Educational Trips

 

Trip

Year group(s)

Curriculum areas that were enhanced (including SMSC)

LEGOLAND

Year 10

ICT and Business

 

Students used this trip to gain an understanding of:

  • Marketing techniques used by the theme park, and how these are effective tools to deal with competition,

  • Operations management – how the park effectively manages visitors, and uses resources to ensure smooth daily running of the park,

  • Finances – students looked at ticket prices and considered a number of factors for daily running and how these factors are managed in terms of costs, and also how the ticket prices would contribute to this.

  • Business structure – organisation and control of such a big park

 

  • Adjust to a range of social contexts by appropriate and sensate behaviour

  • Work, successfully, as a member of a group or team

  • Reflect on their own contribution to society and to the world of work

  • Show respect for people, living things, property and the environment

 

Thorpe Park

All years

Recreation trip – end of year trip

 

  • Adjust to a range of social contexts by appropriate and sensate behaviour

  • Show respect for people, living things, property and the environment.

Stitching and Knitting Show

All years

Art/DT

 

Students were able to explore the exhibition and find information regarding:

  • different materials,

  • stitching techniques,

  • technology available to help businesses create designs on their products (CAD, CAM),

  • How different techniques they had learnt in school (e.g. knitting, embroidery) are used in business e.g. clothes manufacture.

  • How people from different cultures and countries in the world use different techniques to produce clothing, home decoration etc… so that the final product is a reflection of the culture in that country.

 

  • Adjust to a range of social contexts by appropriate and sensate behaviour

  • Reflect on their own contribution to society and to the world of work

  • Show respect for people, living things, property and the environment

  • An ability to recognise and understand their own cultural assumptions and values

  • An ability to appreciate cultural diversity and accord dignity and respect to other people’s values and beliefs, thereby challenging racism and valuing race equality

  • An openness to new ideas and a willingness to modify cultural values in the light of experience

  • A sense of personal enrichment through encounter with cultural media and traditions from a range of cultures

  • A regard for the heights of human achievement in all cultures and societies

  • An appreciation of the diversity and interdependence of cultures

 

Centre of the Cell

Year 8-11

Biology, Chemistry and Careers

  • Students explored the structure of cells in an interactive setting.

  • The venue provided an array of activities that looked at different areas of science that were linked to cells.

  • This included the development and treatment for Cancer and AIDS, as well as looking at preserved Organs that have been donated for research and gained an understanding of how cell research can contribute towards the development of medicine for the cure of many diseases in the world.

  • Students attended a workshop called ‘in a heartbeat’ - this was an interactive workshop which allowed them to use role play to understand how the heart functions and why it is a vital organ in the body.

 

Careers

  • The speakers gave an insight into different career fields that they were from and the type of work they undertook on a daily basis.

  • This gave students an opportunity to understand how cell biology and chemistry can be used in various careers.

Cippenham Library

Year 7-9

English

  • In order to develop students’ literacy skills this trip was orgainsed to a local library.

  • The students were given a tour of the library, had time to explore through the range of books available and spent time reading books from a list given by their teacher.

 

 

Heathrow Careers Fair

Year 11

PHSCE

  • This gave our senior students an opportunity to visit Heathrow’s biggest jobs and Careers Fair and discover:

  • Over 50 exhibitors including top employers, colleges and training providers

  • Interactive demonstrations bringing the world of work to life

  • Information, advice and guidance

 

  • Reflect on their own contribution to society and to the world of work

 

Kew Gardens Year 7-10

Science and Geography

  • Show respect for people, living things, property and the environment.
  • Developing partnerships with outside agencies and individuals to extend pupils’ cultural awareness.
  • Adjust to a range of social contexts by appropriate and sensate behaviour
Seal Life Aquarium  All Years

Science

  • Students are given the opportunity to explore Europe's largest collections of global marine life

 

British Museum  All Years

History

  • Students are given an opportunity to explore the Museum’s curatorial and research departments

British Library – Map your World

Year 7, 8 & 9 

Geography, History, Citizenship and Art

  • Explore maps and historical documents
  • Learn to outline the relationship between countries and buildings
  • Through practical activities and creative research students uncover how layers of meaning can impact on the creation of maps and what they present
British Library – Exploring English & Ways of Reading Year 10 & 11

English

  • Students explore ways in which the author, editor and the publisher make changes to the text as well as studying in a group
Shakespeare’s Globe Year 7, 8, 9 & 10

English

  • Students have the opportunity to approach Shakespeare’s plays through the context of the Globe playhouse
  • Through practical exploration, students are able to develop an understanding of Shakespeare’s characters and stories
  • learn to engage with the text as a script for performance
The London Dungeon’s  Year 7, 8, 9 & 10

History 

  • Students learn about 18th Century Crime and Punishment and Plague in 1348 & 1665