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Trips, Tours and Expeditions

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Whether it’s countryside or cityscapes, we offer our pupils a diverse range of trips throughout the year to complement their academic and co-curricular activities. 

All of our trips, tours and expeditions are designed to be an extension of the classroom, playing fields, stage or studio, encapsulating our distinctive model of whole person education - Floreat - through venturing outside of the traditional learning environment.

We are fortunate that Shrewsbury’s idyllic location allows our pupils to immerse themselves in the stunning and ever-changing landscape with the River Severn, Shropshire Hills and Wales on the doorstep of the School. 

Beyond our rural setting, we have a central location that allows us to easily travel further afield to take in all of the learning opportunities that the UK has to offer. Whether it’s the Royal Shrewsbury School Hunt running in the hills of Scotland, or BASE  pupils diving in Dosthill, we travel the length and breadth of the country to allow our students to experience new challenges in inspiring environments. 

Our trips know no boundaries and we regularly arrange overseas excursions to complement the extensive programme of activities that we offer at Shrewsbury, taking pupils out of their comfort zones as they experience the different cultures, adventures and possibilities the world has to offer. 

Dedicated Head of Adventure

In September 2021, we were delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Tom Folker as our very first Head of Adventure at Shrewsbury School.

Formally a senior outdoor instructor at a school near Auckland, New Zealand, Tom has over 14 years of experience in outdoor education including working at both Abbotsholme School and Marlborough College in the UK, alongside time spent delivering outdoor education programs for a number of organisations across the UK including the Girl Guides.

"I was excited to join Shrewsbury School with its enviable history of exploration and adventure. I look forward to continuing to develop this history by opening up new and more varied opportunities for the students of Shrewsbury School to learn outdoors, try new adventurous activities and undertake expeditions, utilising the mountains, hills and rivers that surround the school and the school's bunkhouse in North Wales, as well as other venues in the UK and indeed around the world."

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Talargerwyn (known affectionately as 'Tally') is Shrewsbury's cottage deep in the midst of Snowdonia. Set on Forestry Commission land, far from the hustle and bustle of modern life, it offers a base for hill walking, or simply an excellent location for a weekend escape. It is often used by house groups for a weekend away, mostly for first years, but is also used by different interest groups within the School.

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