Trips back on timetable for studentsPosted: 15th June 2022
Students have been able to return to day trips and holidays with their classmates after pandemic restrictions put a stop to them.
Recent trips have included Year 7 watching Frozen the musical and Year 11 drama students watching The Woman in Black in London’s West End, Year 9 science students visiting The Natural History Museum, and Year 10 history students completing the Jack The Ripper Tour in London.
Sarah Power, enrichment lead, said: “School trips have been allowed again since September, but the pandemic continued to hit staffing and student numbers until more recently.
“It is huge that we have now been able to bring trips back. Young people have been missing out on so much.
“We are working very hard to make sure these opportunities are given to students as they may not be able to get them at home. Trips like these are expensive for whole families, so being able to go on them with school – often at a reduced rate – is a wonderful opportunity. We have children living in this area who have never been into London. They are so excited to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament on these school trips.
“Young people missed out on this for two years and only had access to virtual visits. We are so pleased they can now get out and meet other children and represent their school.
“School is not just about exams; it is about experiences we have within school and doing these amazing things. It is huge to be able to go and see these things with their friends. School trips are vital and it is important we are able to give these opportunities to our children, so they can explore their interests and passions and decide on their future paths.”