At High March educational visits are considered to be a very important part of school life.
During the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 the Junior House staff organise a range of visits closely linked to the curriculum. Recent trips have included Whipsnade Zoo, Windsor Castle and the Cotswold Wildlife Park for the Foundation Stage and the Chiltern Open Air Museum, Tate Modern and Frogmore Mill for Key Stage 1.
At Upper School, Years 3 to 6 experience an Educational Visits Day each term.
Visits are organised in year groups and link to different areas of the curriculum. In recent years, the girls have visited Earth Trust, Woburn Safari Park, Mill Green Museum and Roman Baths, a Hindu temple, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum, amongst others.
In addition, we also have visiting companies which come into school to enhance the pupils’ learning experience. Year 1 have a ‘Toys Workshop’ and a ‘Seaside Day’ whilst Year 2 have a ‘Great Fire of London Day’ and a ‘Florence Nightingale’ day. Year 3 take part in a Greek Day, which involves the girls dressing in Greek costumes and having a Greek themed lunch. We also have visiting theatre groups such as Perform and The Young Shakespeare Company and visiting authors at Junior House as well as Upper School.
Please click links below to read some school visit reports written by the girls.Year 1 Trip to Kew Gardens Year 6 Trip to Natural History Museum Trip to France Year 6
In Years 5 and 6 we offer the girls the opportunity to take part in a range of residential trips; these offer the added dimension of developing their social skills as well as having huge educational value.
In the Autumn term of Year 5 there is a weekend residential Outdoor Activities Trip to Manor Adventure in Shropshire. This involves the girls in team building activities and personal challenges outside their comfort zone and helps to build relationships as the girls support and encourage each other.
In Year 6 the girls have the opportunity to go on the annual one week Ski Trip to Austria and a three day visit to a Chateau in St Omer, France where they practise their French.
Please click below to read a report on the ski trip by one of our Head Girls.