Learning Beyond the Classroom
We are delighted to be able to offer a broad range of extra-curricular activities that pupils are able to participate in. Our regular trips provide pupils the opportunity to learn together in new environments and also, with pupils of different age groups. All trips are designed to enrich pupils’ understanding of the subjects they are learning as well as supporting their development in skills such as team work. We include just a few examples of our programme but many others will take place during the school year. As an inclusive school, we ensure that pupils don’t have barriers to participation and therefore, are happy to discuss with any parent how we might support in joining a trip.
Our annual water sports trip takes place around the end June/beginning of July each year. It is a twin centre setting – the Mimosa Centre in the Mediterranean and the Domaine de Segries activity centre in the Ardeche. As well as a three day exhilarating canoe descent of the Ardeche gorge, pupils will also experience windsurfing, kayaking and sailing to name but a few. Fully qualified instructions lead all activities, supervised by colleagues from The Westgate. This trip is a fantastic opportunity for pupils in Key Stage 3 to learn in a different setting and in partnership with adults and each other.
The School regularly runs a ski-trip that is open to pupils in the Upper School. Pupils of all abilities and experience with skiing are welcome to participate on this trip which is led by qualified ski instructors in partnership with colleagues from our school. Whether a beginner or experienced skier, this trip supports pupils in learning valuable skills of determination and learning together.
These are an annual events in our school calendar, taking place in the summer and involving all pupils in our Upper School. A menu of activities is open to pupils across the age groups and working within a flexible timescale.
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