Trips & Expeditions

Trips and expeditions provide excellent learning platforms, widening pupils’ horizons and providing personal challenge and enjoyment with friends. Pupils have numerous opportunities to take part in field trips and expeditions in the UK and overseas, both as part of their academic courses and as enrichment experiences.

The Classics department runs trips abroad every two years, for approximately 40 students, visiting ancient sites in Italy and Greece. These are open to students taking Latin and Ancient History at GCSE and/or A Level. The Italy trip takes in Rome and the Bay of Naples for Pompeii and Vesuvius. In Greece, the group visits Athens, Olympia, Delphi and other famous sites. Pupils also visit places of interest as part of Religious Studies, History and Politics syllabuses.

Our linguists get the chance to practise their skills abroad, for example at a German Christmas market in Cologne, while expeditions for geographers have included the Lake District, the North Yorkshire coast, South America and Iceland. Our musicians regularly tour abroad, performing in Paris, Barcelona, Cyprus and Belgium in recent years.

Sport is another area where pupils get to travel and play competitive sport either in the UK or overseas. Sports tours for boys and girls have taken place to Australia, South Africa, Samoa, New Zealand, Holland and Spain.

The two annual skiing trips and adventure activities such as kayaking, rock-climbing and the annual walking expedition are all in addition to our daily activities programme within school. The ski trips – one for junior and Year 6 pupils to French resort of Courcheval, and a Sixth Form trip to Kitzbuhel, in Austria – are run by qualified staff, Mr Bishop who holds ISIA Mountain Safety (Off Piste) certification and Mr Nicholson, who is a fully qualified Alpine Ski Leader.

Trips timetable for 2018/2019 – Some trips have yet to be confirmed.

 

DESTINATION YEAR GROUP DATES LEAD TEACHER DEPARTMENT Status
Spain Year 11 to Year 13 Easter 2018 SAH Cricket Confirmed
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Year 10 May-18 KRB Art Confirmed
Royal Academy Summer Show/Current Exhibitions Year 11 and Year 12 June-18 KRB Art Confirmed
Kenya Year 11 to Year 13 Summer 2018 SSF n/a Confirmed
Wathgill Training Camp Year 10 to  Year 13 Summer 2018 CEC/ MGL CCF TBC
Ypres Music Year 7 to Year 13 Sep-18 SPD Music TBC
Clothes Show Live Year 10 to Year 13 Oct-18 SLR Art TBC
Iceland Year 10 Oct-18 DWD Geography TBC
Zell am See, Austria Year 12 and Year 13 Feb-19 HWF n/a TBC
Junior Ski Trip Year 7 to Year 11 Mar-19 HWF n/a TBC
Rome and Naples Year 10 to  Year 13 Apr-19 JDG Classics TBC
Spain, Madrid Year 9 (and 8) Girls Easter 2019 ARJ Spanish (and Football) TBC
PGL Watersports, France Year 8 and Year 9 Summer 2019 AMB n/a TBC
South Africa Year 11 to Year 12 Summer 2019 SAH Rugby, Hockey and Netball TBC