Trips & Visits
Here at Beacon Hill Academy, we are proud to be able to offer your child a wide variety of Trips and Visits during their 5 years with us. Some of these trips are for academic purposes (such as our History trip to Poland and our Engineering trip to Jaguar Land Rover), but we also run trips for rewards purposes.
We believe that trips are a great way for learners to be able to get some hands-on experience with things that just aren’t possible in the classroom, as well as speak to some industry specialists who are currently working in that field – you can’t get any more knowledgeable than someone who does it as a job! Recently, our ASPIRE learners took part in trips to Alton Towers and Disneyland Paris to develop their engineering and business skills, discovering more about what goes into making rollercoasters and successful theme parks.
Similarly, as one of our Core Values is ‘Rewarding Effort’ we like to take our learners on trips to help them unwind and have fun after some hard classroom learning. Moving forward, we are looking to increase the number of trips we run as rewards even further. One of the most exciting trips during the Academic Year 2018/2019 was our trip to San Francisco, USA. This trip was enjoyed by all of the students and staff who visited as they were able to experience the American way of life, visiting key sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Google HQ, Apple Visitor Centre, the Hard Rock Café and many many more!
One of the most enjoyed trips and visits we run is our annual ‘Activities Week’ in the last week of the Summer Term for Years 7-9. During this week, learners are able to take part in some exciting trips to a variety of places which they will have chosen. In years gone by, these have included day trips to Alton Towers, Drayton Manner, Snowdome, Dudley Zoo, West Midlands Safari Park and more. We’ve also run residential trips to places like PGL, Pioneer Centre and South Devon.