Here at Reddish Vale High School, we take great pride in the vast array of additional opportunities we are able to provide to pupils.
Learning inside the classroom is the key success in GCSE's, but we also believe that so much more knowledge and skills can be developed beyond the classroom.
For more information about school trips, please contact the school.
Duke of Edinburgh
The DofE Expedition took place on 2nd and 3rd July 2022 for the 28 pupils participating in the DofE programme this year. They put their skills to the test and in turn, gained a highly valuable certificate from their achievement.
History Trip to London
Year 9 and 10 pupils enjoyed a History trip to London in 2022, where they visited the London Dungeons, British Museum, Tower of London and much more!
The pupils had a lovely time exploring the historical sights of London and were an absolute credit to the school throughout the trip.
Pond Dipping Trip
50 Year 7 pupils were chosen by their Science teachers to attend an end of year rewards trip to Reddish Vale to take part in a range of Ecology activities that link to their studies.
Pupils took part in four activities:
- Pond dipping – pupils were observing organisms found within the ponds ecosystem.
- Woodland trail – pupils were looking for any distinctive leaves and plants.
- Quadrats – pupils sampled a section of grass and counted various flowers within this.
- Transects – using quadrats and a 10m section of grass pupils sampled various flowers within this section.
Alton towers Reward Trip
On 14th July 2022 over 500 of our pupils visited Alton Towers on as part of our end of year rewards. Those students making positive choices and displaying our school values or that have shown a real improvement were invited to attend to celebrate the academic year.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
on 15th July 2022, Year 10 GCSE Art pupils visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where they were able to take photographs and sketches of some famous artworks by the likes of Robert Indiana, Jason Wilsher-Mills and many more!
The pupils really enjoyed drawing some of the artworks and exploring the different works, and were a real credit to the school throughout.
Green Climate Summit
On 17th October 2022, pupils from Years 8, 9 and 10 attended the Green Climate Summit at The Lowry theatre, where they had the opportunity to hear from influential speakers and participate in a number of engaging workshops on various issues, including slow fashion, 3D printing using waste and Green Hydrogen.
The pupils were also lucky enough to discuss their thoughts on climate change with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.
Rewards Cinema Trip
On Tuesday 20th December 2022, 183 of our pupils with zero behaviour points and 100% attendance enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Matilda as a reward for being excellent ambassadors of the school.
University of Oxford
On 19th January, some of our Year 10 and 11 pupils have visited the University of Oxford. They have had a fantastic day exploring some of the university colleges, Q&As with pupils, and an academic taster session on Classics. A great insight into university life!
Etihad Stadium Trip
On 30th January 2023, pupils visited the Etihad Stadium where they met three judges, learnt about the journey of becoming a judge and participated in a Q&A and mock trial, with Charlie as the judge.
A huge thank you to the City in the Community Foundation, Judicial Office and Justice Museum for organising a brilliant day, our pupils had a wonderful time.
National Justice Centre
On Thursday 9th February, 30 Year 8 pupils visited the Manchester Civil Justice Centre where they met and had the opportunity to ask questions to a High Court criminal judge.
Pupils had also been preparing for a mock trial about hate crime and took on various legal roles such as the judge, jury and barristers, including the wigs.
The pupils performed the mock trial with maturity and sophistication, and after a lengthy debate, found the defendant ‘not guilty’.
Year 7 Residential
Year 7 pupils have enjoyed a residential trip to PGL Winmarleigh Hall, where they participated in a variety of exciting outdoor and team building activities such as canoeing, abseiling, archery and more!
On 21st March, a group of Year 9 geography pupils visited the Etihad stadium, where they had a tour of the grounds and learnt about the development and future plans for the stadium and surrounding area.
It was an insightful visit and the pupils were exceptionally well behaved throughout.