Year 8 History Trip to Hampton Court Palace

Year 8 students visited Hampton Court Palace on the 9th and 10th June, to support their study of Tudor England. Students explored the part of the palace linked to Henry VIII, considering how it was both a building that was designed for pleasure, whilst also conveying the power of the monarch.

Hampton Court Palace staff also led a workshop for students on the religious ‘rollercoaster’ of the Tudor period, which really deepened their understanding of the importance of religious change in the sixteenth century.

In the afternoon, we just about avoided getting lost in Hampton Court’s famous maze, and enjoyed some beautiful sunshine whilst exploring the Palace grounds! Students were impeccably behaved throughout the visit, and all enjoyed (staff included) exploring one of the most significant sites for Tudor history in the country.