Educational visits, expeditions and residential trips are an important aspect of the curriculum and provide exposure to a variety of experiences outside the classroom for all our students. These activities extend our students’ knowledge and understanding of the world and develop their skills, awareness, confidence and initiative in a practical way and in an informal environment. Some visits, trips and expeditions are directly related to the curriculum or co-curriculum. Some are designed to promote cultural awareness, to enhance communication or physical skills or to develop self-reliance, leadership skills or teamwork. Examples include the International Award, Model United Nations, Wider Learning Days, Lower School Personal Development Week, and Upper School Leadership and Service Week, as well as many opportunities to travel for sports and other competitions.