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:
Italy Dublin London Barcelona Catalonia
Andalusia Madrid Rome Sicily Paris
Nice Lourdes Medjugorje Norway Austria
India Russia New Hampshire Boston New York
Trips for 2018-19
|School Proms||London||Year - All||November 2018|
|Ski-Trip||Italy||Year 9||January 2019|
|Spanish||Catalonia||Year 9||June 2019|
|Irish||Gaeltacht||Year - All||June 2019|
|International Volunteering||JPII||Year 14||July 2019|