What is the Enrichment Package?
The Enrichment Package covers three topics: Latin, First Aid and Media Film Club.
We are travelling back almost 2,000 years to AD 79, a time when the Romans controlled much of Europe. The magnificent Italian city of Rome is the centre of the Roman Empire and 125 miles to the south of the capital are the beautiful Bay of Naples, the slumbering volcano Mount Vesuvius, and the prosperous Roman town of Pompeii. In Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course, we meet a range of characters who live in that very prosperous Pompeii before Vesuvius’ now famous eruption. These characters, whose stories are based on real life figures, introduce us to their language through texts about their daily lives. It is arranged a little like a soap opera, in that each text we work through not only teaches us about Latin itself, but also brings in cultural, religious and social elements as we learn about their homes, towns, religion and their free time.
You will be able to read (and write) simple texts in Latin by the end of the course and will also have a beginner’s insight into Roman culture of the time. We will use the book as well as online resources to work through the material.
Complete First Aid
This course will refresh knowledge you already have, if you have undertaken First Aid before, and will give you the knowledge you need to become an all round First Aider. If you successfully complete all elements of the course, you will receive a formal St John Ambulance certificate at the end.
There will be plenty of hands-on practice (not real patients!) as well as some paperwork and discussion. The full list of what will be covered on the Complete First Aid course can be found at www.teachthedifference.org.uk but the range of topics covered will include basic casualty care, maintaining a First Aid kit and how to communicate with emergency services. You will also learn about the primary survey, recovery position and both child and adult resuscitation. Other topics covered range from fainting, to asthma, to heat exhaustion, to severe and minor bleeds. You will learn to recognise and deal with shock and also how to respond to chest pains as well as what to do with someone who is choking.
The course will be both fun and practical as we take a whirlwind ride through the gamut of possible health problems you might come across in everyday life.
Media Film Club
From cult classics right through to excellent (and sometimes unusual) examples from modern cinema, this ten week part of the course aims to introduce you to basic appreciation and criticism of film.
We start out by watching, discussing and reviewing films from various directors, genres and locations. You will have access to the ‘Into Film’ website, which allows you to make suggestions via a ‘wishlist’ and submit reviews of the films we have watched as a class.
As the course progresses, you will be introduced to the basic terminology associated with the close analysis of film. This will be applied to short sequences from a variety of texts and will develop skills that are beneficial across a whole range of subjects.
Towards the end of the course, you will be offered the opportunity to get creative and develop your own ideas through storyboarding and planning short pieces of film. We also regularly look out for any MOOCS (massive open online courses) which may be running at the same time, so that you can enrol and put your new skills to the test.