EXTRA CURRICULAR TRIPS
Primary School Trips
Throughout their Primary School years, pupils will visit many different places in the local community to enhance their learning. The excursions help to reinforce what they learn in the classroom and are based on topics that are being studied at the time. Geography field trips teach pupils how to do research work for both physical and human geography, with surveys, sketching landforms and looking at the physical characteristics of the local coastlines. History trips give pupils a first-hand insight into local history as they learn interesting facts about where they live. Pupils from Foundation 1 all the way to Year 6 enjoy the educational and cultural trips and gain great value from each one.
Secondary School Trips
Secondary School offers several trips during the Academic Year for all students from Year 7 to Year 13. These trips are educational and are generally cross-curricular to help reinforce what has been learnt in the classroom. Others offer a cultural experience in countries around the world. Destinations visited in the past have included, London, New York, China, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, France, Poland and Italy.
Every Half-Term in February, over 100 students visit Andorra for a week of skiing. This event has been popular for several years and is available to all Secondary and some of the older Primary students.
Throughout the Academic Year different departments arrange day trips which are specific and relevant to topics being studied at that particular time. Some are related to GCSE and A Level Coursework and include fieldwork studies at different locations in the area.
The Spanish Section include day trips as part of the curriculum to enhance students’ studies. Excursions are often related to Spanish History and Geography. Students can explore and investigate local areas, full of interesting historical and geographical features. Key Stage 3 students have enjoyed day trips to Las Fallas in Valencia, Xativa, Tavernes de la Valldigna and Tabarca Island, just to name a few.