The Benefits of Boarding School
There are lots of reasons to send your child to boarding school; it’s beneficial for students in many ways. Various schools across the UK offer the option to board; Taunton School in Somerset even has a Year 9 boarding scholarship. Of course, parents are guaranteed to worry about whether or not it’s the right decision for their children.
Here are some advantages to put your mind at ease if you’re considering boarding school for your children:
- Although children who board might miss their parents, teachers and other support staff can provide students with appropriate supervision without being too overprotective. This allows children to explore and develop independence and control in a place where they feel safe. As a result, children are better prepared for future experiences where they have to be away from home, such as university or volunteering abroad. Independence is arguably one of the most important skills a parent can teach a child.
- Being with peers around the clock is great for young people because it teaches them to get on with each other and compromise. In fact, many boarding schools celebrate diversity and open their doors to international students from all around the world. As a result, the students learn to respect different cultures and backgrounds; another important quality that will serve them well throughout their lives.
- The thing that makes most boarding schools such as success is the array of facilities and extracurricular activities that are available to students. Personal growth is generally a top priority for them, success is continually celebrated and building lifelong relationships is paramount. Essentially, boarding school is a fantastic precursor to life after school, preparing children for adulthood.
Have you ever considered boarding school? Let me know what your worries were in the comments.