Learning Outside the Classroom and Enrichment Opportunities
Stepping outside of the usual classroom environment and bringing a subject to life comes with its own unique excitement and thrill for students, that undeniable ‘school trip feeling’. According to OFSTED, external, interactive learning activities tie learning to personal experiences and memories, helping students develop a deeper understanding of subjects and topics. This often promotes better behaviour, achievement and involvement back in the classroom.
Educational trips allow students to experience, witness and understand different cultures and learn more about the lives of others, both now and throughout history. When exposed to different cultures, races and religions students can develop a crucial understanding that despite differences in views, languages, appearances, religions and cultural traditions we are all the same, simply Humans with emotions, rights and opinions.
This year we will be organising a range of educational trips, both day and residential. Some trips are directed towards specific year groups and specific curriculum areas.
We are a provider for Duke of Edinburgh and students can participate in Bronze from Year 9 and then move on to Silver and Gold. At the end of Year 9, students are able to participate in a two-week World Challenge adventure to Morocco and in the 6th form they are able to enrol on a ‘long haul’, month-long expedition.
|English Trip||Awaiting information|
|Drama Theatre Trip||Kinky Boots, Milton Keynes||£18|
|Drama Theatre Trip||MK Six||£25|
|Y11 English Theatre Trip||An Inspector Calls||£28|
|Y10 Reward Trip||Bowling||£10|
|Y11 Reward Trip||Air Jump||£15|
|Y10 Theatre Trip||Beauty and the Beast||£15|
|Y10 English||Poetry Live||£15|
|Art trip||London Galleries||£25|
|Y10 Science Trip||Awaiting information|
|Outward Bound Trip||Skiing||£950|
|Y11 Reward Trip||Bowling||£10|
|Y10 Reward trip||Air Jump||£15|
|Y11 Trip||Body World||£33|
|Y9 Rewards Trip||Awaiting information|
|Y12 Geography Field Trip||Slapton Leigh||£180|
|Y10 Reward Trip||Awaiting information|
|Music Choir Trip||Canada||£1800|
|Y7 Bushcraft Trip||Hertfordshire||£180|
Financial support is available to curriculum trips and one overseas trip from the Hitchin Education Foundation contactable via the school’s finance office.