Published on: 1 August 2019

Christ Church boys from Years 8, 9 and 10 have recently returned following three weeks of exploration in the United Kingdom.

A total 124 students representing 11 different schools from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Peru and the USA joined the tour hosted by the Independent Schools Cultural Alliance (ISCA). This was the first time in the Alliance’s 37-year history that an Australian school has participated in the program.

The ISCA program provides students with the opportunity to learn through exploration and immersion in another culture. The students were treated to a range of incredible experiences including a visit to the Tower of London, a boat trip on the Thames, touring the Houses of Parliament, visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon, exploring the Roman Baths in Bath, the historical Stonehenge, a visit to Windsor Castle in Eton, and many more.

Tour participant Ryan Liang (Year 8) commented, “It was great to meet people from all around the world and learn so much about the history of England.”

Fellow participant Brandon Norton (Year 10) shared similar comments, “The culture and history of England was amazing, but the best part of the trip was undoubtedly the bonds we made with the other students.”

“The ISCA program allowed our students to form global friendships and gain a greater understanding of the culture of their contemporaries, and their place in a globalised world,” explains Senior School Teacher and Tour Co-ordinator, Arvi Pocock.

Christ Church Grammar School hopes to join the ISCA program once again in July 2020. To express your interest (note: students must be under 16 years at the time of the tour) please contact Arvi Pocock.