Journeys encompasses learning beyond the 'formal' classroom. At BISR ‘journeys’ includes:
- The Desert Camp
- Curriculum Trips
- Non-Curriculum & Sports
The trips that make up our Journeys element of the Enrichment pillar are hugely important to BISR. Our vision is to provide world class learning experiences, in a nurturing environment, where students excel, flourish and develop as positive global citizens. We believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an important part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances. Educational visits, residential trips and other off-site activities make an important contribution to the curriculum and are an essential way in which we enrich our students’ social, cultural and academic development. Educational research shows that trips provide a number of benefits in the short, medium and long-term, including improved academic attainment and student well being. BISR facilitates around forty local trips per academic year. These are: the Diriyah Museum for local history, Wadi Hanifah (Open Air Museum), National museum, Airforce Museum, Science museum, local zoo, hotels, and animal shelters. We offer a residential opportunity for all students at the Desert Camp
Residential School trips abroad offer pupils a unique opportunity to experience different cultures, along with new challenges and opportunities to apply their language and other studies to real life situations. BISR facilitates a number of international trips over the academic year. Recent trips have included skiing in Switzerland, diving in Fujairah, exploring the geography of Oman, adventure training in Wales, UK, a Business trip to Tokyo, trekking in Nepal, and Duke of Edinburgh International Award hikes in the UK. There have also been a number of sporting trips to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Italy.
Trip locations can vary from year to year and are designed to support academic studies, skills development and intercultural understanding. The trips offered to students are age and stage appropriate.