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DBGS Adventures Blog

When we go away on an adventure we blog about it. You can read about the Everest Expedition and other trips on the blog here.


School Trips

School Trip Schedule 2016-2017

The following trips have been scheduled for 2016-2017. Trips will only run if there are sufficient numbers. Costs and dates are subject to change. Scroll down for more details.

Students from DBGS at Everest Base Camp, April 2013

Trip Information:

Deposits and applications are being accepted now.


Trip details


February 17-25, 2017

Ski Trip, Verbier (Switzerland)

The ski trip will provide students with the opportunity to enjoy some of the best skiing experiences in Europe.  Verbier is one of the top resorts in the area and has an excellent reputation for quality and reliability of snow.

Students will be given the choice of skiing lessons or snowboarding.  Both disciplines will be taught at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, so whatever your previous experience there is a place for you. The chalet accommodation is excellent, all rooms are ensuite and will be cleaned every day.  The food also comes well recommended and to ensure more time is spent skiing, lunch will often be cooked and served on the slopes. There will also be a day excursion to one the nearby towns, this will provide students with a chance to experience the broader cultural attractions of Switzerland. A wide range of apres ski activities will be organised by Les Elfes, our skiing and touring guides.  This can include ice skating, bowling, swimming and many other fun games and pastimes.

Ski trip invite - click here; Ski trip details - click here; Ski trip video - click here

Years 7, 8, 9
and 10

23rd/24th March 2017 to 14th April 2017

Everest Base Camp Expedition

This will be our 4th Everest Expedition since 2008.
If you would like to know more you are welcome to talk to Mr Hardcastle or other staff/students who have completed the trek. If you are interested in participating, please get an application form from Mrs Novie. Once application forms have been submitted, you and your parents will be invited into school for an information evening to help you prepare for the trip. It is an exciting, challenging, life-changing adventure.

For more details, please click here to see the trip details.



Years 8-13

(If you are studying for IGCSE or AS/A Levels the trip is still possible as long as you plan your time well. There is plenty of time on most trip days to get in 4 or more hours of study)


14-22 April, 2017

Model United Nations Conference - Taiwan (TAIMUN)

Following last year’s success, DBGS will again be offering a student trip to Taiwan from 14 - 22 of April 2017 to attend the Taiwan Model United Nations conference (TAIMUN).

TAIMUN takes place at the American school in the city of Taichung. The conference has run for over ten years and is well regarded in the region. It is an excellent opportunity for your son/daughter to improve their CV through public speaking, developing arguments, and gain familiarity with issues of global importance.

Prior to the event, students will spend two full days in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei, where they will visit sites such as the National Palace Museum which houses the finest collection of Chinese art in the world, and the iconic Taipei 101 building. Students will also take part in a day’s hike in Yangmingshan National Park, a volcanic area north of Taipei. Students will also have a Chinese lesson to prepare them for the experience. Local guides are included in the price.

Students who register for the trip will be required to join the MUN after-school activity in Term 2.

TaiMUN trip invite - click here; Ski trip details - click here

Years 9 - 13

For the ski trip, Duke of Edinburgh's expeditions, students will only be offered a place if their academic achievement, behaviour and attendance are of an acceptable level. When applications and deposits are paid, the trip organisers will look at student's attendance and homework record. Only students with a minimum 85% attendance and no more than 4 homework database entries will be offered a place. Only database entries accrued after May 1st in the summer term, or those in the Autumn/Winter Terms 2016-17 will be taken into account for the above trips.

Years 11/12/13 students should remember that their final exams are in May/June and that time away from school may affect their academic performance unless they plan and prepare well in advance.