There are a number of trips run by the school over the course of academic year.
In previous years, our S6 students have gone on team building trips which can take them to France and Belgium. Other trips to venture abroad are our French Exchange visit to Limoges and our History trip to the battlefields. Senior History students have visited Germany and some of the World War Two concentration camps. Each year the ski trip heads off for the mountains of Europe chasing the snow.
Closer to home Geography students visit the Lake District and puff and pant their way up the Grey Mares Tail. Biologists have visited the Botanic Gardens and Edinburgh Zoo. Our English Department have theatre visits, as well as trips to hear well known authors at local book festivals.
Individual classes often decide to run evening outings to bowling alleys or to the cinema with their form teacher and guidance teacher. Each year the PE Department take a group of students to watch Scotland play rugby at Murrayfield.
FIRST YEAR RESIDENTIAL
Every May the school organises a three night residential experience for all the pupils First Year at Whithaugh Park in Newcastleton, near Hawick. Whithaugh Park Activity Centre offers a tremendous range of activities for the pupils. The Aims of the trip are to:
* Develop enterprise, teamwork and problem solving abilities
* Promote self esteem and confidence
* Develop a greater sense of identity
* Develop personal and social skills
* Promote positive attitudes among the pupils
In a residential situation the development of these skills is accelerated by woking in small groups, on projects not offered in school. We believe that the pupils will benefit greatly from the residential experience and would like to see all our First Year involved.
Whithaugh Park Activity centre offers a tremendous range of activities for the pupils with facilities that include a swimming pool and games hall. Activities on offer include:
* High Ropes
* Various Initiative Games
* Football, Volleyball and Basketball
* Craft Activity
* Adventure Course
* Water walkers
* Gorge Walking
A programme of evening activities is also arranged.
In the past we have produced DVDs of the experience and the current S1 have already viewed one.
Higher Geography Fieldwork: Lake District & Yorkshire Dales
Sketching a limestone feature