Read the latest reports and view photos from the children’s school trips below.
On Thursday 2nd November, the pupils in class 10 (Year 5) visited Hampton Court, as part of the History curriculum.
In support of their study of the Tudors, the visit included a workshop entitled, ‘Playing the King,’ designed to enrich the children’s understanding of Henry VIII’s reign.
Our PGL trip this year took us to Winmarleigh Hall near Preston for a week of outward bound activities. We had an exciting week, during which the pupils developed their climbing skills, learnt to ride a quad bike, launched
themselves down a zip wire, screamed on the giant swing, built and launched rafts made from barrels and logs, developed their aim in archery, learnt to read a map when orienteering, faced their fears to climb up a telegraph pole to stand on a small platform at the top and
then jump off the platform to touch a ball before being lowered down!
Our evenings were occupied with a campfire, robot wars and our annual favourite, the ambush evening (hide and seek in teams of 20+!); along with table tennis and table football contests.
Throughout the week, the children impressed us with their positivity, resilience, willingness to give all the activities a try, and good humour.
We are already planning our2018 trip, this time to the PGL centre at Caythorpe Court.
Before leaving Winmarleigh Hall to return home, the children spent a morning taking part in more fun and challenging activities. Read more »
After an evening of team building activities, one of which was entltled Ambush, and a good night’s sleep, the children are spending the morning on the high ropes and fencing.
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At the end of a busy day 2, the children enjoyed their evening meal before embarking on an evening of fun games and activities. On day 3 of the PGL trip, the children have enjoyed high ropes, problem solving and a giant swing! Read more »
The children have enjoyed a morning of team building activities, including raft building, quad biking and fencing!
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The children in the Preparatory Department are spending the week at the PGL Centre at Winmarleigh Hall, in Preston. They travelled by coach and arrived late afternoon. Once they had settled in they enjoyed an evening around the ‘campfire’. Read more »
On Friday 29th September, the children in class 4 visited Woburn Safari Park, in support of their current topic, The Jungle. The children travelled by coach and enjoyed their ride through the safari park, they fed the exotic birds and were entertained at the Sea Lion Show. Read more »
On Tuesday 26th September, our Class 10 and Class 11 girls were treated to a day of Cirque du Soleil inspired creativity at Northampton High School. In the morning, the girls were invited to design a mask based upon the vibrant colours and dramatic patterns of the popular Cirque du Soleil shows. Some ordained their masks with brightly coloured feathers and some chose traditional ordainments and shapes, highlighting the eyes or mouth of their characters.
In the afternoon, the girls took part in a brief performance of the opening song from the Cirque du Soleil show entitled “La Nouba”. Some developed an interpretative dance, some performed gymnastics manoeuvres and others created the hypnotic music for the show.
It was a wonderful day of exploration and creativity which the girls enjoyed thoroughly.
On Wednesday 20th September, our class 10 boys visited Bedford Boys School. They were greeted with breakfast, which had a distinctive French flair. Croissants and Pain au Chocolat were enjoyed by all, with many of the boys using French expressions with gusto. (Good manners and correct terminology were rewarded readily with offers of seconds.)
After that, the boys took part in a sculpting lesson. They each designed a sea shell relief using clay and their imaginations. When they were complete, each of the sculptures was original and very reminiscent of prehistoric fossils found at the seaside.
Another snack followed and an opportunity to see the school at break time. Some of Broughton Manor’s most recent pupils visited us and explained what it was like to be a student there.
The final activity for the day was a rugby session with some of the boys from Milton Keynes Preparatory School. The students developed their decision making and passing throughout the session, culminating in some small sided rugby competitions at the end.
The boys were impeccably behaved throughout and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see Bedford Boys School.