In recent years we have offered several exciting trips which have provided excellent opportunities for students’ cultural enrichment. These are the opportunities that provide our students with the memories that will last a lifetime!
Our students enjoyed a fantastic trip to China with spectacular scenery, distinctive architecture and experienced charming hospitality. We visited all the attractions of Beijing, including the Olympic Park, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. An overnight train journey saw us arrive in Xian and an opportunity to view the significant archaeological excavation that is the Terracotta Army.
Our students have travelled to the US, visiting both Washington DC and New York City. In Washington we discovered US history, visited the National Mall, saw the Declaration of Independence, visited the US Capitol and Library of Congress, explored the Smithsonian Museums and visited Arlington Cemetery. New York saw us at the top of the Empire State, on a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, having a quiet moment of reflection at the September 11 Memorial, exploring the work of the UN and taking in a Broadway show.
Our students visit to India saw a country of economic growth and potential, with rich heritage and traditions. India is increasingly influential and had so much to teach our students. They undertook a fascinating journey through the country and discovered a way of life that ranges from yesteryear to today. Students soaked up the beauty of iconic temples, palaces and breath-taking scenery. They were excited to be visit Old and New Delhi, The Taj Mahal in Agra, The pink city of Jaipur and the holy city of Amritsar, with the stunning Golden Sikh Temple.
The students spent their days on the sundrenched pistes of the Nassfeld ski area developing their confidence of skis. Their slogan of “Nassfeld: Nice Surprise” certainly lived up to its billing with the fantastic variety of terrain to keep all abilities happy and challenged for the week. While the first time skiers were learning their craft on the beginner slopes at 2000m above sea level (possibly the best views for any beginner to learn with), the more intermediate and advanced skiers were trying to negotiate their way down the infamous “Carnier Ski Run” – a 9km stretch of piste that generates leg burn in the best of skiers!