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Exchanges & Visits

Exchanges & Visits

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Lower Sixth Geography Trip – Cromer 2017


18 Lower Sixth Geographers headed East in the search of sun, sea and groynes to profile along the North Norfolk coast.  After a few hours of travelling through the fine agricultural heartland of England we arrived at Cromer to discover the sea, but not the sun.  Beanie hats and scarfs were extracted from the bottom… Continue reading Lower Sixth Geography Trip – Cromer 2017.


Classics Conference


February saw the A Level Latin and Greek students participating in the sixth form Classics conference at Loughborough High School. They attended a day of lectures and seminars, delivered by a host of university lecturers, on a range of classical authors. This gave the students a taste of university style teaching. An army marches on… Continue reading Classics Conference.


A Level visit to Hampton Court Palace


Our A level historians were lucky enough to spend the day at Hampton Court Palace and take part in a specialist session on the “Causes of the English Reformation.” Despite a very wet and windy start with storm Doris doing her best to delay us, we arrived at Hampton Court safely. We completed a fascinating… Continue reading A Level visit to Hampton Court Palace.


German Exchange Return Visit to Schweich


On 15th December, 19 nervously excited Germanists, were greeted by their German exchange partners at the Dietrich-Bonhoeffer Gymnasium school in Schweich, with ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ (a German tradition of large cakes and coffee), before being whisked off to their respective host houses for six days. As anticipated, our Twycross students were exceptionally cool and contented,… Continue reading German Exchange Return Visit to Schweich.


Visit to the Space Centre


In November Form 3 went to the National Space Centre in Leicester for the day.  They had been studying the planets as part of their Geography course and the trip really brought the topic to life.  There were many interactive activities for the children to have a go at and a trip on the space… Continue reading Visit to the Space Centre.


German Exchange


At the beginning of November, eighteen nervous Twycross students from Senior 4 and 5 greeted their unknown German guests for a week’s hospitality in the midst of their families.  Within the week, the nerves had been replaced by butterflies at the exciting prospect of their return visit to Schweich, at the end of this term…. Continue reading German Exchange.


Form 4 history visit to Bosworth Battlefield


Form 4 launched their work on the Tudors with an activity-packed visit to Bosworth Battlefield. During the day we learnt how this infamous period of English history began right on our doorstep. We explored the battlefield site, visited the exhibition, were drilled by Captain Mortimer in Tudor fighting techniques and ended our visit by learning… Continue reading Form 4 history visit to Bosworth Battlefield.


Athens 2016


All fifteen students studying Ancient Greek at school spent an action-packed long weekend in Athens at the start of the Easter holidays. After an especially punishing start (3am departure anyone?), Mr Assinder, Mrs du Sautoy, Mrs Lilley and I shepherded our charges off the plane into a grey and atmospheric Athens. We hit the ground… Continue reading Athens 2016.


Civil War


In history, Senior 2 have spent the autumn term on a focused study of the English Civil War. Knowledge and understanding of this turbulent period of English history was further enriched when Mr and Mrs Richardson shared their expertise as Civil War re-enactors and set up camp on our school field for a morning. Children… Continue reading Civil War.


Senior 3 trip to Beth Shalom


We have been studying ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ in English this term and we visited the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre and Museum on 18th November to help us understand and learn more about the Holocaust. At the centre there was a memorial garden with many sculptures to commemorate those who died in the Holocaust…. Continue reading Senior 3 trip to Beth Shalom.