Every two years, students in S5/6 have the opportunity to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime trip to California, USA. The purpose of the trip is to ‘follow in the footsteps’ of John Muir and celebrate our links with the John Muir Trust.

The start of the trip gives the students an experience of the Bay Area, staying with hosts in Dunbar’s twin town Martinez. The highlight of the trip is then a week spent in Yosemite National Park.

John Muir is quoted as saying “No temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite” and it’s true – nothing can prepare you for the scenery in which students spend three days hiking on a wilderness trek through the park. The end of the trip is spent experiencing the city of San Francisco, where past visits have involved students cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge and visiting Alcatraz.

The next trip will be taking place in the summer of 2018 during the last week of term and the first week of the holidays.

For more information on the 2018 trip please contact either Mr Fendick or Mr King.