GSA Girls' Boarding & Day School 11–18

Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RH

Tel: +44 (0)1483 810551

Extra-curricular activities ages 11-14

It is important that as well as supporting the girls with their academic progress we help them to recognise the importance of ‘down time’ and offer opportunities to develop other skills, learn to relax and have fun.

With this in mind we offer evenings activities across the age groups.

These change on a termly basis. Art club, Dance club, Zumba classes, board games, rounders games, fun tennis tournaments, Wii championships, swimming are a few examples.

Twice a year the house staff will arrange to take each year group out of school during the week. The boarders help plan this and guide the choice of activity. Recently they have chosen Airhop, going out for afternoon tea, visiting the cinema and bowling. This gives both boarders and staff time to talk away from school and have some well-deserved fun together.

 

Weekend Activities

We offer a full programme of weekend activities for the girls, whilst also recognising the need for less structured time and a chance to relax. The girls enjoy time on Friday evenings to watch DVDs and will often be found making popcorn or eating ice cream - everyone is allowed a treat!  Sometimes there is a minibus trip to the local supermarket which gives full boarders an opportunity to stock up on the essentials on other occasions the school swimming pool is opened up for the girls to use.

On Saturdays and Sundays the girls enjoy a relaxed, later breakfast followed by an afternoon activity on Saturday and usually a full day out on Sunday.

Weekend activities over the past year have included:

  • Paintballing and Laser Quest
  • Weekend outdoor activities trip
  • Ice skating at the Natural History Museum
  • Chessington World of Adventures
  • Swimming
  • Airhop
  • Cookery
  • Croquet and cream tea
  • Windsor Castle
  • Quad biking
  • Cinema
  • Bluewater shopping trip
  • Harry Potter Tour of London
  • Golf lessons
  • Cultural trips into London

ISI Inspection: "All boarders praised the facilities and activities at the weekend"