Trips & Tours

We believe that learning outside the classroom forms a vital part of your child’s education and encourage the organisation of trips that;

  • Make learning more engaging
  • Make learning relevant
  • Nurture creativity and imagination
  • Are age and ability appropriate
  • Develop learning through play and experimentation
  • Develop interest in the environment and wider surroundings
  • Expose children to new opportunities and the wider world
  • Enable children to compete with and be exposed to peers at other schools

Recently, pupils in the upper part of the school had the opportunity to go with the history department on a Great War Commemorative Tour.
To find see pictures and find out more about the tour click here.

Throughout their time at OBH, pupils will have the opportunity to take part in many curriculum, sporting, boarding and optional trips both at home and abroad. Recent trips and trips coming up in the next few terms across the year groups include;

Curriculum trips

Non-Specific Year group

  • Suffolk Show (whole school)
  • Uppingham Orchestra Day (selected children)
  • Maths Challenge (selected children)
  • Salters Chemistry Challenge
  • Stowe Strings Day
  • Women In Science Day
  • The Leys Adventure Challenge
  • Pantomime Trip (Whole Pre-Prep & Middle School)

Year 3                                                           

  • Outdoor Science Residential Weekend

Year 4

  • Leicester Space Centre
  • Outdoor Science Residential Weekend
  • West Stowe Anglo Saxon Villiage
  • Star Gazing at the Orwell Observatory

Year 5

  • Outdoor Science Residential Weekend
  • Kentwell Hall
  • Art Curriculum Trip
  • ‘Physics is Fun’ Trip – Sledging & Indoor Skydiving
  • Boulogne Day Trip

Year 6

  • Residential Trip to the British Science Festival
  • Natural History Museum
  • Boulogne Day Trip
  • Geography Trip
  • The Leys Adventure Challenge Day

Year 7

  • Hedingham Castle
  • Henry Moore Art Foundation
  • Ipswich Mosque
  • Eastern Farm Park
  • Women in Science Day
  • River Brett Field Science Trip
  • Gordonstoun Challenge (annual, 2011 winners, 2012 Runners up)

Year 8

  • Big Bang Science Fair
  • Tate Modern Art Trip
  • Leicester Space Centre
  • Cambridge University Chemistry Challenge (2012 Runners Up)

Holiday Trips

A number of holiday trips run each year including;

  • Ski Trip – Easter holiday. Appendorf, Austria
  • NASA Trip – Summer holiday. 2 weeks to Houston and Florida