Trips and Visits
The students of Scarborough College are a well-travelled group both locally and further afield. We take advantage of our glorious local environment to provide outdoor experiences and visits to local sites of historical or cultural interest. The educational benefits of visits and travel cannot be overstated and we make the most of everything we can.
On our doorstep we have the beaches and dramatic coastline of the North East which is ideal for everything from playing hockey to pool dipping at low tide. There are also lots of opportunities for Geography field trips, fossil hunting, camping expeditions and adventure centres like ‘Go Ape’. We have the Whitby Museum, the home of the earliest Philosophical Society and Scarborough’s Rotunda Museum, the first purpose built museum in the world; places which were at the centre of the birth of Geology as a science. This part of Yorkshire is also famous for some of the most spectacular stately homes in the country, including Castle Howard, Sledmere House and Burton Agnes, not to mention the cities of York and Leeds as both historical and cultural centres. Children of all ages and boarders too, get opportunities to experience this wealth of beautiful and remarkable places.
However, the students are not limited to the confines of Yorkshire. They are as likely to find themselves walking in Wales or the Lake District as they are the North York Moors. They also enjoy the ski trips to places like Italy, France and Austria. Cultural visits to the great cities of Europe are also very popular with London, Paris, Barcelona, Rome and Berlin amongst the recent destinations where students enjoy theatre, music, art and historical sites, as well as a certain amount of shopping!
Members of the school have enjoyed visits to Cyprus and our sports teams have annual opportunities to test their skills against teams from Scotland to the Channel Islands and Portugal.
As a school with a strong emphasis on its international perspective as well as outdoor pursuits, we organise more major expeditions for the senior students which have included Borneo and Malawi in recent times.
There is something for everyone and the outings and expeditions whether local or beyond contribute to the students’ confidence and social development, as well as contributing to their knowledge and understanding of the world. They are an essential and invaluable part of their lives at school and in the future.