Warlingham has organised some terrific overseas school trips so far this year. Here is a flavour of the opportunities we are providing for our students, starting in January 2017:
Students studying Spanish in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 will enjoy a residential trip to the town of Salamanca, North West Spain - 22-28 January 2017. The trip offers our students a real boost to language learning. Staying with Spanish families throughout the trip, the students will attend Colegio Delibes, a Spanish language school for international students. Alongside the daily language lessons, a wide range of excursions and visits have also been arranged, designed to enrich the cultural experience and to ensure our students return with some wonderful memories of their trip to Spain.
Sixth Formers head off to CERN
A group of our A Level Physics students will be heading off to visit the CERN Laboratories in Geneva, Switzerland on 30-31 January 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to immerse themselves in the research activities at this extraordinary facility. During their stay, students will enjoy a tour of the CERN labs and particle accelerator. There will also be time for a walking tour of Geneva and a boat trip, so that students can also take in the sights of this beautiful city.
New York, New York!
The Business Studies Department has organised its 9th annual educational trip to New York for Sixth Form Business and Economic students. During the trip, which runs 7-11 February 2017, Business visits will include Madison Square Garden, Madame Tussauds, The New York Federal Reserve Bank and JoMart Chocolates. Alongside these business activities, a wide range of cultural and tourist visits have been organised, including: The Empire State Building, a trip across the river to Staten Island to view the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial Park, Central Park, Times Square and Broadway.
Our Geography Department has managed to secure an amazing opportunity for a group of students to travel to Iceland during the February 2017 half term. The trip will include a visit to the foot of Eyjafjallajökull – the volcano that brought Europe’s air travel to its knees in 2010; a full tour of the ‘Golden Circle’ including the spectacular waterfalls of Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss, the Strokkur and Great Geysir geysers and Thingvellir, the canyon where you can walk between the North American and Eurasian Plates! There will be an extended dip in the Blue Lagoon, a glacier hike and an evening expedition to the Northern Lights.
We are proud to extend our students' learning opportunities far beyond the classroom. You will be able to read trip reports, written by students, in our regular school newsletters. To see what else we have planned in 2017, please visit the School Trips and Visits section.