At Ratton School we are very proud of the fine range of high quality extra-curricular opportunities we are able to offer our students. Parents are amazed by the range of opportunities we offer and our students often find it difficult to decide what not to do!
We have received the “International Schools Award” in recognition of the scale of travel opportunities we offer our students. These include Japan, America and Uganda as well as regular trips and exchanges to France, Germany and Italy.
Tate Modern Trip
On the 16th January students studying GCSE Art and Textiles went to the Tate Modern on London's South Bank. The objective of the trip was to launch the new exam, where they are given 14 weeks to create a portfolio of work and a final piece during a ten hour set time frame. Many commented on the fabulous architecture, both inside and out of the gallery. We were very fortunate to be blessed with fine weather during our time there. The art within the Tate Modern is designed to challenge perceptions of what Art, beauty and humanity are/mean and can be represented. Hopefully this trip will inspire our talented students to take risks with their work.
Christmas Shopping in Lille
On Saturday 13th December we took 32 students to Lille to visit the Christmas market. We travelled to Lille by coach and spent a couple of hours visiting the market and the old town of Lille. It was a most enjoyable trip and it was the perfect opportunity for students to use their French and to experience the unique atmosphere in the market and even do some last minute Christmas shopping!
New York Trip
On the 13th February, a group of GCSE Performing Arts students jetted off to the Big Apple for the trip of a lifetime! Students visited the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Chinatown, The Lincoln Centre, The Museum of Modern Art and soaked up the view from the top of the Empire State Building. They also saw two Broadway shows ‘Matilda’ and ‘Aladdin’ and of course, shopped until they dropped!