Beyond the Classroom
At Lagoa, we complement your child’s academic progress and personal development after lessons in various ways, providing the richest possible experience for them.
By providing an enviable range of opportunities within an exceptional campus environment, your child can personalise their experience, discover what success means for them and excel in their newfound brilliance.
All activities are carefully planned to allow students to explore and discover the wider world while they make amazing memories with friends.
- Extracurricular activities enable students to pursue their own interests and explore new areas of inquiry, from the arts to science and engineering.
- Organised sports and athletic programmes build strong bodies, promote teamwork and leadership skills, strengthen friendships, and support camaraderie.
- Field trips and excursions take students from their daily routine to experience nature, discover new perspectives, and appreciate different cultures and traditions.
- The campus environment supports exploration and underscores our World Topic through art installations, community projects, and student exhibitions.
Outdoor Learning - The Journey
At Nobel Algarve, education is much more than just academic results.
We believe in enabling every child to develop resilience, compassion and independence alongside a lifelong love of learning. Our Outdoor and Adventure learning programme is designed to encourage students to look at things differently. In a world increasingly saturated with technology, our students are given the opportunity to learn in and from Nature.
The Duke of Edinburgh
May of our students benefit from the Duke of Edinburgh programme, completing the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
This life-changing programme supports our young people in successfully navigating adult life, helping them along the path to a productive and prosperous future. With four sections to complete the Bronze and Silver level and five for Gold, students help their community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
The journey starts at our campus, where the group stays overnight and learns basic camp craft. They set off for Silves early the next morning, and the route takes them to the top of the Monchique hills and back down for a triumphant return!
Along the way, the students (and teachers!) will be physically and mentally challenged and able to reflect on their lives so far, and then look forward to what kind of a future they wish for. They will gain skills and make or deepen friendships along the way. Parents have been amazed by the changes in their children and the increased levels of maturity and drive after the trip.
It has the power to be a truly unique and transformative journey.
VivaHUB - After School
Lagoa offers an annual extracurricular programme, VivaHUB, designed to empower our students to discover their passion.
We know that life can get busy and VivaHUB provides that additional care that can assist parents when managing their work-home balance.
VivaHUB is a wonderful opportunity for our children to find new hobbies and interests. The programme will open them up to new experiences, or hone their skills in an area they already have a passion for.
Students also enjoy a rich variety of tips, and recent adventures have included visiting NASA, the Hadron Collider at Cern, skiing in Austria, Duke of Edinburgh treks, and camps.
Our students often drive the causes we support through our House system, supporting charities within the school as well as our wider community.
As a Globeducate school, we offer our students fantastic international experiences and exchanges with other member schools. The group organises a number of annual events with participating schools joining from around the world.
- Model United Nations
- Visual Arts Competition
- Music Festival
- Globeducate Olympics
- Leadership Summit
- Academic Olympiad