At Meoncross, we are firm believers that learning happens beyond the classroom, and we offer varied and valuable opportunities for our pupils to enjoy, which can be categorised under the following headings:

Educational Visits

Assemblies and Speakers

Extra-curricular Activities

Passport

Educational visits are linked to the curriculum and take place during the school day. Destinations can be local, such as Reception visiting Stubbington Library, an RS visit to Portsmouth Synagogue and a Year 3 viewing at Southampton Art Gallery. Further afield, trips take pupils to other parts of Hampshire such as Astronomy to Winchester Science Centre and Duke of Edinburgh students to the New Forest, and into nearby counties, with Year 7 Geography students going to the Living Rainforest in Berkshire. Day trips to London take place, for instance for Psychology to visit the Freud Museum. In addition, residential visits are organised once a year for Years 4 to 7 to activity centres from the Isle of Wight to the Brecon Beacons whilst the annual overseas trip is open to all Upper School pupils and in recent years has visited the Somme, Seville and Rome.

Workshops and speakers are invited to the school during the course of the year for specific purposes, to deliver presentations, share their expertise and enable children to learn in a “hands-on” manner.

Weekly Assemblies take place in the Lower and Upper Schools. Speakers may be representatives from charities, local faith groups and sports personalities such as Alex Danson, Olympic hockey player and Alex Thomson, International Yachtsman.

Our focus is on developing the whole person by exploring the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of life.