Oxford Museums and Libraries
Year 9 students went on a trip to Oxford on drop down day on 24th January. They took part in a printing workshop at the Bodleian Library using historic printing equipment, toured the Weston Library which is home to some of the nation’s most valuable literary treasures and had a behind-the-scenes guide to the study areas and the roof terrace. Students enjoyed a free lunch in Trinity College and a talk about life in the Oxford colleges culminating in a self-guided tour of the Pitt Rivers Museum to explore the Egyptian artifacts and the historical weapons.
Geography Field Trip
Recently, a year 10 group from school successfully conducted their first GCSE field visit looking at human geography. This was a chance to sharpen their skill sets within individual and group work, appreciate the benefits and differences of quantitative and qualitative data and display their geographic skills via a comprehensive analysis and data presentation. The fieldwork itself was undertaken in the local area around Banbury, where the students of Wykham Park navigated themselves from Ruscote to Hanwell Fields conducting environmental surveys along the route. Amongst other challenges they were able to safely interact in the area and investigate the desired environmental improvements and suggestions of local residents.
Guy Guest, Teacher of Geography