We believe that learning should not be confined to classroom walls, so we provide a plethora of opportunities to encourage our pupils to broaden their horizons and extend their learning. In a typical year, we run around 90 trips in the UK and abroad, for a variety of purposes – from academic enrichment to physical challenges, to cultural experiences.
Whether it is presenting at a Model United Nations conference in Holland, visiting the World War I battlefields in France, sailing on the Norfolk Broads as part of their D of E Award or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro; for every trip we run, pupils have the chance to step out of their comfort zones, face new challenges, discover more about the world and become better global citizens.
Many of our trips have a charitable element. One notable example is the Kenya Schools Project Trip. In the months leading up to the expedition, Form 6 students fundraise for resources to take with them, then whilst they are in Kenya, they work in the primary schools, building and refurbishing classrooms, as well as teaching lessons and playing games with the children.
For many pupils, these trips are life-changing, opening up a whole new perspective on the world. One student, after taking part in a month-long expedition to Mongolia involving a stay with nomad families, was moved to write his IB Extended Essay about the development of nomadism in Mongolia. The essay was later presented at a conference at the University of Oxford.
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“I think it’s important that we pupils are able to experience and understand the world beyond and learn how we can make a real, lasting difference”