Here at Oasis Academy Lister Park, we are committed to ensuring that the highest quality academic curriculum is offered, underpinned by a competitive enrichment programme. Our students regularly take part in a number of trips and experiences to help them to broaden their knowledge and develop their learning skills.
Some examples of some of the enrichment activities we run or have run in the past can be found below.
We run a programme where our Year 8 pupils meet with pupils from Bradford Grammar School to challenge social and personal perceptions. This helps our students to build on their foundations in discovering different cultures and identities.
Our students have said that this has been an excellent chance for them to meet other young people of their age, who may be from a completely different background, however despite their differences they share so much more in common.
We try to enrich our students learning of English and the Arts by taking them where possible on trips to the theatre. In the past this has included the world famous 'War Horse'.
Students were left amazed by the heart wrenching and emotional content of this wonderful performance. For staff, perhaps one of the most memorable parts of the evening was the exemplary behaviour of all our students. We are so proud to represent the Academy in our community with such fantastic students.
Our drama department is keen to take our students of all ages on more trips to the theatre and are planning trips to see Wicked, Aladdin Pantomime, Les Miserables and Blood Brothers.
Year 7 and 8 BBC Trip
Our Year 7 and 8 students have had the fantastic opportunity to visit the BBC studios in Salford. On this trip they were able to visit various studios of shows such as Blue Peter, The Voice and CBBC.
Our students thoroughly enjoyed getting involved with presenting in the interactive studios too. This trip accompanied the scheme of work for news writing, allowing the students to link their own projects to the real world of news and television.
Year 10 Geography Trip
Our Year 10 students went on their GCSE Geography field trips. This was part of their Paper 3 for their GCSE.
Whilst in Salford, the students looked at the regeneration of the quays and the surrounding areas. They also travelled to Blackpool where they saw evidence of the fires that consumed some parts of the coastline. Not only were these trips necessary for their GCSE exams, but they were also a fantastic opportunity to visit new and exciting places they may never have seen before.
Pakistan National Day Celebrations
We were delighted that our students were invited to take part in the prestigious Pakistan National Day celebratory event hosted by the Consul General, Ahmed Amjad Ali.
Our students were chosen to perform cultural song and dance performances in front of an audience of over 300 dignitaries; these included the Queen’s Deputy Lieutenants, Members of Parliament, Lord Mayors, leaders of local authorities, business and community leaders.
Our Academy and students were celebrating diversity at its best, with students performing from Polish, Bangladeshi, Algerian, Pakistani, Hungarian and Slovakian backgrounds.
We spent three nights at the Château de Grande Romaine on the outskirts of the city. During our trip we climbed up the Eiffel Tower, went on a river cruise and visited the Sacré-Coeur and Montmartre, as well as enjoying a tour of Paris. We also spent a day in Disneyland!
All the students were very well behaved and had a fantastic time trying out some new things. A few were even brave enough to try some snails on our final evening!
Keep your eyes peeled for information on next year’s trip which will be coming soon.
Breakthrough Boys Starting a Revolution at the Peace Museum
Our ‘Breakthrough Boys’ became peacemakers as they embarked on a journey through time – exploring peace through different continents, cultures and protests in our very own Peace Museum here in Bradford!The only Peace Museum in the UK, with over 6,000 items in its collection.
The Museum tries to tell the often untold stories of the countless number of people who have taken up the peace challenge. The boys listened with great zest and passion to stories recalling the struggles of famous peace activists such as David Hockney. They listened to the struggles of peace activists, anti-racism campaigners and educators like Brenda Thompson who fought hard in the face of great adversity.
The boys also took on the ‘Peace Challenge’ to locate as many of ‘Bradford’s Routes to Peace Heritage Trail’ scattered around our wonderful City centre. The trail left us all in awe, wonder and very achy feet as we explored the beautiful untouched Bradford Cathedral, Bradford Pals Memorial, Garden For Peace, Kala Sangam and other monumental places significant to the trail.
Daniyal Akram used his time at the Cathedral to write a beautiful few words to commemorate those who fought for our peace:
Through all the destruction and devastation we still remember you. We live in peace because of you