Each Secondary department is encouraged to take learning beyond the walls of the school through curriculum-related trips. In the Secondary School, we offer the opportunity for our students to enjoy an annual residential trip with their respective year groups.
Trips take place both in Russia and abroad over a one-week period. This opportunity is of great benefit in supporting independence, maturity and self-esteem and for many students is the highlight of the academic year.
Previous residential experiences have included kayaking adventures in the Ardeche, outward bound adventures in Lake Baikal, safari and cultural exchange in Tanzania and charity work in Cambodia. In Key Stage 4 and 5, opportunities are more subject-based and relate directly to studies.
Every effort is made by the organising staff to share information (initially at the Meet The Teacher evening) and costs at an early stage with parents. We hope that all students will be able to attend. For those that are not able to go, a topic-related program is offered at ISM during the residential week.
For those students that enjoy a real challenge, we offer the opportunity to complete the International Award at bronze, silver and, for those exceptionally committed students, gold level. These awards are designed to enhance the life experience of students through personal challenge and work in the community.