Benenden students all have the chance to extend their enthusiasms and abilities and so develop lifelong interests. Most students learn an instrument or take an extra subject. A wide range of clubs and societies run at every level of the School as an intrinsic part of our programme.
There are numerous musical ensembles and orchestras, several choirs, drama and dance groups; there are art groups and a huge array of sports clubs and activities. Academic opportunities range from science and mathematics clubs to debating, literary, modern languages, classics and current events societies.
Wherever their interests lead them, students can challenge themselves and try something new and unusual: to learn photography, compose music, take up reeling, protect an eco-system, learn archery or windsurfing, or even how to juggle.
Students may work for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award or, in the Sixth Form, join one of the Young Enterprise companies. A growing range of extra-curricular pursuits take place outside of school, with various activities arranged jointly with local schools, students undertaking voluntary work in the local community, and varied work experience programmes. The School offers opportunities for students to understand their role in society and to make a positive contribution in their daily life.