Educational Visits And Trips - Reminder

Educational and co-curricular visits have always been a major part of life at Princethorpe. These experiences for pupils enrich their lives, enhance their learning and develop their understanding and appreciation of the world around them. 

We would like to remind you of the provisional major trips plan as it currently stands (this does not include academic department day trips or Duke of Edinburgh's Award). Please click here for the planned school trips.

Please also ensure that you read the information about individual trips with care when they are released, in particular in relation to consent, cancellation and insurance.

Neil McCollin
Assistant Head - Co-Curricular

Duke Of Edinburgh's Award - 2023-24

Qualifying Expeditions

Well done to the Year 10 Silver Group who are currently completing their qualifying expedition. Please could I encourage the Bronze and Gold groups to start preparing their kit and discussing the trips with their teammates. 

Please could all participants continue to log hours and sign off their physical, volunteering and skills sections. I am delighted to see the quality of the evidence and assessor reports being uploaded onto the eDofE website. Any pupils requiring help with this element should please attend the weekly DofE clinic, at 1.05pm on Tuesday in LG02. Useful resources can be found on MySchoolPortal here.


Thank you for attending the pre-trip meeting last week. Full final expedition details will be distributed via email next week.

Group A – Cotswolds - Friday 21 June, 7.30am – Saturday 22 June 2024, 5.00pm.

Group B – Cotswolds - Sunday 23 June, 7.30am – Monday 24 June 2024, 5.00pm.


Following your qualifying trip please could you return all kit borrowed to the PE Office as soon as possible. Please label and sign it back in.


Pupils have a pre-trip meeting scheduled on Friday 14 June, Tutor Time, in the Clarkson theatre. Following this full final details will be distributed via email.

Snowdonia – Friday 28 June 9.00am – Tuesday 2 July 2024, 9.00pm.

Will Bower
Head of Outdoor Education - DofE Manager

Clubs In The Library

Book Club are currently shadowing the Yoto Carnegie book awards. We have been reading the nominated books, discussing our thoughts and opinions, and voting for who we each think should be the winner of the Medal for Writing 2024, all over a few biscuits. After the winner is announced Book Club will be celebrating with a party.

In the next few weeks pupils will be taking turns to plan and run a Book Club session. This has proven to be a great success with our pupils having freedom to plan their own sessions around books and literacy. We have had lots of variety including creative writing, comic strip drawings, murder mysteries, quizzes and many more. If your child enjoys reading and would like to come along to talk about their favourite books, or if they are just getting into reading, this is a brilliant club to come to for lots of recommendations and to meet fellow students with similar interests.

At Craft Club we have been learning lots of new skills and making some fantastic crafts to contribute to our Library displays. Recently we have been making bookmarks and Harry Potter origami, students often have ideas of what they would like to make and challenge Mrs Chadwick with her origami skills.

Harriet Hallam
Library Assistant

Challenge Curriculum Competition - Reminder

Pupils are invited to enter the Brilliant Poetry Competition to write a poem (maximum 40 lines) about science. Brilliant Poetry is an international competition that invites people from around the world to express scientific wonder and discovery through verse.

Please see Mrs Lindsay or Mr Lee for more information or advice, the link here or from the STEAM Channel in the Whole School Team.

The deadline for entries is 21 June 2024.

The first Prize is £1000, Second Prize is £500, Third Prize is £250.

Good Luck!

Julia Lindsay                                          Dan Lee
Challenge Curriculum Co-ordinator      Head of Physics and
(KS3 and KS4)                                       STEAM Co-ordinator



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