Educational Trips and Visits
In St. Mary’s, we recognise the importance and value of providing pupils with opportunities for learning outside the classroom.
Educational visits and trips are one way by which we provide such learning experiences for our pupils. The first-hand, practical experience of learning that is possible through educational visits and trips can help to make subjects more vivid and interesting for pupils and enhance their understanding of the world around them.
Through the educational visits and trips we offer, we aim to:
- complement or extend the learning which occurs within the classroom;
- contribute to the personal, social and emotional development of pupils;
- enhance the cultural and/or intellectual development of pupils; and
- broaden pupils’ horizons by giving them the chance to visit new places, meet new people and experience different cultures and lifestyles.
Each year, pupils in St. Mary’s have opportunities to participate in a wide range of day trips, including fieldwork trips, industrial trips, and arts and cultural trips. Additionally, a number of residential trips are organised on an annual basis, including ski trips, theatre trips, religious trips and sporting trips.
In recent years, St. Mary’s pupils have enjoyed school travel to destinations near and far, including places such as:
Dublin Donegal London Barcelona Catalonia
Andalusia Madrid Rome Sicily Paris
Nice Lourdes Medjugorje Norway Austria
India Russia New Hampshire Boston New York
Trips for 2014-15
|School Proms||London||Year 9 and 10||10 – 11 November 2014|
|Ski-Trip||Austria||Year 9 and 14||17 – 23 December 2014|
|Spanish||Madrid||Year 12||15-20 June 2014|
|Spanish||Catalonia||Year 9 and 10||16-20 June 2015|
|International Volunteering||Saphara||Year 14||2-18 July 2015|
Proposed Trips for 2015-16
|Rugby World Cup||London||Year 12||September 2015|
|Ski-Trip||Austria||Year 9 and 14||9-16 January 2016|
|Drama / Music||New York||Year 12, 13 and 14||February/March 2016|
|iDiscover China||China||Year 14||28 June – 8 July 2016|
|Euro 2016||Paris||Year 10||June 2016|