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Personal Development, Health and Welfare

PD Week

Our Personal Development weeks offer all students at Aurora Foxes the opportunity to explore new environments with various activities that support their creative, physical, and emotional development whilst boosting self-worth and unity. Below is a video from the most recent PD Week in the summer term of 2024:

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We believe that education is about acquiring qualifications and personal development.

The rich, diverse and ever-evolving Personal Development time enables students to choose activities that address personal issues of physical and mental health, wellbeing and emotional development.

In order to further a students’ ability to make independent choices about leisure time, the Personal Development Health and Welfare (PDHW) curriculum has been personalised. Our excellent enrichment activities have been developed with a variety of interesting and useful activities which contribute to our students’ enjoyment and achievement, and their personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.


Foxes has an outstanding range of enrichment activities (below) which have been developed in response to interests expressed by students which promote and foster their holistic development.

  • Crazy Golf
  • Driving Lessons
  • Karaoke
  • Shopping in Taunton / Minehead
  • Theatre
  • Multi Sports
  • Zumba
  • Pilates/Yoga
  • Horse Riding
  • Park Run
  • Skating/Scooting/Wall Climbing
  • Various sports clubs
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Choir
  • Farmers Market
  • Multicultural Days
  • Skittles
  • Train and Bus Trips
  • Visits to Local Attractions
  • Church
  • Discos
  • Football
  • Picnics
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Visits to Local Towns and Villages
  • Art Club
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Drama Club
  • Musical Theatre
  • Pubs / Restaurants / Cafés
  • Talent Shows
  • Various Charity Events
  • Walking
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Time for celebration

Throughout the year we organise fun-packed events. Every term we hold a disco and at Christmas there is an awards ceremony followed by a drama performance. The academic year is brought to a close at a spectacular Graduation event, with a guest speaker.