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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. 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 expected 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

PICKERING ONE: Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th May 2019
PICKERING TWO: Sunday 26th May to Wednesday 29th May 2019
FRANCE Friday 5th April to Sunday 7th April 2019
BLACKPOOL RUGBY TOUR Thursday 7th March to Sunday 10th March 2019

The cost of each one will be between £200 and £270

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OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Year 7              Pickering – see above.

Year 9              Wye Valley Expedition in the UK (Wed 10/7 to Fri 12/7 2019 £175).

Years 11-13     Year 11 CCF weeklong AT course post GCSEs £375

Expedition Society Odd Years: Summer Week Long Trip £1000.

Even Years: October Long haul Expedition £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: Alternates between Hadrian’s Wall and Mediterranean.

Greece 03/04/2019 – 07/04/2019 (£800)

Drama: The Edinburgh Festival putting on and running a show June 2018

Geography: Middle school trip to Iceland (28/3/2020 – 02/04/2020 £1570).

History: Junior trip (9-10) to Battlefields of France and October Senior trip to Florence (both linked to courses £350).

MFL: Year 7 French trip – see above

Annual German Trip (All Years) Easter 5 days £600

Annual Nice Homestay (Yrs 10-13) October Half Term 6 days £800

Annual Spanish Trip (Yr 10) Summer 6 days £600

Music: Annual music tour lasting 5 days at the start of the Summer holidays.

Recent tours have taken place to Ireland (Symphonic Wind Band, Big Band etc), Belgium (Chamber Choir); and the Czech Republic (String Ensemble, Choirs, Symphonic Wind Band, Big Band).

Politics: A biannual trip to the East Coast of the USA for the sixth-form in even years in the Spring. 7 days £2000

 

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

Heron