June - Residential trip
Students spend a week visiting Normandy in Northern France.
Accommodation is in a traditional style hotel in the small town of St. Aubin-sur-mer, a family seaside resort on the Normandy coast.
Throughout the week there is a wide variety of excursions and activities enabling students to experience many aspects of ‘traditional’ French culture, as well as practising their language skills. Visits include baking French bread at a local bakery, visiting a goat farm and learning how to make cheese, Houlgate market and the picturesque harbour at Honfleur, the Normandy Landing Beaches with visits to Arromanches and other significant sites along the Normandy Landing beaches, giving students an insight into the events of the D-Day landings during WWII. Activities are also organised in the evenings, which include pancakes at a crêperie, games on the beach ...even a boules tournament!
Trip details are announced in September / October.
Estimated cost of trip: £495 approx.
Contact: Mr Pervin
An opportunity to visit an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Peak District national park. Students study the section of the river Dove from Ilam to Milldale, taking in the spectacular limestone scenery and investigating its formation as well as looking at features of the river itself.
This is a popular visitor attraction with paths running alongside a rapidly moving river. Students are supervised in small groups. Sensible behaviour is expected at all times during the visit.
Trip details are announced in March / April.
Estimated cost of the trip: under £10
Contact: Mr R Townsend
Web address: www.peakdistrictinformation.com
Drayton Manor Theme Park
July - Day trip
At the end of the school year, a day trip is organised for the whole year group to Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire.
Trip details are announced in May / June.
Estimated cost of the trip: £25 approx.
Contact: Mrs Gidman
Web address: www.draytonmanor.co.uk