Trips are a hugely important part of our curriculum at St John’s and offer our boys the opportunity to see their learning in a broader context. They are used both to introduce topics but also to consolidate boys’ understanding at the end of a topic.
Trips can, and very often are, purely of a curricular nature and all departments organise regular trips in this manner. However we also organise trips to support the boys’ cultural awareness and as a result regularly visit London to see plays, operas, ballets and art galleries.
In Year 4 , boys spend 2 days in York as part of their History topic.
In Year 5 boys and their fathers spend a weekend at a Bushcraft event, sleeping in their own shelters and ‘living off the land’.
In Year 6 the boys travel to Belgium for 4 days as part of their study of World War I.
In Year 7 they visit both Paris and Normandy as part of a joint RE, History, Art and French trip.
In Year 8 boys visit the Isle of Wight as part of a joint Science and Geography trip and later in the year, Devon for their annual leavers’ outdoor activity week.