Co-curricular and Extra-curricular
While academic study and the pursuit of excellent examination results are important, the benefits which stem from a broad and balanced education are immeasurable. Our programme of extra and co-curricular activities is wide and varied.
There are three activity periods each day, one after lunch and two after lessons . This gives all of the girls the opportunity to pursue a range of interests and enthusiasms, including sport, the arts and academic enrichment.
At the beginning of each academic year, we hold an Activities Fair. Every activity has a stall where girls can find out more about what they will be doing and what is expected. They sign up via the School website and their chosen activities are added to their timetable. Tutors have an overview of each of their tutee's programmes, and will encourage and guide each girl to explore her potential.
On Saturday mornings we run a programme of workshops for boarders. These may include sport, ceramics, dance, drama, textiles and cookery. Each workshop runs for a term. On Saturday afternoons, the girls may choose to go on a cultural trip, to attend an activity run by a member of staff, or to take part in sport. Activities include Sushi Making, Spanish Conversation, Chess, Crafts, Geocaching and Film Studies. The Saturday Programme is also open to day girls if there are places available once the boarders have signed up.
One of the qualities we wish to develop in our girls is commitment. Extra and co-curricular activities are part of this. Once girls have signed up to an activity, it is expected that they will continue with it for a full term.