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Enrichment activities and educational visits

It is our school philosophy that children learn best from first hand experiences. No child will remember pages 8 or 9 of a text book and no former pupil has ever stopped their teacher and personally thanked them for the worksheet they gave them to complete! However children do remember well planned and thought out enrichment activities such as trips, workshops and theatre company visits. For this reason all children will:

  • have the opportunity to take part in at least 3 curricular visits or workshops during the year
  • have the opportunity to participate in an out of school club.

Staff plan enrichment activities within all year groups to enhance our curriculum still further as well as to give the children experiences that they may well not be able to get within the classroom environment. These range from day visits to museums and theatres to days in London and Liverpool. The children also enjoy two residential, visits in KS2 where Year 5 spend a week at an outdoor education centre and Year 6 spend a week in Ireland in Year 6. Other visits include:

This year there have been over 70 enrichment activities in school which have helped to make the children's learning real. These are an integral part of our school curriculum and the support we have received from the vast majority of parents has been fantastic.

Once again members of staff have given up their weekends and holidays to visit locations before the trip takes place to ensure that the children's learning experience is maximized.

Enrichment activities and educational visits