Sport has a primary part to play in helping the School achieve its aim of developing well-balanced individuals. Delivered in the correct way, sport and physical activity can benefit academic study, provide catharsis for the mind, release stress and allow for different takes on academic problems. We know that sport develops confidence and resilience through physical, technical and mental stimuli, alongside exposure to teamwork and leadership opportunities.
Similarly, our outdoor education programme plays a significant part in a pupil's development. It is possible for them to transfer the emotional strength gained during these activities and use the experiences to their advantage in meeting and overcoming the challenges that they face at School and in everyday life, whether that is striving for higher grades, forging supportive and productive relationships with others or engaging with the world around them. In essence, outdoor education makes pupils stronger, more resilient and more likely to achieve their full potential in life.