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.

Expeditions for geographers have included the Lake District, the North Yorkshire coast, South America and Iceland. 

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.

An annual Year 7-9 ski trip, trips to the indoor ski centre in Leeds, a biennial Y9 & 10 water sports trip to Europe and a CCF adventurous training trip encompassing activities such as kayaking, rock-climbing and sailing are all in addition to our daily activities programme within school. The ski trips are run by Mr Fairwood who is a fully qualified Alpine Ski Leader.