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Cultural Capital Experiences - Trips

At The Henry Beaufort School we believe that a well-balanced education includes opportunities to develop a student’s cultural capital. Cultural Capital opportunities ensure that all students have access to enriching activities that can broaden students’ horizons and equip students with skills that they can use in the future. We take pride in running a large number of trips as part of the curriculum and also offer additional enrichment opportunities outside the curriculum. 

Cultural Capital Days: Please see here for the Cultural Capital days programme.

During Cultural Capital Week, the following trips take place:

Year 7 

STEM Legoland - Students investigate the history of Lego, design their own Lego mini figures and take part in STEM workshop.

Expressive Arts: Students get the opportunity to work with professional musicians, dramatists and artists, to further develop their understanding and progress in these areas. 

Year 8

Expressive Art: Students get the opportunity to visit Southampton Museum and Gallery to immerse themselves in local culture and take part in an art workshop.

Year 9

Humanities: Students visit Portsmouth, moving between Gunwharf Quays (Geography), the Historic Dockyard (History) and St George’s Church (RE).

Year 10

Careers: All Year 10 students visit Winchester University to get an insight into university life and begin to appreciate options post 16 and post 18. 


Enrichment Week 

Enrichment Week is when the school timetable is suspended, and we are able to arrange activities which can extend and enrich the curriculum for all students both in and out of school:

Year 7: 3 days camping at Tile Barn, Brockenhurst

Year 8&9: Students get to choose an activity based on their interests.  Further details of each year group’s enrichment week offerings in July 2023 can be found here.

Other additional residential Trips include: 

  • PGL Netball and Football Weekend - March - aimed at Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 students 
  • Battlefields - Belgium - October half-term- aimed at Year 10 students 

Curriculum trips and opportunities beyond the classroom

Throughout the year, many subject areas take students on curriculum trips and organise experiences beyond the classroom to allow learning to be reinforced. These trips and experiences can be powerful motivational tools that encourage further learning on a particular subject or spark the students' interest in new ones.

Below are some of the curriculum trips on offer:

Maths: The Maths Inspirational Show (Year 11), Army Flying Museum (Year 8), Legoland (Year 7).

English: Poetry Live (Year 11), Theatre Performances - Christmas Carol, Macbeth and Jekyll and Hyde.

RE: Places of Worship Southampton and Farham - Sunni and Shi'a mosque, Christian Denominational Churches.

Geography: Southampton and Lee-on-Solent fieldwork.

History: The Treasury Trip at Winchester College, Imperial War Museum.

Expressive Arts: Roche Court (Art), Theatre Visits (Drama), Various concerts throughout the year (Music), Whole School production bi-annually.

Technology: QinetiQ Powerboat Challenge, Williams F1, Inspiring STEM.

Languages: Berlin, Opal Coast.

PE: PGL Netball weekend (All years), Sparsholt Climbing (Year 10 & 11), Festival of Sport at Chichester University.

Child Development: Visits to local nurseries.