Field Trips and External Visits

 

Scattered throughout the School year are a number of field trips which we believe enhance understanding of theoretical concepts as well as encouraging our children to be confident and relatively independent. Our 10 year old girls attend a week’s science and geography residential course. Our 11 year old girls travel to France for a combined French speaking/outward bound course. A Choral Society trip to Canterbury Cathedral has become an annual event. 

Integral to the curriculum and to our committed aim of educating the whole child, visits are made to a whole host of destinations from Cathedrals including St Paul’s, museums including the Natural History and Science Museum, the V&A, National Gallery and the Royal Academy.  All visits are related to what the children are learning and the girls enjoy art trips to current exhibitions. In addition to the leading museums, the children visit places such as the Cabinet Rooms, Shakespeare’s Globe and Hampton Court. Day trips to the Wetlands, mornings out of School for Pond Dipping, visits to the Butterfly House at Syon House, Odd’s Farm, the London Aquarium and London Zoo are regular and very popular destinations for the younger children.

In addition, we encourage visiting specialists, from fields as diverse as art and rare animal breeds, to enlighten our children. Visits range from dance and drama specialists to authors to aid Literacy and Creative Writing to artists to encourage the creative spirit.  Also aimed at broadening the children’s horizons, via the weekly Newsletter, we draw attention to weekend events whether Sport Matches or Art exhibitions or Musical Concerts.

Trips and Excursions past and present include:

FIELD TRIPS

  • Week in France
  • PGL to Isle of Wight
  • Juniper Hall - outward bound and geography
  • Ski Trip
  • Cheltenham Festival

EXCURSIONS

  • Wallace Collection
  • Ragged School Museum
  • Globe Theatre
  • Polka Theatre
  • Stick Man at Leicester Square Theatre
  • Diana Memorial Garden
  • Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Buddist Temple
  • The Look Out in Hyde Park
  • V&A
  • History trip to British Museum
  • Royal Observatory
  • Governor’s Review at The Royal Hospital
  • Bocketts Farm
  • Chelsea Fire Station
  • London Aquarium
  • London Zoo
  • Andipa Gallery
  • Dulwich Picture Gallery
  • Saatchi Gallery