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Curriculum Enrichment and Cultural Entitlement

Here at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy we believe that all students should have a broad and balanced curriculum and access to a range of experiences to broaden cultural horizons.

Through our curriculum we ensure that students have the opportunity to experience a range of educational visits, guest speakers and learning outside of the traditional classroom environment.

The aim is to provide our students with a range of experiences in the arts, sport, literature, science, technology and across a range of broad areas.   


Welcome to the £1 Charity Challenge

The challenge is set each year for year 7 as follows. 

You will be given £1 for every person in your form group.  Your challenge is to turn that £1 into as much money as possible in any (legal!) way.

  • You can work individually, in small groups or as a whole form group
  • You will plan what to do during form time
  • The challenge will take place from now until the end of December
  • The winning form group will be released from lessons to watch a DVD of their choice in the theatre and have refreshments in the dining room

The students worked through warm up activities to get their ideas flowing.  They charted their skills development with an enterprise skills card.  They researched charities to support.  They decided on activities and products and carried out their plans.

In previous years the students have made a clear profit of circa £600 after repaying their initial investment money.  The money is then distributed according to the students’ wishes to their nominated charities.  Many charities have already benefitted from our students entrepreneurial skills including the ones shown below.


  1. Charity Thank you letters