Trips and visits
Dollar Academy runs a very wide range of trips to many different countries. There are exchanges with schools in France, Germany, Spain, Russia, China, and the US and recent cultural trips have included destinations such as Cuba and Japan. Ski trips and sports tours take place regularly, along with departmental trips such as Art to London and Paris, Business to New York, History to the Battlefields of France and Belgium, Geography to Colorado and Iceland, and many others.
In a Moroccan countryside community; in the mangrove swamps and diving islands of Malaysia; on the battlefields of the Somme; in a Berlin beauty salon; under the spotlights in the studio theatre; in a racing car workshop; on a remote Scottish hillside in gale force winds; in Downing Street; at the gates of Auschwitz; in James Joyce's Dublin and Haruki Murakami's Tokyo; in museums, galleries, parliaments, shopping malls, distilleries, milking sheds, factories, prisons, offices; in Prague, Washington, Havana, Madrid, Paris, Rome, London...Dollar pupils have been there.
Funding for additional overseas travel opportunities for Senior School pupils in Forms V and VI is available through the Cameron Travel Scholarship Trust and the William Dick Brown Travel Prize Trust.
Pupil's from Junior 2 to Form II have the opportunity to take part in an exchange visit to the Rhineland.
CCF Pupils in Form III - VI have the opportunity to participate in this national signals competition at Blanford Training Camp in Dorset.
The first group of pupils in Form III participate in an overnight expedition in training for their Bronze Award.