We pride ourselves on being a truly international school that gives our students the opportunity to experience the many incredible societies, cultures, and languages the world has to offer.
One of the valuable ways we do this is by facilitating learning experiences in a range of international locations, which either underpin or complement curricular goals.
As part of their extra-curricular activities, students also participate in international sports, academic and arts competitions, as well as service learning projects.
Some of our recent global adventures
Grade 6 and 7 students travelled to Lille to take a tour of the city and attend several workshops. This included a hands-on lesson at the L’atelier des Chefs cooking school.
Every year, Grade 11 Geography students visit Morocco for their field studies. During the trip, students conduct a river study and consider the effects of tourism on the local economy. The locations our students visit also offer a great opportunity to study landforms; and our Southbankers always return from Morocco with many great memories.
As part of their studies on Holocaust literature, Grade 10 students visited Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. They also explored nearby Krakow and visited the Wieliczka salt mine, one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites.
Our string orchestra performed concerts in Barcelona; Grade 7 students travelled to Valencia to learn about Spanish culture; and Grade 8 and 9 students stayed with Spanish families in the south-east city of Cartagena.
Grade 11 students travel to Tanzania each year in the spring term. The main purpose of the trip is to support local communities. Students also enjoy many rewarding experiences and develop practical and personal skills. Visit our Creativity, Action and Service page for further details.
In April 2018, students in Grades 8–11 represented Southbank at the United States Academic Decathlon in Frisco, Texas.