Trips and Visits

Here at Sir Jonathan North we have a comprehensive enrichment programme designed to give students the opportunity to try new things and explore and develop interests outside of the classroom. This gives students the opportunity to experiment, which in turn helps build student confidence and helps them learn new skills. We want to encourage students to follow their passions, develop new interests. We want them to be inspired

So what does this look like for our students? Well this year we have answered this question with a promise, the Sir Jonathan North Promise. Our vision is for all students to be resourceful, resilient, respectful and reflective learners who are able to embrace challenges and to be responsible citizens. This promise is to offer a range of different opportunities to all students. These opportunities have been divided into four categories:

The Arts which include:

  • Visiting a theatre and see a play or show
  • Participating in a workshop
  • Playing a musical instrument

The next category is Leadership which includes:

  • Taking a lead in an activity
  • Planning an event
  • Presenting to an audience
  • Representing the College at an event

The Social category encourages students to:

  • Participate in a new sporting activity
  • Support the local community
  • Raise money for a charity
  • Walk or camp in the countryside

And finally there is the Professions section. Here they will have:

  • Experience of the workplace
  • Meet and talk to people from a wide range of careers
  • Have a career or university experience
  • Attend a mock job interview

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of local, national and international trips and visits during their five years at Sir Jonathan North. In addition to the vast array of external visits, we also offer a whole host of in College opportunities and sporting fixtures. Here are just a handful of the opportunities students had last year:

  • Kingswood Activity Centre
  • Climate change conference
  • First Lego League Competition
  • The Scholars Programme
  • All Stars Disability Athletics
  • Dickens lecture
  • Speed Networking
  • Pooles Cavern
  • Leicester University
  • Carsington reservoir
  • Space centre
  • Barcelona trip

At the end of the year, all students who have behaved well and have good attendance and punctuality will earn the opportunity to go on a day trip as a reward for their efforts.  Many trips and visits require that parents/carers make a voluntary contribution in order that they can proceed. We look forward to getting you involved in as many educational experiences as we can and of course thinking up new opportunities for you all as well.