In addition to a range of exciting day trips provided by Davenies as part of the curriculum, the boys benefit from an array of residential experiences too. These take place both during term time, as well as opportunities within the school holidays. These occasions have always been enjoyed, as they provide the boys with opportunities to make memories that last a lifetime.
All boys from Years 4–8 participate in Residential Week during the Summer Term. This presents a wonderful opportunity to spend a week in the company of their peers, engaging in team-building activities, as well as embracing physical and mental challenges.
Our programme begins in Year 4 with three nights away from home, in a nurturing environment, that is a first experience of independence. This builds through the years, including a Languages trip to France in Year 7, culminating in a more challenging outdoor adventure in Year 8. For our older boys, we also provide a yearly Residential Trip to a British city, which operates on an ‘opt-in’ basis. Previously, we have enjoyed visits to York, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Bath and Bristol.
Boys’ sporting talents are identified, supported and enhanced through sports tours, usually taking place over a weekend. These provide opportunities to play on different grounds and to mix with schools further afield. We have also reinstated the biennial Ski Trip to Austria, alternating with a Cricket Tour to Barbados.
Our Trips programme is under constant review and evolves as the interests of our boys progress.