As well as our Combined Cadet Force, which looks after over 400 cadets and 20 officers, we also run a hugely popular Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and offer a variety of adventurous and life-changing trips and expeditions every year: some under the banner of Round Square and others organised internally by Wellington College departments and Houses.
Ultimately, we want all boys and girls who pass through the school to develop a zest for life beyond the confines of the classroom and be inspired both to develop themselves fully as an individual and also to open their eyes to the rich tapestry of life all around them. Most importantly, we want to develop within all Wellingtonians the skills and sense of courage which will enable to them to overcome and thrive on each and every challenge they are faced in their lives, and to leave Wellington as an adult with the conviction that they can make a positive difference to the world around.
This is not achieved by staying in the comfort zone of a classroom in Crowthorne, but developed through proactive engagement on a local, national and international level. This outward-facing sense of adventure is something we aim to nurture within all our pupils.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Our pupils join the millions of young people from every possible background around the world taking part in the Award programme. As well as developing skills such as decision making, team work and resilience, the programme also provides Wellingtonians with the opportunity to prove to themselves that they can succeed at a serious challenge.
As with so much at Wellington, pupils manage their own Award independently through which they develop an understanding of themselves, others and the environment.
Trips & Expeditions
Trips and expeditions inspire, they bring academic subjects to life, raise global awareness, and develop fundamental life skills in a truly immersive experience. This is why Wellington College organises dozens of them every year. Our trips and expeditions vary considerably in size and scope: from developing a unique perspective in far flung destinations to catching a matinee in London.