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Trips

The Importance of Trips

Going on a trip for the sake of it is an easy trap to fall in to. We try to ensure that each trip is part of a journey.Whether it be cultural or active there is so much that happens on a trip outside of what your son may see and do. All trips are thoroughly scrutinised by the Health and Safety team ensuring that all unnecessary risk is removed and that which can not be is managed in line with current guidelines. We are fortunate to have a very experienced Outdoor Education Department so we are more than able to let pupils push their own boundaries, whatever they may be.

Below is a programme of the current regular residential trips that we run through the years that have a significant time or financial cost. For obvious reasons we cannot predict costs and interest in 5 years’ time but hope that this will give you some idea of the range on offer. Hopefully informing you of possibilities for the sixth-form even if your child is in year 9 means they can start saving their pocket money!

In years 6 and 7 it is hoped that all pupils will go on one residential trip with the school, and then another during years 8 and 9.

YEAR 6 – All boys go on a 3 night residential to PGL.

YEAR 7 – There are three trips: An A-team rugby tour to Blackpool, an activities holiday to Pickering and a French trip to Valenciennes. The cost for each ranges from £200-£300.

YEARS 8 & 9 – Again there is a specific outdoor education trip, two sports tours and a range of cultural and educational tours priced at around £400-£500.

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OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Year 9              Junior School expedition in the UK (4 nights £400-500).

Years 11-13      The Biannual Senior School Expedition (long haul, 2 weeks £2500).

Year 10 +         DofE Bronze, Silver and Gold Expeditions.

CCF – countless and varied opportunities often heavily subsidised by the regiment.

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SPORT

Please note that apart from skiing these tours are for boys who are selected on merit.

Years 8 – 13     Junior & Senior Ski Trip (1 week £1300).

Year 7 & 9        Rugby UK tours (£250/£400)

Year 8 & 10      Hockey UK tours (£400/£250)

Years 11-13      Cricket, Hockey and Rugby long haul tour every three years (2-3 weeks £2500).

Senior 1st XI    Football annual week-long tour to European Country (£850)

There are also a number of overnight fixtures and tournaments in Cross-Country, Swimming and Tennis.

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CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL

Art & Drama: A range of European trips for anyone and USA for the Upper School.

Biology and Geography: There is a compulsory field course trip in year 12.

Classics: Junior (8-10) alternates between Hadrian’s Wall and Italy. Senior trip to the Mediterranean.

Drama: The Edinborough Festival putting on and running a show.

Geography: Middle school trip to Iceland (£1300).

History: Junior trip (9-10) to Battlefields of France and Senior trip to Florence (both linked to courses £300).

Modern Foreign Languages: Junior European Residential Trips (8-10) and Nice Homestay (10-13).

Politics: A biannual trip to the East Coast of the USA for the sixth-form.

 

This is not an exhaustive list, especially in the Upper School but hopefully gives you an impression.

Heron