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Enrichment at Surval

 

At our international boarding school for girls, we are dedicated to providing a holistic and enriching educational experience. Our diverse enrichment program offers students a wide range of opportunities to enhance their personal and academic growth. From engaging in vibrant societies and clubs within our school community to participating in immersive French language days each term, our students have the chance to expand their horizons and foster cultural understanding. Our optional weekend trips throughout Europe provide cultural immersion, while day trips across Switzerland offer unforgettable alpine experiences and town visits. Moreover, our annual residential trips further enrich the educational journey, allowing students to explore new horizons, forge lifelong friendships, and create lasting memories. At our school, we believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals ready to embrace the world with confidence and curiosity.

Residential Trips at Surval

At our international boarding school, we believe that learning extends beyond the classroom, and our optional Residential Trips provide the perfect opportunity to do just that. These journeys are your passport to discover diverse places and cultures, both within and beyond Switzerland. With a rich variety of trips on offer, our Residential Trips are the perfect addition to your educational experience, ensuring you make the most of every opportunity to broaden your horizons and create lasting memories with your friends.

  • Adventure Weekend in the Swiss Alps: Kickstart the school year with an exhilarating bonding experience. This weekend trip takes the entire school to the breathtaking Swiss Alps, fostering camaraderie and offering thrilling challenges.

  • Italian or Swiss Culture Tour during October Break: Embark on a week-long cultural adventure with friends, exploring the vibrant culture of Switzerland or neighbouring Italy. Visit iconic cities and immerse yourself in the local traditions and cuisine.

  • Christmas Market Weekend: Get into the festive spirit with a magical weekend getaway to charming towns renowned for their Christmas markets, such as Vienna, Colmar, or Strasbourg. Experience the enchanting winter wonderland atmosphere.

  • Ski Week in February: Hit the slopes during our Ski Week, an entire week dedicated to skiing and snow fun activities. We also offer ski weekends from January to March, allowing students to make the most of the ski season in various locations.

  • Paris French and Culture Trip: Immerse yourself in the beauty of the French language and culture with a weekend in Paris. Explore iconic landmarks and even enjoy a day at Disneyland for a touch of magic.

  • Tanzania Service Project Trip: Make a difference with our charity-focused trip to Tanzania, where students have the opportunity to contribute to a local community and experience the rewards of service.

  • Monaco Trip for DELF Certification: For those pursuing the DELF certification in French, this trip to Monaco offers an immersive language experience and a chance to explore the glamorous surroundings.

  • London English and Culture Trip: Dive into the history, culture, and entertainment of London's West End and Broadway while delving into the fascinating history of this iconic city.

  • Europa Park Trip: End the year with a burst of excitement at Europa Park, an amusement park filled with thrilling rides and adventures, ensuring that our residential trips conclude with endless fun and unforgettable memories.

Societies and Clubs

Our daily after-school societies and clubs offer students the chance to collaborate, make an impact both within and beyond our school, and develop essential leadership and teamwork skills. 

  • Charity Society: Collaborate with local charities to make a positive impact on our community through various volunteer initiatives and fundraising events.
  • Student Voice: Empower students to have a say in shaping school policies and activities, fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility in school life.
  • Digital Media Society: Create and curate content for our school journal, allowing students to develop their digital media skills while showcasing the talents and achievements of our school community.
  • Environmental Society: Promote sustainability and environmental awareness through projects aimed at preserving our natural surroundings, such as tree planting, waste reduction campaigns, and educational workshops.
  • Events and Etiquette Society: Organize termly events that bring the entire school together, emphasizing the importance of etiquette and teamwork while fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie. These events provide valuable opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and work collaboratively.

Sports and Wellbeing

At our school, we place a strong emphasis on sports and well-being to ensure our students have a healthy and balanced lifestyle. On-campus, we offer a variety of sporting facilities, including a tennis court, a gym, and a dance studio, allowing students to engage in physical activities that suit their interests and abilities. Furthermore, our proximity to the forest offers excellent opportunities for hiking and connecting with nature. We also provide external opportunities such as sailing, horseback riding, golf, and swimming, tailoring the experience to each student's requests. We believe in fostering a holistic approach to well-being, and our dedicated staff ensures that students have access to a wide range of activities to enhance their physical and mental health.

During the winter months, we take advantage of the stunning Alpine surroundings by offering winter sports activities with professional ski instructors. This ensures that students not only enjoy the snow but also make significant progress in their skiing or snowboarding skills. At our school, sports and well-being are at the heart of our ethos, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for all our students.

Weekend activities and excursions

Our weekend activities and excursions offer students a diverse range of experiences, from cultural immersion to natural exploration, ensuring a well-rounded and enriching educational journey.

  • Historical Town Visits: Explore the rich culture and heritage of Switzerland with day excursions to picturesque towns like Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, and Basel, where students can wander through historical old towns and immerse themselves in the local culture.

  • Museum Experiences: Delve into Switzerland's heritage with visits to renowned museums, including the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the Caillers Chocolate Factory, the Gruyères factory, and the Lindt chocolate factory. These excursions provide an educational and delicious insight into the country's history and craftsmanship.

  • Art and Culture: Enrich your cultural knowledge by exploring art museums like the Beyeler Museum in Basel, where students can appreciate world-class art collections and exhibitions, fostering an appreciation for the arts.

  • Nature Excursions: Take advantage of Switzerland's stunning alpine surroundings with nature excursions to iconic destinations like the Jungfrau and Glacier 3000. These trips provide breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences in the heart of the Swiss Alps, allowing students to connect with nature and appreciate its beauty.

  • Fun Activities: Enjoy leisure and recreational activities that bring a touch of excitement to the weekends, including fun outings like bowling, visits to water parks, and other entertaining adventures that allow students to unwind and create lasting memories with friends.

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