An extensive schedule of day and residential trips to places of interest in Cambridge, throughout the UK and abroad supports class work and fuels cross-curricular pollination.

An extensive schedule of day and residential trips to places of interest in Cambridge, throughout the UK and abroad supports class work and fuels cross-curricular pollination.

Recent residential tours have included:

  • In July 2019 35 pupils, six staff and many parents enjoyed a 12 day tour of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. As well as visiting six schools to play sport and music, travelling the length of the ‘Garden Route’, enjoying a safari, visiting Nelson Mandela’s former cell on Robben Island and spotting penguins in their natural habitat, the highlight of the tour was a 2-day visit to Makukhanye, our partner school.
  • Four-day Music tour to Liverpool where choristers and a Senior Brass Ensemble performed at the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool Parish Church and the Metropolitan Cathedral. They also visited the Beatles Museum and the Museum of Liverpool as part of their tour.
  • Salamanca, Spain, where Year 6 spent their mornings experiencing intensive Spanish lessons and in the afternoons, they discovered the city, putting their linguistic skills into practice by speaking to locals, exploring cathedrals and enjoying delicious tapas.
  • Rome and the Bay of Naples, where Year 8 immersed themselves in the Classical world.
  • Mayrhofen, Austria, where pupils spent a week learning how to ski or improving their technique.
  • An outdoor camping holiday in the Ardèche, France, where Year 7 enjoyed team building and water based activities.

Recent day trips have included:

  • Marshall Aerospace in Cambridge was visited by Year 4 as part of their Engineering curriculum. Pupils were encouraged to engage in and understand the engineering process as they worked in teams to build motor powered cars, experiment with parachutes to protect a water balloon and build chariots strong enough to transport teammates across the hangar.
  • Year 2 travelled to Sedgewick Museum to explore dinosaur fossils and to recognise how our understanding of dinosaurs has changed over time, and how it will continue to change in the future.
  • Cambridge Science Festival – where pupils attended a fascinating lecture full of bangs and flashes named, ‘It’s a gas’, at the Cambridge University Chemistry Department, raced battery-powered cars at the Hauser Forum and formed teams to undertake practical challenges at the regional Salters’ Chemistry Festival.
  • Year 8 travelled around The Centre for Computing History to explore the impacts of technology development, and The National Space Centre to learn about our satellites, our Solar System and the Universe.
  • The Amazon Drone Laboratory was visited by Year 6 to discover the potential of drone technology in the future, they were also given the opportunity to fly prototype models.

South Africa Tour

In July 2019, Year 7 and 8 visited our partnership school, Mukukhanye Township, in South Africa, which our pupils, staff and parents have been supporting since 2003 (and making biennial visits). Our pupils will had the opportunity to play sports such as hockey and netball against St Georges School, Woodridge School, Langa Township and Glenwood House School. They also performed in joint concerts with Rustenburg School and Makukhanye School, went on safaris, fed orphaned elephants and ostriches, and visited a variety of places such as Robben Island and Cape Town.

Through our visits and donations, we have been able to raise enough funds to significantly help Mukukhanye School: build a new school hall, create a hot food programme, purchase school equipment, redecorate classrooms and finance transportation.

Find out more about our partner school in S.Africa