‘Talents and Tents’; Experiential Learning
Our extensive Extra-Curricular Activities programmes are not ‘extra’; we refer to these programmes as, ‘Co-Curricular’ as they are an expectation as we believe vital learning takes place outside of the classroom. These programmes broaden horizons, instil a sense of adventure, and foster the six leadership attributes. Academic learning is therefore supported by an extensive range of activities, societies, and events.
Sport has always been important for Harrow. Our Harrow Sports programme ensures all students participate in sport in clubs, House events and academies. Many students will specialise in one or more sports and this is encouraged and supported by specialist coaching in our clubs and academies. By playing competitively, and representing the house or school across a range of sports, students learn high level skills and experience lessons for life. By developing a love of sport, students enjoy better physical and emotional health and will value the benefits of sport, hopefully for the duration of their lives.
Challenging students to step outside their comfort zones, perhaps performing in front of an audience or taking part in a debate, our Harrow Talents programme is vital to the development of the Harrow values of honour, fellowship, courage and humility, as well as the six leadership attributes. Through the creative arts, (music, drama and visual art) students build self-confidence and grow as individuals.
Our Expeditions Programme provides students with a wide range of diverse outdoor education challenges; always safe, our students find themselves in some very exciting situations. From the first night away from home in Grade 1, to life-changing experiences up a mountain or building and camping on a raft, expeditions expand the students’ view of themselves and their world.