Personal Development


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 


Our students benefit from a very broad education. Assemblies, PSHE, the School Council, art, drama, music, sport, community work, charity initiatives and international projects all contribute to the personal development of Elizabeth College students.

At the heart of the College is its Christian foundation; this is reflected clearly in our values and underpins the education of all our students. Weekly school assemblies at both the Upper and Junior School led by the Chaplain are at the centre of challenging the students about their beliefs, values and responsibilities. Students are encouraged to be reflective of their privilege and to appreciate the circumstances of others.

Elizabeth College is very strong at ensuring students find their niche. Cricket, Athletics, Hockey and Football are the main team sports with a number of students gaining national recognition in England in recent years. However there is a huge variety of other sports on offer. Fencing (the College has been the British Public Schools Fencing Champions for the last 6 years) is an example of a club that has enabled many students to receive coaching of the very highest standard. Drama, Music and Art are flourishing. There also many other less high profile activities available; the model railway club, astronomy, bell ringing, circus skills, sound recording and darts (a recent activity initiated by a Year 7 student) are examples of the diversity of clubs run by teachers.

International travel is another important part of personal development, perhaps even more so for students living on a small island. The Kenya 450 trip has enabled a large group of sixth formers to visit Kenya every February to work alongside the local community in the Great Rift Valley. Other recent international trips have included Barcelona, Malaysia and Morocco. A number of students have also participated in the British Exploring expeditions.

Elizabeth College prides itself on its regular and enthusiastic charity work. All fund raising is seen as an opportunity to learn more about our privilege of living in Guernsey and the responsibility we have towards both local and global communities.

Fund raising initiatives, throughout the school, have involved raising money for local charities such as Les Bourg Hospice, Help a Guernsey Child and MUG.  It has also involved local charities with an international outreach such as the Tumaini Fund (supporting AIDS orphans in Tanzania), LEPRA, the Surovi School in Bangladesh and the Khon Kaen Boy’s School in Thailand.

At the Upper School the Senior Prefect team lead the charity fundraising. In addition, the CCF regularly provides cadets and logistical support at various annual charitable fund raising events on behalf of Cancer Research, Help for Heroes, the Royal British Legion and the Everest Challenge.