School Visits and Enhanced Learning Experiences
Educational visits form an important part of our curriculum as we firmly believe that children learn best when engaged in first-hand encounters. In between educational visits children can also take part in many learning experiences in our state-of-the-art 4D learning room which uses odours, visual and interactive learning.
Visits are organised to comply with relevant guidelines and procedures. Some educational experiences cannot take place without the cost of such visits being funded by parents. Such contributions are voluntary, and parents will be informed of the cost to each child should a visit be planned.
Each visit/activity will only take place if sufficient voluntary contributions are received to enable us to fund it. The school does subside educations visits and every effort is made to keep the cost to a minimum. If the shortfall on voluntary contributions is so great that the visit/activity cannot proceed, all monies will be returned to parents. Parental permission is always sought before taking children from the school premises for educational visits.
We pride ourselves on being able to give children the opportunity to experience different adventures experiences and outings.
We're delighted that following a break from getting out and about due to Covid-19, trips out are very much back on the agenda. All our visits are listed in the table below. Click on the event to see a copy of the letter providing more information.
Year 6 - Trip to Crucial Crew - 21st November 2023
We have arranged for the Year 6 children to visit The Lifewise Centre at Hellaby on Tuesday 21st November to experience The Crucial Crew. We normally ask for a small contribution for visits, but on this occasion, we will cover the total cost, in the hope to have your support when we do ask for financial assistance.
Crucial Crew is a multi-agency experiential learning environment, which involves all the emergency services, along with other agencies. They provide Year 6 children with the knowledge and skills to cope with the dangers around them through practical experience in the form of short scenarios. In the fire safety scenario children are introduced into a bedroom. They are taught how to deal with the discovery of a fire in their home and then they have to deal with the situation on their own. The children are also taught:
On the day of the visit, children should come to school wearing their school uniforms and a warm coat via their cloakroom doors for 8.20am for registration as the coach will leave at 8.30am prompt. They will return to school for approximately 3.10/3.15pm. Children will need to be in full school uniform with a warm coat and sensible footwear. They should bring a packed lunch or pre-order a grab, chargeable at £2.66 unless entitled to free school meals.
Year 6 - Trip to National Coal Mining Museum - 13th December 2023
As part of our upcoming History in the local area project, Year 6 are visiting the National Coal Mining Museum to take part in workshops and an exciting underground tour on Wednesday 13th December 2023.
On the day of their visit, children should come to school through the cloakroom doors at 08.30am for early registration. Children will need to be in full school uniform with sensible footwear and a suitable coat. We will travel to the Coal mining museum by Coach with Globe coaches.
The children should be back in school at approximately 3.15pm.
We are asking for a voluntary contribution towards the trip of £15 per child to cover the coach travel and entry fees, to be paid via school gateway.
Year 6 - Kingswood Residential - 18th March to 20th March 2024
We are delighted to be able to offer your child the exciting opportunity of a three day (two night) residential trip to Kingswood Centre at the Peake Venture site. This trip is open to children in Year 6.
The total cost of the visit is £130.00 which includes return travel by coach, full board accommodation and a full programme of activities.
Educationally and socially the trip proves enjoyable and very worthwhile. Peak Venture is now established as one of the area’s leading residential educational activity centres, situated on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District, near Sheffield. It features refurbished student dormitory accommodation.
We have chosen the "Adventure" programme which is designed to meet our chosen learning outcomes of Resilience, Self-confidence and Team work and we have selected to include activities in the Get active and In the air categories which are suitable for children in Year 6. With action, energy and challenges at every turn, our pure adventure programme encourages team building and physical exercise. This programme offers a wide range of exhilarating activities.
- The closing date for the non-refundable deposit of £50.00 is Monday 2nd October.
- A second instalment of a further £40.00 is to be paid by Friday 1st December
- A final payment of £40.00 by Friday 19th January 2024