We believe that it is vital for young people to have a strong connection to the wider world. An understanding of different languages and cultures gives learners vast opportunities, both during their schooling and later on in life. We are fortunate to have partnerships with school in many countries around the world, some of which have lasted for decades. In addition to range of cultural learning opportunities offered within school, here are some trips that currently run on a regular basis. The programme for 2019-20 is under compilation. The exchanges booklet and application form for 2019/20 will be available in the autumn term:
Students of Mandarin participate in a language immersion course in China, visiting different cities, including Beijing.
In Years 9 and 10, students can participate in our Exchange programme with Collège Denecourt in Bois-le-Roi in the outskirts of Paris. Students experience life with a French family, as well as visit the school, the famous sights of Paris, the Palace of Fontainebleau and Disneyland Paris.
Our partnership with Hikawa High school, Yamanashi, takes students to the foothills of Mount Fuji as well as the bright lights of Tokyo. Students study Japanese in the mornings before trying out traditional and modern Japanese activities. Please follow the link below for a copy of the letter inviting students and parents/carers to the Japanese Exchange information evening:
Students of Spanish can sample the bright lights and city life of Madrid. Highlights include visiting the Real Madrid Stadium and tasting the delights of churros and chocolate. Some students choose to hone their Spanish skills in Gran Canaria, while learning to surf and soaking up the sun.