School trips

At Wildern, we believe that students gain valuable learning experiences, from going on cultural visits overseas to visiting local points of interest and participating in local community projects.

We believe that educational visits and out-of-school teaching can bring learning to life by deepening our young people's understanding of the environment, history and culture and improving their personal development. Therefore, we are always seeking to bring the world into the classroom and take our students beyond it.

The school offers an outstanding range of opportunities for students to extend their interests outside the classroom.

Each curriculum area looks for trips that will help further students’ interest in and understanding of key subject material, whilst the aim of other visits is to foster independence, leadership and curiosity.

In recent years, Wildern students have visited China, the East and West coast of USA in addition to many European countries including Spain, France, Belgium and Germany.

The school also takes part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. In Year 10 we offer students the opportunity to gain The Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award. Achieving this award requires students to complete three self-development projects and an expedition in the New Forest (practice) and Isle of Wight. It is widely recognised by employers and colleges as evidence of a commitment to independence, team work and self-reliance.