Much looked forward to and much enjoyed, school trips are an important part of growing up.
Educational visits enhance students’ understanding of topics studied in class providing a sense of enjoyment and hopefully a thirst to learn more. Trips usually take place within normal school hours and this year children have visited Prague Planetarium, Krivoklat Castle, Prague Airport, an Indian restaurant, the local National Park near the school, the Nature Station and Prague Old Town. Prague is a great place for school trips - there is so much to see and do that we could do a trip every week!
Senior students are able to visit the many galleries and theatres in Prague as part of their curriculum studies, especially for Science, Art and English.
Residential trips are a great way for students to learn how to become independent, mix with students they would not normally see after school and amaze themselves by what they can actually do!
All EISP students from Reception to Year 13 have the opportunity to take part in at least one residential trip throughout the year. The Krkonose mountains are a favourite destination. After several very successful trips in Primary to Spindleruv Mlyn, this summer students will be going to an eco-hotel near the Polish border for a fun-packed week including Arts and Crafts activities, team games, drama, Wind and Water science experiments, camp cooking, a trip to the glass factory and mining museum in Harrachov and, of course, the ever popular Thursday night talent show and disco.
In the Senior school, students travelled to an activity centre near Kutna Hora for a week of challenging activities organised by staff and Ceska Cesta, the Czech branch of the world-famous Outward Bound organisation. Raft building, shelter building in the woods, “Night of the Triffids” rope activities are just some of the many activities planned.
Our trips abroad are a very popular part of life at our school. In the past our students have visited many places, including the following:
- Vienna (History and German trip)
- Budapest (to take part in a Nord Anglia Education sports competition)
- Luxembourg (to represent our school at a debating competition)
- Belgrade (to work in an orphanage as a part of Creativity, Action and Service project)
- Geneva (to visit CERN – European Organisation for Nuclear Research)
- Tanzania (working with local communities as part of Nord Anglia Education's Global Classroom)
All of these experiences are linked with the development of our students in various areas such as sport, history, geography, sciences, debating, drama, ICT, English and modern languages.
We also invite specialist speakers to our school to share their experiences with our students. Recently our students enjoyed a workshop with journalists from Radio Free Europe and throughout the year benefit from listening to visiting speakers from many European Universities