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School trips are an important part of life at The Beacon, and our boys experience a varied range of fun and educational outings from Reception upwards. School trips reflect and complement many aspects of the curriculum, and all term-time trips are included in the fees.
Boys in Year 4 and above enjoy an annual residential trip. This year, our Year 4 boys are looking forward to a two-night trip to Shortenills Environmental Education Centre in the Chilterns, Year 5 will take part in a three-night trip to Windmill Hill in Sussex, Year 6 enjoy a week-long multi-activity trip to Newquay and Year 8 go on an outdoor pursuit week, where their leadership skills are put to the test in a multi-activity, self-catering week under canvas. We also arrange exciting trips to France and Spain for Year 7 boys as part of their Modern Foreign Language teaching, and Year 8 boys visit the World War I battlefields near Ypres at the start of the academic year.
Other trips during the holidays have included ski trips, a Classics trip to Pompeii and the Bay of Naples and a choir tour to Trento in Italy, as well as performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the summer.
In addition, our boys enjoy a range of day trips or theme days throughout the year, for example: