IB pupils are offered many trips throughout their studies. These are not just in the UK, but around the world!
Geography students travel around the country to places like Cranedale and Bedford to see first hand the impacts of human development on the environment. In Bedford (2013) students examined the impacts of out of town retail park developments and zones of discard and assimilation. Meanwhile in Cranedale (2005) students counted pedestrians and spent a day at Flamborough Head collecting data on beach width and sediment size.
Language students get to experience the cultures of European countries with past trips including Spain, Germany and France. German students explored Berlin, visiting Radio Berlin Brandenburg and the Karneval de Kulturen. French students were offered the opportunity to complete some work experience in a French café and shop. Finally Spanish students visited the culturally rich city of Grenada, having a cooking lesson, going to the Alhambra, and visiting Seville.
IB students are offered the chance to visit the Clermont-Ferrand International short film festival. Pupils have had the chance to interview directors of some of the films shown, as well as watch around 40 films, from 21 different countries in just a couple of days!
In Spring 2007, four lucky students participated in the Model United Nations Conference in Sultan’s School, Muscat, Oman. Matt Levy, Hanna Schmidt, Ellie Albrow and Dom Moore represented not just the school but also countries from around the world. Topics of debate included climate change, water-borne diseases and traditional medicine and the debates were held according to UN rules and laws.