Educational trips in Middle and High School

The teachers of the Lycée Français Jules Verne occasionally organize educational field trips with their students to learn in different environments and to discover more about their host country and the working world.

These field trips are organized within the framework of an educational project and tie in with the various subject curricula.

Below are some examples of educational field trips in the past:

  • Thematic tour of Braamfontein around the issue of urban planning with grade 10 students.
  • Grade 9 students went to the Benoni Lake to learn about and enjoy water-skiing.
  • Company visit (Gautrain) to initiate students to the working world and discover different professions (see detailed article)
  • Grade 6 students discovered Johannesburg’s urban landscapes (City business district)
  • Visit to the company Ingérop in the framework of an art history syllabus and discovery of engineering professions,
  • Two grade 7 classes visited water treatment (see detailed article).
  • The 5ème A and B (2012/13 school year) went to Limpopo and south of Zimbabwe to discover two African civilizations: the Mapungubwe XII-XIVe centuries and Monomoptapa XV-XVIe century civilizations. See the student travel report.
  • The 3ème A went to Bergville in the Drakensberg to prepare for their Brevet examination and they visited Lesotho (see detailed article).
  • The 6ème A and B classes went to Drakensville in the Drakensberg with the objective of creating a team spirit, practice various sports and study nature (fauna, flora and geology) and to extend mathematics and environmental games (see detailed article).
  • 5ème C went on a tour to Durban on the East Coast with the purpose of practicing sporting disciplines that cannot be done at school (see detailed article).
  • The students of the rocketry/robotics club participated in the “Afrobot” national robotic contest at the Grahamstown Scifest festival (see detailed article).