The school arranges a number of trips for pupils throughout the year. Visits to the Houses of Parliament, the National Archives, exam study days, theatre productions and art exhibitions take place and are a valuable part of our students’ education.
A number of overnight trips also take place. This year, our Year 11 have visited the World War 2 Battlefields of northern France and Belgium, GCSE Geographers, Classicists and Linguists have been to Sorrento and the annual ski trip was in Italy this year. Traditionally the year 7, 8 and 9 students spend the last week of the summer term activities week; this year the year 7s are going to PGL on the Isle of Wight and the year 8 and 9 students are going to the Kingswood centre in north Wales.
A full list of up and coming trips planned for 2012/2013 can be found on the list below.
New York and Washington December 2011
In December a Sixth Form group visited New York and Washington; we had fantastic weather and had so many unique experiences. We visited so many different landmarks in New York including Rockefeller Plaza, Wall Street, Trinity Church, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, 5th Avenue, Macys and tons of shopping. In Washington we visited the National Air and Space Museum, the Native American Museum and we saw the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights at the National Archives. As well as this we went for a long walk through memorial park to view the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, Lincoln and Washington monuments and the new Martin Luther King memorial. However, my abiding memories of the trip will always be the good company of the students; in particular the group evening meals and watching everyone have a collective ‘Rocky’ moment in Philadelphia. Lisa Hunt
Below are some student’s best moments…
- The best bit about the trip was finally seeing America for real, having a nerdy history time in Washington and seeing Mr Jones in a sombrero. Sarah R
- Hard to choose the best part of the trip but I'm going to go with the view from the Rockefeller centre in New York. Claire S
- New York was great and all – but of course the best thing of all was getting to spend time with the amazing people that are the teachers of Portland Place School – destination would really be irrelevant! Niels G
- Trip was great; jumping the fence outside US congress to get our misplaced ball back was very memorable. LADS ON TOUR! EAGLES!- Ben C
- A truly amazing trip; the sights and the people were unforgettable, especially seeing The Statue of Liberty and Central Park (not forgetting the White House of course!). We need another trip like this very soon!- Ally and Annie
- In the New York trip I really enjoyed going out to dinners as a group. I really loved the Mexican restaurant because we told the waiters that it was Mr Jones birthday and Mr Jones got a massive shock and the waiter through a Mexican hat on him and he was very surprised. I also loved going shopping but unfortunately I went bankrupted at the end. Joe F