We provide a wide range of educational visits for every year group including Drama and social visits to Theatre productions, Science events at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, Student events at local Universities, Art students to Galleries, Business students to local companies and Graphics students to Didcot Railway Centre..
Please click here to see what visits are in store for this year.
Here is a highlight of our trips over recent years:
|Visit||Curriculum Link||Where||Year Group|
|Matilda the Musical||Enrichment||London||Year 11|
|Partnership with Germany||MFL||Oxford||Year 9|
|Changsha and Beijing||MFL||China||Year 9 & 10|
|Ghost Trail||Enrichment||Oxford||Year 10 & 11|
|Rambert Dance||Dance||London||Years 9 - 13|
|Blood Brothers||Drama||Milton Keynes||Year 10|
|Complex Numbers||Maths||Oxford||Year 12|
|Paralympics||PE||London||Years 8 - 12|
|Festival of Chemistry||Science||Oxford||Year 8|
|PGL Residential||ICT||Osmington Bay||Year 8|
|French Chateau||MFL||Northern France||Year 7|
|Women in Computer Science||ICT||Oxford||Year 10|
|Munga Debate||Enrichment||Didcot||Year 12|
|The Crowstarver||Drama||Oxford||Years 9-13|
|German Christmas Markets||MFL||Munich||Year 8-11|
|Paris Homestay||MFL||Paris||Years 8, 9 & 10|
|National Science Fair||Science||London||Year 8|
|Rapunzel by Creation Theatre||English||Oxford||Year 7|
|Houses of Parliament||Citizenship||London||Year 11|
|Rhythm Force||Music||Kneller Hall||Mixed|
|GCSE Fieldwork||Geography||Swanage and Studland||Year 9 & 11|
|Summer Concert||Music||Cornerstone, Didcot||Mixed|
|Black Country Museum||History||Dudley||Year 7|
|PGL Residential||ICT||Lancashire||Year 8|
|Madrid||Languages & Art||Spain||Year 8|
|Galleries of Justice||History||Nottingham||Year 9 & 10|
|Beijing||Languages||China||Years 8 & 12|
Year 11 watch "Matilda the Musical" December 2012
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s world premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical captured the imagination of our Year 10 and 11 students yesterday evening during a packed performance at London’s Cambridge Theatre in Covent Garden. For more information please follow this link to our news page:
International Links with Germany December 2012
Ten girls from year 9 hosted our German visitors around Oxford on a tour of the Caslte and Harry Potter tour of the city. For more information please follow the link below to our news page: http://www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/86/news/article/220/international-links-strengthened
Changsha and Beijing October & November 2012
At the end of October Miss Marsh and 10 students from Yr 9 and 10 spent two weeks in China. They visited Changsha and Beijing whilst experiencing a variety of linguistic and cultural activities. It was an immensely rewarding adventure for all.
Betsy Brind 9SPP writes.......On Monday 22nd October we left for a trip of a lifetime…China! We were very excited and not the least bit tired even though we woke up at 2:15am. After a long journey to Changsha our first reaction was “ Wow! This is a very different scenery to the UK!” But while we were there it just got better and better. By the end of the trip we did not want to go home. We think the best bit of the trip was being able to get a feel for how other people live. I would most definitely recommend this trip.
Ghost Trail in Oxford October 2012
Intrepid year 10s and 11s went on a ghost trail in Oxford to learn about the city's history...... for more information please follow this link to our news page: http://www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/86/news/article/208/ghost-trail-terrifies-our-teens
Rambert Dance in London October 2012
On Thursday 18th October, Dance students from Years 9-13 visited London to see Rambert, the national company for contemporary dance, renowned as being one of the most distinctive and the most creative companies working in Britain today.
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, the Company has sustained her pioneering commitment to choreography and developing dancers as artists, leading the way for over 85 years. The vision of this energetic Polish woman ensured that dance as an artform took root and blossomed in this country, and Rambert’s influence now extends across the world.
Bold, risk-taking, agile and beautiful, the dancers combined rigorous technique and artistry with an extraordinary ability to challenge and entertain – a real inspiration to our dancers, who picked up lots of tips for their own techniques and choreography. The Company is also renowned for its use of live music and it is the only UK-based contemporary dance company always to tour with an orchestra.
Blood Brothers in Milton Keynes October 2012
Year 10 GCSE Drama students went to Milton Keyens for a brilliant production of one of their set texts "Blood Brothers". To read more please follow the link below: http://www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/86/news/article/202/blood-brothers-musical-visit
Complex Numbers Maths Visit September 2012
On Friday 21st September nine Yr 12 Further Maths students visited Oxford Spires Academy to take part in an afternoon of Complex Numbers. During the afternoon, students were taught about the imaginary number i (or j if you are an engineer) where it arises and how to use it. We were all able to take part in challenges using the new skills we had acquired. Our students are now able to solve any kind of quadratic equation, particularly equations that were previously unsolvable, plot imaginary numbers on Argand diagrams and find the argument of z. We had a lovely, if rather mind blowing, afternoon and some very nice doughnuts!
Paralympics September 2012
In September four groups from DGS visited the Paralympics in London - a once in a lifetime opportunity for many - read Jessica Cooke's account of her visit at: http://www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/86/news/article/195/dgs-visits-the-paralympics
Festival of Chemistry June 2012
Year 8 ICT residential to PGL Centre at Osmington Bay June 2012
On Friday 1st June, 52 Year 8 pupils started their half term holiday by setting off on their annual residential visit to Osmington Bay, near Weymouth, to learn how technology and physical education can go hand in hand! Find out more at: http://www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/86/news/article/169/year-8-ictpe-residential-osmington-bay
French Chateau April 2012
On Friday 26th April 2012 81 year 7s travelled to France, destination the small French town of Rue to stay in a beutiful converted French Chateau. The sun shone on the white cliffs of Dover as we left England and on the Normandy beaches as we arrived in France. The weekend's programme included making croissant and pain au chocolat, visiting a snail farm where we learnt all about looking after these delightful creatures. Many girls were brave and let a snail nestle in their hand. before tasting delicacies such as snail jam and snail pâté. We then visited a goat farm and learnt all about making goat's cheese and had the chance to try some.One morning was spent in the Battlefields on the Somme brigning to life the hash reality of WW1, followed by a visit to a cave system used from Medieval times. Evening activities included treasure hunts and team games. A wonderful time was had by all!
Women in Computer Science March 2012
Tracking badgers, making autonomous helicopters, the philosophy of robots, improving language translation and hiding secret informatio in pictures were some of the fascinating topics covered at the Women in Computer Science Day on Wednesday 21st March. Read more at: http://www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/86/news/article/145/women-in-computer-science
Didcot Sixth Form students experience "MUNGA"! March 2012
The Crowstarver February 2012
Tuesday 28th February 2012 saw Miss Robertson, Miss Davis and Miss Woods take pupils from years 9-13 to visit the Oxford Playhouse to watch the gripping and moving story, The Crowstarver, set in a close-knit rural community in the early days of the Second World War. Read more at: http://www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/86/news/article/134/the-crowstarver-conjures-up-compassion-for-students
German Christmas Markets December 2011
Twenty nine Didcot girls from Years 8-11 had a busy four days making new friends with pupils from our Partner School Feodor-Lynen-Gymnasium in Planegg. Frau Gabi Munz, Head of English at FLG, and all the pupils and teachers made us feel very welcome at the school.
For more information please follow this link to our News Page: http://www.didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk/86/news/article/112/munich-christmas-market-trip-1st-to-4th-december-2011
Paris Homestay 6th-11th March 2011
GCSE Geography Field Trip to Studland Bay and Swanage - September 2010
Black Country Museum – Year 7 - July 2010
ICT Residential @ PGL – June 2010
- to inspire students and build their independence in the use of ICT
- to give students the chance to link practical activities back to ICT work in the classroom
- to prepare students for OCR Nationals course in year 9
- to enable pupils to build good working relationships and develop friendships
Madrid - June 2010
Year 9 History to the Galleries of Justice - March 2010