Trips and Visits
At Crispin, we offer a wide variety of trips and visits to enrich the lives of our students. Some of these relate directly to the curriculum while others allow the opportunity to experience culture and life in other parts of the world. Enrichment Week held in July offers students a wealth of opportunities to visit new places, develop team work skills and develop a sense of community. The programme changes every year as we consider the needs of the year group. Below is a list of some of the recurring trips that take place throughout the academic year.
Year 8 go to Lulworth Cove to carry out field work in regards to geography and geology. It's an important trip that will teach students about coastlines and the impact the tides can have on an ever-changing landscape.
Year 11 geographers embark on a fieldwork visit to Bristol. Students are taken on a boat tour provided by the Bristol Packet boat company. They tour the harbour seeing how the city has changed and the redevelopments that have taken place over the years. They then spend a couple of hours carrying out an investigation into what extent the Temple Quarter development has been a success.
English and Drama GCSE students visit a regional or national theatre to see a professional production to allow them a greater insight into the texts that they are studying. This trip is essential to furthering English and Drama GCSE results.
During the February half term holiday, some Year 10 students go on a skiing adventure to a specially chosen resort in Europe.
Year 9 residential visit to Osmington Bay for an action-packed weekend of team building and activities
Year 10 Art and Photography students will be offered an opportunity to take photos and draw natural forms from life at The Eden Project. The visit includes an educational talk where students get the opportunity to learn about how Eden was built and the cross curricular work they do there. The work the students produce will go towards their GCSE Natural Forms coursework project.
Year 8 residential visit to Osmington Bay for an action-packed weekend of team building and activities.
Year 9 Art and Photography students are offered an opportunity to be introduced to some of the greatest works of Art in London galleries. The galleries vary each year but have included The Tate Modern, National Portrait and National Gallery.
Performing Arts students are given the chance to see a show or concert in London.
Year 8s visit a number of religious buildings in Bristol.
July is when Enrichment Week is held - visits include trips to theme parks, team building activities such as canoeing, trips abroad, visits to galleries, beaches and museums as well as skill building trips such as archery and surfing activities.
We also provide a programme of in-school activities to ensure the week is financially affordable for families.
We also run a wealth of other trips that are arranged throughout the school year. These trips are subject to date changes year on year but they are still frequently run.
During the February half term holiday, some Year 10 students go on a skiing adventure to a specially chosen resort around Europe.
The Lyme Regis field work trip takes place in the first year of the GCSE geography course. Students will spend time on Monmouth beach collecting data to prove whether physical processes are taking place. They will take beach transects and measure pebble sizes to compare the theory learnt in classes to the real world environment they are observing. They will also spend time learning about the sea defences that are being put in place in Lyme Regis.
The Plas Pencelli visit is an optional 3 day visit offered to year 7 students.
Friday will be spent exploring the sites of the Somerset floods in 2014 and the lower course of the River Wye between its mouth at Chepstow and Monmouth. In the evening, students will take part in settling in activities.
Saturday involves canoeing down the River Wye between Hay-on-Wye and Glastonbury. During this activity we learn about the features of the middle course and flooding. On our return to the Centre we will study more about flooding and flood prevention as well as doing other activities such as orienteering.
The Sunday activity is a Gorge walk involving jumping down waterfalls and getting very wet in a river. This will help teach students about the upper course of a river.
Students are given the opportunity to qualify for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award with hiking and camping activities arranged in the spring and summer terms.
Last Updated: October 2022