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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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.

China Trip 2019

Pupils from the Middle and Upper Years set off from Heathrow at 5am for ‘a trip of a lifetime’ to China. Their itinerary was to spend 10 days exploring different cities, cultures and sites of historical importance, the activities and interactions along the way enabled the pupils to put their Mandarin...

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Middle Years Adventure 2019

Pupils from Years 5 to 8 enjoyed an action-packed weekend of mountain biking, climbing, activity trails, and kayaking when they went on their Middle Years adventure at Avon Tyrell in the New Forest. Pupils and teachers took part in activities that encouraged them to step out of their comfort zone and... socialise across the various year groups as they learned new skills from the Avon Tyrell instructors. In the evenings the group would gather round the campfire to share stories and on the last night of the trip they were treated to a disco in the Grade 1 listed house that plays host to the outdoor activity centre. Despite the cold and blustery weather the middle years pupils demonstrated grit and determination as they tackled the outdoor pursuits. They would cheer each other on during the obstacle courses and wall climbs and help one another in and out of boats and to find their balance during kayaking. Most importantly the students returned to school having created lifelong memories.

 

 

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Y13 Attend ‘Physics in Action’ at Emmanuel Centre

Year 13 physicists took a trip to the Emmanuel centre in Westminster last week to hear talks from five brilliant UK physicists.

The lectures were entertaining, wide ranging and thought provoking. The speakers, all research scientists at leading UK institutions, gave some insight into applications of... physics to addressing some of the big questions facing us today:


-How can we improve cancer treatment so that it has fewer side effects?
-How do we fuel the energy needs of an ever-growing population?
-How good is science at predicting the future?

The speakers encouraged students to consider why the arrow of time only points forwards and why even a system as apparently simple as a double pendulum is basically too chaotic to predict accurately.

The language of the talks was technical and really stretched the students beyond the A level but they were able to get a lot from the day, and made full use of their front row seats to ask lots of questions.

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