To ensure we provide a wide range of activities in order to broaden their horizons and to develop their life skills, our activities programme is carefully planned with the assistance of our boarders.
We offer a variety of activities for all ages at weekends. Saturday activities are compulsory for all boarders until Year 11, unless they are going home for the weekend. This also applies to any Sunday activities. Boarders are invited to suggest suitable outings. There will be a range of activities each term covering sports, culture, shopping, tourist attractions and many more with a range of options voted for by the boarders from within each of these categories. Charges for all activities are placed on each boarder’s end of term account. The Royal School pupils are encouraged to develop their own personality and talents, supporting and celebrating each other's achievements. By offering social, sporting and cultural opportunities which complement and extend the co-curricular life of the school pupils are encouraged to discover new interests and hobbies.
TYPICAL WEEKEND BOARDING ACTIVITIES
● Beach / coast ● Cycling ● Ice skating ● Bowling ● Theme parks ● Shelter building ● Outdoor activity centres ● Karting ● Camping ● Cruise on the River Thames ● London (museums / Covent Garden) ● Windsor Horse Show ● Zoo ● Laser quest ● Theatre / Cinema Trips ● Shopping venues ● Royal Albert Hall Proms Night ● Build and race a raft ● Team challenge ● High tea in one of the London hotels
There is a wide range of co-curricular activities available to all pupils during lunchtimes or immediately after school. Additional activities are offered to the boarders which include sports, film nights, board games and weekly visits to the local riding stables. Weekly House meetings give the boarders an opportunity to contribute to the workings of the House and raise any suggestions for improvements. Meetings are run by the pupil appointed Head of House. There are also opportunities for pupils to put themselves forward as prefects and contribute further to the running of the house. The boarding house nominates a charity each year and fundraises for this charity. In the past these have included sleep outs, non-uniform days and bake sales. The boarding house has pupils from a broad range of backgrounds. Pupils can nominate national holidays they wish to celebrate and work with the house staff for decorations and menu choices. This offers all boarders the opportunity to learn about other cultures and traditions.