At the Prep School, we offer a wide range of Activities which can be pursued between 5.50pm and 6.50pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
These Activities provide the children with a wealth of opportunities either to pursue their particular interests further or to have a go at something new. Through the programme, we aim to build confidence and self-belief whilst cultivating new abilities which may develop into lifelong skills and interests and which encourage them to take on new challenges – as well as of course offering plenty of opportunity for fun! Boarders are required to choose an Activity on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; day-pupils may sign up to as many or as few each week as they wish!
We try to offer as broad a programme as possible: on the sporting side, there is everything from football and tennis to tae kwon-do and fencing, while ever-popular options for the more creative-minded are making mosaics, extra art and design technology projects, dance and drama. Slightly more unusual choices on offer in recent terms have been astronomy and sign-language!
Children who pursue Activities also have the opportunity sometimes to compete in inter-school events, participate in plays, concerts and festivals and attend field trips, all of which help to develop their abilities and build team spirit in a fun environment.
“…childhood still seems to last the right length of time.”
The Good Schools Guide
The following activities have been offered in recent terms:
|Aerobics||Extra Art||Outdoor Fun Games|
|Arts & Crafts||Film Club||Pottery|
|Astronomy||Folk music||Professional Squash coaching|
|Athletics||Football||Professional Tennis coaching|
|Board Games||Indoor Bowls||Rugby|
|Boarders’ clubs||Jewellery-making||School Magazine|
|Computer game programming||Kayaking||Sign language|
|Cooking||Librarian Training & Bookworm||Squash|
|Costumes & Wardrobe||Library Activities||Strategy Board Games|
|Creative Writing||Making Mosaics||Supervised music practice|
|Cricket||Membership Golf||Tae Kwon-Do|
|Current Affairs||Model Railway Society||Tennis|
|Dance Theatre||Music Technology||Trampolining|
|Design & Technology||Music Theory||Trivial Pursuit|
|Dodgeball||Natural History Society||War Games|