We are delighted to offer our students a wide variety of learning experiences outside the classroom to support and enhance the learning that goes on inside the classroom. We believe these are an invaluable part of our students’ education and strongly encourage students to participate. The school runs many day trips for students, including theatre trips for Drama, Geography field trips, and visits to academic conferences and museums in academic subjects such as Art or Psychology.
We have a long-standing annual exchange with the Holstenschule in Neumunster, Germany, for our students learning German. In addition, we have biannual exchanges with the College Marrac in Bayonne, France, and with a school in Salamanca for our students learning French and Spanish respectively.
Other recent overseas visits include the annual History Department trip to the Battlefields for Year 9, the Music Department Rheinland Tour for Choir and Orchestra, and the Theatre Studies Trip to New York.
On the sporting front, on top of our regular home and away fixtures in various sports, the Sports Department organises a big overseas tour every three years. Our rugby players are eagerly anticipating the rescheduled Rugby Tour to Japan which was sadly cancelled due to the pandemic. Our annual Ski Trip in the Easter Holidays is also very popular.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is very popular at Halliford, with almost two-thirds of Year 9 and Year 10 students currently participating in the Bronze and Silver Award programmes. These involve either training at Halliford or on practice expeditions and participation in their qualifying expeditions, usually in the Summer Term or in the first half of the Autumn Term.
Activities Week at the end of the Summer Term provides an ideal opportunity to get students of all ages involved in a variety of activities both on and off the school site, which include the Year 7 day trip to Le Touquet, Business Enterprise Day for Year 8, Sixth Form Careers training as well as Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions and visits to Liquid Leisure. We also offer a PGL activities week during the Summer holidays.