In the Senior School, our extended lunch break allows us to offer a vast choice of clubs for your child to take part in during the school day. From creative pursuits such as printmaking, knitting or movie club, to more active options like table tennis, five-a-side football and squash, whatever your child’s interests there will be something to engage them. In Year 7 and 8 your child will be expected to take part in clubs. They are optional in Year 9, 10 and 11 but many of our students choose to continue to follow their passions, or opt to try something new.
In Year 7 and 8 your child will also have an Enrichment afternoon each week, taking part in different activities on a rota basis. This will include Dance, Food and Nutrition, Textiles, library sessions and swimming, plus cycle skills and our Learning, Friendship and Adventure (LFA) programme at Failand. In Year 8 cycle skills, LFA and library are replaced by canoeing, first aid and climbing.
In the Sixth Form students both take part in clubs and contribute to running them, sharing expertise and experience with younger students. There is also a Sixth Form Enrichment afternoon every Tuesday, allowing your child a break from their academic studies to focus on a hobby or gaining a new skill. They might undertake a cookery course in preparation for university life, choose to volunteer in the local community or enjoy a yoga class.
With a wide variety of options to choose from throughout their time in the School, your child will always be able to find something to do at BGS.
At BGS the Arts are embraced as a vital part of your child’s education.
At BGS every child is involved in outdoor activities, developing a strong sense of adventure in our pupils as they move up through our School.
Our aim for your child is for them to leave BGS happy, confident and secure, equipped not just with qualifications but with the skills they need to make their way in the world.