We organise several outings a year for each class. Outings are related to projects that the class is working on and to develop cultural, artistic or scientific skills.
Past trips have included London museums such as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Design Museum, the National Gallery, Wetland, Tower of London as well as cultural tours in London. All outings are conscientiously planned by the teacher with the help of the host organisations. In December, each class enjoys a festive Christmas outing to see a theatre show.
Parents are invited to join in the fun, though they have to confirm their interest in advance to the teacher as the number of places is limited.
A school field trip is organised annually for the CM2 class. In May 2022, CM2 pupils were lucky to visit Edinburgh after two years without any school trip due to the pandemic.
We believe school trips and educational visits are positive learning experiences that can help enhance pupils’ social, personal and emotional development. Mental and emotional stimulation in new environments is beneficial to all pupils and can help teach life skills, build on social skills, improve independence and self- confidence.
In the last two field trips, pupils have visited Edinburgh to experience its historical venues. During the trip, subjects within the Curriculum, such as art, science, history and geography are taught through fun activities and interesting workshops – each carefully chosen by the teacher.