Even for a young child, life is composed of challenges. At Belhaven our children come to understand that nothing is achieved without hard work and a willingness to meet difficulties head on.
‘Have a go’ is often heard here and, with support and encouragement, our boys and girls learn that the key to success lies within themselves. From small beginnings: the first time on stage, the music recital, breaking into a team… a certain determination is instilled so that the Belhaven child will not shirk a challenge, but tackle it level-headedly and with the expectation of success.
Running a full programme of fun, challenging activities at Belhaven is an integral part of providing an all-round education and being a boarding school.
At 5 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, a range of activities is on offer for our boys and girls. This Activities' period is always very popular. We reckon the choice is pretty wide-ranging, and staff are always concocting new ideas.
The following list is what has been on offer over the past two years:
|Academic Clinics||Airfix Modelling||Apple Picking & Pressing||Art Club||Baking|
|Board Games||Book Club||Boys' Rugby||Bubble Football||Bullet Journal|
|C.E. Spanish||Capture the Flag||Card Games||Charity Club||Coding|
|Cross-Stitch||D.T. Club||Diary Club||Dragon's Den||Drama Club|
|Eco Club||Face Painting||First Aid||Fitness||Fly-Tying|
|Football||Free Time||Gardening||Girls' Rugby||Golf|
|Hamma Beads||History Club||Hockey||I.T. Maintenance||Instruments|
|Italian||Junior Play (Drama)||Kick Boxing||Lacrosse||Lego Club|
|Mandarin||Mindfulness||Movie Club||Music Technology||Pirates|
|Pompom Making||Quizzes/General knowledge||Reeling||Robotics||Running Club|
|Scholarship Art||Senior Play (Drama)||Sports' Development||Story-Writing||Sunday Art|
|Swimming||Trash Fashion||Turf Club||Ultimate Frisbee||Unihoc|
Of course, Day Children also take part in Activities and benefit hugely from this aspect of our boarding ethos.