Form Trips Day

Thursday 5th October 2023

The entire Shell year group enjoyed trips in their Form sets away from the College on Tuesday 3rd October. The ‘humanities’ nature of their studies within Form was embraced through a wide range of experiences.

Some were inspired (and a little terrified) by the Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein in Bath and there were historical riches at the Historic Dockyard and D-Day Museum in Portsmouth, as well as visits to the extraordinary Sandham Chapel and Southampton’s SeaCity exhibit. 

Mr Moule’s Form explored neo-classicism and romanticism (as well as the Gothic) by examining the contrasts between the 14th century castle of Old Wardour and the 18th century house and garden at Stourhead.  A number of Forms visited Oxford taking in various Colleges, the Pitt-Rivers and Ashmolean Museums, as well as visiting The Story Museum’s Enchanted Library exhibit, which included a chance to recreate Lucy’s journey through the wardrobe into Narnia from C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

These trips provide an opportunity for pupils to bond as classes and with their beaks beyond the classroom and to take advantage of the range of cultural attractions within reach of Marlborough. There were many tired but fulfilled pupils by the end of an eventful and enriching day.  

Nick Gordon
Head of Form

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