As a school we offer a number of excursions to enrich the learning experience. Foreign Travel Opportunities for organised travel abroad are frequent. For many years, the History staff have taken parties of pupils to the battlefields of Flanders. More recently, groups have travelled to the U.S.A., Italy, India, Spain and France. An increasing number of pupils are taking part in World Challenge expeditions with recent trips to South America, Africa and Asia. An exciting development has been pupil participation in the Polar Academy.
The Polar Academy was set-up in 2013 Craig Mathieson, Scotland’s greatest living polar explorer. His vision is to inspire youth through exploration and to help young people positively transform a life blighted by crushed self-confidence, anxiety and / or a lack of self-esteem. Over the past six years, Craig has worked closely with teachers to identify what he calls ‘invisible’ youths. To date, five expeditions involving pupils from a total of eleven secondary schools have experienced the life-changing methods deployed by the charity that helps participants to redefine their physical and mental limits. Over 70,000 youths have already been engaged and inspired by the charity.