Many extracurricular visits are organised by teachers, in which students of different ages can participate. Many of these are curriculum based, and are day visits, such as History and Geography field work, which includes visits to places such as Spurn Point, Eden Camp, the Thackeray Medical Museum in Leeds, and Conisbrough Castle. The History Department runs a residential visit to the battlefields of Belgium and France each year, which is primarily for Year 9 students. In addition, the History Department is involved in the Holocaust Educational Outreach Programme. Within the Humanities Faculty, the Law department also run a number of day visits, primarily to the law courts and to Leeds University of Law.
The Art department run day visits to places such as Liverpool (Art and Culture). Special events are planned for the Hull City of Culture year in 2017. There are also practical visits to venues such as Spurn Point, Bullnose/The Lord Line Building and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The Textiles department take a group to The Clothes Show each year.
The Business Studies department carry out a number of day visits to retail outlets, and regularly visit London for a residential visit, which includes a visit to the Bank of England. A Level Business and Economic revision conferences at Salford Quays are organised.
The Philosophy and Ethics Department regularly plan a series of day visits for different age groups, including to the Galleries of Justice, and buildings such as the Pocklington Buddhist Centre and York Minster. This department has also run a residential visit to Rome.
In the PE department, as well as obvious home and away matches, staff organise an annual sports tour abroad, including to venues like Milan and Barcelona.
The Music department involve themselves in events such as the Battle of the Bands at Bridlington Spa. In English and Performance Arts, many theatre visits are organised, often but not exclusively to see performances of set texts, where this is possible.
Our Foreign Language Department organise highly successful French and German exchanges each year, which are of great value to our language students. Our students attend school in France and Germany and the French and German students come here in return.
Pastoral visits are also take place, such as a sixth form annual visit to London in September each year (which usually involves a visit to the Globe Theatre), and a sixth form residential visit to Cranedale Outward Bound centre in July each year. Year 7 and 8 participate in a PGL residential visit. Pastoral residential visits to Barcelona/Northern Spain, and Rome/Sorrento and Lake Garda have been organised in the past.
The above description is just a flavour of what can happen for South Holderness students in any one year. Not all visits are organised every year, and staff organise different and additional visits as appropriate. It is true to say though, that there is a lot going on, and plenty to interest all types of student.