Trips and Experiences
There is also a wide range of trips available to students some of which are specific to Sixth Form while others cover the four higher years. These can vary from:
UK based trips
• Academic Trips organised by a student’s academic department to support learning in that subject area. Most departments will have at least one trip per year group and these opportunities add value to the students’ learning experience.
• Sport: ISA & National championships in major sports.
• Outwards Bounds: 7 days of full-on adventure and challenge in Wales.
• Overseas: include Cultural Trips to Berlin, Skiing in the Alps and Volunteer Work in the Grass Roots Project in South Africa.
The Grass Roots Project takes our students to work in the Townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa as part of a charity project with the Calabash Trust UK, the Huckleberry Foundation and a number of other UK schools. A small number of Trinity students first went in 2010 and in July 2012 & 13 larger parties departed for two amazing life changing weeks. The students work in township schools (primary and secondary) teaching lessons in classes of up to 40 children! Outside of the classroom the students work with the local community developing sports fields and other valuable facilities like vegetable gardens to feed the students in the school. On top of the volunteer work students live on a working organic orange plantation outside of the township and have the opportunity to do game drives and visit other communities in Port Elizabeth.