TRIPS 2013 - 2014
Dear Parents, Carers and Students, We see trips and visits as a crucial part of the Catmose experience offering opportunities to develop independence and wider skills that go alongside experiencing a different culture and experiences that are not possible within the confines of a classroom. We are aware however that the costs of such trips, which are beyond what we deliver as our compulsory curriculum, need to be managed and planned for. In order to help parents, we have created a brochure which gives a detailed overview of all the trips and visits on offer for our students in 2013 â€“ 14. This offer follows an outstanding year of trip opportunities, including the Ghana expedition, seeing Matilda in the West End and residentials in Spain and France. For the first time in this brochure we see stalwart trip provision such as Kingswood for year 8 and the Holocaust Memorial Museum for year 9 remain on offer, with new trips including indoor skydiving, Shakespeare at Tolethorpe and Berlin being featured for the first time. For each trip, the numbers of places, year groups, approximate dates and cost have been included to allow families to plan for the year in advance. More detailed information will be sent out by the individual trip leaders as we move through the year. Trips requiring deposits are marked with an asterix.
Stuart Williams Principal
GEOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mr Kelly Geography 11 ÂŁ20 30 September 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW This trip to the North Norfolk Coast will allow students to investigate features of the coastline. Students will travel by coach and conduct a range of investigations throughout the day. These will have been prepared prior to leaving for the trip. CURRICULUM LINK This trip is required for completion of GCSE Geography coursework.
WILDS LODGE MUSIC FESTIVAL Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mr Sammy English, music and drama 30 students from year 9 Nil Late September 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW This trip is an opportunity for students with a musical talent to perform and compete at a local music festival. As a number of categories were won by Catmose College students last year, this will be an opportunity to defend our titles while gaining excellent experience of performing in the public domain. CURRICULUM LINK Students considering taking, or on a key stage 4 music course should aim to be involved in this trip in order to gain skills in performance.
RIVERS FIELD TRIP Staff Name: Team: Year group(s): Expected cost: Week Beginning:
Mrs McPeake HMFL 45 year 7 students ÂŁ45 14 October 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW This will be an opportunity for students to experience field work on rivers during their study of this scheme of work. A variety of fieldwork techniques will be learned and developed including observation, analysis and map reading. CURRICULUM LINK This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn practical Geography skills.
RICHARD III: HERO OR VILLAIN? Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Green English, music and drama 40 year 8 students £40 October 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW After studying Shakespeare’s Richard III, students will decide, using evidence from the play and from the trip to Leicester’s medieval Guildhall Museum, whether Richard III was a hero or a villain. This trip will give students an idea of how Shakespeare’s interpretation of the King compares to his real life persona. CURRICULUM LINK While this trip is not essential for students studying English GCSE it is an excellent local opportunity to widen their understanding of the topic.
TUDOR DAY AT BURGHLEY HOUSE, STAMFORD Staff Name: Team: Year group(s): Expected cost: Week Beginning:
Karen Labsvirs DSP DSP £11.00 approx 15 students 18 October 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW You will be given a tour of the house and gardens and will find out how people lived in Tudor times. You will be given the opportunity to take part in a Tudor banquet and will learn about the table manners and food eaten by both the rich and poor. You will act as a member of the jury in a trial to determine why Henry VIII had so many wives. CURRICULUM LINK This trip will build on the DSP curriculum for students within the provision, enabling them to build their understanding of this period of history and take part in role play.
PHOENIX FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA Staff Name: Team: Year group(s): Expected cost: Week Beginning:
Lisa Woods Design and Technology 10/11 ÂŁ10 Term 1
TRIP OVERVIEW This trip will give students the opportunity to gain primary research for their Graphics GCSE major project. Students will be able to take photographs, research existing merchandise, talk to Phoenix Team and visit the Cube Gallery. CURRICULUM LINK Primary research for GCSE major project, this trip is very important in ensuring students have the resources they need to complete their assignment.
FRENCH TRIP TO THE OPAL COAST * Staff Name: Team: Year Group: Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Miss Weightman HMFL 40 year 8 students ÂŁ205 October holiday
TRIP OVERVIEW This popular trip is on offer again for students in year 8. The cost covers all travel, accommodation, food while away, excursions and activities and students will also be able to bring a small amount of spending money. While away students will test their reading and map skills to navigate the local town, take a trip to a snail farm and sweet factory and discover life under the sea in the largest European space dedicated to the sea. CURRICULUM LINK The trip will include a visit to a French market where students will purchase and present their lunch on a group budget. The trip is an ideal opportunity for students to use and develop their speaking and understanding of the French language.
OPAL COAST TRIP 2012
“In my opinion the French trip was lots of fun and gave us a good idea of French culture. I really enjoyed the snail farm, the snails were really nice and garlicky and it also gave us a chance to use our French. Did you know that the French eat around 14 000 snails every year?” Olivia Wilson
“One of the days, we had to go to a French market and buy our own lunch. We finished early and went into a lovely, warm café for a hot chocolate to get out of the rain. This helped us with our French and made me more confident to talk French with people in the public or a café” Josephine Geraghty
WEST END SHOW Staff Name: Team: Year Group: Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Mitchell English, music, drama 40 year 11 students £40 Late October 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW This opportunity to see a show in the West End will be confirmed nearer the time. Typically the trip departs from College at 2.30pm and returns at 1am. CURRICULUM LINK This is an opportunity for year 11 music and drama students to see a production for themselves. It supports the GCSE schemes of work for these subjects and also provides an understanding of how books may be interpreted for the West End.
THE NATIONAL THEATRE, LONDON Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Green English, music, drama Approx. 40 students in Key Stage 3 £40 November 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW The Apollo Theatre in London’s West End becomes the home of a National Theatre production in 2013 as The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time makes its way to its stage. Those that pick up theatre tickets will be treated to a story adapted from the pages of Mark Haddon’s novel of the same name. It sees the character of Christopher discover the body of Mrs Shear’s dog one morning and subsequently attempt to solve the mystery of its death. Not only is it a curious mystery worth solving, it is also crucial for Christopher to succeed, as his behavioural problems have led people to suspect him of killing the dog himself. After all, he was discovered right next to the crime. CURRICULUM LINK This is an excellent opportunity for students to see a West End interpretation of a book studied in the English Literature programme of study.
INDOOR SKYDIVING Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
James Macdonald New Technology 10/11 £40 November 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW Safely fly your body at over 120MPH in the country’s largest wind tunnel. Experience the rush of free fall and learn the skills needed to really fly as you take part in indoor skydiving. Used by professional skydivers to learn specialist techniques, the wind tunnel offers the closest experience to skydiving, without the need for a plane. Under the supervision of your fully qualified instructors, you’ll make two flights in the tunnel, totalling 2.5 minutes – the same as making three regular skydives, or one skydive from 40,000ft! CURRICULUM LINK This experience will build on confidence skills as students get to try something brand new, while linking to the key stage 4 Physics curriculum.
LONDON ART & DESIGN Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Miss Reeve D&T Year 11 GCSE students £25 November 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW Students taking GCSE courses in art and DT will be invited to attend a range of London museum and gallery exhibitions most suited to their course. CURRICULUM LINK Although not an essential curriculum trip this is an invaluable opportunity to enhance student understanding of the world of professional art and design.
PERFORMING ARTS TOUR 2011
SCHOOL PROMS Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mr Sammy English, music, drama 45 students from all years £30 Mid November 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW Once again we intend to take students to the Royal Albert Hall in London to watch Schools Proms. The trip will depart from College at 2pm on the day and arrive back at 1am – a late finish but well worth it for the opportunity to see professional musicians perform in one of London’s top venues. The programme will be available nearer the time. CURRICULUM LINK While this supports the music curriculum it does also give all students with an interest in the performing arts the opportunity to see an outstanding performance.
THEATRE TRIP Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
English Team English, music, drama KS4 £35 November / December 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW The final decision of which theatre production to see will be made nearer the time of organising, once theatre programmes for the autumn are confirmed. The production will be of one of the key English Literature texts, for example An Inspector Calls, and will provide an excellent opportunity for students to see a staged interpretation of one of their key texts. CURRICULUM LINK GCSE English Literature course text links will be considered when deciding which play to attend.
CAMBRIDGE ART AND DESIGN Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Miss Reeve Art, D&T Year 10 GCSE students £20 January 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW Cambridge boasts some of the UK’s most interesting museums - many of which are home to world class exhibitions and the rarest of historic artefacts. From international exhibitions to the very best of local and UK artists, Cambridge is a hive of artistic creativity. Students who are taking GCSE courses in art and DT courses will be able to visit exhibitions and galleries most suited to their course studies. CURRICULUM LINK Although not an essential curriculum trip this is an invaluable opportunity to enhance student understanding of the world of professional art and design.
CINEMA TRIP (x2 TRIPS) Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Miss Gonda English, music, drama 50 year 8 students + 50 year 7 students £15 Early December 2013
TRIP OVERVIEW Miss Gonda will once again be organising her annual cinema trip for year 8 students. The film will depend on the most up-to-date listings but the intention is that it will be a story explored in English, music or drama lessons. Last year The Hobbit sold all 50 places in just two days. Students will be escorted by coach and the cost also includes 3D glasses. They will need to bring a packed dinner. CURRICULUM LINK This is an extra-curricular trip that will ensure students are able to see a new film shortly after its release.
YR7 THEATRE TRIP 2012
On Wednesday 9 January, 134 Year 7 students and 9 staff travelled to London on two double decker coaches. On arriving, all of the students visited the famous Pineapple Dance Studios where they were taught the choreography of the song â€˜Revolting Childrenâ€™ by members of the Matilda cast. This song, one of the most energetic in the whole musical, really kept the students on their toes and they picked up the very fast moves extremely well. After the exhausting workshop the students visited two different Pizza huts (one in the Strand and one in the Haymarket) to have lunch (as much pizza as they could eat)! The performance of Matilda started at 2.30pm at the Cambridge Theatre. Half of the cast of this musical are children and their professionalism and skill was outstanding, particularly the lead role of Matilda, played by Chloe Hawthorn. The songs, choreography and set all came together to give an energetic, magical feeling to this remarkable performance. The students came out of the theatre astounded by what they had seen and very enthusiastic as to what they will be able to create in their Drama and Music lessons.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Mitchell English, music, drama All year 7 students will be invited Approx. £70 Early January 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW The annual year 7 visit to a West End show will be to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2013-14. This trip allows students to watch a matinee performance of the show and complete a workshop with actors they will have watched. While this is a long day – leaving very early in the morning and returning late – students have historically recognised this as the highlight of year 7, long after they leave the College. CURRICULUM LINK Following the trip, all students in year 7 will begin a music and drama module where they will prepare to perform one song from the show per tutor group. Year 6 students from local primary schools are invited to attend and there will be a separate show for parents and families to attend.
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Green English, music, drama KS4 £40 March 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW Students who attend this trip will have the opportunity to take part in a workshop and watch a performance of one of the plays studied as part of GCSE English Literature. The RSC is one of the world’s best known theatre companies. It’s their job to connect people with Shakespeare and produce bold, ambitious work with living writers, actors and artists. The RSC are a world renowned ensemble company, so everyone has a part to play in creating distinctive theatre. The trip will also make the most of the day by visiting the Birthplace Museum and seeing Stratford. CURRICULUM LINK With clear links to GCSE English Literature, this trip gives students the opportunity to see a Shakespeare play performed in the city so closely associated with the playwright.
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (IWM), LONDON Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mr Hawkins and Mrs Dodd History 10 ÂŁ20 5 March 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW This visit will allow students to investigate and explore some of the archive and source material held at the Imperial War Museum about civilian life in the two world wars. Students will travel by coach to the Museum, have a guided tour of the exhibits and experience a guided learning session from IWM personnel. CURRICULUM LINK This trip is linked to the controlled assessment required by the AQA History syllabus. It is not an obligatory part of the course but is recommended for any student wishing to further their understanding of investigating archive and source material for the AQA coursework requirement.
MUSIC TASTER DAY, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mr Sammy English, music, drama 10 Gifted and Talented Key Stage 4 students ÂŁ10 11 March 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW Gifted and talented music students will have the opportunity to experience life as university students with the music faculty at the University of Cambridge. They will attend a lecture and a practical workshop which will be led by academic staff from the university. CURRICULUM LINK This trip is designed for students with the potential to take a music course at degree level. It will also give a real experience of what life at a university is like, helping students to consider their options after they leave Catmose College to continue their education.
GHANA TRIP 2012
THE BIG BANG FAIR Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mr McAvoy Science 12 year 10 students ÂŁ35 13 March 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW The Big Bang Fair 2014 will provide an excellent opportunity for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community to come together to enthuse and inspire young people about careers in STEM. The Fair will also celebrate the achievement of young people by featuring the finals of the National Science + Engineering Competition (NSEC) and its awards ceremony - where the UK Young Scientist of the Year and UK Young Engineer of the Year will be crowned. CURRICULUM LINK This trip is ideal for any students considering taking a science course at post-16 level and gives an opportunity to meet people working in the sciences.
KETTERING EISTEDDFOD 2014 Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mr Sammy English, music, drama 20 students across various years Nil Between 19 and 22 March 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW Students from Catmose College performed in and won a wide range of categories in the Kettering Eisteddfod last year and this trip will be an opportunity to defend our titles. Those selected to attend will travel to Kettering by coach and be fully briefed and prepared for competing in their musical categories. CURRICULUM LINK Performing in front of peers and judges is an essential skill for those interested in musical performance. The Eisteddfod is an excellent opportunity to develop these.
BATTLEFIELDS OF NORTHERN FRANCE AND BELGIUM * Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mr Hawkins MFL 30 year 9 students ÂŁ350 Approx. 21 March 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW We are delighted to again be running the battlefields trip for year 9 students. This residential allows students to visit the battlefields over the course of a long weekend, leaving early Friday morning and returning late on the Sunday evening. The cost of the trip covers transport, meals, accommodation and all entrances and fees including a dedicated tour guide. CURRICULUM LINK This trip will allow students to improve their knowledge and understanding of the causes, nature and conditions of the First World War which continue to have a profound influence on our national identity. The itinerary will be matched to many of the topics of the year 9 History scheme of learning and will include visits to places of interest such as the Ypres Salient and the Flanders Field Museum.
SPOTLIGHT ON DANCE Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Powell Sport 50 students across all years Nil Late March 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW Spotlight on Dance is the annual celebration of dance across all Rutland schools. Those chosen to take part representing Catmose College will spend a lesson and extra-curricular time in terms 3 and 4 preparing for the event which is traditionally performed at the end of term 4. This trip will be the culmination of the event, with a full day spent at Uppingham Theatre preparing for the eveningâ€™s performance. CURRICULUM LINK While ideal for those students taking dance GCSE this event is also a popular one for all students who enjoy dance and sports.
BATTLEFIELDS TRIP 2012
“For me, the part of the trip that I will remember for a long time would have to be the Theipval Memorial. At a distance, it is just a monument jutting out of the flat lands of Northern France but when you get close enough, every single one of the light stone blocks that make up the pillars is covered with names of men whose bodies were never found after the Battle of the Somme. 72,191 British and South African men with no known graves fill each of the pillars. None of them started the war, they just had to fight it. I felt a personal connection to Thiepval, as one of my relatives is remembered there. However, there aren’t just inscriptions, there are also graves of unknown soldiers, lining the front of the memorial. It really makes you wonder whether it was really worth all the deaths that there were.” Ben Ramsey & Charlotte Bell
ENGINEERING TASTER SESSION Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Ricketts Intervention 10 year 10/11 students Nil April 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW This half day trip to Rutland Plastics is designed to give interested students an insight into working in the engineering industry. Activities will include meeting engineers, maintaining equipment and observing design and development of prototypes. CURRICULUM LINK This event is ideal for students taking GCSE or equivalent courses in design technology based subjects. It gives an opportunity for them to network with people already working in the industry and gives an insight into the world of engineering work.
BURGHLEY HOUSE SCULPTURE GARDEN Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Miss Reeve Art, DT 56 KS3 ÂŁ15 April 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW This is an excellent opportunity for students to see contemporary sculpture in an historic setting. On entering the sculpture garden visitors are welcomed by a mixed array of trees and shrubs for all seasons, many framed with an evergreen backdrop of common laurel. These shrubs form a major structural element within the gardens, forming archways and external rooms where discreetly hidden sculptures can be found. CURRICULUM LINK Ideal for all students in art and design, this trip allows students to critique the sculptures they will see in the gardens and develop their own skills in designing and creating sculptural pieces. The itinerary will be matched to many of the topics of the year 9 History scheme of learning and will include visits to places of interest such as the Ypres Salient and the Flanders Field Museum.
EXTREME PHYSICS Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Drake Science 4 year 10 students ÂŁ63 Easter holidays 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW Selected students will have the opportunity to attend a public school to experience a range of science experiences with students from all over the country. This trip will include an overnight stay. CURRICULUM LINK Students who attend will develop their appreciation and understanding of physics.
PEAK DISTRICT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND * Staff Name: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Miss Gonda 40 year 10 students ÂŁ200 Easter holidays 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW This summer we are offering a leadership weekend in the Peak District, Gradbach Mill, where students will take part in different activities that will stretch them both physically and mentally through a variety of different and engaging activities. The students will be divided into teams where, during the weekend, each member will become a team leader for a different challenge. The cost of the tips will include all travel, all food, accommodation, instruction, leaders and insurance and the trip will be run by Venture Force. CURRICULUM LINK A purely extra-curricular opportunity, this will be a fantastic trip to allow students to develop team work, confidence and skills.
SPANISH TRIP TO BENALMADENA * Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Williams MFL 20 year 10 students £345 June 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW This trip will depart early on the Monday morning and return late on the Thursday evening. Students will fly from East Midlands airport to Malaga where they will check into a comfortable 2 star hotel. CURRICULUM LINK Students will have the opportunity to practice their Spanish, visit the Picasso museum and castle in Malaga, an old Muslim castle and have an afternoon relaxing at the waterpark.
SHAKESPEARE AT TOLETHORPE Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
D Drake DSP 10 £15 16 June 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW You will have the opportunity to watch a Shakespeare performance at a stage set in an enchanting glade, by a company of fine actors. The magic of Tolethorpe will include stunning sets and gorgeous costumes. Experience begins the moment you take your seat on a warm summer day in one of Europe’s finest open air theatres. CURRICULUM LINK Supporting and reinforcing delivery of WJEC GCSE Unit 3 ‘English in the World of Imagination’, part of the literary heritage and Entry Level English unit 6350 on ‘Exploring Shakespeare’.
THE BLACK COUNTRY MUSEUM Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mr Hawkins HMFL 45 year 8 students ÂŁ18 Early June 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW The Black Country Museum welcomes visits from school groups and provides an interpretive exhibition about the development of the industrial revolution with reference to the growth of the coal and iron industries of the local area. The Museum occupies a 26 acre open air site where historic buildings and features have been brought together to vividly create a past way of life. Students will leave the College after registration at 8.30am and return at approx. 4.30pm. CURRICULUM LINK In the summer term, year 8 students undertake a study of the Industrial Revolution with specific reference to the textile and coal and iron industries. As part of this topic and to help students appreciate its impact and the changes it brought about, this trip will take place.
THE HOLOCAUST CENTRE, NEWARK Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mr Hawkins HMFL 45 year 9 students ÂŁ15 Early June 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW The Holocaust Centre promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice, and the development of ethical values, leading to a greater understanding within society. The Centre uses the history of genocide as a model of how society can break down, and emphasises how current and future generations must carefully examine and learn from these tragedies. The Centre promotes respect for human rights, equal opportunities and good citizenship, which has greater resonance than ever in our culturally diverse society. The Holocaust Centre provides a range of facilities for people of all backgrounds to explore the history and implications of the Holocaust. CURRICULUM LINK In the summer term, year 9 students undertake a study of Holocaust throughout their Humanities lessons. As part of this topic and to help students appreciate its impact and the changes it brought about, this trip will take place part way through the course.
KINGSWOOD RESIDENTIAL 2012
“We arrived at Kingswood on a warm, breezy Friday afternoon. Everyone was very excited and anticipant. After a quick tour of the grounds and facilities from Douglas, our group leader, we were shown to our dorms. We then had to make our bed which presented a challenge to a lot of us! We then started activities on Friday, which continued throughout the weekend. The best activities for me were the ‘leap of faith’, caving and laser tag. The food was also great, there was a good variety that suited everyone’s tastes. Then we had the beach trip, in my opinion the best part of the weekend. We saw coastal defences and learnt more about their features and functions. We then had a sandcastle competition where we had to protect our castle with coastal defences such as groynes, riprap and revetments. Overall. I loved the weekend and would like to thank our teachers and instructors for making it all possible.” Matthew Hallgath
KINGSWOOD RESIDENTIAL * Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs McPeake HMFL 40 year 8 students £130 Mid June 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW We are delighted once again be organising a 4 day residential course at Kingswood Centre in Overstrand, Norfolk. We plan to leave at approximately 9.00am on the Friday and return on the Monday at about 4.00pm. Kingswood is the leading Residential Activity Centre provider, welcoming over 130,000 children each year. Their centres provide a rewarding educational programme offering many curriculum-linked modules, combined with thrilling outdoor and indoor adventure activities, with secure and controlled residential accommodation. . CURRICULUM LINK Whilst there the students will undertake some coastal field studies which support the unit of work the students follow this term in their geography lessons.
LEICESTER SPACE CENTRE Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Williams DSP All DSP students £15 per student 25 June 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW The National Space Centre has a wide variety of interactive hands-on galleries for you to explore during your visit. These galleries contain everything you need to know about Space including how stars are formed, what is gravity like on other planets and what is it like to be an astronaut? You will have the opportunity to experience a diverse range of workshops, programmes and trials that have been carefully created for you by the National Space Centre Education Team. CURRICULUM LINK This trip will allow students to improve their knowledge and understanding of the solar system, space exploration and forces. There is opportunity to enhance the visit by booking informative workshop activities that are all based on National Curriculum guidelines. For example, students can find out about forces through a Rockets workshop, the Earth and Beyond in our Earth, Moon and Sun workshop, or what an astronaut’s Life in Space is all about.
PARIS * Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Miss Weightman and Mrs Spiers HMFL, Art and Design 10 year 10 students £330 Late June 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW Students will visit the Musée d’Orsay, enjoy a river cruise on the Seine, and visit the Sacre Coeur Church, the Champs Élysées, as well as other areas of cultural importance within the city. There may be different visits for each subject area, for example Art and Design students intend to visit the Louvre whilst Languages students complete a language challenge; for students who study both subjects a bespoke timetable will be created. CURRICULUM LINK The trip will be specialised for each subject area; allowing language students to practice their language skills and experience French culture. GCSE Art and Design students will focus on investigations into artists’ work, with sketching opportunities built in. The research carried out on the trip will lead into Art and Design students’ portfolio work which counts for 60% of the marks.
BERLIN * Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mr Hawkins and Mrs Hebden MFL, History and Languages visit 30 year 10 students and year 9 students studying German £395 Late June 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW This trip will take place between a Wednesday and Saturday in June 2014. The cost will cover travel by air and hostel accommodation in central Berlin. Students will visit areas of cultural and historical significance such as the Reichstag and the Berlin Wall. The only additional cost will be for lunches and meals that fall within travel time, plus individual spending money. CURRICULUM LINK The trip will allow language students to practice their language skills and experience the German way of life and culture, whilst other activities are closely linked to the GCSE syllabus for Germany between 1918 and 1939.
PARIS TRIP 2012
THE GLOBE THEATRE, LONDON Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Green English, music, drama Approx 40 students, all years £40 Early July 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW On this trip, students will visit a replica 16th century theatre, attend a workshop and watch a performance of a Shakespeare play. Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education. Together, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance. CURRICULUM LINK There are numerous curriculum links in this visit – English and English Literature, drama and the performing arts, history and art. This will an invaluable trip for students, regardless of their age or year group.
TEMPLE AND GURDWARA VISIT Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Green Tutorial All year 7 students Nil July 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW All students will travel to Leicester by bus. They will then visit the Gurdwara and Hindu Temple in the city to understand how other faiths worship and meet. In both places of worship they will hear a short talk from the faith leader and be able to see around the building. This will allow students to develop their social and cultural awareness. CURRICULUM LINK As this trip directly relates to the Personal, Social, Health Education of students at the College, the trip has no cost. The expectation is that all students will attend unless parents choose for them to opt out.
PERFORMING ARTS TOUR * Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Mrs Mitchell and Mr Sammy English, music, drama 30 students in years 9-11 ÂŁ550 5-12 July 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW The Performing Arts Tour will travel to Europe in July 2014 (penultimate week of term). You will stay in a hotel and perform in different outdoor venues each day. The performance will be created around the skills of the students on the Tour. There will be a chance to sing, play instruments and perform mime, dance and a Stomp percussive piece. There will also be opportunities for solo performances. CURRICULUM LINK Music, Drama & Dance
LEADERSHIP YEAR 7 * Staff Name: Team: Year Group(s): Expected Cost: Expected Date:
Miss Gonda Open to all students in year 7 ÂŁ200 18 July 2014
TRIP OVERVIEW Our aim is to stretch and thus develop students both physically and mentally through a range of fun and engaging activities. Teams will gain an insight into the many strengths and weaknesses within their team; be shown how to use these strengths for the better of the team through trust and team management. Each team member will be given an opportunity to lead the team during a specific challenge and will be given constructive feedback enabling self-improvement and an insight into how these skills and knowledge can be applied in other areas of life. CURRICULUM LINK While this does not link directly the curriculum, the development of skills is the strength of this trip. Skills such as leadership, responding to and giving advice are all critical parts of becoming students with a breadth of experience.
MIXTURE OF TRIPS 2012
A night at the Proms
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
Performance at Oakham Care Home
Media trip to Oakham Police Station
Sports visit to Trent Bridge
Visiting King Richard IIIâ€™s burial site
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