Life Beyond the Classroom
Alongside academic study we place a strong emphasis on enriching students’ lives beyond the classroom in sport, the arts and outdoor pursuits with many guest speakers, trips, study visits and cultural events to stimulate their interests and imaginations. There is also a vibrant calendar of social events for our Sixth Formers to take time out and socialise - bowling nights, pizza evenings and film nights.
There are numerous opportunities for Sixth Formers to participate in the cultural life of the school, by joining the many choirs and orchestras as well as auditioning for the drama and musical productions, or working behind the scenes on the stage crew, managing costumes and scenic design.
The choirs and orchestra perform regularly, both at home and abroad, most recently touring to Ireland and Rome. The students also organise and exhibit their own art works at venues across the county, often raising money for charities.
There are plenty of opportunities in the Sixth Form to keep fit either by participating in traditional games practices and team games or engaging in a variety of activities from a wide selection of outdoor and indoor pursuits e.g. ice skating, sailing, dance, gym, swimming, golf etc. It is the students who make the final choice of activities pursued, from a menu of choices, in conjunction with PE staff and the programme has proved to be most popular.
Sixth Formers are encouraged to work towards their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award as well as participating in a World Challenge expedition. In summer 2012, 24 girls and four members of staff climbed up the highest mountain in North Africa, Mount Toubkal, in Morocco, developing their leadership and team-building skills by helping to refurbish a girls’ school near Marrakesh.