Co-curricular

Hampton Court house has an extensive and diverse co-curricular programme which runs throughout the school from Early Years to Sixth Form. We have a wide base of clubs and societies which evolve to meet the needs of our students. If a student has a particular interest that they would like to pursue, foster or propagate then we will do what we can to help them. We encourage students to take part in at least one club a term with most choosing to do more.

Clubs Autumn 2017

Alternative Walking Tour in London

For Activities Day, Middle and Upper Years students had the opportunity to go on an alternative walking tour of London. The tour started in Shoreditch where the students discovered various street art artists such as Banksy, ROA and Stik, they also learnt about the various techniques they used. They then enjoyed a 45 minute spray painting workshop using pre-cut stencils

Y3 Activities Day

For their Activities Day, the Y3 children enjoyed a fun cooking experience even preparing their own lunch from scratch which was delicious!

They also learnt how to make informed choices about diet and healthy food such as cooking fresh vegetables and eating tasty fruit.

Y1 and Y2 Activities Day

The Year 1 and Year 2 children had an amazing Activities Day! They cooked delicious pizzas at Pizza Express and had a lot of fun together playing in the beautiful Magic Garden of Hampton Court Palace.

Snapshots of history

And the Oscar goes to…..

...Today 13 students from Hampton Court House went to Brooklands Museum for a film making workshop. After a short tour of the locations that the students were allowed to use for filming, the three groups sat down for story boarding before going off to film the different scenes.

They had costumes and were allowed on two different planes and various other locations. After some editing we witnessed the premiere of “Before I met your Mother….”, “Flight DT19” and “Murder on the Olympus”.

A great day out with a result that is worth keeping.

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Camp HCH

Over hundred students from ten to eighteen years old braved a damp Friday evening in mid-September to do activities, play games, dance to live music, toast marshmallows and tell stories around the camp fire.

Here are some of the photos from the evening.

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Summer Ballet Show 2017

The children in Early Years and Lower Years, along with older students who attend Ballet Club, put on a summer term show, ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ an interpretation of the book by Giles Andreae.

Ballet forms part of the curriculum from Nursery to Year 4, with children from Year 5 being able to continue... to study this art form by attending Ballet Club. The Summer 2017 Ballet Show saw children from age 3 to 16 perform together, with the older students guiding the younger ones, a wonderful example of students in an all-through school coming together to produce something truly spectacular.

In the book, the main character Gerald proves that giraffes can dance, and the HCH ballet students demonstrated that they can too – and very well. Congratulations to all those who took part and to Lauren, their teacher, for bringing together a memorable ballet show.

Encore!

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Staff vs. Students Cricket Matches

On Thursday 6th July, Hampton Court House witnessed a sporting event of such epic proportions that Wimbledon paled in comparison. The ever-enthralling Staff versus Students Cricket Match took on an added layer of grit as the fixture became the inaugural Staff vs. Sixth Form Match.

After choosing to... bowl first, student skipper Haydn Roberts sent down the first over to Graham Ainge and a regular pattern of fours and sixes was established. Graham raced past his half century before showing the kind of charity Haydn is known for and retiring. This brought Caroline Wass to the crease, who displayed remarkable cultural sensitivity in learning the most British of sports. After a roller coaster 15 overs, the staff amassed 196, with Selwyn Leamy ensuring that his last innings as a member of staff was as powerful as his art lessons.

Then it was the Sixth Form’s turn to bat. The first over, delivered by Tom Robson, gave a good indication of the trouble to come. Bob delivered the second over, and it was soon apparent that Hope is a dangerous thing. Three wickets in an over showed how deadly his variations are and the Sixth Form run chase was derailed. Some lusty blows from the lower order breathed some life into the chase and they finished on 100.

It was a fantastic occasion – a wonderful atmosphere and played in good spirits.

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