With the easing of restrictions, we are progressing cautiously towards the reintroduction of overnight and overseas visits with Middle School children.
During the school year, TASIS England Middle School students will enjoy day field trips linked to the curriculum as part of their learning journey. Please contact the Middle School Office with questions regarding Middle School trips.
For reference, the following travel opportunities have previously been offered to Middle School students during the school year.
The MS French trip provides the perfect opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the French language, allowing them to communicate with locals using the language in real-life situations. In this way, students have the opportunity to put into practice what they have been learning in class, in a safe and exciting environment.
The trip accommodates all levels of French speakers and students are continually challenged and encouraged to use their French language skills throughout the trip.
Some of the activities that will take place in this year’s trip include a Cultural rally in Montmartre; a cruise on the river Seine; a visit to the Louvre museum; a perfume workshop; a visit to the Eiffel tower; enjoying the amazing views of the city from the Tour Montparnasse; visit the liveliest Parisien food market of Aligre; a cooking class and a visit to the football French stadium (Parc des Princes), which is the home of the Paris Saint Germain team. Students will also have the opportunity to visit and have a hands-on workshop in a chocolate factory. Finally, we will go to the movies.
The Middle School Spanish Trip is a great opportunity for students to experience the country's culture and use their Spanish in everyday situations, allowing them to communicate with locals and also making their learning relevant.
The trip is open to any Middle School student in Grades 6-8 who is enrolled in a Spanish course, EAL, or Language Arts. This year, we will travel to Málaga, in southern Spain, to experience first-hand the culture and arts.
We will learn more about local diets and cuisines by participating in a cooking class and visiting local food markets, participate in a workshop on marine biology with a half day boat trip, walk around the old city with native speaker guides, learn “flamenco,” and visit the beach. Of course, they will always be putting into practice the Spanish language skills that they have diligently studied throughout the year.
The trip accommodates all levels of Spanish speakers and students will be continually challenged and encouraged to use their Spanish in daily life situations such as ordering food, understanding directions, enquiring information, and demonstrating engagement. The full itinerary is available by directly contacting Señor Gomez Beaty or the Middle School Office.
Students in fifth grade enjoy a three-night overnight trip in the Spring. Students travel to Devon to explore sand dune formation and coastal formations as part of their science studies. In addition to the field studies, enrichment opportunities abound with a hands-on bird of prey workshop being a perennial favorite with the students.