Boarding - Activities

St. Francis’ College Boarders study hard, but they also know that time spent creating, organising and trying new things is never wasted. We want our boarders to develop into dynamic, successful and fulfilled individuals, so we devote time every day to providing workshops, masterclasses, visits and challenges to stretch and inspire our whole community.

From the Model United Nations Club, to our Boarders’ Bake-off, every Boarder, whatever their interests or career goals has the opportunity to work with others to make their life in Boarding as interesting and innovative as possible.

The Boarding House has a good stock of board games, DVDs, books and art supplies for the Boarders’ use in the Games Room.


Trips and Activities


Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market - With over 300 food, craft and gift stalls from all over the world, traditional funfair and lots of free activities Bury St Edmunds’ 13th Annual Christmas Fayre should not be missed.

Cambridge – See the university city, while enjoying some well-deserved shopping time.

Hitchin – Visit the local market town of Hitchin and enjoy its small shops and many cafes.

London Sight Seeing – Visit England’s busy capital city and see some of the famous sights.

Pots of Art – A Ceramics Studio in Hitchin. Create your own original colourful ceramic masterpiece.

Shopping and Ice Skating - Come and join us for outdoor Ice Skating in London, before heading to Covent Garden to see the street entertainers and do a bit of Christmas Shopping.

Ten pin Bowling – The challenge is on, beat the Boarding Staff in a game of 10 pin bowling.

Thorpe Park – Enjoy the roller coasters and exciting rides at this wonderful Theme Park.

There are many more exciting trips on offer during the school year.


In-house Activities

Baking – Bake some exciting treats and enjoy eating them in the evening with hot chocolate in the Boarding House kitchen.

Christmas Flower Decorating – Prepare for the Christmas festive period use your creative skills to produce a wonderful floral masterpiece.

Christmas Party – Whole house party to celebrate the end of term and the festive season.

Games – An afternoon of fun playing games in the Boarding House.

Gardening – The Gardening club meets throughout the year to plant, weed and tend to the Boarding House Garden.

Pop Corn and Christmas Film – Christmas film of the students’ choice.

Recycled Fashion Show – A fun Annual event held at the school.

Sports - You can sign up to take part in activities such as, Swimming, Football, Tennis, Athletics, rounders or Dance.

Music – different music clubs are available