Students in the international section AS Level Travel and Tourism group are working in two teams and recruiting for two residential excursions for younger students to join in with later this term.
One group is planning a visit to Pêna Aventura, near Porto, between 18th and 20th March. A group of 30 students from Year 11 will travel by bus to the adventure park and stay in a nearby hotel. They will have three days of outdoor adventurous activities, including trying the longest zipline in Europe, and team-building activities will be organised for the evenings. This group recently held a cake sale outside the snack bar, raising money to go towards covering their costs.
The second group plans to take a group of 34 students to Coimbra by bus. The group will visit the university, monastery and will enjoy dinner in the centre, staying in the Serenata hostel and fitting in time for some shopping as well as a visit to Obidos and its annual chocolate festival the next day.
Liz Viana, Head of Secondary, who also teaches A Level Travel and Tourism, said: “Planning these excursions is a key part of the practical assessment of this course and sees the students form close-knit teams who have to work together and problem solve, plan, and evaluate as they go along. It is their opportunity to put the theory into practice. The course is very popular and in the last academic year, one student achieved the top result in the world for the Cambridge exam.”