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Residential Trips


PYP Residential Trips
Students built a raft during their residential trip
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Every year, Grades 3-5 gear up for a few days of outdoor adventure and excitement on their residential trips.

Depending on their grade level, students will spend three to five days away from home with their friends and teachers at different locations throughout the British countryside. On these trips, students bond with each other and get to know their teachers and peers as they try new experiences.

Activities like rock climbing, ziplining, and orienteering push students to be open-minded and to problem-solve and communicate. Students develop and improve their confidence, independence, responsibility and perseverance in a safe and supportive environment. It is also an opportunity for students to develop some of the learner profile attributes that underpin the Primary Years Programme.

Residential trips form a vital part of the ISL curriculum and serve as a common experience that helps connect our community.

Grade 3 Trip to Marchant's Hill

Grade 4 Trip to Cuffley

Grade 5 Trip to Southampton

Students built a raft during their residential trip

Forest School

Forest School gives students the opportunity to use and express strengths outside of the traditional classroom setting. Through team building activities such as building shelters, whittling, tool work, and storytelling, students are not only able to make a connection with nature, they experience one of the most influential ways of becoming environmental stewards.  

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Gunnersbury Park is our forest


Students from different cultures inquiring together into different perspectives

Classroom Without Walls 

At ISL we believe that the opportunity to take our learning beyond the walls of the classroom inspires, reveals and provokes new ways of thinking, learning and of acquiring knowledge. This allows students to build positive relationships, trust, and communicate with their peers, teachers and the community by facing unique challenges and experiences outside of the classroom.


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