At LEH we aim to provide you with a wide array of opportunities to develop your talents, skills and interests beyond the confines of the classroom. Our extra-curricular provision is quite deliberately wide-ranging, demanding, enriching and inspiring. There are many types of clubs and socieities you can join, as well as interests you can pursue, outside of the classroom. We aim to have something to cater for every taste, including rewarding activities where you can contribute to the wider life of the school and local community.
At LEH, sportswomen, thespians, musicians and artists are also to be seen mentoring GCSE students, leading rousing debates, programming and building robots, raising the school's awareness of vital global issues and taking difficult political stances as an MUNer, as well as developing their academic passions in the many fun clubs which departments also offer.
Clubs and Societies
We offer a wide range of clubs and societies. Most take place during the long lunch break and, while they may vary from year to year, may include activities as varied as Scrabble, science, robotics, chess, debating, German, geography, classics, a variety of sports, Christian Union and Amnesty International.
A place of possibilities
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There is a flourishing Service Volunteers group which, with Hampton School, organises events for the elderly and for disabled young people; the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is available at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels; Young Enterprise groups operate in the sixth form and girls belong to the Air Force and Army branches of the LEH CCF contingent.
The school is keen to extend the education we offer beyond the classroom, and there are numerous school trips during the course of the academic year, including some that are residential.
All girls in Year 7 take part in a Team Building residential within the first term, giving them a chance to mix and make friends outside of the classroom. Residential trips include an annual ski trip; Year 8 have the opportunity to go on a study trip to France, Germany or Spain during the summer term and there is a regular exchange to Konstanz for those studying German at GCSE level. In Year 10 the French Department offers an exchange programme to a school in Paris. Year 11 Spanish pupils are offered a study trip to Salamanca and for A Level French students there is a Sixth Form study trip to Nice. There have been geography visits to Iceland and classical trips to Italy and Greece. History of Art trips have been organised to, for example, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona. Sixth Form girls may be able to participate in work experience in France and Germany.
There are regular theatre and concert trips to London venues and the school makes good use of London museums and galleries to augment teaching.
The House system also provides many opportunities not only to showcase your talents and interests, but also to develop new skills, and work with students in different years throughout the school. We want every pupil to contribute positively to their House, not only through active participation in House events but also by supporting others in developing their interests, further developing our culture of mutual respect and support.
It's not just about being competitive either; House lunches, House concerts and House fundraising events are also a valuable part of Senior School life.
Each year the School supports a different charity chosen by pupils. Forms and other groups organise fund-raising activities which raise in the region of £15,000 annually for the school's chosen charity and other organisations. The chosen charity for 2021-2022 is AVA (Against Violence and Abuse), a leading UK charity committed to ending gender based violence and abuse.