First and Second Years were treated to Hampton’s first ever Virtual Field Trips this week! Department members donned their wellies and waded into the River Tillingbourne, just south of Guildford, to take the boys through a practical geographical enquiry via MS Teams.

Head of Geography, Mr Bett, explained the reasoning behind the remote broadcasts:

We felt we wanted to push the boundaries and try to do something different and memorable. Everybody remembers their Geography field trips from school – and hopefully our virtual interpretations will stay in the memory as fun, informative occasions for our junior boys.

During the live stream, our young geographers were taken through the process of performing an investigation, including planning, formulating a hypothesis, conducting and recording the data, analysing the results, concluding and evaluating. Miss Brown performed the role of “mission controller” back at School, running the online sessions and walking everybody through the process.

All the boys thoroughly enjoyed the remote sessions which were peppered with Mr Bett’s typical good humour and high spirits. Catch a flavour of the events by watching our video and be sure not to miss out on the guest appearance of Tilly the (toy) fish!

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