School trips can make a major contribution to the acquisition of knowledge and development of skills. Studies of the natural and man-made world, the present and past, Science and Arts, Language and Music can all be enhanced outside the classroom.
Adventure activity and sports skills can form the foundation of life-long interests.
At King William's College we've taken students all over the world, to countries including, Australia, Canada, South Africa, the Far East, Korea, Iceland, Russia, France, Germany, the USA and Japan.
On a wintery Friday in February, a group of history enthusiasts: teachers and students, gather in the small airport on an island in the Irish Sea.
A cohort of knackered and all round scruffy looking U6th students found their way to Ronaldsway Airport in the early hours of Friday the 21st October.
On the 5th of July 2016 the KWC U17 and U16 rugby teams set off for their rugby trip to South Africa.
After having received on the island our Spanish partners earlier this term, on 16th October a group of 20 Spanish students under the supervision of Mrs Ganzo-Pérez and Miss De Andrés, flew off to Spain for a week full of Spanish, fun and churros!!!
Our trip began on Friday 6th of February 2015 when we had to meet at the airport at the unearthly hour of 6.00 in the morning. 21 bleary eyed students complete with three teachers briskly made their way through airport security and stumbled towards Costa to wait for the departure of our plane which would leave at 7.05.
As we descended from the sky and broke through dense Icelandic cloud, we observed Keflavik's apocalyptic, rusty, barren land housing volcano craters with bated breath. The steady, eerie drone of the luxurious Iceland Air plane accompanying this unearthly sight made time stand still – and this was only the beginning.
In October 2013 I visited the following cities in Japan; Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto.
The Classics trip to Greece this spring was amazing! It was lovely and warm, but not too hot or too busy.
There are certain times in life, and I can 100% guarantee that everyone will have felt this at some point, where you would be hit in the face by a donkey than get out of bed; and at 4:45 on a blustery dark February morning I felt this exactly.
I loved King William’s College from the start. I made up my mind within an hour of our time there that I wanted my son to attend. You have to come to College to understand what makes it stand out from the rest. It is a place of genuinely caring and friendly people. Another aspect of College we love is its vast international community. Our son has made some great friends and as a result has come to appreciate and respect other cultures and traditions. Our son loves College. He loves the independence to make choices, the easy access he has to his tutors, the opportunity to make his own mistakes and learn from them, but most of all, he loves the fact that expert assistance is always a breath away.U5 Overseas Parent