All pupils will have the opportunity to participate in trips and visits, across a range of subject areas, during their time here at Castlederg High School. A wide variety of trips and visits are organized by our staff including field trips, industrial visits, cultural outings and sporting events.
Additional opportunities are provided by our Youth Tutor, Mr Ireland, through Derg Valley Youth Club. These include popular trips to see the Ulster Rugby Team or Belfast Giants’ Ice Hockey in action, as well as stock car racing at Ballymena. A junior and senior ski trip to Bulgaria, and a sixth form trip to Poland are also on offer to our pupils each year.
These educational trips and visits provide important learning opportunities outside of the classroom. They offer a valuable way of enhancing pupils’ learning by engaging with the wider world to:
reinforce or develop prior learning
broaden pupils’ cultural experience
strengthen pupils’ social, emotional and personal development.
The variety of trips experienced by each individual pupil will ultimately be determined by their chosen curriculum pathway in the senior school.