School trips are one of the things school children look forward to during their school life and the experiences and memories from them will never be forgotten.
School trips are an important part of outdoor learning opportunities, all of which provide beneficial outcomes to children with mixed abilities.
Within successful Schools curriculums are enriched by first-hand experiences, including visits locally and further afield, contributions from adults with knowledge and skills that could enhance pupils’ learning, and an extensive range of extra-curricular activities. (Ofsted, ‘The curriculum in successful primary schools’ 553. 2002.)
Being able to visit places in the countries that speak the languages students are learning is one of the best ways to immerse children and young people in the language itself. There is no doubt that it is far removed from being taught in a classroom. Young people are able to spend some time in the other country, learning much more about how the people live and work. In year 6 at The BSE all students are given the opportunity to visit the UK to experience British Culture first hand. Senior School students from year 7 onwards are also given the opportunity to visit at least one European destination during the academic year.