During their stay at Boarding, students can take advantage of a wide range of activities and opportunities that are organised by the boarding team, in the evenings and at weekends. During the school week students utlilise the schools sports facilities, whilst activities and trips further afield are scheduled for weekends. In the evenings, activities can include games of football, basketball, rounders, badminton, and volleyball, as well as swimming in our College open air pool!
Saturdays could involve a trip into nearby Exeter so that students can go shopping, visit the cinema, or just relax with their friends in the shadow of the beautiful cathedral, beside the quay, or in the heritage quarter. QE Academy Trust is located close to moorland and between two coasts, so our activities take advantage of this. We have subsidised trips out, which include walking on Exmoor, surfing in North Devon, climbing and horse riding on Dartmoor, cycling, and visits to places such as Bath, St Ives, Stonehenge, Plymouth and Torquay.
A full programme of activities take place throughout the year including rock climbing, "Go Ape", go karting, saddles and paddles, as well as trips to theme parks like Alton Towers and Thorpe Park! Occasional workshops like Circus Skills and Photography are also available.
"There is a good range of purposeful and interesting leisure activities. Boarders make good use of the college facilities and enjoy being enabled to spend free time in the local community" - Ofsted 2012
Boarding also organises two residential trips a year, where students are taken away for a weekend filled with adventurous and fun activities such as coasteering, abseiling and canoeing. The first weekend is run in October and is intended to help form the new community so lots of group bonding exercises take place. The second weekend in June is a time to celebrate and say goodbye to those who are leaving.
"Boarders spoke enthusiastically about the residential holidays and how they helped them to settle into boarding, make enduring friendships, and have the confidence to try new experiences" - Ofsted 2012
Crediton has a leisure centre with a swimming pool, sauna and fitness suite. They also run classes in yoga, aerobics, dance and fitness. There are circuit training groups, running clubs, and Women's running network which operate from the leisure centre.
Crediton has both a rugby and football club which are both very much part of the community, and Boarders have played for both clubs through the years. In addition, there is a Youth Club, Army Cadet Force, cricket clubs, and the Queen's Badminton Club which is nationally recognised.
In addition, we maintain a diary of events throughout the year celebrating different cultures and experiences. Examples within the last academic year include Hallowe'en, Chinese New Year, Australia Day and St Nicholas Night. These celebrations revolve around themed dinners and activities, they can help to explore and understand diversity as well as provide a great deal of fun.
Last updated: 05 October 2012