Visits and TripsDiscover and Explore
Educational visits are an intrinsic part of Godolphin life and over 100 trips are organised during the course of the academic year to enrich cultural awareness, extend academic boundaries, support personal development and embrace exciting opportunities. We are lucky to have so much culture and inspiration here on our doorstep, though many students also enjoy challenge and adventure further afield, for instance when tackling Duke of Edinburgh or on overseas expeditions to destinations such as Malaysia, Borneo, Swaziland and Mozambique.
All girls joining us in Year 7 take part in a team-building Bonding Day in their first week, giving them a chance to have fun and make new friends outside of the classroom. The Year 10 Bonding Day also helps support girls building new friendships and resilience as they embark on their GCSEs. Residential trips include an annual ski trip and a historical trip to the World War One battle fields in France and Belgium. Cultural and language trips take our students overseas to France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy and China. Geographers also spread their wings enjoying the stunning landscapes of Iceland, Margam Discovery Centre in Wales and Flatford Mill in the Constable country. The sports department organises a number of residential tours that give the girls a chance to play against different opposition; trips have included Somerset, Shropshire and the cricket tour to Holland.
Day trips within easy reach of London include the Burnham Beeches, Fishbourne Palace, Oxford, Cambridge and the Amersham Field Centre. There are regular theatre and concert trips to London venues and the school makes good use of London museums and galleries to augment teaching. Recent visits have included the National Gallery, Wetland Centre, Olympic Park, National Army Museum, London Zoo and The Globe Theatre.