At St Helen’s we firmly believe that educational trips and visits provide opportunities to extend our pupils’ horizons, to set the work they do in the classroom into a wider context and bring it to life, and to develop crucial skills of curiosity, leadership and cultural awareness.
Participation in trips and visits is part of every girl’s experience of life at St Helen’s. We offer an extensive programme of trips and visits throughout the sections of the School. Many of these augment the curriculum, extending or expanding the girls’ knowledge and understanding by (for example) visiting Aldenham Country Park in Nursery or Chiltern Open Air Museum in Reception, learning about religions and cultures of the world by visiting Harrow Mosque in Year 4 and Neasden Hindu Temple in Year 5, or by attending Mathematics in Action lectures in Year 10 or a range of Conferences in the Sixth Form, where experts in their fields genuinely challenge the girls to extend their learning in new directions.
We additionally offer an extensive range of overseas trips, which enable our students to develop a sense of the wider world with all its opportunities and challenges: developing language skills by participating in exchange visits, performing to an international audience on the annual Music Tour, exploring the evocative ruins of ancient Pompeii or walking on the glaciers of Iceland.
Girls with a taste for more adventurous activities can take part in expeditions as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme (Gold Award expeditions have in the last three years been held in the Brecon Beacons, Malawi and Morocco), participate in CCF adventure training, or join the ever-popular ski trips to Europe and the USA.
At St Helen’s, there is always a new opportunity just around the corner; a lifelong passion waiting to be discovered.