School Trips

Junior Music Residential

Published in Year 7 Trips  |  Year 8 Trips  |  Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Friday 31st January 2020 to Sunday 2nd February 2020

This weekend trip (Friday after school to Sunday afternoon) is a chance for our Year 7, 8 and 9 junior musicians in the Junior Band and String Ensemble to make music, socialise and have fun.

Typically, coach travel is provided to the accommodation, which is The Stableside Hostel at York Racecourse and whilst the children are there, we take the opportunity for outdoor games in and around the racecourse, a 10 pin bowling trip, cabaret and DVD night, Sunday morning worship and of course lots of rehearsal time. The weekend culminates in a Sunday afternoon concert, to which parents are invited. The trip is very well established and usually has an uptake of between 60 – 70 students.

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Ski Trip

Published in Year 12 Trips  |  Year 13 Trips

Residential Trip from Saturday 15th February 2020 to Sunday 23rd February 2020

Each year Year 12 and 13 students have the opportunity to spend a week skiing in a chosen European resort. The ski trip caters for students of all abilities: beginners learn together on the nursery slopes before heading further up the mountain, whilst more experienced skiers developed advanced techniques including skills required to master off-piste terrain.

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Salamanca

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 24th February 2020 to Friday 28th February 2020

The week after February half term around 25 Year 12 students set off to Spain for a week-long trip. In Salamanca students stay with a host family and attend 4 hours of classes every morning at the renowned ISLA language school located in the heart of the historic town centre. The course mirrors A level Spanish and is taught by Spanish teachers entirely in target language. After an essential siesta, afternoons and evenings are given over to activities such as: a salsa dance class; a tapas tour; a debate about bullfighting with the president of the Salamanca Bullfighting Association; a ‘Mikro-teatro’ drama presentation; a paella meal … and much more. A day spent in Madrid at the end of the trip takes in all the key sites and some retail therapy.

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Year 12 and 13 Trip to Cologne Language School

Published in Year 12 Trips  |  Year 13 Trips

Residential Trip from Sunday 1st March 2020 to Friday 6th March 2020

The trip has proved to be a very valuable and enjoyable experience for our students learning German with 4 hours’ tuition per day at the Language School in Cologne. German teachers will teach our students.

German is spoken throughout the trip and as such, it will be a very immersive experience. In addition to the time spent studying, there will be organised afternoon activities such as a tour of the city, several meals out in typical German restaurants, an outing to Bonn and its superb Haus der Geschichte museum and visits to Cologne’s unforgettable Gestapo museum and the excellent city zoo. There will also be limited shopping time available in the fully pedestrianised city centre. Accommodation is in a local youth hostel.

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Year 12 Nantes, France Work Experience

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Sunday 15th March 2020 to Sunday 22nd March 2020

We are pleased to offer the exciting opportunity of French Work Experience. This gives pupils the unique opportunity to develop their linguistic competence whilst also gaining invaluable work experience and giving a unique insight into French life.

The potential for linguistic progress is enormous, particularly with listening skills, and we have seen evidence over the past 25 years of the huge strides taken in inter-personal skills and general self-confidence by students that have taken part in similar trips. Feedback from higher-education interviews makes it clear that the scheme attracts a great deal of attention to participants when applying for universities or subsequent employment.

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Loch Eil

Published in Year 10 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 2nd March 2020 to Saturday 28th March 2020

In March pupils have the opportunity to go on a 7 day residential course to Loch Eil in Scotland based in a centre close to the foot of Ben Nevis. This is regarded as one of the most challenging and rewarding activity courses, which should appeal to anyone who has an interest in the outdoors. Great emphasis is put on the personal development and confidence building aspect of the activities that are undertaken.

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Australian Exchange

Published in Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Saturday 7th March 2020 to Monday 6th April 2020

We run an Australian Exchange with Carey Baptist Grammar School in Melbourne and this is now a well-established exchange and continues to be highly successful.

Each year the reciprocal exchange takes place in February and involves St Aidan’s students going to Melbourne to stay with individual host families for 4 weeks. The Australian exchange partners return to Harrogate in May to stay with the St Aidan’s students, also for 4 weeks. Please note the students travel by air to Australia unaccompanied and are met in Melbourne by members of Carey Baptist Grammar School.

Whilst the students spend a large part of the time on the exchange in Carey Baptist Grammar School, the focus of the exchange is more about developing independence, improving social skills and experiencing cultural diversity through travel.

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Berlin

Published in Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 8th June 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

This Year 9 Trip to Berlin gives students the opportunity to explore Germany’s capital, which dates to the 13th century. There is so much to see and do in Berlin – from fascinating heritage sites and impressive architecture, such as Reichstag Parliament building, to making your own chocolate and films! There is something for everyone.

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Valkenburg

Published in Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Sunday 7th June 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

This is an excellent opportunity for both boys and girls with a particular interest in football and hockey to combine 3 fixtures with local clubs with sightseeing in the surrounding area.

Based in the cosmopolitan town of Valkenburg, close to the borders of Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, visits across the borders makes this a truly ‘European’ trip. One such trip is into Germany to visit its largest theme park Phantasialand, with fantastic roller coasters and rides not for the faint hearted!

 

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Rhine, Germany

Published in Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 8th June 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

This is an exciting opportunity for Year 9 students to visit one of the most breathtakingly beautiful parts of Germany, to discover the cultural highlights of the region and for those learning German to improve their speaking skills.

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Amsterdam

Published in Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 8th June 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

This is a wonderful opportunity for Year 9 students to travel to Amsterdam – the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk.

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Sorrento

Published in Year 9 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 8th June 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

This five day trip to Italy provides an opportunity for Year 9 students with an interest in geography to see how tectonic activity has created a unique enviroment and how volcanic activity has impacted on people. It also provides the opportunity to look at how landscape and climate influences the way of life and economy of the area.

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Liverpool and Formby Coastline

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Wednesday 17th June 2020 to Thursday 18th June 2020

Each year our Year 12 Geographers take a trip to the city of Liverpool and Formby coastline. Students visit this area for two separate days of data collection for their MEA project, to look at the regeneration in Liverpool City Centre and the sand dune system on the Formby coastline.

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Salamanca

Published in Year 10 Trips

Residential Trip from Sunday 21st June 2020 to Friday 26th June 2020

For Year 10 students studying GCSE Spanish there is a visit in February to a language school in Salamanca with four hours of Spanish tuition each day. Students will stay with host families in pairs or threes on a full board basis. There are organised activities such as a tour of the City, a salsa dance class and a trip to the nearby mountains.

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Cologne

Published in Year 10 Trips

Residential Trip from Sunday 21st June 2020 to Friday 26th June 2020

In June there is a trip to Cologne in Germany for students in Years 10 and 12 with a visit to a language school with four hours of German tuition each day. Students will stay in a hostel with organised activities which will give a real taste of German life, including visiting a chocolate factory, a science museum and a tour of the city.

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Nice

Published in Year 10 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 22nd June 2020 to Saturday 27th June 2020

Year 10 Language students are given the opportunity to study at the renowned France Langue Language School in Nice. Not only is this trip intended to offer extra assistance to those taking

the GCSE exam, but it also offers children the opportunity to experience French culture first hand.

During the week, students will have intensive classes taught by talented and inspiring native speakers whilst enjoying the hospitality of a typical French host family. Classes will run for 4 days with 3.5 hours tuition per day.

Nice, the Queen of the Riviera, is a beautiful city and is one of the best known in France. Students will be allowed limited supervised free time for relaxation and shopping and excursions to Monte Carlo and the medieval town of Eze.

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London – Politics, Economics and History Trip

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 29th June 2020 to Friday 3rd July 2020

Each year a group of about forty students from across the Associated Sixth Form enjoy a three day Politics, Economics and History trip London in July.  The centre-piece of the trip is always an excellent guided tour of the Palace of Westminster. Following the tour, the local MP for Harrogate meets the students for a question and answer session. We have often been taken to the magnificent St Stephen’s Chapel below Westminster Hall, and sometimes we have been invited onto the Commons terrace. Apart from Parliament the Politics and History students visit the Churchill War Rooms, while the Economics students are taken on a walking tour of Canary Wharf. In between we usually manage to fit in visits to the Imperial War Museum, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Cathedral. In the evenings we go to two West End shows.It is always a memorable trip, enjoyed by everyone. It is highly recommended for anyone studying Politics, Economics or History in Year 12.

 

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Iceland

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 29th June 2020 to Friday 3rd July 2020

Each year the Geography department offer the opportunity for Geography and Geology students from the Associated Sixth Form the chance to visit Iceland. The trip runs after the AS modules have finished during the enrichment period (normally early July).  Last year’s trip went for four nights which allowed students to see some of Iceland’s main geographical sights. Around thirty students normally come on the trip, it is a perfect trip for students interested in Geography, Geology and the great outdoors!

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London – Technology Trip

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 29th June 2020 to Friday 3rd July 2020

In July, the Design Technology Department offers Food, Textiles and Product Design Year 12 students a trip to London. Each group will focus on the opportunities the Capital has to offer, giving students a great opportunity to enhance further their learning, understanding and enjoyment of their course. We have selected a number of visits to give an insight into the diversity of design and technology together with subject specific activities to broaden learning and to develop in more depth their understanding of future trends.

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Creative Writing Week Residential

Published in Year 12 Trips

Residential Trip from Monday 29th June 2020 to Saturday 4th July 2020

For many years now, the Associated Sixth Form has been taking students to a writing centre for a week in the Summer term to develop their writing skills.  The centre used is Ty Newydd at Criccieth – the National Writers’ Centre for Wales, and also the former home and final resting place of David Lloyd George. The purpose of the week is to work in a creative environment with professional writers: novelists and poets and is particularly suited to any student wishing to take an arts-based degree including Drama and, obviously, Creative Writing.

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