Trips and Outdoor Adventure Learning
We believe in adventure. We know that outdoor learning and adventure when planned and integrated into the curriculum is a powerful vehicle for the development of children. The benefits of adventure are far reaching and long-lasting, ranging from immediate improvements in social skills to better longer term understanding of curriculum subjects.
We have developed a programme of outdoor adventure learning that begins in nursery and develops through each year group.
Please see the policy below which outlines our rationale and programme of experiences.
Trips to places of interest, museums, galleries and historical sites enhance and enrich learning in all curriculum areas and we encourage classes to plan them as part of topic work.
Residential trips begin in year 3 – the children have a school sleepover which is always on the Friday closest to November the 5th so we can enjoy a firework display.
In year 4 they spend two nights in Kent at the Margaret Macmillan Centre where they take part in adventurous activities such as climbing.
In year 5 they spend a week in Kent in Swanage, Dorset and in year 6 they spend a Week in Wales. All our residentials are run by the Wide Horizons Adventure Learning Charity. Year 6 also learn to kayak at the Docklands Sailing Centre.