Expanding horizons opportunities include book club, chess, debating and public speaking, school magazine/creative writing, drama, art club, craft club, jewellery making, knitting, fashion design, make up, style analysis, cookery and pastry, French, maths club, International Award (known in Britain as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme). Please see more details of the favourites below, and a video of our activities and clubs coordinator talking about the offering at Surval.
Activities around drama and theatre clubs, music and musical theatre resulted this year in a series of Christmas plays, chosen by the girls and produced for an audience of local schools, including a local kindergarten where the children had written a song for Surval as a thank you.
Students run their own company for a year, designing, producing and marketing products. Starting with market research, to define product ideas, they put together a business plan and a management structure which will enable them to run a successful company. They take part in presentations at various levels which result in companies gaining awards in a range of aspects.
The International Award for Young People is an internationally recognized scheme based on the concept of individual challenge. It is probably the most desirable non-academic qualification for students, in terms of their breadth of experience when applying to university or for careers. Perhaps most importantly it offers opportunities for personal development which will enrich their lives for ever.
The Award is offered to students over the age of 14. There are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold, each level requiring participants to complete activities from each of the following four categories: adventurous journey (expedition); service; skills and physical recreation. At Gold level participants undertake a residential project away from home.