There are around 80 co-curricular Clubs and Societies ranging from Baking to Filmmaking, Scottish Dancing to Aeronautics, with many both mainstream and more quirky options in between. Pupils are encouraged (especially in the Sixth Form) to take an active role in initiating and running societies, developing their own interests and taking the responsibility of leading activities with younger year groups as well as with peers. All boys in the Under School (Years 9-11) will take part in at least one regular co-curricular cultural activity here: many choose to do far more. In the Sixth Form the options are even broader.
Pupils can also participate in the Model United Nations, undertake expeditions to remote places like Mongolia and Borneo, master the workings of the internal combustion engine, and develop a love of rock-climbing, opera or sub-aquatic exploration.
A full line-up of sports fixtures is offered on Saturday afternoons, with some of the younger age groups fielding as many as 5 or 6 teams.
Two weekends a year are designated as "Activity Weekends". These provide an opportunity for many pupils to further pursue their Monday Activity with a one-day or two-day outward bound expedition.
Each Sunday there is an organised outing to which pupils can sign up.
The variety of interesting and challenging activities provided is an essential part of the School’s broad educational philosophy.
Weekend Activities Programme
There is also full programme of Weekend Activities which include: threatre and cinema trips; Karting; bubble football; takeaway nights; Lazer Tag; social evenings; trampolining at Air Hop; Human Table Foosball; and ice skating, to name but a few. The latest programme of Weekend Activities can be viewed using the link below: