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Visits, Trips and Clubs

Learning Outside the Classroom: Visits, Trips and Clubs

Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) is a fundamental part of what makes St Laurence a great school. LOtC at St Laurence aims to provide our young people with inclusive, enjoyable, and memorable experiences that broaden their horizons and help them to become active citizens. These experiences are designed to develop the confidence and character of our young people, as well as promoting their physical, social, and emotional well-being. It aims to make students more aware of the environment and the part they can play in making our world more sustainable. It provides the opportunity to explore talents and develop the soft skills that will enable students to lead successful and fulfilling lives as adults. LOtC also seeks to encourage participation in our local community, through student leadership initiatives, volunteering, and charitable events. Overall, LOtC at St Laurence seeks to motivate our young people and inspire them to become responsible, respectful, and active citizens who can play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults.

Year 7

Students visit Campwell Farm for the day and carry out a series of team building tasks, including sheep herding and den building.

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Year 8

Students have the chance to attend a well-being residential, a three-day trip to Dorset, taking part in a range of adventurous activities, such as paddleboarding, bushcraft and coasteering.

Year 9

Students travel to the Quantock Hills to take part in the Black Rock residential, a trip that has been run by the school for over 30 years! This trip includes a range of adventurous activities including, canoeing, high ropes, caving, archery, and rock climbing.

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award is offered to all students in Year 10 (Bronze) and Years 12 and 13 (Gold).

Curriculum Visits

Departments run a wide range of domestic trips to museums, galleries, theatres, and sporting events throughout the year.

Departments also offer a variety of international trips, including visits to New York, Berlin, Zanzibar, Normandy, Paris, and Ypres. We also enter a variety of STEM events and competitions throughout the year.

St Laurence Extra

We offer a wide variety of activities for our students to enjoy. These range from sports training and competitions to music and drama sessions. Most clubs run from 3:15pm to 4:15pm.


The majority of our clubs are run by our own staff and are free to St Laurence School students. Some of our activities, such as sporting events, rotate during the year to reflect the changing seasons.

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