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Enrichment at Surval

The enrichment programme at Surval provides exciting opportunities for personal growth and development alongside the development of lifelong skills and interests, not to mention a lot of fun! Underpinned by the Surval Core our range of enrichment activities encourages girls to be courageous and step out of their comfort zone. 


A varied programme of clubs runs on weekdays after lessons. The clubs programme is tailored to suit the interests of the girls and typically includes Model United Nations, French Conversation, Debating, Book, Hiking/Cross Country Running, Chess, Volleyball, Zumba, Arts and Culture, Horseriding and Tennis clubs. New activities are often added further to girls’ requests and staff interests and talents. Private piano and other instrumental lessons can be arranged.

Weekend Activities and Excursions

  • Day excursions to places of interest in Switzerland e.g. Gruyère, Gstaad, Bern, Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Annecy, Caillers chocolate factory, Jungfrau railway
  • Summer Sports: hiking, tennis, cycling, swimming, horseback riding, Lake Day is always a highlight for wakeboarding, paddle boarding, swimming and tubing.
  • Winter Sports: skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, ice skating, curling, snowshoeing, skiing by torchlight, cross-country skiing
  • In-house activities: arts and crafts, baking, film nights, yoga, fitness room 
  • Suggestions from the girls for activities are always welcome. In the house, craft and baking activities are popular, and in the evenings, games and film nights are often organised.

Residential Trips

  • Surval adventure weekend in September for all girls with a focus on building the Surval team spirit and setting the spirit of adventure for the year ahead
  • Surval ski week in Anzère for all students at the end of January
  • Ski weekends in Swiss Alpine resorts
  • An exciting programme of optional cultural and sporting residential trips. Trips in recent years have included Iceland, Copenhagen, Paris, Monaco, Italy, alongside our annual Swiss Tour




Student Voices and Leadership

Girls are encouraged to step up to leadership and to use their voice for a positive impact on the community about them through involvement in a range of committees ‘Student Voices’

  • Student Council
  • Charities
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Events Management
  • Social Media and Communications
  • Catering

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