We are pleased to be able offer our students a wide range of learning experiences beyond the classroom. During this academic year we have a number of residential trips planned to destinations which include the Ardeche, Berlin, Belgian Battlefields and Barcelona. There are also a wide variety of day trips planned to support the curriculum, including a Business Studies visit to Marshfield Ice Cream, GCSE Geography fieldwork day in Clevedon, GCSE Science Live and a Food Technology Visit to the Bertinet Bakery. To assist parents with planning for upcoming visits, we have produced a calendar of expected trips which can be downloaded here. The details on this document are provisional until details of the trip are finalised, at which time parents will be informed by letter. In addition, there are occasions where we have the opportunity to run a trip which is not on this calendar. On these occasions, parents will also be contacted by letter in the usual way.
Activities Week 2018
In addition to the array of trips on offer throughout the year, we also have an annual Activities Week. This year Activities Week is taking place between 25th-29th June 2018. During this week, lessons are suspended and students in Years 7-9 have the opportunity to take part in a range of enrichment activities both in and outside of school as well as the Whole School Sponsored Walk on Friday 29th. Years 10 and 12 complete Work Experience during this week.
Please find below the booklets of activities for each year group. We request that parents fill out the choices for their child by 3pm on Friday 20th April. If you have any questions or problems accessing these booklets or the online google forms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ardeche/Mimosa Year 8, 9 Trip
Please find below a kit list for the Ardeche/Mimosa trip in June;
Battlefields Year 9 Trip, 25th – 28th June
Barcelona Year 7 Trip, 24th – 30th June
Ski Trip to Italy, 9 – 17 February 2018
Mr Gann has recently sent out further information about this trip and the information powerpoint can be found below;
At Oldfield we believe in encouraging wider experiences for all students and that learning experiences outside the classroom can be the most memorable moments in a child’s school life. We offer a variety of school trips, and start in Year 7 with an activities day for each House with team building games and outdoor pursuits like archery and mountain biking. Other opportunities include a week in Barcelona for Year 7s, a Year 9 Battlefield trip, a school ski trip, a World Challenge trip to Morocco (involving hiking up the Atlas Mountains, camping and haggling in the souks!).
There are also many sporting tournaments played away though out the year. Individual subjects are always keen to run day trips; Cheddar Gorge, Dorset Coast, London and Bristol Theatre trips, Stratford on Avon Shakespeare experience and castle trips. It is thanks to committed members of staff who actively want to organise and run these trips that we are able to do so many.
‘I really enjoyed the trip as we worked as a team and communicated with our new tutor group!’
Year 7 Student
“The Munich trip gave me an insight into what it was really like in Nazi Germany. The visit to Dachau Concentration Camp made me feel a sense of connection to the people who suffered. It was one thing to learn about them in the classroom and another to actually go to the places where it happened.”
Year 11 Student
“The Year 9 Battlefields trip put the history into perspective. The massive scale of the war was clear from the size of the cemeteries and the scale of the damage we witnessed. The Last Post ceremony was a touching experience.”
Year 9 Student