Sport and Adventure
Sport plays an important role in the School curriculum and Sixth Form pupils are expected, and encouraged, to take an active part.
There are many team and individual activities available, from recreational to competitive levels. Along with members of the Upper Sixth, you will have games on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. In addition there is an extensive programme of sporting fixtures; these take place mainly on Saturdays. The team games are: rugby, hockey (girls and boys), netball, basketball, football, cricket, athletics and tennis.
The major team sports take priority, but if you are not required for the major game of that term, you will be released into the options system. There is a wide choice of options available - see list below.
Included in this options programme is the opportunity to take part in voluntary work in the local community (VSU) or to take an active role in the production of The Dauntseian magazine.
Taking an active part in sports and/or the options programme provides extra, and valuable, information for your university application form.
Adventure is a key part of life at Dauntsey’s and as you enter the Sixth Form there are many opportunities to develop yourself through challenge. A willingness to have a go defines a Dauntsey’s student.
We have ten behaviours that all our adventures encourage, such as being able to learn from experiences, whether successful or not and being organised but flexible. These behaviours, developed through your adventures and experiences, will transfer directly back to your academic work and your day to day School life.
Sixth formers are also invited to join our Assistant Instructors scheme where they work alongside members of staff to deliver adventures for the Lower School, gaining valuable experience as they shoulder responsibility for making programmes happen.
Sailing is also popular and Dauntsey’s sails, and maintains, the world-famous 1913 gaff-rigged pilot cutter Jolie Brise. All new Sixth Formers joining the School will get the opportunity to sail on board Jolie Brise on specially organised day trips, usually in the first half of the Autumn Term.