Trips and Activities
Throughout the year a variety of curriculum trips take place to support the learning in a number of subject areas. Most recently, over the last term for example, there was a Year 8 Geography field trip to Swanage, a cultural trip to Southwark Cathedral for the Year 4s, A Science field trip to Hampstead Heath for the Year 8s, a Year 8 French exchange trip, a History trip to Canterbury Cathedral for the Year 6s and a Science field trip for the Year 6s to ‘The Centre of the Cell’.
During the second half of the Summer Term an activities week is held for Years 4-8. All year groups take part for part of / the whole of the week take part in a residential trip. This summer the following trips will take place:
Year 4 will spend two nights and three days at Sayers Croft Centre in Ewhurst, Surrey, where boys will be occupied during the day (and evenings) with a wide variety of fun and challenging activities including; archery, wall climbing, pond dipping, orienteering, team challenges, woods compass work, rope tree climbing, a blind-fold trail, wall climbing, rafting, caving and shelter building with time set aside for free-time on a beautiful field surrounded by trees with a small copse.
Year 5 – for activities week this summer, Year 5 will be travelling to the PGL centre at Torquay for a week filled with wall climbs, orienteering, raft building, Jacob’s ladders, giant swings, trampoline, basketball and a number of team building activities. Year 5’s of the past have always had a fantastic time with PGL and it is expected that this year will be no exception.
Year 6 boys will visit Normandy and The D Day landing beaches
Year 7 boys will be going to the Dumfries and Galloway Activity Centre where boys will have the opportunity to gain an RYA watersports qualification in sailing, kayaking or windsurfing.
Year 8 boys go to Skern Lodge in North Devon for outward bound pursuits.
The trips are included as part of the normal fee.
A Ski Trip is also run each year and a new development this year is a Geography trip for boys in Year 7 and Year 8 to Iceland. In 2013 a Music tour was organised to South Africa and in February 2014 a squad of 24 cricketers will visit Sri Lanka.