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Years 7-11 Students

Challenge & Celebration Week

Monday 15th to Thursday 18th July 2024

School trips and outdoor enrichment opportunities are an important and memorable part of our education.

They enhance learning, improve relations with staff in the classroom and help students to become more independent, grow in self-confidence and develop teamwork and leadership skills.

Our aims for Challenge and Celebration Week are to:

  • Provide students with a variety of enjoyable and purposeful enrichment experiences throughout school life.
  • Give students and tutors a chance to really get to know each other in a non-classroom setting.
  • Give students a feeling of belonging and pride in their year group.
  • Increase opportunities for students to show leadership qualities, no matter what age.
  • Allow students to enjoy the great outdoors and some fine summer weather at the end of a hard school year!

A typical programme at a glance:

Year 7 Carousel of local activities and day trips
Year 8: Option 1 Four day residential to London
Year 8: Carousel Four day trips
Year 9: Option 1 Four day outdoor education residential in Shropshire
Year 9: Carousel Four day trips
Key Stage 3 Carousel Local activities and day trips
Year 10 Work Experience Week
Year 12: Option 1 International Trips - Rome, Geneva, Krakow and Belfast
Year 12: Option 2 Leadership Opportunities
Year 12: Option 3 Work Experience

Sample letters:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 12

The programme of activities planned for all year groups will give students a varied and enjoyable end-of-year experience throughout their school career. Obviously, a programme such as this is never cheap, but we hope that the mix of activities in terms of cost, and a long term vision of what students will experience throughout their time at IGS, will encourage you to meet the financial impact of such a programme.

Students who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium may receive financial support to meet some or all of the cost of the programmes - full details can be found in each booklet. Please contact if you require any further information.

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