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Trips and Residential Visits

The Junior School has had the opportunity to participate in a great number of trips this year. The Upper School have already enjoyed visiting the Black Country Museum and the Malvern Centre. This is coupled with regular visits to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The Lower School have combined numerous trips with their work in both English and History. As such they have visited Warwick Castle, Coventry Cathedral and St. John’s Museum for Roman and Anglo-Saxon days and have participated in a historic walk around Warwick.

Trip to Blists Hill

Annual trips include

Year 3

RSC Theatre trip (Performing Arts)
Walk around Warwick (Geography)
Birdland (Science)

Year 4 

Blackwell Adventure - 3 day residential
Hazard Alley (PSHE)
Warwick Castle (History)
Chedworth Villa (History)

Year 5

Jaguar Land Rover (DT/Computing)
French trip - optional residential week in the Summer holidays

Year 6

Blists Hill (History)
Blenheim Palace (History/Geography)
Jaguar Land Rover (DT)
Towers Residential Week - North Wales

Outdoor Adventure Club regularly go off site to local woodlands for Bushcraft activities.
Choir Trips- Young Voices, singing at Blenheim Palace (all year groups involved)
Ski trip- optional in the Easter holidays, open to Year 4 - Year 6.

Residential Visits

Our staff are committed to providing high quality opportunities for boys to enjoy challenges and opportunities beyond the classroom. Residential visits are key stepping stones to independence as the boys learn to organise themselves for the day ahead. Our programme provides genuine opportunities for team building as boys learn to value the contribution of others. The boys develop many new skills becoming more confident and assertive.

Year 4 boys begin the Autumn Term with a three day residential to Blackwell Court near Bromsgrove. Camping in the tented village, the boys take part in a range of outdoor adventures and challenges. Highlights of the visit include a high ropes challenge, a 200 metre zip wire and a camp fire. The visit helps develop key skills such as teamwork and ensure that all the boys, particularly those new to the school, are fully integrated into the year group.

Year 5 boys have the opportunity to visit Normandy towards the end of the summer holidays staying at a gîte in the village of Le Fougeray, a few miles east of Le Mont St. Michel. The boys enjoy opportunities to try activities such as archery, sand-yachting, kayaking and bike rides. Cultural visits include walking across the Bay of St Michel to visit the Mont. There are opportunities to practise their spoken French as well as a visit to view the Bayeux Tapestry.

In October 2017, boys from Year 5 and 6 headed to Jersey to take part in a sports tour. Staying four nights, the boys played three matches as well as making several visits including to the Second World War Tunnels, an indoor water park, to Jersey Zoo and a ferry trip to an Elizabethan castle.    

Our Year 6 boys spend a week away in the Welsh mountains at Towers Outdoor Centre near Betws-y-Coed. Following their entrance exams, the boys will spend the week climbing, canoeing, gorge walking and caving as well as taking part in night time activities. The ‘Towers’ week provides many real challenges for the boys providing opportunities for leadership, teamwork and personal growth.

Our rich programme of visits is further enhanced by an opportunity to join the annual ski trip involving all pupils within the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation. With the many opportunities on offer, we are confident that the boys will leave the Junior School ready for the challenges of Warwick Senior School.