Students take their learning abroad
Students recently took their education out of the classroom with two foreign trips to Berlin in Germany and the Ziller Valley region of Austria.
Between Thursday 4th and Monday 8th April, a group of Year 10 students spent four days bringing German history to life with visits to Checkpoint Charlie, the former border crossing between East Berlin and West Berlin, Brandenburg Gate, which today is seen as a symbol of the tumultuous history of Europe and Germany as well as European unity and peace, and a poignant trip to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.
Additionally, a group of students spent the first week of the Easter school holiday honing their skiing skills whilst learning about the geography of the Ziller Valley region in Austria.
Between Saturday 13th and Saturday 29th April, students from all year groups kept physically active by skiing every day on the Austrian slopes and taking part in bowling, quizzes and swimming events during the evenings.
Mark Pollard, Headteacher, commented:
"Not only are these types of trips extremely good fun and bring learning to life, but they also help the students to develop independence, create lifelong memories and allow them to experience a place that is significantly different to their homes. The students thoroughly enjoyed both trips and behaved impeccably throughout."