Learning outside the classroom is an important part of our students’ development. We are very fortunate to have access to unique resources and outstanding opportunities in our part of the world.
Children enjoy a variety of carefully planned educational visits, linked to their work in class, and we also welcome many visitors to school to conduct workshops and other activities. Full risk assessments ensure that even the most exciting and challenging activities are completely safe.
Trips help to bring learning alive and provide children with a practical perspective on what they are learning. Teachers often organise a visit before children begin a new topic, to provide a sense of purpose and excitement in advance of the work that they undertake in the classroom.
Our older children have the opportunity to go on a week long residential trip, perhaps to stay in the mountains or to journey along the Yangtze river. For some this is their first time away from home for an extended period, so this is about individual and social development as well as academic study. It is also an opportunity to develop team-building and cooperation skills. Whilst preparing for the trip through fund raising and enterprise activities, our children become more socially aware and gain a greater understanding of how people from other areas of China live. Before during and after a residential week, children learn a great deal about responsibility, respect and independence, and we find that these times and places occupy a central spot in the memories of students for years to come.
Residential Trip FAQs - June 2013
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