School Trips

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School Trips and Visitors

School trips and visitors are a key element of school life.

Class and year group trips to places of interest are an excellent way of generating fresh enthusiasm for key topics and these take place on a regular basis to a variety of exciting and stimulating destinations, adding to the enjoyment of education.  These include trips to museums, art galleries, zoos and outdoor centres.  At times the whole school may be involved in theme weeks and specialist teaching days.

We encourage our parents to help with cookery lessons, weekly walks and RE lessons where appropriate.

Year  Group Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
F1 Weekly Walks  Bus and Train Ride, Weekly Walks Weekly Walks, Paradise Wildlife Park
F2 Weekly Walks, Crew “Cornelius goes to school” Weekly Walks, Royal Observatory Planetarium Experience Weekly Walks, Kidzania
Year 1 Crew “Human Machine” Local Pantomime visit Colchester Zoo
Year 2 Crew – “Life and times of Mary and Florence” Colchester Zoo Isle of Wight Residential, RHS Hyde Hall
Year 3 Crew “Roman Ramifications” Roald Dahl Museum
Isle of Wight Residentia
Year 4 Stubbers Outward Bound Day Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge Isle of Wight Residential
Year 5 Stubbers Outward Bound Day National Theatre visit Kentwell Hall
Year 6 Fairlop Sailing Centre, Junior Citizens Day Science Institute, Museum of Childhood Activity Week

Residential Trips

The Isle of Wight trip, for children in Years 2-4, helps to forge stronger friendships and develop self-confidence and a respect for their peers.  It also offers experiences in a number of exciting and challenging excursions that add to the enrichment of the children’s curriculum.  This has always been a popular week away where many happy memories are shared with the rest of the school upon their return.

During the Easter holidays the Prep Department have the opportunity to ski in Europe.  This excursion is in conjunction with Bancroft’s Prep School.

Our Year 6 pupils attend an outward bound residential trip during the summer term.  This exciting venture offers the pupils the chance to build self-confidence and work as part of a team under the watchful eyes of experienced, enthusiastic instructors.  It stands them in good stead as they embrace the challenges of senior school life.