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 student’s 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 across our academic subjects.
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 Institut St. Louis St. Clement in Viry-Chatillon, 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 Theatre Studies Trip to New York, and the Music Department’s trip to Sorrento. We are looking forward to the Business Studies and Economics trip to New York next February, the Classics Department’s trip to Greece next Easter, and the Geography trip to Iceland.
On the sporting front, on top of our regular home and away fixtures in various sports, the Sports Department organises an extensive overseas rugby tour every three years. Previous destinations have included Australia, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand, and this summer, we are looking forward to our biggest rugby touring group who take on schools in Argentina. Our second annual football tour for Year 9 students will visit Amsterdam this year, and our annual cricket tour for Year 10 students will be a return visit to Jersey. Next year, we will be looking at adding a Year 8 rugby tour to our calendar. Our annual Ski and Snowboard Trip in the Easter Holidays is also very popular. The trip alternates between Europe and North America. In 2022, 116 students visited Nassfeld, and in 2023, 64 students visited Jasper, Canada. This was the fourth visit to Jasper for the school. We are very much looking forward to next Easter when 104 students will jet off to Passo Tonale in Italy.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is very popular at Halliford, with 90% of Year 9 students and many Year 10 students currently participating in the Bronze and Silver Award programmes whilst the Sixth Formers enjoying the Gold Award. These involve training days at Halliford, a practice expedition, and a qualifying expedition, usually in the Summer Term or the first half of the Autumn Term. Next year, we aim to take our Gold Award students to Norway for their qualifying expedition.
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 residential trip to France, an overnight stay at an Activities Centre for Year 8 and the Year 9 visit to Ypres. Year 10 students take on various physical challenges at a residential trip whilst the Sixth Form have had Careers training, visits to Thorpe Lake, a London Orienteering Challenge and UCAS personal statement seminars.
|Trip||Date||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||L6||U6|
|History: Hampton Court||September||√|
|BMW Factory Visit||October||√||√|
|Business: Amazon Warehouse||November||√|
|RS: St Pauls Cathedral – Islam||November||√||√|
|The Story Museum||November||√|
|English: An Inspector Calls||Awaiting Dates||√|
|History: Hampton Court||November||√||√|
|Music Trip – Sorrento||Autumn: Half Term||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|DT: Design Museum||January||√|
|Drama: Kin by Gecko Theatre @ the National Theatre||January||√||√|
|Youth Speaks Intermediate Competition||January||√|
|Youth Speaks Senior Competition||January||√||√|
|Biology Field Trip||February||√|
|English: Oxford School Debate Competition||February||√|
|English: The Globe||February||√|
|University & Apprenticeship Search Fair||March||√|
|History: Supreme Court||Spring||√||√|
|History and MFL: Sixth Form Trip to Paris||March||√||√|
|Lower Sixth Work Experience Paris||March||√|
|Ski Trip – Europe – Passo Tonale||Spring: Easter||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Classics: Greece||Spring: Easter||√||√||√||√|
|Football Tour||Spring: Easter||√|
|Lower Sixth History trip: The National Archives||Summer||√||√|
|Year 11 and Upper Sixth Leavers Events||Summer||√||√|
|Residential to France||Summer||√|
|Surfing and Activity TBC||Summer||√|
|Residential to Ypres||Summer||√|
|Rugby Tour: Argentina||Summer||√||√||√|
|DofE: Bronze Award Expedition||Summer||√|
|DofE: Silver Award Expedition||Summer||√|
|DofE: Gold Award Expedition||Summer||√||√||√|