We place great importance on the values of service and citizenship, good leadership, self-knowledge, independence and consideration for those around us.
There is more to education than just exam results and we aim to develop pupils’ wider skills through our extensive range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities.
The School has a full extra-curricular activities programme on Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the Senior School (Years 9-13) and on Saturday mornings in Kirby House (Years 7 & 8). The activities are run in addition to a full Games and PE programme. We try to ensure a balance of adventurous and creative options, which may include the following:
Puzzle Club, Chess, Choir, Community Service, CCF, Dance, Duke of Edinburgh award, Life Saving, Marksmanship, Orchestra, Young Enterprise, Yoga, Film Club, Art, Archery, Climbing, DT Club, Musical Theatre, Golf, Squash, Fencing, Photoshop, Fitness, Science Club, Horse Riding, Table Tennis, Basketball.
The above are just a selection of the activities available. The activities will vary according to the time of year. The School Play, House Plays and the House Singing Competition involve many pupils, while the musically gifted may also attend Choir and Band. We aim to provide something for everyone to enjoy and encourage our pupils to acquire new skills.
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DofE) is nationally recognised and is a most sought-after non-academic qualification with UK universities and employers.
It consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold, and within each level there are four component parts: Skill, Volunteering, Physical and Expeditions. A fifth Residential component is included at Gold level only.
Participants on the scheme will need to show commitment and determination to organise their activities. However, with the wealth of activities on offer at St Lawrence, it may be possible to do most components within the school.
Expeditions are organised by our own qualified staff and gives participants the opportunity to visit and walk in different areas of Britain’s stunning and varied countryside. The skills covered on these expeditions should remain of use to pupils throughout their life.
For more information about the DofE, go to www.dofe.org.