School Trip Schedule 2016-2017
The following trips have been scheduled for 2016-2017. Trips will only run if there are sufficient numbers. Costs and dates are subject to change. Scroll down for more details.
Students from DBGS at Everest Base Camp, April 2013
Deposits and applications are being accepted now.
|February 17-25, 2017
Ski Trip, Verbier (Switzerland)
The ski trip will provide students with the opportunity to enjoy some of the best skiing experiences in Europe. Verbier is one of the top resorts in the area and has an excellent reputation for quality and reliability of snow.
Students will be given the choice of skiing lessons or snowboarding. Both disciplines will be taught at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, so whatever your previous experience there is a place for you. The chalet accommodation is excellent, all rooms are ensuite and will be cleaned every day. The food also comes well recommended and to ensure more time is spent skiing, lunch will often be cooked and served on the slopes. There will also be a day excursion to one the nearby towns, this will provide students with a chance to experience the broader cultural attractions of Switzerland. A wide range of apres ski activities will be organised by Les Elfes, our skiing and touring guides. This can include ice skating, bowling, swimming and many other fun games and pastimes.
Ski trip invite - click here; Ski trip details - click here; Ski trip video - click here
Years 7, 8, 9
|23rd/24th March 2017 to 14th April 2017
Everest Base Camp Expedition
This will be our 4th Everest Expedition since 2008.
If you would like to know more you are welcome to talk to Mr Hardcastle or other staff/students who have completed the trek. If you are interested in participating, please get an application form from Mrs Novie. Once application forms have been submitted, you and your parents will be invited into school for an information evening to help you prepare for the trip. It is an exciting, challenging, life-changing adventure.
For more details, please click here to see the trip details.
(If you are studying for IGCSE or AS/A Levels the trip is still possible as long as you plan your time well. There is plenty of time on most trip days to get in 4 or more hours of study)
|30th March - 7th April
NEPAL VOLUNTEER WORK TRIP
This is a great opportunity for your child to take part in a valuable community service project. The purpose of this trip is to continue our support in the rebuilding of the Bhumi Devi school project in Nepal, and helping to support the community. Tourism and voluntary work projects in Nepal can make a big difference to the lives of families. Our hope is to eventually set up a field centre that our schools and others can go to year after year, bringing jobs and income to a poor region of this beautiful country.
This will be our second trip to the project. We have put together a trip that will give the students and adults a great experience of Nepal. It will bring much needed income to the villages of Nuwakot, Bhumi Devi and those along our trek. Students will have the opportunity to do voluntary work by painting the school and planting trees. They will meet the local students in a cultural exchange project, so promoting international mindedness and compassion. They will also learn about the history, geography, language and culture of Nepal. They will get first hand experience of how sustainable development works and will appreciate the ecology of the environment.
Nepal trip invite - click here; Nepal trip details - click here
Years 8 - 12
|14-22 April, 2017
Model United Nations Conference - Taiwan (TAIMUN)
Following last year’s success, DBGS will again be offering a student trip to Taiwan from 14 - 22 of April 2017 to attend the Taiwan Model United Nations conference (TAIMUN).
TAIMUN takes place at the American school in the city of Taichung. The conference has run for over ten years and is well regarded in the region. It is an excellent opportunity for your son/daughter to improve their CV through public speaking, developing arguments, and gain familiarity with issues of global importance.
Prior to the event, students will spend two full days in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei, where they will visit sites such as the National Palace Museum which houses the finest collection of Chinese art in the world, and the iconic Taipei 101 building. Students will also take part in a day’s hike in Yangmingshan National Park, a volcanic area north of Taipei. Students will also have a Chinese lesson to prepare them for the experience. Local guides are included in the price.
Students who register for the trip will be required to join the MUN after-school activity in Term 2.
TaiMUN trip invite - click here; Ski trip details - click here
Years 9 - 13
For the ski trip, Duke of Edinburgh's expeditions, students will only be offered a place if their academic achievement, behaviour and attendance are of an acceptable level. When applications and deposits are paid, the trip organisers will look at student's attendance and homework record. Only students with a minimum 85% attendance and no more than 4 homework database entries will be offered a place. Only database entries accrued after May 1st in the summer term, or those in the Autumn/Winter Terms 2016-17 will be taken into account for the above trips.
Years 11/12/13 students should remember that their final exams are in May/June and that time away from school may affect their academic performance unless they plan and prepare well in advance.