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. Visits for 2015-2016 include:
|Year||Educational Visits||Curriculum Area|
|Nursery||Whipsnade Zoo - Summer term||Understanding of
|Reception||Windsor Castle - Autumn term
Roald Dahl Museum - Spring term
Cotswold Wildlife Park - Summer term
Chiltern Open Air Museum - Spring term
Mop End Centre - Spring term
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. The following grid illustrates the visits arranged for 2015 - 2016.
|Year 3||The Look Out Discovery Centre (Science)||Woburn Safari Park (Geography & Science)||Legoland:Computer, Design & Control (ICT & DT)|
|Year 4||XC Indoor Education Centre (P.E.)||St Albans Musuem & Verulamium (History)||Hindu Temple, Neasden (RS/Georgraphy)|
|Year 5||Hindu Temple, Neasden (RS/Georgraphy)||Tate Modern Gallery & Artist led workshop (Art)||Golden Hind & Globe Theatre (History & English)|
|Year 6||Chiltern Open Air Museum (History)||Natural History Museum (Science)||Harry Potter World (Art & Drama)|
In addition to visits out of school, we also have visiting companies that come into school to enhance the children’s learning experience. Year 1 have a 'Toys Workshop' in the Autumn term and a 'Seaside Day' in the Spring term whilst Year 2 have a Great Fire of London day in the Autumn term and a Florence Nightingale day in the Spring term. Year 3 take part in a Greek Day in the Summer term, 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.
Dressing up for the Greek Day
Please click links below to read some school visit reports written by the girls
|Year 4 Trip to a Hindu Temple|
|Year 5 Trip to Hampton Court Palace|
|Year 6 Trip to Natural History Museum|
In Years 5 and 6 we offer the girls the opportunity to take part in a range of residential trips. Residential trips 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 which help build relationships as the girls support and encourage each other as they face their fears.
In Year 6 the girls have the opportunity to go on the annual one week Ski Trip to Austria and a 3 day visit to a Chateau in St Omer, France where they practise their French.
Please click below to read our Head Girls' report on the ski trip
|Year 6 Ski Trip to Flachau|
Our annual Ski trip