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Students at Toll Bar Sixth Form College participate in an Enrichment Programme which enables them to develop essential personal and work-related skills, including:

  • Confidence and Resilience
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Valuing Diversity and Difference
  • Problem Solving and Negotiation
  • Self-Care and Personal Wellbeing

The opportunity to develop these skills is an essential part of our students' personal development, and will assist them when applying for higher education courses, apprenticeships and employment.

Internal Enrichment Opportunities

  • Football Team
  • Netball Team
  • Choir
  • Guitar Club
  • Fine Art/Sculpture
  • Ambassadors
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Bloom Mental Health Award

Work Experience — Internal Opportunities

Students are invited to apply for our internal work experience placements. The application process includes preparing a personal statement bespoke to the role. Students work closely with their allocated supervisor to fulfil a range of responsibilities. The roles include:

  • Department Internships
  • DOE support workers
  • College Community Warden
  • Library Assistant
  • STAR Support Club
  • Media and Communication Team
  • Reading Mentors
  • Sports Club Co-ordinator

Work Experience and External Enrichment Opportunities

Additionally, students have the opportunity to organise their own work experience or volunteering placements during their allocated enrichment time. Examples of voluntary work/work experience completed by students includes:

  • Supporting in local primary schools
  • Volunteering in nursing and residential homes
  • Volunteering for charities and support groups - such as Oxfam, the British Heart Foundation, St. Andrew's Hospice, The Samaritans
  • Work shadowing in administrative roles/accounts departments
  • Police/Air/Army/Sea Cadets
  • Volunteer work at Rainbows/Brownies/Scouts
  • Veterinary Surgeries
  • Grimsby Hospital - volunteering and work shadowing in various departments
  • Coaching younger students in various sporting activities
  • Supporting in lower school lessons
  • Voluntary work for mental health charities
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards
  • National Citizen Service

Working Lunch Programme

Each Friday lunchtime students can opt into sessions delivered on a range of careers, skills based and wellbeing activities. These sessions are planned following student surveys of interest and demand, yet still ensuring a comprehensive coverage of activities. The menu includes activities such as

  • Careers in Police
  • Debate Club
  • Compass Go Mentals Health and Wellbeing Support
  • Careers in Health
  • Gap Year Opportunities
  • Careers in Engineering
  • Humber Maritime
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Routes into Accountancy
  • Pre-teaching Award
  • Early Entry Support

Community Champions

The Community Champions scheme recognises voluntary hours students work towards in their enrichment time and beyond. Students record and log their contributions and these are celebrated at the following milestones:

Bronze Award — 10 hours

Silver Award — 25 hours

Gold Award — The Principal's Award — 50 hours

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Mr N J Whittle