings great insight into working with others (of all ages) and the wider world of employment. We regularly have over 200 students signed up to help volunteer in the community and we are enormously proud of their efforts.