In September 2022, Laurus Ryecroft saw the launch of its new flagship programme: Year 7 Enhance.

The Enhance programme sees every student in Year 7 take part in a carousel of elective activities on Wednesday Unit 5.

They cycle through electives from the four Laurus cornerstones:

  • Academic Enhancement
  • Culture, Creativity & Rhetoric
  • Competition & Physical Endeavour
  • Leadership & Service

There are a huge range of activities on offer, from Origami and Aerospace Engineering to Yoga and Lacrosse!

We are pleased to report that our Year 7 cohort have truly embraced the diverse nature of our electives and developed an appreciation for experiences beyond their comfort zone.

Student Voice:

“Aerospace Engineering was my favourite because it will help me pursue my dream to be a naval aviator.”

“I got to learn a new language and I can now spell my name – Sign Language is so fun!”

“My favourite session was Philosophy – it was interesting and I had fun hearing everyone’s ideas. It really got me thinking hard.”

“My favourite session was First Aid – the tasks were really fun! I now know how to keep myself and other people safe.”


All in all, 83% of Year 7 students say that the Enhance programme has enabled them to try something new and that they now understand the importance of taking part in after-school activities.

Well done Year 7 and thank you to our amazing staff for providing such a variety of activities!