We believe that children benefit considerably from residential trips. They learn as much about themselves, as they do about the activities. To this end, the school arranges three residential trips.
In Year 4 children have the opportunity to go to the Hooke Court in Dorset. They participate in activities around living off the land such as den building, cooking on an open fire and going to visit the 'Magic Tree' They leave school on a Monday and come home on the Wednesday. For many children this is the first time they have spent 2 nights away from home and so staff spend time ensuring children are settled and secure.
In Year 5 we go to Tile Barn in Brockenhurst, New Forest. Again this is a 2 night residential normally leaving on Wednesday morning and returning at the end of school on the Friday. Here we participate in activities such as low ropes, orienteering and archery. We visit the oldest church in the New Forest and the town of Brockenhurst where the children get the opportunity to spend their spending money. For the first time ever we have hired the newly built pods this year which will be very exciting and a little warmer than a tent!
In Year 6 the children go to a PGL site on the Isle of Wight. This is a week’s residential trip and the children participate in many outdoor physical activities including Quad biking, climbing, abseiling, giant swing and The Matrix. Many activities enable the children to face their fears of these very adventurous activities, whilst in a safe, secure environment.
You will be fully informed of these visits well in advance and we hope your child will be able to take part. We work hard to ensure that all children, including those with disabilities, can participate as fully as possible in these trips. These trips are not only educational, but great fun and add to the whole learning experience
In addition to this year 3 participate in a one night sleepover at school. We start the evening off with activities run by our Civic Awarders from Year 6 and then all sit down together and enjoy a huge BBQ cooked and weather permitting eaten on the school field. They normally then get ready for bed and watch a DVD and fall asleep in the hall. In the morning the Civic Award children will help make all the children a bacon sandwich in the morning for their breakfast. They then pack up before returning home mid morning.