Trips & Visits

Value of Chertsey High School Trips

At Chertsey High School we very much value the learning experiences that trips and visits can bring. It is important that students gain life experience and personal development. It's particularly beneficial to their learning and understanding in a specific subject by effectively using their senses.  

 

Visitors to the school

Additionally, we encourage outside speakers and groups to visit the school. A variety of science professionals have also run sessions with students to educate them on the opportunities available in the world of work.

Letters are sent to parents regarding trips and visits well in advance to allow time for payment and planning.

 

Upcoming Trips and Visits:

 

 

Trip

 

 

Duration

 

 

Activities/Outcomes

Rising Futures- Into The Wild

3 Days

Residential stay where students will have an opportunity to meet and work with other students from different schools who come together to develop team work, communication skills and resilience through a range of challenges in an unfamiliar environment.

Year 9 Spanish residential trip to Barcelona.

5 days

Students will be immersed into daily visual and spoken language, which will greatly boost their understanding of how the language is used.
They will have numerous opportunities to speak and listen to the language, giving them greater confidence to use Spanish both at home and abroad.
Students will visit various places of interest around the city, thus enriching their cultural capital and understanding of what goes on beyond their own lives and the borders of the UK.
They will experience local food and drink, and quickly grow more capable in spoken exchanges with native speakers.
Students will have the opportunity to take part in a Flamenco class, giving them the chance to do something entirely different – and quite likely engage in something quite outside of their comfort zone!
Further to this, students will gain social skills, being away from their families and interacting and cohabiting with their peers for 5 days.  For many, this will be their first time away from their families and the trip will build life-lasting memories.

Year 9/10 visit to Bletchley Park

1 day

Students gain a better understanding of how and why a computer was invented, learn about the impact of this technology on the outcomes of WWII and appreciate the importance of technological developments in both modern history and the modern day, leading to inspiring them in their own careers and aspirations

Bronze and Silver expeditions

Bronze - 2 x 2 days

Silver - 1 x 2 days, 1 x 3 days

Gives students access to a wide, rich set of experiences
Encourages all pupils – regardless of their background or academic ability – to expand their talents and interests, broaden their horizons and develop their character
Boosts confidence and independence
Gives students the chance to engage with their local community when volunteering, fostering respect for others and an understanding of the value of active citizenship
Give responsibility
Helps young people take things in their stride, take responsibility and look for solutions in problems
Gives a sense of achievement; take part in sports or physical activity more often

Local Trip for Orienteering and Map Skills

1 day

Students have the opportunity to explore the local geography and practice their skills learnt in Year 7. This trip helps students develop skills, work on Teamwork and see the cross-curricular links. It is fundamental that students understand the local geography and be able to have a sense of place and context to where they live.  

Cornwall Trip to see Eden Project (YDA Eden Project Accommodation is closed until June/July 2023 therefore this trip cannot happen till then).

3 days

The purpose is to consolidate knowledge learnt in year 7 and 8. Students will have the opportunity to practice fieldwork techniques and to build cross curricular links between Geography, Science and Maths. This is a fantastic trip for the students to enjoy a number of geographical environments at the Eden Project, practice theoretical fieldwork skills on the town and beach that they have learnt in lessons and then complete 2 activities at the Adrenaline Quarry before they depart home.

Iceland (Due to Covid, this trip will not be planned till March/April 2023)

4 days

This trip will help students discover “the land of fire and ice” where students can see and learn more about volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, ice caps, glaciers and sea ice. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to improve their geographical knowledge in GCSE Geography and develop a love of learning.  

Compulsory for Year 11 GCSE Geography Students to conduct Fieldwork as per specification. (This will not happen till January 2023 as specification has changed Fieldwork Requirements for Summer 2022 Exams).

2x1 Days

Day 1 will give students the opportunity to travel to Seaford to complete their Coastal Fieldwork. Day 2 will give students the opportunity to travel to Guildford and complete their fieldwork in two contrasting locations. This data collection is vital for any GCSE Geography student. 

Visit to the V&A Museum for sources of inspiration
for design work and further study.

1 day

Students to visit the museum and be able to see a range of ideas and concepts to encourage them to
develop their own work. Exposure to a variety of sources and understanding of how this can help them
to develop their design work. 

Visit to London's Borough Market

1 day

Students to visit the market and be able to see a range of cuisines and types of food which are available
to them. Being able to see how ingredients are used and how they can explore a range of new ingredients to create something new. 

Land and Wave - Water sports and outdoor adventure

3 days

Students travel to the epic Jurassic Coast!  3 fun filled days of water sports and outdoor adventures, with highly qualified instructors in one of the uks most beautiful spots.  Camping in group Teepees.  All meals provided.

London Musical 

1 day

D&T and Performing Arts cross curricular: Students will be able to understand the process behind set design and to be able to understand what is required of a team in order to create a functioning performance. Looking at theatrical work, music, set design, costume design and more! 

Euro 2022 England match 

half a day/ after school

Students will travel by coach to St Mary's Southampton, they will have the oppurtunity to watch a live England women's Euro 2022 game in there group stages of the England Euro 2022 competition.

Trip to leogland Resort Windsor

1 day

Offering workshops for a variety of subjects, full day entry to the resort as well as free coach parking and pre-completed risk assessments, LEGOLAND® is a fantastic option for school trips. The LEGO Robotics Space Challenge workshop promises to bring Maths and Computing alive outside of the classroom and develop the students’ problem-solving skills through a series of space challenges.

Bank of England Talk

1 hour free talk

Visit to the school to dicuss what the bank of england does, how it impacts the economy and how it links to everyday life.

Maths Escape Rooms

Full Day split into sessions

An opportunity to engage students in mathematical thinking in a completely unique way - these Maths Escape Rooms are a perfect compliment to our Maths curriculum.

KS3 visit to Northern France - Dependant on COVID restrictions. 

Between 3-5 days

Key Stage 3 students will be immersed into daily visual and spoken language, which will greatly boost their understanding of how the language is used. They will have numerous opportunities to speak and listen to the language, giving them greater confidence to use French both at home and abroad. Students will visit various places of interest around Northern France, thus enriching their cultural capital and understanding of what goes on beyond their own lives and the borders of the UK. They will experience local food and drink, and quickly grow more capable in spoken exchanges with native speakers. Students will have the opportunity to take part in chocolate making and visit key historical areas, giving them the chance to do something entirely different – and quite likely engage in something quite outside of their comfort zone! Further to this, students will gain social skills, being away from their families and interacting and cohabiting with their peers for 5 days. For many, this will be their first time away from their families and the trip will build life-lasting memories.

Year 9 WW1 talk and Year 11 workshop for GCSE

2 hour workshop each

A  2 hour workshop of two former teachers who allow students to see trench medical equipment and it is tailored for the section A of the edexcel GCSE but there is also a year 9 workshop which is more general to WW1 which we teach this year. 

KS4 Guided Walking Tour of London City / Financial District + The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising

day trip

These two hour walks are geared to giving pupils an understanding of how the City has changed from its original commercial trading into arguably the world’s most diverse financial centre, with stocks, shares, bonds, gilts, hedge funds, investment banking, specialist and mainstream insurance, the largest foreign currency exchange market on the planet and all the “support” businesses that enable it to function like law, accountancy and assurance firms. Visit to The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising in the afternoon

English KS4 Theatre Visit 

Afternoon/Evening

Opportunity to see AIC/Macbeth performed on stage. Both set texts. Fundamentally, for KS4 so many students can appreciate a wealth of opportunities that they possibly would never have had the chance to experience in a full dramatic production where characters and stage directions and effects are brought to life and consolidate students understanding and promote more effective analysis. Having the experience of their core GCSE texts dramatised and performed only reinforce our curriculum intent that we aim to deliver in the classroom and want to promote for their future lives and careers and develop that love of English and the spoken and written word.

A Christmas Carol - Performance by Quantam Theatre Group - get a discount for 2 x performances. Could do one for KS3 and one for KS4. Company also do a Macbeth for KS4. 

1 hour Performance 

In KS3, students are introduced to a range of 19th Century texts, with challenging vocabulary and ideas. Therefore, by enriching the students to witness the writer's craft and and appreciate the power and beauty of the written word, they will in turn be able to further master their deeper analytical skills of themes, characters, context, purpose and effect of the writer's use of language significantly all throughout their development in English at here CHS and enjoy later in their lives.

Year 7 Visit to The Globe 

Day Trip 

Appreciating the power of watching Shakespeare in its near original surroundings is phenomenal, not only a venue for Shakespeare’s works students can also enjoy a tour and exhibition on site that will be fundamental right at the start and beginning of students learning in Yr7 when we study Shakespeare and continue with them up through the school when analysing for GCSE texts. 

National Theatre Live/Live Theatre Experience 

Evening 

Students able to watch a live feed of a theatre production. Hopefully be able to find one that relates to SOW of KS4 Exam texts.  As so many of our broad and diverse key texts are written in a play form, it is so significantly beneficial for the students to experience as they were supposed to be written and performed as and in a proper theatrical environment. Therefore, by enriching the students to witness the writer's craft and and appreciate the power and beauty of the written word, they will in turn be able to further master their deeper analytical skills of themes, characters, context, purpose and effect of the writer's use of language significantly all throughout their development in English at here CHS and enjoy later in their lives.

Carol Service

Day Trip and Performance

Opportunity for all Year 7 students to take part in a rehearsal and perform a religious service. Students learn a piece of music in their classes and perform as part of the 9 Lessons and Carols.

Christmas Showcase

Performance

Opportunity for the Extra-Curricular clubs to perform their work, combined with the creative work of Jubilee High School. This highlights best practice between the schools and allows sharing of resources across a wider remit.

Blood Brothers

Trip

Opportunity to see Blood Brothers live at Woking Theatre. Set text for GCSE Drama. Students will then be able to see how a script is put from page to stage.

Carol Singing at the CHSA Christmas Fair

Performance

Perform Carols at the CHSA Christmas Fair, engaging with the wider-school community and showcasing best practice. Opportunity to highlight the role of singing within the school

Carol Singing at the Old People's Home

Performance

Perform Carols at a local Old People's home, to encourage links with the community

Production of Grease

Performance

Summer Production, with JHS. The pooling of resources and teachers means there is an opportunity to form wider links with local schools and work to staff specialisms

Music Trip to Malta

Trip

Students will be immersed into the life of a performer travelling to venues to perform, which will greatly boost their understanding of how the role of a musician. They will have numerous opportunities to perform, giving them greater confidence to. Students will visit various places of interest around Northern France, thus enriching their cultural capital and understanding of what goes on beyond their own lives and the borders of the UK. Further to this, students will gain social skills, being away from their families and interacting and cohabiting with their peers for 5 days. For many, this will be their first time away from their families and the trip will build life-lasting memories.

Harry Potter Studios Educational Trip 

Day Trip 

Directly linked to the exam board topics, such as, the vertical integration of Time Warner and Warner Bros. Studios as a conglomerate that can facilitate both the production and distribution of film. It gave the students the perfect opportunity to get to grips with how important the producers, distributers and industry context are to the release of a film’s success in the industry. Students will be able to use the Harry Potter series as a comparable text to their set texts for their exam topics, the Bond franchise. Students’ ability to assess the industry factors, audience response and how representations are created through the camerawork will give them a memorable, hands on experience to bring their exam topic to life. Students also gain insight to cinematography shot types which is connected to their coursework. The students must produce a poster and DVD cover for a film of their choice within a genre set by the exam board. This means that research of successful film marketing would help generate ideas for both comparative texts for their exam topic and the coursework element.and In short the trip is geared towards Media Studies students to encompass all areas of the course including: costime, respresentation, media language , audience, viral fame etc.

BBFC tour 

half day

If possible would provide a direct link to TV regulation unit and give more insight to audience and industry  (MORE INFO TO COME ONCE FULLY RESEARCHED.)

Pinewood studios

half day

Need to look into- suggested by another member of staff but I haven't had chance to explore it yet!  (MORE INFO TO COME ONCE FULLY RESEARCHED.)

BBC tv centre

Day trip

Direct link to study of BBC's Luther study of production, distribution and media language processes.  (MORE INFO TO COME ONCE FULLY RESEARCHED.)

Radio 4 Archers Set 

Day trip 

Direct link to set text The Archers- students to see first hand the production process (MORE INFO TO COME ONCE FULLY RESEARCHED.)

ttp GCSE Science in ACTION

Day trip

Students explore science outside of, but linked to the GCSE curriculum in 5 engaging sessions led by leading science presenters. These sessions are designed to inspire a love of learning, and demonstrate the opportunities that further study can open up. 

 

 

Previous and Planned trips and visits: 

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award – Year 9

  • Gives students access to a wide, rich set of experiences
  • Encourages all pupils – regardless of their background or academic ability – to expand their talents and interests, broaden their horizons and develop their character
  • Boosts confidence and independence
  • Gives students the chance to engage with their local community when volunteering, fostering respect for others and an understanding of the value of active citizenship
  • Give responsibility
  • Helps young people take things in their stride, take responsibility and look for solutions in problems
  • Gives a sense of achievement; take part in sports or physical activity more often

 

Bletchley Park – Tuesday 5th May 2020

  • Year 8 – Cross-curricular trip between the ICT and Maths departments.
  • Students to gain a better understanding of how and why a computer was invented, learn about the impact of this technology on the outcomes of WWII and appreciate the importance of technological developments in both modern history and the modern day, leading to inspiring them in their own careers and aspirations

 

Blood Brothers – Thursday 2nd April 2020

  • Music/Drama
  • Enrich the child's learning about the Performing Arts and give them a chance to see how a professional production operates through all the artistic elements (sound, lighting costume).
  • Chance to experience a professional production, immersing themselves in the world of drama, particularly aiding and inspiring those aspiring towards a career in the industry
  • Excellent preparation for those planning to take GCSE drama (where they have to analyse a professional production)

 

Barcelona  17th -  21st March 2020

  • Year 9 Spanish residential trip to Barcelona. 
  • Students will be immersed into daily visual and spoken language, which will greatly boost their understanding of how the language is used. 
  • They will have numerous opportunities to speak and listen to the language, giving them greater confidence to use Spanish both at home and abroad. 
  • Students will visit various places of interest around the city, thus enriching their cultural capital and understanding of what goes on beyond their own lives and the borders of the UK. 
  • They will experience local food and drink, and quickly grow more capable in spoken exchanges with native speakers. 
  • Students will have the opportunity to take part in a Flamenco class, giving them the chance to do something entirely different – and quite likely engage in something quite outside of their comfort zone! 
  • Further to this, students will gain social skills, being away from their families and interacting and cohabiting with their peers for 5 days.  For many, this will be their first time away from their families and the trip will build life-lasting memories.

 

Peer Productions Theatre Company  - 2nd December 2020

This travelling theatre company visited CHS to perform it’s production of ‘Hidden’ to our Year 8 and 9 students.  The piece is specifically written for students of this age, and it covers themes such as self-worth, mental health and self-harm. 

The plot allowed the students to gain a greater understanding of:

  • What self harm is and what can trigger people to self-harm
  • Some of the unhelpful myths surrounding self harm
  • How to find alternative and healthier ways to manage their emotions
  • How to be a good friend to someone they suspect is harming themselves
  • How to enable people to get help if they or someone they know is self harming
  • Whilst these themes were hard-hitting and gave the students a lot to think about, we know from daily conversations that these themes are very relevant to the world in which they live, and has now opened a more open and frequent dialogue about them.

 

English – St Hilda’s College, Oxford, visit to CHS 13th November (Year 9)

During our visit from Oxford University, our Year 9 students learnt all about different universities, possible courses and what could be expected from life at university.  As well as this, they began to consider future careers and what they need to do in order to achieve their dreams.  It was amazing to see all the inquisitive questions that were asked at the end of the session and how inspired all the pupils are.  It is important to aim high so that you can go far!

 

Year 8 & 9 English PHA trip to Salesian Sixth Form - November 2019

We took a small group of pupils from Year 8 and 9 to Salesian College  to experience life there and it was really beneficial.  The pupils began to think about the future and the options that are available.

 

Textiles trip – Friday 28th February 2020

Reward trip for 30 students to the Stitch Festival at Business Design Centre, for outstanding progress in Textiles.  Students observed live demos and catwalk shows and displays, providing them with inspiration for their creative futures within the school.

 

Maths  (Bank of England – PMS) 15th June

  • The trip aims at inspiring students to understand the importance of Mathematics’ role in everyday life. Students will be surrounded by maths topics that they cover in lesson such as Percentages, Currency, Data and many others.
  • We will start by visiting the museum where students can pick up a gold bar and discover why the building is on top of one the world's largest stores of gold!
  • They’ll learn why people started to use paper money and how they make our notes difficult to copy.
  • Students will attend 'Keeping on an even keel' presentation. It explains what the Bank does to an even keel keep inflation low, maintain trust in its banknotes and keep the financial system stable.
  • Taking our students outside the classroom to see numbers in action could really benefit their understanding of the subject and why it is so important that they learn what we are trying to teach them. They will also get a better idea of the link between Maths and other subjects such as Business and Economics and will familiarise themselves with key financial terminology that we use in the maths’ classroom.

 

Year 9 First Aid training – February 2020

  • All students received a 2hr session on essential medical and first aid skills
  • Students are now able to make a more positive impact on and contribution to society

 

African Drumming – February 2020 (MHR)

The Dhol Drumming Workshops will allow each student to produce powerful and uplifting Punjabi and Bhangra grooves! Participants will learn proper playing techniques and understand the function and history of the dhol drums throughout the Indian subcontinent.

Students will:

  • Learn traditional Punjabi and Bhangra patterns on authentic Indian instruments
  • Enhance rhythmic and improvisational skills
  • Develop listening skills
  • Develop ability to work in an ensemble

 

Prison Service visit (October 2019)

  • Prison Officers visited Year 9 students at CHS to run sessions about what life in prison is like - and the numerous reasons why they would want to avoid it.  They also heard from a former prison inmate, someone that now tours with the 'Prison Me No Way' initiative.  Students spent some time in model prison cell and were able to ask questions about prison life.  This experience enabled the students to reflect on making positive choices in life and how to recognise and deal with warning signs.
  • This trip gave these students the opportunity to come together and enjoy some well-deserved time away from their busy home and school lives.  Students were able to relax, laugh and switch-off from the pressures of life.

 

Year 7 Land & Wave 

Land and Wave is an opportunity that aims to challenge students and build resilience, whilst having a fun time away from home and trying lots of exciting adventure activities. We aim to take as many students as possible who may not have had these experiences, or families may not be able to take them. Land and Wave is the best company for us as they take part in real adventures around the Dorset coast, instead of just at one centre. The activities include rock climbing on the famous dancing ledge, body boarding, raft building, and mastering forest skills that will say with them for life. Every evening, we camp right next to the beautiful Corfe Castle and is a wonderful team and relationship building experience for staff and students, making memories that will stay with them forever.

 

Iceland Trip - October 2021 (Years 7-9)

Intent

  • The aim of the Iceland trip is to offer a unique school trip for pupils to witness the “land of fire and ice” from dramatic volcanic lunar landscapes and spouting geysers, to diverging plates, glaciers, and outwash plains. Students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and become curious by observing the ongoing impact of glaciation and vulcanicity: icefields, waterfalls and geothermal pools. This island country has a unique heritage and style all of its own, with a landscape rich in opportunities and challenges that will perfectly complement core curriculum topics, at both key stage and GCSE. Students will enjoy the opportunity to become more culturally aware of the world they live in and gain skills that cannot be taught in a traditional classroom setting.

Impact

  • As students have the opportunity to see Iceland’s landscape and geography, it will help them better understand these processes of glaciers, plate tectonics, climate and renewable energy. Students will  be able to apply their learning through these unforgettable experiences, such as walking on glaciers, exploring underground lava tunnels and examining active volcanoes. This will help them provide real-life examples when studying geography back in the classroom.
  • Students will also develop fieldwork skills that are a valuable part of the geography curriculum.
  • The true educational value of school trips is apparent when seeing the impact but also students will acquire transferrable skills that can be taken into everyday life. The importance of school trips in giving students the chance to character build and develop their resilience, as well as grow in confidence and adapt to different social situations. The trip will encourage students to bond with peers with whom they would not usually interact with and develop their team building skills. It will also give students a broader perspective of the wider world by being exposed to different environments and culture, which influences them to develop their communication skills and learn to be respectful to diversity.

 

Please download the following documents for more information: 

Barcelona Trip

Iceland Trip

Drama Trip

 

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A valiant effort from Chertsey B Football team yesterday playing in a 7-a-side tournament at SJB - narrowly losing in the semi-finals. Wells, Houghton, Reynolds, Wroe, Lisk, Reeve & Russell ought to be very proud of their efforts. Player of the tournament went to Wroe 🙌🏼2/2 https://t.co/8scf51Tvi2
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Champions! 👏🏻🥇Chertsey High School Y8A Football team performed brilliantly yesterday playing in a 7-a-side tournament at SJB - Winning the tournament! Gray, Kittle, McBride, Sumner, Roake, Goldsby & Wallace showed great nerve winning two matches on penalties 😅 1/2 https://t.co/UpJSr9i1Xk
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