We believe in the importance of broadening our pupil’s horizons and making them aware of the world beyond Northern Ireland. Over the last number of years our staff have organised and led a range of school trips which have provided our pupils with the opportunity to further their education and understanding of the world.
The History department encourage trips to broaden the student’s perception of curricular topics. GCSE and A level students visit Krakow and from there Auschwitz-Birkenau to deepen their understanding of the Holocaust. The department also visit Dublin and go on tours of Glasnevin Cemetery and Kilmainham Gaol. All of the trips are well received by the students and well attended each year.
Pupils have the opportunity to put into practice what they learn in Modern Languages by taking part in trips to France. Students have enjoyed trips to St Malo, Mont St Michel, Parc Asterix, the Ulster Tower at the Somme and Paris. Trips to Normandy to see the famous Bayeux Tapestry and the D Day landing beaches of WW2, as well as the Royal Palace of Versailles have been enjoyed by many. The highlight of this trip for many is usually reserved for the last day when the groups get to visit Mickey at Disneyland Paris. Pupils get a great deal of enjoyment from these experiences, benefitting socially, culturally and linguistically.
Many of our pupils have had an unforgettable experience on our annual ski trip to Pamporovo Bulgaria. The trip has been running for over 25 years and many children have flourished on the slopes and built their confidence. The memories made on a trip like this last a lifetime.