Service Learning and Linguistic Trips
Service learning trips/travel programme
Beyond the classroom, we offer our Secondary students the chance to learn in the real world, in particular through local or global community service. Through this ambitious programme we want them to develop a sense of reality, open mindedness, and sensitivity to the challenges of our times.
In October 2019, alongside humanitarian organisations, 40 of our Year 12/Première students were involved in construction and local development projects in Laos and Nepal. Our school also offers the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The international Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, bringing together practical experiences, life skills, and fun. It operates in more than 140 countries and has encouraged more than 8 million young people to improve their skills, service, and physical recreation, as well as to complete adventurous journeys. Universities and employers look favourably on Bronze, Silver, or Gold International Awards because they demonstrate a student’s commitment to goal-setting and achievement.
The first three sections in the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award are already part of a Lycée Winston Churchill education and our students love outdoor activities, so it made perfect sense to combine the LIL after-school programme and the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award to add coherence and further opportunities to our non-academic programme.
Take a look at some pictures of our first Bronze Award expedition, which took place in June 2017 in Epping Forest.
Our Secondary students learn a third language from among German, Spanish, and Chinese. We organise trips overseas so that they may practice in real life what they have learned in the classroom. These total immersion voyages allow them to grasp the culture behind the language they have chosen to study and help motivate them on their path to learning.
In recent years, our students have travelled to China, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, and Spain.
Cultural visits in Beijing after classes