Spring term at British boarding schools is also sometimes called ‘Lent’ term. The term will welcome children to snowy pitches and in March they will wave goodbye to a school covered in Spring flowers. If your child was new to the school in September they will be feeling much more confident about this term. They will be familiar with the school campus and routine as well as having a friendship group to return to.
What should your child expect in Spring term at British boarding school?
Students in exam years (Year 11 & 13) will be sitting their ‘Mock’ exams. These exams will serve as a practice for future exams and also reveal areas your child needs some extra revision in. Sometimes the results of these exams can be used in the final mark e.g. if you child is unable to sit the final exam because of illness. In 2020 and 2021, due to Covid, schools used these results as a guide with teacher assessment to give the final mark. For more information about mock exams, read our blog that covers everything you need to know about mock exams and why they’re important.
An integral part of a boarding school’s weekly timetable are the activities. Throughout your child’s time at school they will develop qualities, skills and values that stay with them for life. Activities will change each term and students will have the opportunity to try new things. Spring term will see the introduction of some new sports that your child can try their hand at such as:
In March as the weather gets warmer, students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award may do their practice expedition in the nearby countryside.
British boarding schools have exceptionally strong Drama, Art and Music departments. Throughout the year students get to showcase their skills to fellow students and local community.
Spring term may also see school lectures with visiting guest speakers. Events like this will give your child the opportunity to hear stories from alumni, explorers and the world of business. These are often helpful for older students who are considering different career options.
Boarding schools also enjoy celebrating their international community. In Spring term many schools will celebrate events such as Chinese New Year and Burns Night.
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