Educational visits and trips are for many people the best remembered part of their school days. At Notre Dame we strive to ensure that our girls have many opportunities to create memories which will last them a life time. In our view educational visits have a hugely beneficial impact on the learning of our girls. By taking the learning beyond the classroom our students have the opportunity to experience rather than just read or hear about what they study.
These tend to be day trips to venues such as:
Theatre, Farm, BirdWorld,
Junior girls experience a wide variety of day trips including: Theatre, Art Galleries, Outdoor Learning Centres and Theatre Workshops
Residential trips such as our adventure holidays and ski trips helps generate the strong community spirit which exists within Notre Dame.
The girls from Year 4 begin to experience their first residential trip which is the CampOut in the school grounds
Year 5 attend PGL and also have the opportunity to go on the Easter Ski Trip to Austria
Year 6 spend a week in France at Château de la Baudonnière and also have the opportunity to attend the Easter ski trip to Austria
Walking the battlefields of the First World War, measuring the flow of rivers and viewing the Hadron Collider in Cern all bring a new dimension to students’ understanding of their learning. Aside from the academic enhancement which trips bring, they also provide an opportunity for the girls to get together socially. Residential trips such as our adventure holidays and ski trips helps generate the strong community spirit which exists within the school. Our annual reflection days bring a spiritual dimension to our girls’ trip experiences and teach them about the importance of relationships with each other and god.
It is difficult to encompass all the many visits which take place each year, but they include:
Year 7 & 8 are invited to the Easter Ski Trip, PGL, Day trips to Dover Castle, museums, Geography fieldtrips,
Language Exchange Programme: French, Spanish and German students
PGL; Various day trips to the theatre; Geography Fieldtrips; Ypres battlefield tour;
Berlin residential trip; Maths lectures and masterclasses; Science masterclasses
Have their own Ski Trip during the Christmas Holiday
Every alternate year the netball teams go on tour
Drama students attend a variety of Theatre performances
Geography students have Field Trips
Science students attend lectures
Art and History of Art students visit Florence
Language, Maths and Theology lecture days
The health and safety of our girls is always at the forefront of our minds when planning an off-site visit. This is why we have a robust risk assessment procedure which is followed for all our trips and parents are fully informed by letter before any such visit takes place. To provide further reassurance we communicate regularly with our parents through our Notre Dame Twitter account which posts pictures and updates throughout the visit. @NotreDame_Trips