At St Christopher’s, we believe that learning outside the classroom is an essential component of our curriculum.
It gives our pupils unique opportunities to develop their resourcefulness and initiative and to spend time together in an informal environment. Each trip is different. Some are directly related to the curriculum, others are designed to promote social awareness, or to enhance physical skills, self-reliance or team-working. All will extend their knowledge of the world. The common factor is that they all make an essential contribution to your daughter’s development and education in the broadest sense of the word.
We regularly take pupils on day trips to historic sites, museums, galleries, natural features and farms to support the curriculum in history, art history, geography and science. We aim to make the most of our wonderful position in striking distance of central London, and so visits are organised to iconic landmarks, such as St Paul's, the Globe Theatre, the National Gallery, as well as less well-known destinations. There are also regular theatre trips for pupils of all levels.
From Year 4 all pupils go on an annual residential trip. This starts with a three day PGL activity holiday in Year 4, and progresses to a five day residential holiday in Years 5 and 6. In recent years Year 5 has gone to Llanstefan in Wales and Year 6 has gone on a PGL activity holiday to Osmington Bay in Dorset.
We also offer an optional week-long ski trip for pupils in Years 5 and 6.