School trips with their mix of travel, new experiences, new skills learned or mastered, time with friends and shared sense of independence and adventure are often among the school experiences we remember best. At NHEHS there are many such opportunities.
This half-term 40 girls from Years 7, 8 and 9 spent a week skiing in Bardonecchia in Italy. Beginners and intermediate skiers enjoyed expert tuition and there were plenty of testing runs for the more experienced skiers. Meanwhile girls in Years 10 and 11 were in Salamanca consolidating their Spanish skills with daily lessons and an extensive cultural activities programme. Lessons were in small groups, designed to meet our curriculum, and taught by qualified native speaker teachers. The girls stayed with local host families which made practising their Spanish fun (and necessary!) and they loved the city of Salamanca with its compact centre, cobbled streets and buzz of student life.
Finally, our sixth form Art Historians based themselves in the historical centre of Florence. Staying just five minutes’ walk from the Piazza della Signoria, and right next door Michelangelo’s childhood home, they studied and sketched as they made their way from museum to gallery and cathedral to palazzo, listening to expert guides and getting close to masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture.
NHEHS girls have certainly brought back great memories from their adventures this half-term.