2018 UK Trip

School News July 01, 2018

UK Trip Days 1 and 2

Pupils on the UK trip arrived in Manchester and have already visited the Trafford Centre, Old Trafford Stadium- home of Manchester United- and the University of Manchester.

The pupils had lunch at Manchester's oldest Chinese restaurant after taking a canal barge from Old Trafford to Manchester City Centre. At the University pupils were given the chance to discuss their future applications and given the chance to speak to current University of Manchester students from Asia about life at a top British university.

Pupils now head to North Yorkshire for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award hiking and Lake District tour.

UK Trip Day 3

The pupils started their day to the treat of a Full English Breakfast at the Station Inn before embarking on their journey to the World Heritage Site, The Lake District UK. Their journey took them across Lake Windermere on a Steamer(boat) to Ambleside for Ice Cream before recrossing the lake to Bowness, and the World of Beatrix Potter attraction, where the pupils experienced a short theatre performance about Beatrix Potter’s search for the mischievous Peter Rabbit. Peter Rabbit is possibly the world’s most famous rabbit appearing in popular books, films, and tv series, and is a creation of the British author Beatrix Potter. Finally the pupils had the opportunity to buy souvenirs, and other items in preparation for their first day of hiking in the Yorkshire Dales tomorrow. 

UK Trip Day 4 and 5

Duke of Edinburgh International Award Silver

On Sunday and Monday pupils conquered two of the highest peaks in Yorkshire, Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (724m), passing many UK schools on the their own Duke of Edinburgh award expeditions. Pupils even had the chance to meet 12 pupils from Wycombe Abbey UK who had come to the area for their Gold expedition.

When on lower ground pupils completed two map reading challenges and cooked and camped.

Pupils have only one more hill of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks to complete- Pen-y-Ghent- which they will tackle on Tuesday.

UK Trip Day 6

Pupils completed the Pen-y-Ghent hike and the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

They packed up their campsite and after making sure they were fully fed moved onto Edinburgh for the final section of the UK trip. 

In Edinburgh, pupils will have a tour of the university and then have free time to explore the city.

UK Trip Day 7


Pupils heard a talk about the University of Edinburgh from an international admissions officer. The talk covered all aspects of entry to the university ranked 18th in the world.

Then pupils were taken on a tour of the George Street area of the university. Their tour guides were current pupils at the university. The pupils asked some excellent questions and received helpful advice from the students.

Pupils then took advantage of Edinburgh's sights and shops in their free time in the afternoon.

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