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At Westbourne Academy we try to offer all our students in Key Stage 3 and 4 a variety of trips to enrich our curriculum subjects, whilst nurturing enquiring minds. 


Educational Trips & Visits 2017 - 18


Example of typical trips in KS3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

HISTORY – Colchester Castle, Framlingham Castle

GEOGRAPHY – Thetford Forest, Minsmere and Dunwich

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION  – Sikh Gurdawa, St Thomas The Apostle Church

LANGUAGES - Christmas Markets in France, Barcelona in Spain and The Europa Centre

PE - annual cross country competition as well as inter school competitions in a range of sports

Students may have the opportunity to attend a residential trip in Year 7 and or Year 8 depending on interest and financial viability. 


Example of typical trips in KS4 (Years 10 & 11)

BUSINESS STUDIES – Colchester Zoo, Thorpe Park to experience and investigate guest services.  Students attend interactive workshops and take part in group discussions. 

GEOGRAPHY – London/Essex using different sites for the purpose of local regeneration. 

DRAMA – West End Production

PHOTOGRAPHY – London – Photography Workshops, Local destinations to capture coursework

ART – Gallery and Museum Visits to inspire creative thinking

HISTORY – Residential Trip to Ypres to see the Battlefields of WW1

COMPUTING - coding competitions at BT Martlesham

PE - annual cross country competition as well as inter school competitions in a range of sports

Students may also take part in individual subject trips such as Maths enrichment days or Physics at work or Food and Farming events, all aimed at providing students with motivation and aspirational goals during their studies.

The academy understands that educational visits can place additional financial pressures on households and endeavour to provide value for money and subsidies to trips wherever possible, along with payment options.


Parent Consent Form

Each trip requires every student to have prior parental consent, and these forms are issued along with the full details. A blank form can aso be downloaded below:

Parental Consent Form for Trips & Visits