Teamwork, tenacity and reflection are just a few of the areas that pupils develop when engaging with the extensive RGS co-curricular programme. Boys in the Third Form participate in our timetabled, weekly Expedition and Adventure sessions, which culminate in completing a self-sufficient two-day expedition. During these sessions, they will also challenge themselves with activities such as climbing and shooting.
As the boys move up the school, they transition into our Monday Period 8 programme, which is designed to offer opportunities that extend their weekly experience and develop self-reliance, leadership and service to others. These sessions are supplemented by five Field Days per year, giving more time to develop their skills in the locality and further afield.
Clubs and societies operate throughout the week and allow boys to develop a current interest or learn something new. Each one is run in partnership with a member of staff, with pupils taking pride in the organisation and direction of many. The School encourages the boys to explore their interests creating a diverse offering ranging from architecture to Young Enterprise, from fencing to film, and Sceptics to student robotics.
Expeditions run throughout the year, whether as part of all three levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme, all three sections of the Combined Cadet Force, the Explorer Scout Group or our charitable exploits in both Cambodia and Nepal. The opportunity and benefit to work in small teams, for extended periods, often in challenging conditions provides the chance to really discover oneself.