With residentials on offer to all our pupils every year from Year 3, Bishopsgate understands that travel and immersive adventure has the power to inspire and develop young people like nothing else. Beginning with pupils’ first overnight adventure in Windsor Great Park, our adventure and expeditions programme culminates in Year 8 with a remote overseas expedition that our students plan from start to finish.
Enhanced Personal Growth
Our Bishopsgate adventure programme provides a unique opportunity for students to develop their personal and social skills, such as independence, leadership, communication, problem solving, and decision-making. Being away from their familiar environment and having to adapt to new situations can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. They are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone, take on new challenges and responsibilities, and develop a sense of self-reliance that will serve them well in the future. It would be considerably more difficult to teach all these abilities in a classroom setting, even though they are crucial for their academic achievement and future professional success.
Improved Academic Performance
School expeditions have a positive impact on academic performance too. This is since motivated learners are those that are enthusiastic about and involved with the subject matter, as well as their peers and teachers.
Career Exploration and Development
School expeditions can also help our students explore potential career paths, particularly in sectors such as environmental science, outdoor education, wildlife, and adventure tourism.
Increased environmental awareness
Our adventure programme also helps the students develop a greater appreciation for the natural world. By experiencing different environments and ecosystems, students can gain a deeper understanding of all living things and the intertwining importance of protecting our planet. This can lead to more environmentally conscious behaviour and a desire to make a positive impact on the world and your school.
Enhanced cultural understanding
Exposure to different cultures and ways of life is an essential part of a well-rounded education. Our final expeditions offer the opportunity for students to learn about different cultures, customs, and traditions first-hand, breaking down cultural barriers, diversifying and promoting understanding and acceptance of global differences.
Improved mental health
Participating in a school adventure can assist students in overcoming any challenges that they may face in their school life by providing them with the ability to connect with and interact with their peers in different ways outside the classroom. It is all about creating positive experiences that will stay with the students for the rest of their lives.