Events, trips and tours

Senior school > Co-curricular > Events, trips and tours

At Gresham’s we believe it is important that pupils experience and participate in many different activities and events outside the classroom.

In a typical year events include:

Michaelmas Term

Entrustment Service for all New Pupils, Field Days, House Music Competition, Bunfire Night, Remembrance Service and Parade in Holt, School Musical and Christmas Concert and Carol Services.

Lent Term

Songs from the Shows, Valentine’s Ball, Lower School Production.

Summer Term

CCF Biennial Review, Sport Dinner, Gritty Grasshopper, Field Days, Sports Day, Speech Day and Summer Ball.

Residential School Trips both in the UK and abroad are important for Gresham’s pupils. Our Year 9 visit the French and Belgium Battlefields in October. Other academic trips have included a 10 day Physics trip to NASA in Orlando, a weekend to Cerne in Switzerland in recent years. Recent sport tours have include Sri Lanka for hockey and cricket, a ski trip to France, Barcelona for hockey, Cornwall and Portugal for the rugby teams. CCF attend Easter and Summer Camps and pupils are encouraged to attend CCF courses in the holidays to support their interests such as skiing, outdoor adventure and military skill development. We have a thriving Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with expeditions regularly in the local area, Peak District, Lake district and Yorkshire Dales. We have a link to a conservation programme in the Maasai Mara and we have led trips to Rwanda in previous years. In 2023 there is planned World Challenge programme to Nepal for pupils.