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Sidcot’s extra-curricular example

Something that sets our British boarding schools apart is their commitment to providing an all-round education. While academic ambition, commitment and achievement are important, they are not the be all and end all, so the schools we recommend offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

These are by no means limited to sport and the arts. If we take Sidcot School, for example, its Quaker foundations and ethos have led to the creation of something unique: its Centre for Peace and Global Studies. Recently established with the aim of bringing 21st Century Quakerism to life, it encourages students to look into the local community and the wider world.

Like many of our English boarding schools, Sidcot makes the most of its rural location; new this year is an Outdoor Learning Coordinator, who is establishing a programme of activities such as orienteering, mountain biking, caving, climbing and bush-craft, all designed to get students out into the great outdoors.

Also in common with many other schools in the UK, Sidcot supports its students’ participation in the  Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. This non-competitive scheme places great emphasis on self‑motivation and helps students develop confidence and responsibility. Completion of the awards gives students a sense of achievement and, with a Gold Award being seen as an equivalent to an A Level, provides a valuable contribution to their University application.

If you would like to help your child(ren) broaden their horizons, contact us so we can help you find the school that has activities to match and/or develop their interests.

Image courtesy of Sidcot School.

Published on : 
02/11/2017