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Co-Curricular & Trips

Outstanding Co-curricular Opportunities

A breadth of co-curricular opportunity, unparalleled in the state sector, is one of the ways we promote the balance so critical to personal growth, enabling us to draw out talent wherever it lies. We strongly believe that education takes place as much beyond the classroom as in it. This type of experiential learning is one of the most empowering, life-altering forms possible. The School also is active in addressing its ethical responsibilities regarding it co-curricular opportunities, being aware of our impact on the landscapes and communities we visit. We aim to ensure all students minimise their negative social, economic and environmental impact as well as being aware of how both the schools and their choices effect the global community.

Historically we have run approximately 150 trips each academic year, ranging from a one day trip to Tate Britain for Year 10 Art Students, to a two day Adventures Activities trip for Year 7s, to a 24 day Mt Kilimanjaro expedition for Years 11, 12 and 13.  We strive to offer as wide a range of opportunities. RGS boys are encouraged to participate in trips throughout their time at the school.  Some of these trips are an important part of academic courses and occur during term time, but many are optional trips during the school holidays.  It is our belief that each trip provides a valuable experience that will help boys develop essential skills; confidence, empathy, self-sufficiency, patience, to name but a few.

The School is firm in its belief that these opportunities must be accessible to all boys; as such we undertake to support families when additional funding is required.  This additional funding is offered on all activities.

The School offers over 40 societies, clubs, games, sports and activities for boys.  These cater for a wide range of interests and all our boys are encouraged to participate in any that they are interested in, regardless of their previous experience.