School trips and educational visits enable our pupils to extend their horizons and apply their learning in a totally different environment. Learning outside of the classroom in this way strengthens our academic provision and also gives our pupils a new sense of belonging as they enjoy memorable experiences with other pupils and staff.
Our trips and outings start in our Early Years, with visits to farms to pick pumpkins, the Sealife Centre, the Safari Park, Churchfields, and local shops, as well as care homes. As the children move though the school their trips to local areas of interest tie in with the curriculum, and topical themes will inform their visits to places such as Blist’s Hill, Chedworth, the Think Tank, the Black Country Museum, Stratford, local theatres, churches, mosques and temples, and art galleries.
Our programme of trips also includes residential camps and trips abroad as well as a biannual ski trip. We also have strong links with our partner school in Worcester, South Africa, and have visited on three occasions with parents and children.
Our residential trips provide unique experiences, and are therefore extremely popular with children. They start in Year 2 and include:
Year 2 – A trip to the Old Chapel, the King’s Foundation’s outdoor activity centre in Wales.
Year 3 – Malvern Outdoor Education Centre
Year 4 – Broad Haven, Wales
Year 5 – Dukes Barn, Derbyshire
Year 6 – Carsington Lake, Derbyshire, for water sports