Class and school day visits are a key element of school life. They support the curriculum and activities carried out in class to add depth and broaden pupil’s understanding. These visits to places of interest are an excellent way of generating fresh enthusiasm for key topics and take place on a regular basis to a variety of exciting and stimulating destinations, adding to the enjoyment of education. Visitors from charities, theatre groups, and guest speakers also extend our pupils’ experiences. At times, the whole School may be involved in collective initiatives, as was the case in a recent visit to Legoland.
Examples of destinations:
EYFS – Bus and train ride, Paradise Wildlife Park, Sea Life Centre, Lea Valley Park Farm
Pre-Prep – Leeds Castle, Colchester Zoo
Prep – Florence Nightingale Museum, RHS Hyde Hall, Theatre visit, Roald Dahl Museum, Stubbers Adventure Centre, Natural History Museum Tring, Celtic Harmony Camp, Stubbers Adventure Centre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Fairlop Sailing Centre, British Museum
We welcome companies that provide educational experiences to come to school to support our topic based learning, particularly in Early Years and Key Stage 1. These are workshops that have practical elements with which the children can engage.
EYFS – “Cornelius goes to School”
Pre-Prep – “Human Machine”, “Life and times of Mary and Florence”
Prep – “Roman Ramifications”, Cycling proficiency, Cycling proficiency, Junior Citizens Day, Mock Trial
We encourage our parents to help with cookery lessons, weekly walks and RPS lessons where appropriate and parents are involved in our theme days for Diwali, Chinese New Year and Careers Day.