Memories of trips and visits that complement the curriculum will usually last much longer than a presentation in the classroom. All year groups have the opportunity to spend days out in support of their formal work. Many of these jaunts are cross-curricular which helps to blend the learning process across the board and examples of typical outings are listed below.
The youngest boys go bug hunting, visit a farm, see how a nursery cultivates plants, study marine life in an aquarium and learn about the RNLI. History is seen at first hand at Ightham Mote and the Museum of Childhood and science and design are put together at the Herstmonceux Science Centre.
Years 3 and 4 get to experience a range of historical, geographic and scientific themes too. The RHS at Wisley, Armada Day at Penshurst Place and the Science Museum in South Kensington are all visited and culinary skills are honed at the Banana Leaf Restaurant.
Boys in Year 5 are lucky enough to have a day at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, where they see planes in flight as well as the splendid static displays. A geographical perambulation takes them across the local countryside and an activity day is had at Hindleap Warren in Ashdown Forest. Year 6 pupils follow up history studies at the National Army Museum, investigate the Medway floodplain and flood defences around Tonbridge, visit the Sevenoaks School Science Week and expend their energy with a summer weekend residential visit to PGL.
Year 7 participates in an evening social ten-pin bowling in Tunbridge Wells and a day time visit to a theme park. The boys perform in Rochester, visit Reculver Country Park and Bough Beech for geography and biology fieldwork, attend a lecture at the Royal Institute and participate in Sevenoaks School’s Science Week. Year 8 also attends a lecture at the Royal Institute and a geography field trip to study fluvial processes. A Christmas shopping trip to Bluewater and participation in the Sevenoaks School Science Week completes the domestic list.