We believe that a genuine Christian commitment cannot simply be taught: it must be encouraged by example and nurtured through instruction, support and discussion. All pupils go on retreat for one or two days every year. This is an opportunity for each girl to step away from the everyday, and reflect on her faith, her relationships, and her spiritual journey. Retreats are led by experienced retreat directors and involve a variety of activities. They always follow a theme, such as the need for faith in times of change, or the value of prayer, as well as preparation for Confirmation in Year 10. Retreats might include discussions, workshops, some drama or a film, walks in our beautiful grounds, and the chance to enjoy silence and prayer. They give the girls an opportunity to talk things through in a calm and supported atmosphere.