Wilson's School

School Visits

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Every year many tours and visits are organised by the school, to complement the curriculum or to provide other development opportunities and experiences. Past trips have taken travellers as far afield as Turkey, Tanzania and China. The Classics department regularly organises tours to destinations such as Italy and Greece and the Modern Foreign Languages department has annual language visits (for example to France and Germany). It is also traditional for there to be a visit to the Brecon Beacons National Park at some point early on in each boy’s Wilson’s career. As well as being educational and enormous fun, it is a valuable 'bonding' experience for the boys, giving them the chance to get to know their new friends in an environment very different from the classroom. Sports tours are organised regularly; football teams have toured Spain and cricketers have travelled to Barbados.

In addition there are numerous opportunities throughout the year for boys to participate in day trips (for example museum and gallery visits) or evening trips (for example to music concerts or theatre visits). The variety on offer will depend on the year group and subjects studied.
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A group of budding writers, illustrators and fundraisers from Wilson's are utilising their talents to change the fortunes of young people in Ghana. The boys, who range from years 7 to 12, hope to create beautiful, bespoke story books for 11 schools in regions which have few or no resources, and whose children require a good standard of English if they are to progress to higher education and escape poverty.
 
The boys are working as part of Akenkan, a unique literacy organisation founded by three UK and Ghanaian teachers, including Mrs Stead. It was established so that pupils in the UK learn all about a different culture while pupils in Ghana gain much needed reading material - and are persuaded of the joys of reading for pleasure! Akenkan is about education working two ways.
 
A team of older boys will be in a position to hand deliver these special books to Ghanaian children in the summer of 2019, when Wilson's embarks on its inaugural Akenkan expedition. Boys will spend the first week teaching and reading with the children. The second week they will experience some of the country's rich culture including the slave forts and rainforest.
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Our 2019 Akenkan expedition team!

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Boys working on The story of Ghanaian Abena, who dreams of becoming a doctor

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Children from one of the Akenkan schools enjoying their new books