At Eton Dorney School, we enhance our school curriculum and enrich the pupil’s learning experiences by arranging trips to places of interest during each school term. Many trips are organised to link with the topics studied by the children that term. Typical examples of school trips are: Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Museums, Theme Parks amongst many more.
The safety of pupils on school trips is, of course, paramount. The school has a comprehensive Educational Visits Policy and a full risk assessment is carried out prior to any trip. If any aspect of the trip presents an unacceptable risk, then it will not go ahead. All risk assessments are approved by the leadership team. Qualified first aid trained staff accompany pupils on school trips.
As well as the school visits, Eton Dorney offers pupils the chance to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. This enables pupils to learn new skills and build upon their social interaction skills, volunteering skills as well as physical and expeditions skills.
Pupils at Eton Dorney are also encouraged to attend the end of year residential trip. This is organized for the end of the academic year and helps build pupil’s experiences of different environments, takes learning out of the classroom, it gives opportunities for pupils to build relationships with staff and other pupils in a different environment.
Pupils are exposed to educational traditions, as opportunities arise. This allows them to appreciate art, languages and culture, which greatly informs their wider knowledge.