Learning is not restricted to the classroom, which is why we offer an extensive range of co-curricular activities designed to challenge, inspire and develop our pupils. Adventure Education was launched at Blue Coat in September 2021 and has thrived ever since. Newly appointed Director of Adventure Education, Mr Stephen Lamacraft, has hit the ground running and has already built up an enviable programme of events, activities and expeditions.
In our Adventure Education programme, pupils enjoy time away from the classroom but learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication and resilience, as well as exploring the wide world in a variety of ways.
From paddle-boarding and sailing to mountain climbing and mountaineering, pupils are exposed to a diverse range of challenging and enjoyable activities, with the view to encourage students to graduate through the school, gaining valuable instructor qualifications and helping to guide our own younger pupils through their activities.
Beyond Adventure Education, there are more than 45 activities to choose from, including Young Enterprise, Public Speaking, Lego Robotics, Archery, Chess and Creative Writing. Most of these take place within the School timetable, in a weekly Activities session, although involvement in some of the larger national initiatives such as the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) require a slightly larger time commitment.