Trips and Excursions
WPS Ski Trip
The annual WPS Ski Trip caters for all ability levels, from total beginners to the more advanced, with a variety of ski and snowboard groups to challenge our students.
Our students enjoy accommodation in the heart of the mountains, with views encompassing the breathtaking panorama of the Swiss Alps. The trip is all-inclusive, with plenty of snacks to keep the children’s energy levels up! In addition to skiing, a wide range of fun activities and daily excursions are built into the itinerary. A major highlight is the visit to the chocolate factory, situated in the Swiss capital of Geneva
Everything from ski hire, boots and poles to gloves and salopettes, are taken care of for the children and are allocated on arrival. Our students, in their assigned groups, head to the slopes with their private ski/snowboard instructors each day, occasionally moving between groups, depending on how well they are progressing.
The WPS students thoroughly relish their time in the mountains and snow, even in their breaks, when they’re sipping hot chocolate, finding time to play with their friends or even building snowmen. This trip provides an opportunity to enrich our students' social experiences and helps them to develop a growth mindset as well as broadening their knowledge and understanding of other parts of the world - weather, climate and geography.
Year 6 Camp
The Year 6 residential is their biggest adventure away from home – a full three nights. The journey starts by saying goodbye to all their families and boarding the bus to Al Jeer Camp near the Musandam border, for their fun packed water-based week.
Students demonstrate independence and maturity, confronting each task with a determined approach and supporting one another throughout each aspect of the camp. They overcome fears and face challenges together, by being supportive and encouraging.
The students also get to visit the Umm Al Quwain Marine Camp where the students launch into teamwork for raft building, kayaking and canoeing. Students also venture to great heights in the leap of faith, abseiling and the wall climb, before dancing around camp fires. They also learn how to name and classify fish and animal - everything from snakes and hedgehogs to squids and sea urchins.
Year 5 Camps
The Year 5 residential involves a trip to Ras al Khaimah, complete with Sahara tents for their sleeping quarters for two full nights.
The students’ first activities welcome a variety of problem solving, challenging and thrilling tasks. Children support each other through various tasks and challenges, included sandboarding, cat walk (high ropes), archery, survival skills and lots more.
Students are woken up bright and early each morning to fill their day with new skills, adventures and challenges. Experiencing a camel farm, teaches students why camels have humps, what they do to keep cool as well as more fun facts and quizzes to engage the children along the fun learning journey.
The camp leaders are always on hand to teach new skills, knowledge and fun but by night, camp leaders and students come alive with a fresh new set of fun and exciting entertainment alongside the campfire environment.
Our the final day, students explore a Wadi, learning more about the local wildlife and living in the desert, whilst also experiencing abseiling, sandboarding and learning how to classify different spiders, beetles and plants!