Nothing rivals first-hand experience when it comes to firing a boy’s interest and shaping his dispositions. Whether that involves standing in front of a rare oil painting in an Italian art gallery, witnessing the horror of the Holocaust at a concentration camp, performing swing and jazz in the Caribbean or playing rugby in Australia, the experience will stay with a boy forever – giving him memories to draw on well into the future.
For this reason, trips play an important role in the culture at Sherborne. We encourage teachers to identify opportunities for boys to get out of the classroom and into the world. We make sure clubs and societies have plenty of chances to carry out visits and tours. And we timetable curriculum-related trips into the plan for the year, so boys don’t miss out on anything by going on them.
This is all a part of the full-boarding experience that is at the core of our approach. By making full use of every day in the week, we benefit from the space to enrich a boy’s education in all sorts of ways. Not only does that enhance learning, but it also fires enthusiasm – forming the habits of lifelong learning and intellectual inquiry that are a hallmark of the Sherborne experience.
The trips listed below aim to enhance and broaden our existing academic and co-curricular provision, giving the boys the opportunity to take their learning beyond the classroom. Facing new challenges, testing inner strengths, exploring new cultures and making new friends are only a handful of outcomes that can be achieved when learning outside the classroom.
For further information and to book trips for your son, please see letter from James Hull, Duke of Edinburgh & Educational Visits Co-ordinator here.
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|Michaelmas 2023||Activity||Destination||Duration||Years Open To||Organiser|
|21 - 25 Sept||DofE Gold Canoeing Practice||UK||5 days||L6 Form||Mark Stuart|
|13 - 19 Oct||French Trip to Toulouse||Toulouse||7 days||4th & 5th Form||Philip Morrow|
|14 - 19 Oct||Spanish Trip to Andalucía||Granada and Seville||7 days||4th & 5th Form||Philip Morrow|
|13 - 18 Oct||DofE Gold Canoeing Final||UK||6 days||L6 Form||Mark Stuart|
|14 - 19 Oct||Ski Racing Camp||Austria||6 days||All||David Guy|
|13 - 17 Oct||Classics trip||Rome||5 days||4th - U6 Form||Stephen Heath|
|Lent 2024||Activity||Destination||Duration||Years Open To||Organiser|
|27 Jan - 01 Feb||Ski Racing Champs||Wengen, Switzerland||6 days||All (selection)||David Guy|
|12 - 18 Feb||German Exchange||Berlin, Germany||7 days||4th & 5th Form||Judy Thurman|
|Various||Ten Tors||Devon, UK||2 days|
|22 - 26 March||DofE Silver /Gold Exped.||Wales||6 days|
|22 - 27 March||Polo Sotogrande||Spain||6 days|
|23 - 30 March||Recreational Ski||Italy||8 days||3rd & 4th Forms||Barny Allen|
|Trinity 2024||Activity||Destination||Duration||Years Open To||Organiser|
|17 - 19 May||CCF Parachute Jump||Salisbury, UK||3 days||5th, L6 & U6 Form (CCF)||Paul Wilson|
|11 - 12 May & 19 - 20 May||DofE Bronze Training & Qualifying Expedition||Local||2 days||3rd Form||Mark Stuart|
|17 - 20 June||DofE Silver/Gold Exped.||Yorkshire||5 days||4th Form/ L6th||Mark Stuart|
|30 June - 05 July||CCF||Norway||6 days||4th- L6th Forms||Rob Le Poidevin|
- Co-Curricular Aims
- Specialist Sports Staff
- Art and DT
- Ten Tors
- Outdoor Education
- Combined Cadet Force
- Societies & Clubs
- Community Outreach and Charities