Learning beyond the confines of a classroom is a crucial element of education and we are extremely fortunate that we have access to some of the most amazing resources by being situated in Beijing.
Learning beyond the classroom is a key part of our students’ development and we have no shortage of inspiring, educational, cultural and fun options for school trips here in Beijing. From a visit to Sky News Broadcasting Service to the Great Wall of China we make sure our trips are relevant, linked to topics and enhance the students’ learning. Trips help to bring learning alive and provide children with a practical perspective on what they are learning in the classroom.
Key Stage 2 also has overnight residentials during the year. These are an integral part of their school experience and foster independence, teamwork and confidence. These usually take place during the summer term. Previous residentials include hiking and camping at the Great Wall; visiting the Terracotta Warriors in Xian; exploring China’s rich history in Pingyao and exploring the world of Genghis Khan in Inner Mongolia.
Whether the children go on a school trip for a morning or a week long residential, full risk assessments are conducted prior to the visit taking place, ensuring that even the most exciting and challenging activities are well-prepared, managed and safe for all.