6Xtra is our extracurricular activity programme, it works around a student’s weekly academic timetable to enrich students’ learning and development. 6Xtra is a great opportunity to further an existing interest, take up a new challenge, make friends and have fun.
Our activities can contribute to personal and social development, whilst developing important skills such as commitment, good citizenship, initiative, leadership and team spirit, all of interest to employers and universities.
Our 6Xtra programme is split into three sections
This takes place during pastoral mentor sessions and includes team building, developing communication and problem solving skills in a practical and fun way. This takes place outside of the classroom and focuses on developing employability skills.
Clubs and societies
We offer a wide range of clubs and societies for students to take part in. Normally these would run at lunch times, Wednesday afternoons and after college, although currently online only at the moment. Attendance at these is optional. Activities such as: Musical theatre, badminton, table tennis, climbing, golf, knitting, yoga, book club, 5 a side football, LGBT group and many more.
Blackpool Sixth offers a wide range of sport and other physical activities and the majority of our students choose to participate in one or more of them. Many take part for exercise and enjoyment alone, whilst others are members of one or more of our successful college teams. Team sports at Blackpool Sixth have never been stronger and are currently running following NGB COVID 19 guidelines. We run teams in:
- Basketball (male and female)
- Rugby (male and female)
- Football (male and female)
For more information please see our sports academies page here.
6Xtra is our college enrichment programme. We are excited to introduce a new element to our offer; 6Xtra On Demand.
Below you will find a series of video links that you can access any time, any place. Develop an existing skill or learn something new. Many of these videos link to further progression in the topic outlined and are part of a series. De-stress, keep fit and healthy, improve your health and wellbeing. Which will you choose first?
New videos will be added regularly!
Why we do what we do with Tony Robins – TED Talk (22 minutes)
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator – TED Talk with Tim Urban (14 minutes)
How to make stress your friend with Kelly McGonigal – TED Talk (15 minutes)
Health and Fitness
Bollywood Dancing with Manpreet (13 minutes)
Guided Meditation with Kassandra (15 minutes)
Yoga for Beginners with Adriene (23 minutes)
HIT Workout for beginners with Joe Wicks (22 minutes)
Pilates for beginners with Amy Davis (13 minutes)
Zumba Fitness with Vijaya (7 minutes)
British Army Fitness Workout (20 minutes)
Freestyle Football Moves/Tricks (10 minutes)
Italian for Holidaymakers (15 minutes)
Spanish For Holidaymakers (11 minutes)
5 Quick And Healthy Weekday Breakfast Ideas (11 minutes)
How To Master 5 Basic Cooking Skills With Gordon Ramsay (8 minutes)
How To Make The Perfect Pizza with Gennaro Contaldo (7 minutes)
Easy Spaghetti Carbonara with Gennaro Contaldo (7 minutes)
Easy Healthy Snack Ideas (17 minutes)
Cake Baking For Beginners (22 minutes)
Action and Adventure
Take a trip to the top of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (7 minutes)
Experience a sky dive from the top of the 2nd tallest building in Dubai (3minutes)
Take a virtual underwater tour of the wreckage of the Titanic (timings variable)
Take a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower (30 minutes)
Visit Niagara Falls on a virtual tour (10 minutes)
Take a virtual tour along the Great Wall Of China (timings variable)
Take a virtual tour of the International Space Station (timings variable)
Take a virtual tour from the Earth to the Sun with stops at our moon, Venus, and Mercury.
Sign language For Beginners (15 minutes)
Knitting For Beginners (20 minutes)