Off Campus Education
Educational field trips are an integral part of our academic programme. These can vary from class or subject trips taken during a school day, to longer overnight visits to various locations around Thailand or even further afield. All classes from Year 3 upwards experience field trips that extend over several days.
Travelling outside of Phuket is also a regular occurance for most school sport teams and high performance athletes, whether it is for one-day competitions or for tournaments that last several days.
Outdoor learning can boost concentration, reduce anxiety, and naturally inspires children to be more physically active.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
In Years 10 to 13, BISP students may choose to participate in the world’s leading youth achievement award, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (IA).
The Award brings together practical experiences and life skills to equip young people for life. Since it was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh (husband to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom), over eight million young people have participated in the Award in over 140 countries and territories.
The Award is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable and balanced, and requires effort over time. There are three levels to the Award: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Young people design their own Award programme, set their own goals and record their own progress. They choose a Service, Physical Recreation, Skills activity, go on an Adventurous Journey and, to achieve a Gold Award, take part in a residential project. The only person they compete against is themselves, by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve. BISP students are supported throughout by their award leader, but it is a self-driven process which requires students to self-manage and commit the required time and effort.
Year 10 – Bronze
- Kayaking Adventurous Journey
- Weekly training sessions during afterschool activities
- Training weekend, practice weekend, qualifying weekend
Year 11 – Silver
- Dinghy Sailing Journey
- Training weekend, 3-day practice journey and 3-day qualifying journey
Year 12 – Gold
- Yacht Sailing
- Team building hike, 2 training weekends, practice and final journey combined trip
- All trips take place in Year 12
For more information on The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (IA) at BISP, please contact us here.