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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

Trip Location Year Group Date
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