BSA National Boarding Week

What is National Boarding Week?

Each summer, the BSA calls upon the boarding community to participate in a week full-to-bursting with fun house activities, tasks and competitions known as National Boarding Week. Now in its eighth year, the campaign aims to bring awareness to the unique experience boarding has to offer and showcase the positive and lasting impact it can have on students’ lives.

Challenges and activities during this week are designed with inclusivity in mind, ensuring there’s something for all talents, skills and interests. National Boarding Week invites participation across the boarding community and BSA membership in celebration of boarding and serves as an opportunity for schools to connect with local communities, take part in fun house activities, and reinforce the value of boarding education in shaping well-rounded individuals.

Activities have ranged from house step challenge, sustainability projects, boarding house quiz, film festival – and so much more!

National Boarding Week is sponsored by Schoolblazer and shines a spotlight on the numerous advantages that boarding schools in the UK offer. From holistic development to academic excellence, diverse extra-curricular activities to a supportive boarding community, and the cultivation of independence, boarding education instils qualities that go beyond the classroom – something which is surely worth celebrating!

Activities for 2024:

  • Monday: House Step Challenge
  • Tuesday: Sustainability Projects
  • Wednesday: Boarding House Quiz
  • Thursday: Get outdoors for Summer Solstice
  • Friday: Film Festival
  • Saturday: Wellness and Mindfulness
  • Sunday: Thank a Houseparent

How to participate:

We are welcoming all our members to get involved in National Boarding Week! To participate, click here to download the poster for display in your boarding houses, add the dates to your diary and get planning! Activity packs will be available to download soon.

When the time comes, tag us across social media using the hashtags #NationalBoardingWeek and #iloveboarding so we can see and share your celebrations with the wider boarding community!