Trips and Residential
Year 7 Residential
All of Year 7 are taken away for the weekend early in September to the Kingswood Activity Centre 2007 - while on the residential students work on developing their ICT skills through the use of multimedia software such as Dance Ejay and develop teambuilding, communication and interpersonal skills through the outdoor activities they do over the weekend
Year 8 Camp
The main residential experience that all students undertake is the year 8 camp. This has been central to the personal and social development programme of the Academy since it began. The students camp from a Monday to Friday in the Lake District, next to the shores of Lake Coniston, usually in late June.
It is fundamental when studying the Humanities subjects our students explore the ways in which their studies are relevant in the everyday world. Learning is empowered by the curiosity and independence which field studies stimulate. All our field studies are planned out with students learning at the centre. We follow Academy policy to ensure our students are safe and secure at all times.
Geography & History - Skipton allows students to investigate Skipton Castle and develop their field work skills in Geography
RE - Students visit the local church to develop their understanding of the Christian faith and religious worship
Geography - Football Stadium - helps students understand globalisation and big businesses! Also students make use of the department data logging equipment to conduct a micro-climate investigation around the Academy
RE & History - Students visit Saltaire to investigate the model village of Sir Titas Salt and then visit a Gurdwara to witness equality in action
Geography - Theme Park Study to support students investigations into Tourism
Geography - Rainforest Experience - innovating day with guest speakers and workshops showing students how they can help save the world!
RE & History - Beth Shalom - students visit the Holocaust Centre which enhances their understanding of this important historical event from different perspectives
Geography - Students attend both Malham and Bridlington in order to conduct research in preparation for their GCSE coursework
History - Thackray Museum visit consolidates students' learning on the Medicine Through Time course. On the Fountains Abbey visit students investigate the clues about Medieval life for their coursework. A visit to Jorvik for our Pilot GCSE students helps them to prepare for their open book exam
History - Imperial War Museum & Eden Camp visits support students with their work for the new History Pilot course
History - bi-annually students visit the Ypres to extend their understanding of key historical events, this is a joint visit with English
RE - students attend various A Level Seminar to support their studies
Sociology - students attend conferences by the Chief Examiners to prepare them for their exams