Trips and Visits
We believe that residentials are so much more than just a fun ‘school trip away’, but a key part of the national curriculum. The diverse and high quality school trips we offer mean teachers can create experiences that enhance pupils’ classroom learning, adding opportunities pupils may not otherwise have in their day to day learning.
We promote the importance of allowing children to connect with the outdoor world, and the powerful and inspirational lessons to be learned by getting children outside.
We work closely with educational trip organisers to develop interesting, educational and inspirational adventure and educational itineraries with specific learning and behaviour management goals in mind.
In year 4, we offer a two night away to Runways End, Aldershot. All activities are tailored to this year group.
In year 5, swimming lessons are organised. All schools must provide swimming lessons in Key Stage 1 or 2. Swimming is the only statutory sport within the Physical Education (PE) programme of study – and in particular, pupils should be taught to:
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of AT LEAST 25 metres.
- Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.
In year 6, we offer a week (Mon-Fri) away to Marchants Hill, Surrey. Again, activities are tailored to this year group.
All of these outdoor activity centres offer a wide range of diverse and exciting activities from tracking, foraging and shelter building, to outdoor educational adventures like abseiling, climbing, archery and team games. All exciting and fun activities for pupils to enjoy, but all chosen with specific goals in mind – whether it’s confidence building for children unwilling or unable to engage with their teachers and/or peers in the classroom, teambuilding to encourage pupils to work together, or to encourage independence and a sense of personal responsibility for pupils moving on to a new Key Stage in year 6.