Trips are of huge importance to us at the British International School Riyadh because part of 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. Students can have an opportunity to live through our motto of REACH on every trip. They have a real life opportunity to show respect, strive for excellence, accept accountability, challenge themselves and feel happiness outside the regular school environment.
Local trips occur within Riyadh and the surrounding area. The school facilitates around forty local trips per academic year. These are to sites such as: the Diriyah Museum for local history, Wadi Hanifah (Open Air Museum), National museum, Airforce Museum, Science museum, local zoo, hotels, and animal shelters. Al-Turaif is a historic district located in Al-Dir'iya north-west of Riyadh which is regarded as one of the most important political and historical sites in Saudi Arabia. It was the original home of the Saudi royal family and the country's first capital, from 1744 to 1818.
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.
The school facilitates approximately twelve international trips over the academic year starting from Year 4 to Year 13. We travel all across the globe to experience as many different cultures as we possibly can.These have covered exploring Ras Al Khaimah, enjoying the culture of Turkey, 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 are also a number of sporting BSME 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.