The Activities Curriculum is integral to the broad educational experience at Reed’s and pupils are encouraged to take every opportunity on offer through to the end of their Sixth Form years.
The programme of activities changes each term and pupils choose which they would like to participate in on a termly basis. It is expected that pupils in the First to Fourth Forms (Years 7 to 10) undertake at least three activities per week and those in the Fifth and Sixth Forms (Years 11 to 13) undertake a minimum of two.
Service is a key aspect of the programme through which we seek to encourage our pupils to show integrity and responsibility as well as compassion toward others. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Combined Cadet Force, Arts Award and Outward Bound, all offered as part of our Service Afternoon, provide this aspect for Third and Fourth Form (Year 9 and 10) pupils. There is also a natural link with the wide range of charity initiatives that the School and the Houses support.
Sixth Form pupils travel to the townships of Port Elizabeth in South Africa each year, as part of an established link with the Calabash Trust, where they visit Primary Schools in the townships to build playgrounds, refurbish classrooms and assist with the teaching of pupils.