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Wymondham High Academy

School Trips

"While it is possible to learn some basic concepts in class, there is no substitute for real experience in the wider world. School trips provide a great opportunity for pupils to gain such experience and face a range of challenges that can contribute significantly to their personal development" - The Guardian. 

Wymondham High Academy organise the following trips for students so that their learning is supported further:

Iceland - Geograph

The trip to Iceland is open to year 10 - 13 Geography students. Lasting for 5 days, students get the opporunity to have guided tours of some of the most impressive geographical landscapes of the world. Their visit includes exploding geysers, walking behind the huge Skogarfoss waterfall and getting an opportunity to visit a glacier, tour a geothermal power plant, see the impressive beaches and lounge in the thermal pools of the Blue Lagoon, as well as stand between two tectonic plates. Students are able to explore environments they cannot see at home and experience at first hand the processes, features, and issues they learn about in the classroom. 

Paris - Maths and Science

Year 9 learners get the opportunity to come face to face with speakers who are specialists in their field at our Maths LIVE! or Science LIVE! conference - all whilst enjoying the magic of Disneyland® Paris!  As part of this immersive event students take part in park challenges covering the fundamentals of maths and science at KS4 in a practical and fun way. 

Cromer - Art 

At the start of every academic year, the Art Department invites all Yr.10 Fine Art, Photography and Textiles students to Cromer for a study trip to 'kick-start' preparations for their first coursework project on the 'Environment and Natural Form.' The visit has run continuously since September 2008 and provides students with the opportunity to draw, record and seek inspiration from the beautiful North Norfolk seascape. In previous years students have visited Wells-next-the-Sea and the beautiful surroundings of Holkham Hall. The study trip allows students to immerse themselves in the landscape and understand the rich and cultural heritage of our county and coastline. The results of this visit can be seen in a diverse and exciting range of outcomes in the 'New Beginnings' exhibition held in the summer term of Yr.10.

Ski Trip

The school Ski Trip happens once a year at either February half term or the Easter holidays and is open to all year groups and all ski abilities. We travel by coach, using either the channel tunnel or ferry crossing from Dover. The journey is long (usually around 24 hours), but most students find that it isn't as difficult as they expected. On the trip, students work with an instructor for 6 days in groups of about 10 to help them improve their skiing. As well as learning to become better skiers, students will also develop independence skills as they learn to look after themselves whilst away on the trip. Every year we find that students have an amazing time and make lots of new friends from a wide range of year groups by the end of the week.

 

Past destinations for the trip include:
2020 - Kronplatz, Austria
2019 - Saalbach, Austria
2018 - Ischgl & Samnaun, Austria
2017 - Ischgl & Samnaun, Austria

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