Enrichment through Kinza.
‘Kinza’ — an Arabic term meaning ‘hidden treasure’.
Streatham & Clapham High School’s ‘Kinza’ programme is one of the most exciting features of our curriculum and exemplifies our commitment to ‘fearless learning’.
Through the weekly Kinza sessions, each pupil has the opportunity to explore various types of subject enrichment freely, with no examination pressure at the end, all the while enjoying the process of learning and developing new skills. Each Kinza course reflects the personal interests and expertise of the teaching staff.
Our pupils rotate around a carousel of courses, giving them the opportunity to be bold and try out a variety of new activities, which are designed to provide academic stretch and challenge and an opportunity to collaborate with pupils, not in their classes or house.
The Kinza programme is a salient feature of an SCHS education.
We aim enable every girl to achieve beyond the bounds of expectation on a daily basis, across the spectrum of endeavour. That’s why all of our enrichment options aim to inspire, nourish and develop each girl’s skills, experiences and imagination. Explore our other enrichment options below.
Upper Third Kinza
Further details: see Dr van Heerden
Further details: see Mr Lynch
Further details: see Mr Spooner
Further details: see Miss Shaw
Further details: see Mrs Eves
Lower Fourth Kinza
Since Superman’s first appearance in action comics in 1938, comics have been a huge part of our culture. Their influence has only grown in recent years with blockbuster movies such as Avengers and Batman vs. Superman. Come and learn what it takes to create comics. We will go through all the various processes of creating comics including writing, pencilling, inking, colouring and lettering. You will get the opportunity to learn the different skills that go into producing a comic page using both traditional art techniques and IT programs. This is a great opportunity to explore different creative outlets and express yourself in ways you may not have realised are possible.
Further details: see Mr McDougall
How do you like your crime fiction? Hard-boiled or cosy? Or maybe you prefer a good whodunit or police procedural. If you are a fan of stories about crime and criminals, this course is for you. You will be learning about different kinds of crime fiction, creating your own detectives and learning how to write the perfect murder mystery. You will also be studying examples of crime fiction and seeing what you can steal from other authors. So exercise your little grey cells, ignore the red herrings and solve the mystery of what to do on Wednesday afternoons.
Further details: see Mr Williams
We use programming for most things and Python is one of the most versatile and useful programming languages out there. We shall learn the foundation of Python and then use that to analyse data and graphs. These are useful skills that employers are on the look-out for!
Further details: see Ms Oreyomi
The main objective of touch rugby is to have fun and enjoy learning to play rugby, whilst experiencing the responsibility of being a member of a team. Touch is a brilliant social sport, suitable for all ages and sporting abilities, where pupils play together in a competitive environment. You do not need any rugby experience as the game is all about running and passing where agility, speed and hand-eye co-ordination are the key skills. Please wear your PE kit.
Further Details: see Miss Ruffman
Spanish culture is widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bullfights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine. But is that all Spain is known for? It has much more to offer than that. It is – and has been for thousands of years- one of the most famous and cultural centres of Europe. This is a great opportunity to discover the main traditions, festivals and food of the Spaniards. You will also learn about renowned Spanish artist such as Diego Velázquez, Miró, Dalí or Pablo Picasso and writers such as Miguel de Cervantes or Federico García Lorca. Do not miss this opportunity and join us!
Further details: see Miss García
Upper Fourth Kinza
Have you heard of BTS, Blackpink or Girls’ Generation? Do you want to explore how the music industry of South Korea became so popular? Do you want to learn more about the Vietnam war? Do you want to find out about the Great Wall of China? Do you want to learn how to complete a brain-scratching sudoku puzzle or master the art of origami? There is a little bit of everything in Asian Fusion.
Further Details: see Ms Nguyen
Islamic Art is not only the art created specifically in the service of the Muslim faith but also characterises the art and architecture historically produced in the lands ruled by Muslims. As it is not only a religion but a way of life, Islam fostered the development of a distinctive culture with its own unique artistic language that is reflected in art and architecture throughout the Muslim world.
Further details: see Ms Khan
Mexico is larger than Europe and is a country of many contrasts. It has the largest Spanish-speaking population in the world with a population of 128 million people. It is a vibrant tourist destination with a Caribbean and a Pacific coastline, varied flora and fauna and an exciting history. We will study the Mayans and the Aztecs and the conquest by the Spanish. We will see how this affected the Mexico that we see today. We will investigate the art, architecture, gastronomy, festivals and even reality television of modern Mexico.
Further details: see Mrs Helszajn
With activists and scientists sounding the alarm on the climate and ecological crisis, what role can we play in engaging with this complex issue? During this course, you will deeply explore, discuss and understand the many issues and be given opportunities to bring about real, positive change.
Further details: see Ms Flanagan
Further details: see Miss Ferguson
Lower Fifth Kinza
2500 years ago, a cultural revolution in Athens paved the way for a Golden Age in art that has influenced artists from Michelangelo to Henry Moore since. But was it actually a ‘Golden Age’? Is the Greek idea of beauty really beauty? Where are the real women? In this course, we shall study how basic ideas in Greek art have been reflected in art through the ages, as well as analysing through discussion what the reception of this Greek art says about the ideals of society at that time.
Further details: see Ms Walker
Is performance your jam? Learn the basic skills to becoming a fire dancer. Over the course we shall focus on different moves for Poi to lead you on a journey through the performing arts. Improve your spatial awareness, coordination and bi-lateral motor skills while learning a fun new activity without the stress of competition. We shall learn the two-point and three-point weave, butterfly, flowers and the buzzsaw.
Feeling confident? Then try your hand at something different such as juggling, staff, hula hooping and other circus skills to wow the crowds as well as improve muscle tone, dexterity, determination and posture.
Further details: see Mr Ward
What is fashion? Is it a trend, an expression, a designer collection, a style? Fashion does not mean just clothes and shoes, fashion is a social system that uses dress to communicate meaning, both to the wearer and the wider society. We talk about fashion as aesthetic, cultural, social, qualitative, exclusive, sustainable, aspirational and more. Have you heard of sustainable fashion and haute couture? Do you know the difference? How is fashion created? Do you know what goes on to stage a fashion show at London Fashion Week? What is the business behind fashion? This course will take you into the fashion world. It will look at the history of fashion, its evolution through the ages, its relevance to many societies today and how it all works behind the scenes. We will also be discussing fashion sustainability and different ways fashion can be both trendy and eco-friendly. It may open your eyes to think about what fashion really is. Is it an art, a culture, an experience or a commercial business? Time to bring out your inner fashionistas!
Further details: see Miss Tabrizi
Further details: see Mr Frost
‘How does a credit card work – is it free money?’ ‘Pensions?! Aren’t they just for older people?’ Money can be a touchy subject and many of us feel awkward discussing our finances. To be really financially capable, young people need help understanding the practicalities of managing money, day-to-day and for the long term. Young Money will help you understand the different elements involved in making sound financial judgements now and when you are an adult. It is important to remember that while finance can come across as stuffy, it’s an exciting, fast-moving industry that impacts every element of life. Think about the information you may need to use in day-to-day circumstances – budgeting, bank accounts, credit cards and how to save for a rainy day. In the end, you should have a much firmer understanding of how to make financial decisions as a young adult and feel confident about being financially independent when your life moves on from school.
Further details: see Ms Westerby-Jones
Upper Fifth Kinza
Shinrin-Yoku is the practice of ‘forest bathing’. We all know how good being in nature can make us feel: the sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the sunlight playing through the leaves, the fresh, clean air. Come and ease your stress and worries by learning how to enjoy the woodland on our doorstep.
Further details: see Mr Powell
Films tell us a lot about society, both in their portrayal of different cultures, people and histories, and also in how they reflect society at the time. During this course, you will have the chance to i) critically dissect hidden meanings, motifs and motivations of different films, ii) analyse, compare and debate various themes raised in the films, and iii) reflect on our own values as a society.
Further details: see Mr Lee