With one of the world’s greatest capital cities, London, on our doorstep, our girls of every age have a wide variety of experiences to enjoy. This vibrant multicultural city, steeped in tradition and royal heritage, ensures our educational visits boast an insight into stunning architecture, historical landmarks and world-class museums.
To enhance the girls’ learning and stimulate their curiosity about the world, teachers have the freedom to arrange visits to complement their studies in school. Teachers book trips that are varied, exciting and often action-packed! They might include a visit to Buckingham Palace, exploring the Egyptian tombs at the Natural History Museum or, further afield, a visit to the Roman villa at Lullingstone. Girls are taken on these trips by their form teacher and this, we feel, strengthens their relationship and ensures that the girls gain the most from their experience. Local trips occur several times each year, extending further afield and culminating in our residential trips programme from Form 3. Pupils thrive on these shared experiences, near or far.
At EHTM Girls’ School we believe that trips, outings, workshops and visiting speakers are an essential and integral part of the curriculum, enriching all that we do here at school.
Visits are an important part of our work in the local community and we relish the opportunity to host a range of visitors in school from intrepid explorers to brilliant oompah bands – nothing is as exciting as a guest with all the gear!
Enhancing the learning that is done in the classroom is certainly a priority as is building friendship bonds to last a lifetime. With this in mind, we also take the girls in the Seniors (Years 3-6) on residential trips once a year. PGL uses the great outdoors to deliver unforgettable learning experiences for our girls, and Hilltop in North Norfolk for Form 3 is no exception! In Form 4 the girls head off to Ufton Court for a science and nature themed stay, and in Form 5 the girls travel to Osmington Bay in Dorset as they learn first-hand about the prehistoric coastline. Then as a final adventure, our Form 6 girls head off to Paris for the week in the summer term to enjoy the many cultural treats the French capital has to offer.
Parents’ permission is sought and required, and this is done through an annual consent form. All charges for trips and workshops are included in the school fee, with the exception of residential trips.
Recently a Year 1 girl was overheard telling a KG girl, “Trips really are the best thing!” We could not agree more, and with visits to Kew Gardens, the Tower of London, and Hobbledown Farm it is easy to see why.
We combine fun and learning activities by organising a variety of residential trips and workshops for the girls in Years 3, 4 5 and 6.