Extra-Curriculum


EXTRA-CURRICULUM

It is our intention to offer an education for the whole person not separating what happens in the classroom from what happens outside, and to that end we offer a large range of activities beyond the school day designed to encourage participation and to offer students the chance of success in arenas other than the classroom.

From the start of their time at Elizabeth College, we encourage our students to try everything so that they can discover their talents and passions, wherever they may lie. The quality and range of activities enables all students to find their niche as well as making new friends.

The Upper School has a proud tradition of musical accomplishment and, apart from the taught programme, the Director of Music and Head of Strings arrange individual lessons and, with the help of talented staff members, supervise choirs, orchestras and a wind band.

Delights of the spoken word are developed through Drama and Debate. Through dramatic productions, students are provided with experiences that develop not only their abilities in performance but also essential life skills. Regular productions, often in liaison with The Ladies’ College, provide opportunities for learning about leading and working in a team effectively. Debating thrives through House competitions at Senior and Junior level, and through participation in the Rotary Youth Speaks competition.

In the Sixth Form students can opt to become part of the College’s Community Service group which offers assistance to a wide range of island people. A sense of being part of the wider community is a key to the education of our students who learn invaluable skills and experience a variety of working and living situations otherwise not within their usual lives.
In addition to these formal activities, many interest groups, catering to a wide variety of tastes, operate at lunchtimes and after school. These range from clubs such as the Science and Railway Clubs to the intellectual challenges of the Saravia Society with many others along the way.

An important element in our aims is to broaden horizons. College prides itself on the number and range of educational trips that members of staff lead to the mainland and abroad. London, Bath, the Cotswolds, France, Spain, Austria, Italy and Greece are popular destinations for both academic study and outdoor education.

A broad spectrum of clubs and interest groups, catering to a wide variety of tastes, operate at Elizabeth College during lunchtimes and after school. These range from clubs such as the Science and Railway Clubs to the intellectual challenges of the Saravia Society with many others in between.

Full details of the Extra-Curricular activities on offer at Elizabeth College are given in the Activities Booklet.

Children from Years 2 to 6 are able to enjoy a variety of experiences by joining in the extra-curricular activities offered by the staff. Children in Year 2 may join in with two after-school clubs each term and children at Beechwood can join any activity open to them either during the lunch hour or before / after school.

You can find out more about the timing of different activities in our Activities Timetable.