Students in all years take part in a variety of trips and visits. For example, Year 7 pupils visit Goodrich Castle as part of the History studies. Pupils in Year 8 have the opportunity to visit the Roman Palace and museum at Fishbourne as part of their introduction to Classics. Geography students visit the Living Rainforest, and carry out field studies in Wales and Devon. Trips to the theatre, concerts, exhibitions and universities ensure the list is impressive.
But further afield...
42 students recently took part in a trip to Italy, organised by the Classics Department. Visits to Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples, the Isle of Capri gave context to the topics they have studied.
A ski trip runs annually, with students of all ages and standards (from absolute beginners to the more capable) being able to attend. The trip is very popular and apart from the improvement in ski skills, it creates lasting friendships across the year groups.
Students studying Food Technology have the opportunity to take part in an overseas visit every two years to learn something of the food and culture of that country. Recent trips have been to Barcelona where Spanish chefs demonstrated how to make Paella and Sorrento where students learned how to create their own pizzas.
Other visits include the Hadron Collider at Cern, languages studies in France and Germany and WW1 Battlefields in France.
Each year there will be at least one overseas sports tour, the costs of which will be partly covered by the students’ own fundraising. Rugby players have recently travelled to and played matches against teams in South Africa, the Hockey team toured and played in Singapore, Malaysia and the Girls' sports tour recently toured Canada.
Art students visited Marakesh and the Atlas Mountains.
As part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme students have visited Machu Picu and this summer have taken part in a South African Eco-Challenge, including their Gold Expedition Practice and Assessment.
Arrangements are already underway for a variety of trips involving students studying a range of subjects.