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Trips and Visits Ethos
At Ryde Academy we offer a range of trips and visits. We firmly believe;
"Learning outside the classroom aims to get children and young people out and about. These experiences can take place in the school grounds, in the local environment or further afield on day visits and residential stays, but they all help to motivate young people reducing poor behaviour and truancy, whilst helping schools/academies raise attainment and meet 'Every Child Matters' outcomes"
Educational trips and visits are planned to support the following:
  • Raising achievement by boosting self-esteem and motivation
  • Develop key skills
  • Develop social education and citizenship
  • Promote education for sustainable development
  • Promote health and fitness
As well as getting out and about we also offer a range of events and guest speakers at the Academy
  • Visits by authors and sporting figures
  • Driving awareness events
  • Global Rock


Trips News

  • Tech Deck Trip A group of Year 9 students had the chance to visit the Tech Deck, the Education Centre at the Land Rover BAR (the America’s Cup team led by Sir ...
    Posted 7 Jun 2017, 22:22 by Nat Admin
  • Ski Trip 2018 If you were unable to attend the parent ski trip meeting you can find a copy of the presentation on the right.Other points to note:Timings of the flights ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2017, 04:31 by Nat Admin
  • Berlin/Krakow/Dresden History Trip - November 2016 KS4/5 students recently travelled to Berlin, Kraków and Dresden, a trip organised by the History Department. This was an exciting opportunity to see history come alive and to visit ...
    Posted 13 Jan 2017, 07:25 by Nat Admin
  • Verona 2016 Students on the Verona trip look like they are having a great time including an evening trip to the opera. All the photos from the trip can be seen here
    Posted 6 Jul 2016, 00:56 by Nat Admin
  • ICT/Business Disneyland Paris Trip - February 2016 Twenty Year 11 and Year 12 Business and ICT students visited Disneyland Paris over half term. This was a fantastic opportunity for them to see an exciting and popular business ...
    Posted 11 Mar 2016, 03:12 by Nat Admin
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Tech Deck Trip

posted 29 Mar 2017, 22:40 by Nat Admin   [ updated 7 Jun 2017, 22:22 ]

A group of Year 9 students had the chance to visit the Tech Deck, the Education Centre at the Land Rover BAR (the America’s Cup team led by Sir Ben Ainslie) based in Portsmouth. Organised by the 1851 Trust, official charity to the Land Rover BAR team, this was a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about the science and engineering behind sailing.


The focus of both the 1851 Trust and the Education Centre is to get young people interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) something which we are also focusing on with a STEM centre being created in our new school and a recently appointed STEM Coordinator.


Students learnt about the history of sailing and how the clothing, equipment and boats have evolved. They also discovered more about the science behind the sails following which they designed and constructed their own which they then tested in the wind tunnel.


As well as the workshop students were given free time to explore the interactive exhibits including virtual reality sailing and sound bone conduction technology.


Tom, age 14, said ‘It was a really good experience and completely different to what I would normally do. I wasn’t expecting there to be so many interactive displays’


Jo Stocks, CEO of the 1851 Trust said "Encouraging schools to visit the Tech Deck Education Centre is a really important initiative for the 1851 Trust as it allows us to show students how exciting the world of STEM can be.

As the America’s Cup in May is fast approaching, the excitement for the British Land Rover BAR team is growing – and we hope the visits to the Tech Deck will help young people relate to the challenges the team face, and see the types of exciting careers that could be open to them if they choose to pursue STEM subjects."

As a follow up students put the theory into practice when they went sailing with the UKSA in May.




Ski Trip 2018

posted 22 Mar 2017, 02:54 by Nat Admin   [ updated 22 Mar 2017, 04:31 ]

If you were unable to attend the parent ski trip meeting you can find a copy of the presentation on the right.

Other points to note:
  • Timings of the flights etc have yet to be confirmed but it will be early. This means we have more time when we arrive at the resort to settle in and have a look round before we start activities.
  • In addition to the equipment mentioned in the presentation students should also bring suitable shoes and clothes for when not skiing eg winter hat, non ski gloves, jeans, tracksuit bottoms and sturdy shoes etc.
  • We will be skiing/snowboarding in the morning after breakfast and then again in the afternoon after lunch. In the evening we will be taking part in other activities such as ice-skating and quizzes.
  • Three meals a day are provided as part of the cost but any snacks and drinks not taken at mealtimes will need to be paid for by students.
  • Roomings will be confirmed nearer the time.
  • There will be six members of staff going: Lee Merrett (trip leader), Natascha Nelson, Tonia Voller, David Cowley, Amy Sparrow and Dave Sweet.
  • Ski/Snow-boarding lessons: Some students will be more experienced so they will be with others who are equally experienced or have taken to it quickly. Others have never been before or may take longer to learn so they will be with similar groups of learners.
  • The amount of spending money you give your child is however much you feel comfortable giving them. We will be operating a 'banking' system so they don't have to carry it with them.
  • The hotel has WiFi!


Ski Trip 2018 - Parent meeting presentation


Berlin/Krakow/Dresden History Trip - November 2016

posted 2 Dec 2016, 06:52 by Nat Admin   [ updated 13 Jan 2017, 07:25 ]


KS4/5 students recently travelled to Berlin, Kraków and Dresden, a trip organised by the History Department. This was an exciting opportunity to see history come alive and to visit some of the historical sites the students have learnt about as part of their respective GCSE and A-Level studies.

The trip started in Berlin where students visited a range of historical and iconic sites including The Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building and dome, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and the German Historical Museum. The Topography of Terror Museum was good preparation for the visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp as it displays images and information about life under the Nazi regime.

As well as learning about life under Nazi rule students also studied exhibits about life behind the Berlin Wall by visiting the Checkpoint Charlie Museum which was small but full of fascinating expositions and information about life during the Berlin Wall. Students ended their stay with visits to the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Straße and the famous TV Tower which offered spectacular views of Berlin.  

After a 3 nights in Berlin, students travelled to Kraków in Poland. The main purpose of this part of the trip was to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. This proved to be a challenging but a worthwhile experience. Students saw the accommodation blocks and the site where prisoners were executed and were able to walk through one of the remaining gas chambers. What most found particularly moving was walking along the same path that those selected for the gas chamber took. Students left pebbles, specially made by IOW Pebbles of Love, at the memorial and execution wall and took time to contemplate the horror that took place here over 70 years ago.

The next stop was a tour of Schindler’s Factory Museum. The museum informed students about life in Poland between 1918 and 1945, and enabled them to learn about how life changed in Kraków so dramatically in this period.  Students also spent some time at Wawel Royal Castle, home to Polish Kings and Presidents. The visit was completed with time in Kraków’s historic town square (Rynek Główny), shopping and taking in the sights.


A new addition to this annual trip was a visit to Dresden, a city packed with history and which was badly affected by bombing during World War 2. Following a guided tour of the city and some of it’s most famous baroque and rococo buildings students were able to visit Germany’s oldest Christmas market before the long journey back to the UK.


Mr Beverley, Teacher of History and trip organiser said “We are so proud of our students and how they coped with the long journey, busy itineraries and emotional experiences on this trip. Their maturity and sensitivity was impressive, and they have all developed a detailed insight into German and Polish history, language and culture.”


All the photos from the trip can be found on our 'Ryde Academy in Pictures' page on the website.


Verona 2016

posted 6 Jul 2016, 00:01 by Nat Admin   [ updated 6 Jul 2016, 00:56 ]

Students on the Verona trip look like they are having a great time including an evening trip to the opera. All the photos from the trip can be seen here.

  

ICT/Business Disneyland Paris Trip - February 2016

posted 11 Mar 2016, 03:12 by Nat Admin

Twenty Year 11 and Year 12 Business and ICT students visited Disneyland Paris over half term. This was a fantastic opportunity for them to see an exciting and popular business in action as well as enjoy some of the rides.

Whilst there students attended two seminars. One dealt with the design and construction of a new ride ‘Ratatouille Ride On’. Students were taken through the five year process that saw the project develop from drawings into a 3D ride that allows visitors to experience the life of a rat in a Paris restaurant.


In the second seminar students were introduced to the Disney values of Innovation, Quality, Storytelling, Decency and Optimism. They also had the opportunity to design a rollercoaster ride and create a marketing campaign for it. Staff at Disneyland then gave students feedback.


Jordan Westwood (15) said that he learnt all about how visual enhancement gives visitors a good experience. Scott Hemming (16) said he learnt how media, ICT and marketing work at Disneyland but also in the wider business world and that the trip had been very educational.


It wasn’t all work though! Students stayed in a hotel based on a cowboy town, ate out at King Ludwigs and Planet Hollywood, and of course, got plenty of time to try out the various rides at the resort.


This was a brilliant opportunity for students doing Business and ICT to study a business in action and speak to people working in the industry who were able to share their knowledge and experience.


Media Students Visit Harry Potter Studios

posted 11 Mar 2016, 03:09 by Nat Admin

Forty Media Studies students in Years 10 and 12 swapped Ryde Academy for Hogwarts School last Monday.

The trip to the Warner Brothers Studio set captivated   creative minds as we walked through the Great Hall, flew on broomsticks in the green screen and sat on Hogwarts Express as it steamed through fantastic journeys with    flying frogs and mystical beasts.

The group were given a tour by Production Assistant, Jules Baker Smith, who took time off set to talk to the group. She has worked with Robert Downey Junior on Sherlock and the Iron Man films.

Even if you are not a Potter fan, the opportunity to see each element of film production from idea to cinema is a great experience. We saw the costumes, props, and watched how magical creatures came alive.

Students sampled Harry’s non alcoholic Butterbeer while others returned with wands and clapperboards all very excited and inspired by the visit, ready now to make their own short films.





 

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