Grantown Grammar School pupils have amazing opportunities to visit many exciting and interesting places. All of the residential trips, provide valuable social, cultural, sporting and educational experiences.
Parents, friends and family are also invited to attend the Music and Drama performances held in the school throughout the year. They showcase the incredible talent of our pupils and tickets are available through pupils or from the school office.
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Outdoor Education Residential for S3 – Lagganlia Outdoor Centre, Feshiebridge
Mr Wilson, PE is organising this trip. Link to their website here.
Language & Culture Trip – Beijing & Tianjin, China
7- 22 July 2019
This Summer trip is a culture and language immersion course organised jointly by the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, Hanban and the Tianjin Municipal Education Commission. Only 10 pupils have been selected from the Highland Region with 4 coming from GGS. They will join other pupils from across Scotland on a 2-week trip to Beijing and Tianjin. The course includes Mandarin and Chinese culture lessons and sightseeing in both Beijing and Tianjin. On successful completion of the course pupils will receive SQA accreditation. Pupils must complete 10 hours of Mandarin study in Scotland before going to China, which will be done in school with our Mandarin teacher.
Language & Culture Exchange Trip – Ulm, Germany
More information to follow shortly . . .
Snowsports Trip – Alp d’Huez, France
4 – 11 January 2020
Available to pupils currently in S1-S5, wishing to improve their ability to ski or board in an alpine resort. Whether they are a beginner or a more advanced skier. This trip is available for all no matter what level they are. Grantown Grammar will be joining with Kingussie High School for this amazing experience of a trip away from home with friends, learning and speaking a new language, and taking in the French culture, while enjoying the challenge of tackling new and exciting slopes in the French Alps.
A letter with a payment plan has been sent home to those pupils attending this trip – 14/02/19
For your information they are;
£200 on 27 Feb; 28 Mar; 30 May; 27 Jun; 26 Sep
£90 on 26 Sep, with the remainder due 31 Oct 2019
Battlefield & Themepark Trip – Belgium & France
15 – 20 February 2020
An interesting, thought provoking, but also fun six day trip to Belgium and France to visit various World War One sites and Disneyland Paris.
There are 40 pupil places available and is open to pupils currently in S3-5. Mr Abenheimer is organising this trip.
Performing Arts Trip – New York, America
10 – 16 October 2020
A seven day “trip of a lifetime” to New York. The trip will take place during the October holiday and includes;
- Flights from a Scottish Airport
- Airport assistance in UK and USA
- Travel Insurance
- Airport coach transfers
- 5 nights’ accommodation
- Breakfast each day
- All evening meals – Including Planet Hollywood, Chinese Restaurant, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Italian Restaurant, Pizza
- 7 day Subway pass
- Drama workshop
- Broadway Show
- New York Philharmonic Orchestra Concert
- Boat trip to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
- NBC Studio tour
- Visit to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
- Visits to iconic New York landmarks, including: Empire State Building, China Town, Central Park, Ground Zero, Brooklyn Bridge plus others
- Extra funds in case of medical emergency
- Souvenir trip hoodies
The trip is available to pupils in S1-4 and places are limited. To avoid disappointment, please ensure that your deposit of £150 is returned by Wednesday 20 March 2019 to Mrs Shearon or the school office. If there are more pupils than places, names will be drawn from a hat.
Gallery of previous school trips and events
A photo gallery will be available shortly…
There have been residential trips away to Outdoor Activitiy Centres; Music Concerts; Theatre Trips to New York; Snowsports Races; Cultural exchanges to China.