Educational Visits Award

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Presented to the educational establishment that can demonstrate a commitment to providing students with a range of subject specific educational visits in order to further their learning experience.

2018 Winner
Marine Academy, Devon


 Marine Academy Portsmouth

Throughout their time at Marine Primary Academy, pupils are provided with a huge range of subject specific educational visits, all of which are fully funded by the Academy at no cost to Parents/Carers. Children from Year 5 were provided with the opportunity for a once in a lifetime trip to Lapland. The Academy worked with experienced polar explorers to plan and fundraise for the trip, which combined interactive workshops with outdoor learning and confidence building.

Commended

Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Surrey
Whitworth High, Lancashire
Bishop Aldhelm's CE Primary School, Dorset
Windsor High School and Sixth Form, West Midlands


2017 Winner
Ellesmere College

2017  Educational Visits Award winner - Ellesmere College

The Monduli Green Project is close to pupils hearts at Ellesmere College. and works with several villages and five schools to support environmental, water and educational needs of three schools in Tanzania. Fourteen pupils volunteered their time to help with infrastructure projects at Sinoni, Olarash and Mtimnoja Primary Schools.

Commended

Mildenhall College Academy
Rendcomb College
Springfield School
The Link School Pallion
Matravers School


2016 Winner
Ashby School, Leicestershire

2016 Educational Visits Award winner - Ashby School, Leicestershire

"The best school trip that I have ever been on, or will ever go on". This is just one of the comments from the 27 students at Ashby School who enjoyed a school trip to China in October last year. The trip took in sight such as Tiananmen Square, the Olympic Stadium, Downtown Peking and Old Beijing, the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City and, of course, the Great Wall of China. The nine days were a ‘cultural encounter’ like no other, which saw students engaged with locals, learning snippets of mandarin, visiting a local school and exchanging questions and gifts, shopping in the street markets and eating delicacies of scorpion and grasshopper. The students were totally in awe of the whole experience. Another student summarised: “It was a fascinating country, that I wish I could have stayed in for longer.”

Commended
Springfield School, Portsmouth
LVS Ascot, Berkshire


2015 Winner
Henbury School, Bristol - GCSE Geography trip to Iceland

In April 2015, 14 intrepid Geography students from Henbury School in Bristol, who had been preparing and fundraising for the last year, finally got on the plane to Iceland. It was an unforgettable experience enjoyed by everyone, with the copious amounts of snow, the traditional Icelandic thermal outdoor swimming pool and the glacier walk being particular highlights for the students. The four days involved a trip to the Eyjafjnallajokull volcano, learning of the consequences of the 2010 eruption, the Seljalandfoss waterfall, the hot springs at Hvergerdi and Thingvellir National Park where the students saw the two tectonic plates for North America and Eurasia pulling apart.

Commended
Littleover Community School, Derby - Trip to Uganda
Holyrood Academy, Somerset  - Indian Partnership visit