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Trips, Visits and Visitors

Broadening the student experience

We recognise that educational visits play a significant part in the development of young people, adding to many aspects of the curriculum and broadening their experiences. All visits are correctly planned, managed and conducted whilst having  minimum disruption to learning.  All trips and visits uphold the Catholic ethos and values of the school.

We also recognise the value in making use of external experts to support the taught academic and personal development curriculum. We aim to work with partners who can provide meaningful opportunities for our students eg GMP and their collaboration with Alison Cope, an anti-knife crime campaigner, who engaged with all of our current Y9-11 students last term.

Curriculum Teams have planned opportunities for all students in KS3 to be involved in co-curricular learning opportunities whilst at St Antony's, complementing the planned, taught curriculum.  These will be diverse in nature, such as speakers or performers coming to school but also visits out of school. KS4 option and core subjects will also offer co-curricular experiences where appropriate.



Educational Trips and Visits

Trips or visits we've had recently include:

  • All of Y7 to The Bridgewater Hall for a Halle performance
  • Cohorts of students from all year groups to Manchester University
  • Yr10 & Yr11 GCSE Art & Design Manchester photography trip
  • Yr10 GCSE Art & Design London Trip
  • Yr11 Geography fieldtrip to Wales
  • CCF (all years) curriculum visits to Portsmouth or more locally to Sale Water park
  • Y11 RE weekend to London, including Flame
  • Y8 Geography trip in July 2023
  • Alton Towers annual trip in July - for students with 100% attendance
  • Various rewards trips - eg to the Chillfactore, Playfactore, bowling at the Trafford Centre, to Liverpool
  • Romania 2022 –  a group of St Antony's students once again helped in a school outside Sibiu, Romania. (Many fund-raising activities took place in order to take resources out to a large group of orphans and disadvantaged children

Planned trips and visits in coming months are:

  • Y7-Y10 PE visit to Spain for a week of skiing
  • Y10 Geography fieldtrip to Manchester and Salford


Other extra-curricular opportunities or external expertise access

Expanding students' experiences is an important part of our mission. Examples to this end include:

  • Street Doctors - emergency first aid training
  • Presentations to Y8, Y9 and Y10 by Alison Cope, an anti knife-crime campaigner
  • An author visit for all of Y7