Visits, visitors and events
Taking learning beyond the classroom
Hilden Grange’s vibrant co-curricular programme utilises carefully-selected visits and visitors to reinforce learning and have fun. Trips to the Horrible History plays bring alive the ‘terrible tudors’, ‘vile victorians’ and 'woeful world war II' for Years 5 and 6, while Year 8 make an in-depth study of shopping habits at Bluewater as part of the geography common entrance examination. Year 4 enjoy learning about Roman customs during 'Roman Day', and Year 5 develop their knowledge of Tudor Times during a highly interactive 'Armada Day' at Penshurst Place.
Visiting the WW1 battlefield of Ypres
Years 7 and 8 have visited the World War I battlefield of Ypres, which proved a most thought-provoking and humbling event. The children were able to empathise with the life of a soldier during the war and found a visit to the Menin Gate a poignant experience.
Other recent activities have include trips to national theatre productions and exhibitions, while further afield, cultural visits to France and Italy are regular fixtures in the school’s calendar. This year we organised a trip to Barcelona, which proved a huge success.
Annual events such as Science Week provide an exciting way to raise the profile of a key subject. Creative Arts Week focuses on a single theme, to provide the inspiration for a wealth of activities.