Trips

Integral to our curriculum is a wide range of educational experiences that extend beyond the classroom door. The Hampton Court House curriculum offers a series of educational journeys that deepen the students’ understanding of the world around them. Trips extend students’ knowledge of past and present. We encourage international travel even at the youngest age, by inviting parents to join us on trips to France with their young children. Our experience is that students forge strong bonds of friendship during the trips, and their respect for one another grows as a result of sharing the experiences.

Ben Ruddin, is responsible for facilitating these opportunities and ensuring they are accessible to all.

Ben RuddinBSc MSc PGCE
  • Deputy Head

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Hampton Court House were thrilled to recieve a prestigious invitation to take part in Richmond Council’s first ever youth climate change summit on the 16th October. Our A level Geographers had the opportunity to speak to Sir David Attenborough about his insights into climate change before conducting... workshops discussing the practical implications of climate change on our schools and council and how best to tackle it. The interschool conversation was wonderfully inspiring and the results school help guide the borough’s climate change agenda going forward as well as help foment positive change in HCH itself.

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Year 7-12 Activities day trip to Chinese cooking lesson

26 students went to a Chinese restaurant in Thames Ditton to learn how to make spring rolls and dumplings. The rolling was strangely relaxing and a huge number of dumplings and spring rolls were made. We then got to eat our food along with some fried rice. It was a really sociable way to learn to cook. We stopped on the way back at a Chinese supermarket to enable students to buy ingredients so that they could hone their newfound skills.

Year 9 trip to New Scientist Live Exhibition

Year 9 thoroughly enhoyed their day out at the New Scientist Live Exhibition on Thursday. They listened to talks from specialists in engineering, human sciences, technology and the cosmos as well as Tim Peakes and Konni Huq. The students particularly enjoyed hearing about the life cycle, and adaptations and behaviour of some unusual parasites on the Earth Science Stage.

Y1 & Y2 Activities Day 2019

As part of Activities Day this year, Year 1 and 2 pupils visited the London Transport Museum. The children loved the interactive workshop led by an actor at the museum and learning how transportation has changed through the years. The pupils were able to explore the museum in a stamp collecting treasure hunt and the immersive transport themed play area provided a fun last stop before coming home on the coach!

Y1 Trip to Hobbledown Farm

To celebrate the end of the academic year, Year 1 enjoyed a day out together visiting Hobbledown Farm. The pupils had the opportunity to take part in a story time session. They also enjoyed seeing and handling small animals, and learning more about them during a workshop. At the end of the visit the pupils got the chance to play on the large adventure playground together.

Year 4 Trip to the Natural History Museum

On Wednesday 15th May, Year 4 enjoyed a trip on the train and underground to South Kensington to visit the Natural History Museum. The group attended two workshops in the morning, the first was an interactive show about volcanoes and earthquakes while the second sesion gave the pupils the opportunity... to become a scientist for an hour. The students were able to touch, measure, draw, smell and study a collection of different species with a range of specialist equipment. After a picnic on the grass at the front of the museum in the beautiful sunshine, the pupils went back to visit the life floors and look at the various exhibits about volcanoes and earthquakes.


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Year 2 visit to the British Museum

On Friday 10th May Year 2 visited the British Museum for a storytelling workshop. The children listened to an African folk story, before visiting the galleries to look at some artefacts from the continent. They then wrote individual mini books, featuring the beautiful objects seen. Back at school the children have been very busy editing and improving their stories and they are now on display in the Year 2 Classroom.