Creating community with whole school trips
An essential part of our pastoral duties is to create a sense of community and belonging among our students. We have a robust wellness programme, we put on themed dinners, classes, and activities throughout the year, and we love going with them to see shows at the Royal Opera House. Twice a year, we go on whole school trips so that the students can get to know one another outside of the classroom and studio and make lasting memories together.
Last autumn and winter, we had the pleasure of taking the students to Thorpe Park and Harry Potter World.
At Thorpe Park, the 63 students who attended were fearless in their ride selections and polite and courteous around the park.
Towards the end of last term, students embraced the magic of Harry Potter studios for a behind-the-scenes tour of how the movies were made. They visited Privet Drive, Gringotts Bank, Diagon Alley, and Platform 9 3/4 to board the Hogwarts Express. They also saw many of the official costumes and props from the movies. The day ended with many students trying some butterbeer, and a trip to the gift shop to buy chocolate frogs and wands.
We’re so grateful to our pastoral staff who are always going above and beyond to make sure that the students have a wonderful experience at the School, and who are consistently creating well-organised and genuinely fun activities.