The school prides itself on an excellent co-curricular programme – there are a wide range of activities on offer both during the school day and after school to cater for all tastes and interests.
Our expansive list of clubs and societies ranges from dance to astronomy, from knitting to robotics, from mathematic Olympiads and debating societies to the Greenpower project, where our pupils designed, built and raced an electric car, representing the country at international level. That is not to mention our extensive and well-renowned programmes in sport, music, and the arts.
Programmes like the MUN (Model United Nations) society exemplify the holistic education we offer our pupils. It is a fully pupil-led activity that provides a unique opportunity for pupils to develop their understanding of international current affairs while honing their debating and public speaking skills as they defend different countries’ perspectives on mock UN committees. In 2016 St. Paul’s hosted the highly successful SPMUN 2016, a conference organised entirely by St. Paul’s pupils and attended by more than 300 delegates nationwide.
St. Paul’s is a great advocate of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a challenging programme available to all Pauleans aged 14 – 18. It is a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities, which encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community. Award holders are recognised world-wide as people who have achieved something above and beyond the usual academic qualifications. In September 2016 HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex awarded St. Paul’s pupils who were among the first cohort in Latin America to secure the highly coveted Gold award.