We pride ourselves on giving our Westminster 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.
Putting learning into a global perspective as part of the IB is reflected in the numerous opportunities for international travel and learning, for example:
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.
Grade 11 Geography students visited Morocco for their field studies. During the trip, students conducted a river study and considered the effects of tourism on the local economy. The locations our students visited also offered a great opportunity to study landforms; and our Southbankers returned 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.