Trips and Visits

Biology Trip

Our recent trip to the Wellcome Genome Campus was an exhilarating journey into the heart of modern biology, with students delving into the fascinating world of genetics, bioinformatics, and beyond.

The day kicked off with engaging talks from esteemed biologists, bioinformaticians, and geneticists, providing invaluable insights into cutting-edge research and real-world applications. In the afternoon, we explored the Museum of Zoology and the Sedgwick Museum. Students were mesmerized by the diversity of life forms and evolutionary history showcased in these renowned institutions.

Overall, the trip was a resounding success, leaving students inspired, enlightened, and eager to pursue further exploration in the realm of biology.

Year 13 Psychology

In January, 50 year 13 students took a trip to Krakow to see Social Psychology in the real world. On the first day we visited Auschwitz-Birkenau. The tour guide was extremely informative and shared many overwhelming facts; 75% of the people going to Auschwitz were killed or died from the extremely poor living conditions in the camp, and 20% of those who died were children. It was an eye opening experience which students were grateful to be apart of. During their time in Krakow students were also taken on a walking tour around the Jewish Ghetto and visited the Galicia Jewish museum. This provided the students with insights into the lives of the Jewish community in Poland before, during and after the Holocaust. By having the opportunity to witness first-hand the enduring impact of dehumanisation, group dynamics, and coping mechanisms within the context of such a harrowing environment, our students gained invaluable insights into the complexities of human psychology.

Year 13 Classics & Religious Studies
In February some our Year 13 students travelled to Italy on a joint Classics and Religious Studies educational visit . An incredible experience, we explored the streets of Rome and visited classical sites such as the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Forum, Pantheon and the site of Pompeii. We saw world-famous landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Piazza Navarro and enjoyed night time walks around the city, powered by the incredible gelato ice-creams we purchased! We also attended a Papal audience, visited the glorious St Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museums, where students saw priceless works of art and marvelled at the Sistine chapel. We also visited smaller Roman churches and saw fabulous sculptures by renowned sculptors such as Michaelangelo and Bernini. Despite walking around 100,000 steps, the students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were wonderful company; they behaved in an exemplary manner throughout and were an absolute credit to King Ed’s.
Year 13 Geography & Geology

In late February, Geology and Geography students embarked on a thrilling journey through Iceland. As well having the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Reykjavik, students also delved into an array of once in a lifetime experiences which included seeing the Northern Lights, exploring volcanic landscapes, hiking glaciers, witnessing whales and seals in their natural habitat, capturing stunning waterfalls and venturing into lava tubes. After an action-packed week filled with unforgettable memories and newfound knowledge, they returned home with their minds enriched by Iceland’s geological wonders.