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Exchanges & Visits

Exchanges & Visits

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Senior 1 Camp 2018


What a scorcher! There was no way that this year’s students were going to need their waterproofs! This cohort had to wait a week longer than normal so, by the time we got to 1.30pm on Friday afternoon, excitement was at its peak. We arrived at camp to blazing sunshine after a glorious walk from… Continue reading Senior 1 Camp 2018.


French trip to Burgundy 2018


The coach departed Twycross early on Sunday 27th of May full of excited students ready for their French holiday at the Maison Claire Fontaine activity centre. It was a long journey but worth the 12 hours when we arrived just in time for our delicious dinner of spaghetti bolognaise. On the Monday we went to… Continue reading French trip to Burgundy 2018.


History Trip to Berlin – October 23rd-25th 2017


Very early in the morning on the 23rd October students and staff boarded the coach to Luton Airport at the start of our history trip to Berlin. The trip was organised to support the new GCSE and A level courses which both focus on a study of German history, 1890-1945 and involved 30 Senior 5-upper… Continue reading History Trip to Berlin – October 23rd-25th 2017.


Hardwick Hall – September 2017


On a lovely sunny morning senior 5 GCSE history students set off to visit Hardwick Hall. As part of the new AQA GCSE history course students have to study a compulsory topic as part of the “Historic Environment” element of the course ready to answer a compulsory examination question. For the current senior 5 their… Continue reading Hardwick Hall – September 2017.


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.