Just as the Elizabethans of Tudor times were celebrated for their creativity and swashbuckling adventures, so we encourage the Elizabethans of today to throw themselves into all that our QE Flourish programme offers to enrich their lives.
The programme provides countless opportunities for pupils of all ages to show their flair, get stuck in, learn new skills and…FLOURISH!
Through QE Flourish, we focus on providing broad enrichment beyond the classroom, complementing the high standards achieved in lessons and public examinations. Our co-curricular activities play a crucial role in our mission to produce confident, able and responsible young men.
The choice of activities is extensive, and we expect all boys to take full advantage: the programme’s slogan is Enrichment for all. By participating, pupils make a contribution to the life of the School and at the same time enhance their own personal development and records of achievement. Many activities take place at lunchtime, others are at the end of the School day, while sports fixtures are frequently at weekends.
QE Flourish activities are divided into the four Cs:
We aim to guide students towards a well-rounded experience and therefore expect all boys to engage with all the categories over time.
Alongside clubs, societies, competitions and charitable work, QE Flourish includes a host of trips and visits – taking advantage of the School’s location in easy reach of both the cultural centre of London and open countryside. From day visits, to short term residential trips and longer tours, there are opportunities in all year groups and participation is an important aspect of the overall QE experience. Examples of recent trips include theatre visits to Shakespeare’s Globe and the West End; an outward bound weekend in Wales; CCF camps; international robotics competitions in the USA; music tour to Paris; and annual ski trip. In July the School holds QE Flourish days, on which the entire School goes out on different trips simultaneously to different locations around London and the South East of England.