Explore interests. Discover passion.

Saturday Enrichment is a set of engaging and hands-on courses which allow all Bodwell students opportunity to expand their learning and to gain "real-world" knowledge. These courses also provide students to further strengthen their English language skills, towards the aim of studying in university or pursuing ambitious careers. All students attend three hours of enrichment classes every Saturday morning, on top of 30 hours of academic classes Monday to Friday. Students are guided to select and register for Saturday courses each term, which are included in the report card. Students enrol in a Saturday course each term in one of the following areas: English Language Enrichment & Academic and English Preparation, Service & Global Citizenship, Career & Post- Secondary Exposure, Outdoor Education & Sports, New Media and Performing Arts.

Note: Saturday courses offered term to term may vary. These are SAMPLES only.



Learn practical tools & prepare to succeed in the IELTS exam.

Debate & Persuasion

Clear communication, planning to present, the art of argument, listening skills and discussion of exciting issues.

Speaking with Confidence

Public speaking training, interactive English discussion, introduction to debate and presentation skills.

Adventures in Comics

English reading, drawing, writing, acting and film adaptation with a focus on comics (aka graphic novels).

Lyrics of Pop

Improve language skills through the lyrics of pop music artists, and through rhythm too.

Lyrics of Rap

Improve skills through the poetic stylin' of popular music artists. Try your hands at writing lyrics.

Acting & Film Making

Acting & performing through English. Introduction to capturing dialogue by viewing examples and trying it out.

Laugh & Learn through Comedy

How to be funny, public speaking, understanding sarcasm, irony and satire. Laugh your Saturday off.

Myths & Legends of the World

Exploring important stories and traditions from BC and around the world through language, art, music and modern media.


Carpe Diem: Seize the Day

Set goals and achieve them. Support in gaining skills - outdoor adventure, career, hobbies, volunteering and athletic.

Leadership & Service

Get tons of volunteer hours while experiencing local community. Lead to learn and serve to explore.

Heal the World

Earn volunteer hours by working with a local ecology expert. Learn how to plant, garden and sustain your natural habitat.


Adventurous Learning

Hiking, learning teamwork, leadership, survival skills, knowing yourself and exploring local sites.

Sports & Beyond

Human performance: learn & experience body movement principles and techniques for strength and conditioning. Intro to sport psychology.

Swimming & Lifesaving

Fulfill your potential in the pool. Learn first aid and how to save a life.


Graphic & Film Design

Capture, create, polish graphic and moving images into gems and showcase these to the world.

Fashion Design & Life Sketching

Learn about beauty through life sketching and fashion design. Extensions into some beauty topics, jewellery, sewing, etc.

The Song in Your Head

Learn to compose and perform digital music for use in various media.


Study Skills & Exam Prep

Exam, university and career readiness through interactive activities.

Careers of the Future

Explore your options for future work and how to get there. Major career areas are experienced, plus your own interest.

Money & Business

Explore what life and work in the business world is really like. Plus how to manage your money and get/be/stay rich.

Level Up through Video Games

Explore video game design, strategy and development. Try your hands at game programming, coding and creation.

Masterchef Bodwell

Plan, prepare, cook, create, eat, clean repeat and take your learning to a new level.


What's happening in school on Saturdays?

Below is a listing of our Saturday courses for Winter 2018 term.  Please check this list again when the term changes to see the updated course offerings.

“INTRO”: AEP 8/9 (1,2) + AEP 10/11 (1,2)
All courses have at least 50% direct focus on English language improvement!ffcd05
Arts & Crafts Around the WorldImprove your English by learning about different cultural arts and practices around the world & by making various decorations and craft projects with a variety of simple and colorful materials.
Speaking with ConfidenceGain confidence in speaking through interactive English discussion, introduction to debate, and presentation & grammar skills.
“INTERMEDIATE”: Regular Grade 8/9 + AEP 8 (3) + AEP 10/11 (3)
All courses have at least 30% direct focus on English language improvement!
The English KitchenEnglish learning finds inspiration in food! Improve your English and life skills through cooking, creating, eating, practicing, and communicating in a kitchen setting.
Travel & Hospitality What are the impacts of tourism on the people and economy of a community? Get to know popular tourist sites around the world and explore different types of special interest tourism.
Volunteering 101 Volunteering in English as an international student can be difficult! Focus on language, life and career skills you’ll need to start volunteering in the community… and give it a try.
Music Production through Guitar Learn the basics of guitar playing & hone skills. Explore music production including song writing, recording techniques, and live performance, plus guitar maintenance & stage craft.
Sports & Beyond Improve your sport knowledge as a player & leader through sport education approach. Students will join unique games & activities promoting leadership, fitness, health & English.
Art & Ecology Work with community members and explore local habitatt to learn about plants and wildlife while creating beautiful nature-themed art.
Fashion & PhotographyDiscover publishing, photography and new media skills by taking a hand’s on approach in the world of fashion and design. Learn how to dress the way you wish to express yourself.
“ADVANCED”: Regular Grade 10/11/12 + AEP 10/11 (4)
All courses have at least 10-20% direct focus on English language improvement!
IELTS Exam Prep IGet ready for TEST DAY. Practical tools & preparation techniques to succeed in the IELTS English language exam as well as to improve your academic English. Senior students only.
IELTS Exam Prep IIPrepare for the challenging IELTS exam and learn the necessary tools to develop confidence and fluency in the English language. Through activities, practice their verbal, reading, listening and writing skills and further develop a positive feel and love for English.
Intro to ProgrammingComputer programming, or coding, is an essential skill for the future. Jump into the language of logic by learning a coding language!
Swimming & Lifesaving Fulfill your potential in the pool. Become a better swimmer. Learn first aid and how to save a life. PLUS gain your Bronze Medallion certification and Emergency First Aid Certificate! Note: Participants should be comfortable swimming up to 20 lengths in the pool at one time.
Physical Conditioning Ready to learn how successful athletes train and get their bodies and minds ready? Your own body will be the focus as you gain insights into nutrition, exercise and attitude.
English 12 Support Priority for students taking English 12 in Winter 2018 or planning to take English 12 soon. This course will be focused on reading & writing in a variety of formats. Individualized support may be offered in learning literary devices and grammar skills.
Pre-Engineering A hands-on experience of mechanical engineering concepts and problem solving. Features robotics kits to learn the concepts of design, movement, and other elements of machines
#TooCoolforSchool: Street Culture 101 Street (or urban) culture unites hip hop music, breakdancing, & urban art to examine modern themes related to money, gender, race, family, life, & more. Get real and express yourself.
Entrepreneurship & MarketingDo YOU have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Learn the fundamental rule of startups and how startups SHOULD work to get you started on a solid path to success!
The Power of Public Speaking Get over your fear of public speaking, and discover how to deliver your clear and powerful message to others. This is a priceless skill that will benefit you for your entire life.
Pre-Advanced Placement ArtMandatory for students who plan to take AP Art. Other students who may take AP Art in the future may This a course to have additional guided time and support to work on your art portfolio for university.
G.I.V.E. (Guided Independent Volunteer Experience)For senior students only! Get support to find a volunteer/work experience placement in the community and develop a portfolio to reflect on this role. Note: Instructor communication is partly online and via appointment, with only a few class meetings.
Intro to ProgrammingComputer programming, or coding, is an essential skill for the future. Jump into the language of logic by learning a coding language!
$MART Intro to Financial LiteracyWelcome to the language of finance and How Money Works. Learn how to use communication to be successful in your own personal finances and in the real world.
Adventurous Learning + (DOE)Focus on hiking, teamwork, leadership, survival, knowing yourself, exploring, volunteering, & much more. Working through the four sections of the Duke of Edinburgh program: physical recreation, volunteering, skill building, & an overnight adventurous journey.
Intro to Japanese Language Genki? Begin to learn to speak, listen, read and write in Japanese, while learning through Japanese culture.
The World of Electronic Music Learn to compose & perform digital music for use in various media. Explore a variety of musical genres & ways to express yourself through creating your own songs.
Masterchef Bodwell Do you have what it takes to become a masterchef? Plan, prepare, cook, create, eat, clean, repeat – and take your culinary learning to a new level through a skill-based focus.
Beauty Science An introduction to cosmetology, the professional practice of beautifying the face, hair and skin, possibly include fashion and accessories.
Work Experience through VolunteeringLearn career skills needed for the work place and for pursuing volunteer & career opportunities. Connect with local organizations so that YOU can take initiative.
Cheer SportThe newest olympic sport! Learn acrobatic movement through gymnastics to gain strength, balance and rhythmic coordination in teams. More at #absolutecheer
Bodwell TVLearn to create a video news report from start to finish! Investigate what is happening in your school and out in your local community, and then use social media to tell the stories you find.
Exploration of DanceCan you picture yourself performing on a stage? You will certainly be inspired by learning the pursuit of dancing and singing using a wide variety of music.
"CAPTAINS" ONLY: All Student Parliament members for Fall 2017
Global LeadershipExplore levels and facets of leadership, including theories, examples & history. Examine real-world issues and focus on positive solutions, and apply these here at home in your school!

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