At Stourport we have a long and proud history of enhancing our curriculum by providing the opportunity for students to take part in Educational Visits. These have varied, over the years, from short visits to local places of interest, cultural events, sports fixtures and professional sporting events to longer residential visits both in the UK and abroad. For example, in the last few years, prior to the Covid Pandemic, we organised visits to Paris, Barcelona, Iceland and to the Alps for skiing.
From March 2020 until the Spring of 2021, no educational visits were allowed but we are now looking forward to starting these again. At the time of writing (May 2021), our first rugby fixtures are taking place and we have plans for other day trips in the late Summer term. We also have two major trips planned for 2022 – Paris in February and Skiing at Easter. As more and more venues open, we would expect our range of visits to increase and, hopefully, return to pre-pandemic levels in due course.
Information about visits is usually emailed to parents of the students invited and there will often also be announcements on social media. If any payment is needed this will always be done via ParentPay; please make sure you have your login information for this, as some visits are very popular and may be organised on a “first come first served” basis. If your child is invited on a trip and you have questions, it is always best to contact the Party Leader direct by email or via the school office. If you have more general questions about visits as a whole, please also contact Sue Laffey, the Educational Visits Coordinator: email@example.com
Please bear in mind that a great deal of organisation is needed for these events. If you want your child to take part in a visit, you can help us out a great deal by meeting the deadlines outlined in the letter for payment, return of paperwork and so on. If you do not meet these deadlines, it may be that your child will not be able to participate. Of course, if there is any difficulty with meeting the deadline, please do not hesitate to contact us as early as possible so that we can try to support you.