Trips

Travel presents an excellent opportunity for children to broaden their horizons, experience different cultures and peoples, learn to live together with friends outside the home environment and have a great deal of fun too.

The school provides many opportunities for children to travel overseas and also within the UK. Most school trips are well established and operate on a regular basis.

  • Cricket Tour: Each year we select a squad of senior boys and offer them the chance to play cricket overseas. Destinations have included Grenada, Kenya, Barbados and South Africa.
  • Ski Trip: Every few years the school runs a ski trip during the February half term. For the last four trips the destination has been Quebec and Niagara Falls and we are running the trip again in February 2018. The trip includes skiing at Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham, a morning at Valcartier Snow Park and a visit to the world famous CN Tower in Toronto.
  • Greek Trip: We have run 14 successful trips to the well placed resort of Tolon in the Peloponnese, where the children were able to visit many sites of great interest including Olympia, Mycenae, Epidauros, Nauplion, Mistra, Ancient Corinth and the Acropolis.
  • French Trip: At the end of August the Year Eight boys visit Chateau de la Baudonniere in Normandy. The idea behind the trip is for the boys to immerse themselves in the French language in a friendly, supportive environment for a week. There are also visits to a British War Cemetery and the Bayeux Tapestry.
  • UK Trips: There is also a series of residential school trips nearer to home and there are leavers' trips for senior boys and girls in the summer term. Newland House Choir have spent an Easter weekend on tour in Bruges which also included a concert in Ghent Cathedral and more recently in Paris and Salzburg where they sang at the famous Church of St Michael Mondsee (the venue for the wedding in the film The Sound of Music).

For these trips to operate as successfully as they do we rely on the dedication, expertise and enthusiasm of numerous members of the teaching staff who give so willingly of their time.