Extra-Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities

At School . . .

During the week, the students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities outside the formal teaching situation. For Years 3 to 13 organised activities are offered, and these vary from all the normal sporting activities to Manadrin, Latin, robotics, chess, crafts, gardening, dance, maths, art and drama clubs etc. These change according to demand and staff expertise. Sports matches are regularly organised with teams from other schools, and the College has an excellent record in these matches and tournaments.

Outside school hours, optional activities are offered such as chess, fencing, dance, music - individual or group instrument lessons in woodwind, percussion, strings, guitar, piano and voice, choir and orchestra - drama classes and examinations in Speech and Drama (LAMDA), in addition to the residential and daily trips to places and activities of interest.

The College offers two evenings of after school sports including swimming, cross country, football, volleyball, athletics, basketball. Morning and holiday sessions are also on offer as we prepare for competitions.

And Beyond . . .

The College is in an excellent geographical position on the Costa del Sol. Situated mid-way between Gibraltar and Malaga, there is a choice of many exciting visits. Every February a week-long trip to the ski slopes of Andorra or the Alps is organised for the students in Year 6 or above. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have the opportunity to participate in one-week residential trips during the Summer Term. Year 7 go to Toledo and Cuenca, Year 8 and 9 go to France or Germany, whilst the older Primary children spend several days visiting a point of national interest within Andalucia.

The historic towns of Ronda, Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada, rich and valuable sites of interest to geographers, historians and art lovers, are all within easy travelling distance. Regular educational trips are organised to support the school curriculum.

For Years 5 to 13, there are residential Geography and Biology field study courses at Do?ana, Zaragoza, Sierra Nevada, El Torcal and Tarifa. Numerous day visits are arranged to such places as Los Barrios power station, the Alcazaba in Malaga, quarries in Marbella and to Fuengirola to carry out pool and river studies. Visits are also organised to the business districts of Marbella and Fuengirola and to local factories and offices.

Communication skills are encouraged and honed throughout the school, with particular emphasis on dramatic involvement. Primary School and Secondary School Shows are a regular feature of campus life and the Sixth Form Christmas Revue is the entertainment highlight of the school year.

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)

LAMDA is the largest Speech and Drama Examination Board in the UK and has a reputation of excellence - a fact recognised by colleges and universities throughout the UK. There are a series of examinations in speech, communication and performance, all accredited by the QCA, and the school is one of the few recognised examination centres in Spain. These examinations are advantageous to students who wish to enter the theatrical profession and are complementary to studies in English and Drama, and related subjects at Advanced Level and university. The examinations are equally useful for developing skills in communication, which are needed in modern life, professionally, socially and in the business world.

Summer School

The College also organises four week Summer School Courses, which are open not only to its own students, but to all interested families in surrounding communities.