Southbank prides itself on being a truly international school and this includes exposing students to global adventures such as trips to countries abroad including Belgium, France, Morocco, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania and the United States. Here are some examples of trips taken in 2017:
Students in Grade 10 travelled to Poland as part of their English student of the literature of the Holocaust. Students toured Auschwitz and Birkenau. They visited Schindler’s Factory to learn about the Nazi occupation of Krakow. They also explored Krakow’s Old Town, the Jewish Quarter and visited the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine.
The Southbank String Orchestra travelled to Barcelona to perform at seven concerts in three separate venues around the city. Later that same academic year, Grade 8 and 9 students travelled to Cartagena where they stayed with families and had lessons every morning. Grade 7 students also travelled to Valencia on a separate trip to learn more about Spanish culture.
Grade 11 students travel to Tanzania each year in the spring term. The main purpose of the trip is to benefit local communities in Central Tanzania. Students have found this annual trip to be both inspirational and rewarding. They have the opportunity to develop practical skills, build their team spirit and, most importantly, help others. For more details about this annual trip, please visit our Community Action and Service page.
Students in Grades 8-11 represented Southbank at the National United States Decathlon in Wisconsin in the spring of 2017. The students collectively won four monetary scholarships and ten medals in interview skills, mathematics, public speaking, physics, and music with outstanding scores coming in the top ten in history and essay writing.