School Trips


Harrow Way Students Ready for the Design Ventura Challenge

November 12th, 2019 Comments off

A trip to the Design Museum has given Harrow Way Year 9 students a head start in the Design Ventura competition. Working with industry experts the Design and Technology students explored a number of ideas during a workshop aimed at developing their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. The sessions act as a pre-competition platform, intended to help inform and inspire students before they formally submit their product designs later in the year, with the winner going on to be manufactured and sold in the Design Museum shop. Read more…

Year 8 Harry Potter Studio Tour

October 16th, 2019 Comments off

Year 8 had a brilliant day at the Harry Potter Studio Tour London on Tuesday 15th October. They were lucky enough to have a set design lesson where many secrets were revealed about the making of Harry Potter and even got to see original set design pieces. The tour was incredible. Our students were buzzing with excitement and their behaviour was impeccable. A great day had by all.

History Lesson Follows in the Footsteps of Jack the Ripper

March 15th, 2019 Comments off

Harrow Way Community School history students were given a grisly taste of London’s historic crime scene during a recent trip to the capital. Year 10 students followed in the footsteps of the serial killer Jack the Ripper, visited the Tower of London, notable for its famous and infamous prisoners, and explored life behind bars at the Clink Prison, which, dating back to 1144 is one of England’s oldest and most notorious prisons.

Commenting on the trip designed to give the students an insight into crime and punishment from 1000AD, Curriculum Leader for History Christina Brown said: “Thankfully London 2019 is very different to London 1144 and indeed the 19th Century when the Ripper was roaming the streets. Equally, the legal and prison system are also very different and visiting these famous locations, giving students a sense of the crimes carried out all those years ago and the means of punishment was captivating for our students and when we manage to do that, we find the learning truly comes alive!” Read more…

Imperial War Museum Brings WWI and WWII to Life for Students

February 26th, 2019 Comments off

A recent trip to London’s impressive Imperial War Museum helped bring World War I and II to life for Harrow Way Year 8 History students. The Museum, with its incredible collection of objects, gave students a unique insight into the wars as they explored human stories of the time, discovering how the conflicts shaped today’s world.

Commenting on why she places high value on such field trips, Curriculum Leader for History Christina Brown said: “Nothing we can do in the classrooms here at Harrow Way can ever demonstrate so effectively what life would have been like for those men fighting in these dreadful wars and for the families they left behind living in conditions unimaginable to the average 12-13 year old of today. However, having immersed themselves in the exhibitions and artefacts at the Museum the students definitely have a greater sense of the war, as they were able to see it through the eyes of those who lived it. Read more…

London Provides Artistic Inspiration for Students

February 6th, 2019 Comments off

London provided the perfect backdrop for Harrow Way Year 11 Art students looking for inspiration for their GCSE exam preparations. Exploring the sights and architecture walking the South Bank to the Tate Modern, over the Millennium Bridge to St Pauls, the students investigated the themes of ‘Dwellings’, ‘Boxes’, ‘Signs’, ‘Mirrors’, and ‘Birds’.

Explaining why she chose London as the venue for the important Art trip, Head of Department Chrissy Collins said: “The people, the buildings, the everyday in London is rich in inspiration for these young artists. This is a city famous for its architecture, its history, its fashion and vibrancy all of which provide an exciting dimension to the exam themes. I’m impressed at the creative interpretation, with students who explored the bird theme looking at the kinetic artwork such as Alexander Calder’s mobile for flight and movement and roller-skating angels in the street entertainment along the South Bank. I’m really looking forward to seeing how these ideas and sketches translate themselves to the students’ final submissions.” Read more…

University of Winchester’s Aspire Project Day Inspires Harrow Way’s Year 10 Students

January 22nd, 2019 Comments off

Working in conjunction with the University of Winchester, Harrow Way has given 20 Year 10 students the opportunity to experience life at university. Through a series of workshops and time spent on the campus the Aspire Project Day offers students the opportunity to see first-hand if higher education could be an option for them.

Kevin Peebles, Harrow Way’s careers lead said: “This wasn’t about promoting the University of Winchester or indeed saying university would be the best path for these students. This was an opportunity for students to work on a project and spend time in a higher education environment in order to determine for themselves what it would be like to study and live at a university. With important decisions coming next year we hope the experience will enable these students to make some informed decisions about their futures.” Read more…

Trip to Italy Gives Harrow Way Students the Geographical Edge

January 15th, 2019 Comments off

Italy’s beautiful Bay of Naples provided the perfect backdrop for a Harrow Way school Geography trip. Students from Years 10-11 experienced first-hand the geographical impact on land and people as they enjoyed four days in the bay, famous for its rugged coastline, archaeological riches, the mighty Vesuvius volcano and the lost city of Pompeii.

Rebecca Calder, Curriculum Leader, Geography/Humanities said: “This area of Italy is rich in wonderful examples of Geography in action! This was an invaluable experience for students to see geographical processes, landforms and how people of the region prepare for natural hazards. We are also always very keen at Harrow Way to provide students with opportunities which enable them to try something new, to enjoy foreign travel, appreciate a foreign country’s heritage, sights and culture. I’m very proud that they represented Harrow Way fantastically.” Read more…

Harrow Way Green Meets Stannah Grey

November 13th, 2018 Comments off

Celebrating its 151st year with the launch of the Joseph Stannah Foundation, Stannah hosted their own ‘Green meets Grey’ STEM day recently. With the aim of encouraging future STEM careers and an opportunity to put the arts and creativity back into design, the next generation of Harrow Way designer and engineers spent an exciting day with Stannah’s experienced and season professionals.

Year 10 students from Harrow Way and three other local secondary schools were all invited to an ‘Apprentice style’ day. Working in mixed teams, overseen by a Stannah employee and mentor, the brief was to design a stair lift for a person with a specific disability before presenting their ideas to a team of judges from Stannah. The prize to aim for was the possibility of work experience at Stannah for the winners and discussions about future STEM careers with current Stannah employees and their various roles within the company. Read more…

Harrow Way Netballers Watch the Pros

June 18th, 2018 Comments off

Harrow Way netball players took a trip to Bath to watch Superleague Netball on Friday 15th June. They watched Team Bath play against Wasps. Wasps were victorious winning 58 – 40 and guaranteed a place in the Superleague Semi-finals.

Students got the chance to see some high class netball play and meet top players including several who recently played in the Commonwealth Games for England, Nat Haythornthwaite from Wasps brought her Commonwealth Gold medal to the match, especially for Harrow Way students to see. Students got the chance to talk to, get autographs and pictures with other England players including: Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Kadeen Corbin and Jade Clarke, who is England highest capped player.

Warwick Castle Trip – Year 7 – Postponed

February 28th, 2018 Comments off

Unfortunately we have postponed the Year 7 History trip to Warwick Castle that was due to take place on Friday 2nd March. Hopefully a new date will be organised in the near future.