We start each new topic with a trip wherever possible. Often children’s interests lead the teacher to organising a second trip during the term.
Nothing beats first hand experiences and a well-planned outing can provide weeks of work in and around the classroom.
Trips are costed at £20 per term. Residential trips for the Year 5-6 children are more expensive depending on the venue. They might range from £150 in the UK to £350 for a trip to France.
Before any trip teachers will have done a pre-visit. They also write a Risk Assessment which is checked by the Principal Mark Hunter who is also responsible for overseeing the organisation and staffing of the trip and goes on most outings with the class. There is always a high ratio of staff to children and all adults wear fluorescent jackets at all times. Children wear wristbands with the group’s emergency contact number on. There are strict guidelines about walking around roads or public areas which all adults and children are aware of.