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Fair-ly Brilliant Enrichment Opportunities for Students

This year’s annual Notre Dame Enrichment Fair took place on Wednesday 12 September in our Sports Hall. It was our biggest event yet, with stands promoting 25 different enrichment activities, and ambassadors from local universities, church groups, and charitable organisations in attendance.

Students were able to pick from a plethora of cultural delights, signing up to learn Greek, Korean or German, and learning about planned visits to Italy, Berlin, China, Lourdes – and even Peru – during Enrichment Week in July 2019.

For those with an interest in sport and outdoor activities, options included netball, basketball, volleyball, and a mountaineering trip. Students keen on performance could join dance and drama groups. For the more politically minded, the Model United Nations or Social Justice Group could be chosen.

Notre Dame’s Lay Chaplain Mr Andrew Sullivan was on hand to promote an upcoming event which the Social Justice Group have organised: a one-night outdoor ‘sleepover’ on Notre Dame’s premises to raise awareness of the problem of homelessness in our society, particularly involving young people. Students who didn’t express an interest in this at the fair can still pick up a letter from Andrew.

One of the external organisations there on the day was Camps International, who took some of our students to Kenya in the summer of 2018, and hope to take more to Cambodia for a four-week project in the summer of 2020. This trip would involve excursions and wildlife conservation. More information about this opportunity will be circulated to students in the coming months.

Activities represented at other stands included Ukulele Club, knitting and crochet, chess, sign language, and work experience. With such a diverse range of clubs and trips available, our community really will be enriched!