Students at Wyke have the opportunity to extend their understanding of many subjects through course visits and residential trips, often spanning across the globe. Below are details of our most popular visits but new visits are being developed all the time. Some are open to all students across college, whilst others are subject specific.
From 2019 New York trip will be open to all students. It is an opportunity for students to visit a global centre of media, business and finance. Students will visit Ground Zero, photograph the city’s iconic skyline from the top of the Empire State Building, take the Manhattan Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and experience the city’s outstanding museum exhibitions.
Our Geography students travel to either Italy or Iceland every year to take what they have learnt in the classroom and put it into practice, in some wonderful environments.
If your interests are within history and politics then the cross college visit to Washington DC will interest you. Aside from visiting all the key monuments and sites, there will also be a tour of the Capitol Building with an opportunity to see the Senate and Congress in-session.
Students also have the opportunity to travel over to Thailand for ten days to help teach English as a foreign language as well as taking in the sights and sounds it has to offer.
If it is the physical aspect of a trip you enjoy; members of staff took seventeen students to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, with every member of the group making it to the summit and back down, before embarking on a four-day safari.
All of these visits add a richness and depth to learning a subject by actually experiencing many of the key locations, as well as giving our students the opportunity to visit places and partake in activities they may not get the chance to do again. They all form part of Wyke’s enrichment programme, which also incorporates many other vocational, academic and sporting activities.
As you can imagine, every trip is highly sought after and our students always have a fantastic experience, creating memories and making friends.
You can view videos from our latest trips by visiting our YouTube channel and clicking on our “Trips & Visits” playlist.