Field Trips & Expeditions
With a view of providing students with diverse and exciting learning and development opportunities, RIS offers students opportunities to participate in various local and overseas field trips, school expeditions and camps from the Primary level. These include: adventure travel; curriculum field trips; not-for-profit expeditions; humanitarian, social, and environmental expeditions; award-based programs; local residential trips; local school expeditions; ski trips; city tours; sports trips; language trips; and cultural trips.
Students grow through these initiatives by taking on new responsibilities and experiencing the world through real-life contexts. They learn teamwork skills working and living with other students. They develop cultural understanding and tolerance, recognising and appreciating the differences while working towards common goals. They develop character by facing real life situations. And they enjoy and learn to greater respect the world and environment around them experiencing new places and people.
While some field trips are led by RIS teachers and staff, in others RIS looks to organisations like Camps International, a world leader in school expeditions to places like Africa, Asia and Latin America.
By participating in these field trips, our students and teachers get a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a profound impact on disadvantaged communities and wildlife on these field trips. Camps International for example specialises in responsible, sustainable and ethical expeditions wherein students can gain 70 UCAS points for completing their ASDAN CoPE Level 3 award when signing up to a 4 week expedition run by Camps International.