Bede’s is a seven-day-a-week school and our Weekend Programme is open to all boarders and any day pupils who choose to “opt in”.
The Programme starts after school on Friday night when a series of evening activities begin, with the emphasis being for pupils to have some “down time”. Activities include trips to the theatre, bowling and cinema trips, meals out and movie nights.
Each Saturday morning, Bede’s academic departments open for an array of extended sessions, to enable teachers and pupils to engage in different types of academic enrichment as well as completing prep and exam revision. Aside from these many academic opportunities, pupils can also take part in a range of leisure options including paddle boarding, target rifle shooting and mountain biking. In addition there are a huge number of sporting fixtures which take place on Saturdays.
In the afternoon pupils have the opportunity to do some shopping locally before the Saturday evening entertainment begins which is likely to be a movie night, quiz or party. The boarding houses take turns in hosting “House Entertainments” which might be one of Stud’s famous Casino Nights, Camberlot’s Silent Disco or Dorter’s Bingo Night. Some children may prefer a quieter night and pupils are always welcome to relax in their house as well.
Most Sundays there are a series of optional day trips to various locations and events around the South East, such as Chinatown in London, Thorpe Park or Brighton Pier. The aim is to provide those pupils who want to, the opportunity to see some local sights and experience a range of different fun and cultural activities.
Whoever you are and whatever your interests, there is bound to be something on this programme which will pique your interest!