The British International School places great store in providing opportunities for students to visit local museums, galleries and sites of historical and special interest, as well as participating in outdoor learning experiences. These visits complement the curriculum and provide for relevant and topical learning.
The school has also developed close links with a number of organisations that welcome visits from our students, or who come to work with them in school. These include, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and other well known local artists and writers.
Each year group can expect to engage in at least one local visit during the year and all students will participate in activities involving our visiting artists in residence programme.
Opportunities for residential visits are organised for students in the Upper Primary School. These usually involve a camping expedition or a visit to an outdoor adventure centre in Norway.
Students in the Secondary School have opportunities to join overseas residential visits which enhance their curriculum studies. These include visits to capital cities such as London, Berlin and Oslo, where students will have opportunities to develop their foreign language skills and visit specialist museums and art centres, linked to their studies.
Outdoor education is a key feature of life at the school and secondary aged students (14 years and above) are encouraged to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award and its associated expeditions and activities.
In addition, the school, in association with World Challenge, offers opportunities for our oldest students to take part in expeditions abroad. Morocco is one country many of our students have visited.
The school also participates in a number of overseas competitions and conferences, where students may be selected to represent the school. These include The COBIS Primary and Secondary games and The Model United Nation conferences. To date visits have been organised to Prague, Bucharest, The Hague, Athens and Istanbul.
All visits are led by members of staff, selected for their experience in leading local and residential visits. Detailed risk assessments are undertaken and DfE (UK) guidelines are followed.