Two life-changing and essential trips are run directly from the JS department: the Immanuel College Israel Trip (ICIT) in Year 9 and the Immanuel College Poland Trip in Year 12.
ICIT is a 23 days long trip where Israel is explored and enjoyed in a unique, fun and educational way which is quite succinctly often described as "life-changing" by the pupils. They mature emotionally, spiritually and socially on this excellent trip, which has become a vital part of the Immanuel experience. They travel all around this amazing country, visiting incredible sites and learning its history from our wonderful tour guides.
Feedback from parents, include the comments:
“You managed to motivate, inspire and enthuse the children and develop their love for Israel”
“my son was terribly anxious before the trip but he came home with a big smile and lots of happy memories. The teachers, security staff and coach drivers all played a part in his happiness as they all became a close knit family”
“You have given our children a truly life changing experience. I knew that they would have a good time, but that is an understatement. My daughter will take away from this so very much that will build her character and inspire her future”
The Poland trip is a powerful and uplifting experience where the students are confronted with both the horrors of the Holocaust but also the richness of what was such a phenomenal, diverse and significant Jewish community in Poland. Pupils often return from this trip with an important and significant reassessment of true and genuine values, both Jewish and general. The trip includes visiting a number of very moving sites and their stories are told by our incredible tour guide, Sara Fallach, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors. The group cries together, sings together and form a special kind of bond on this six day trip.