As a school we are committed to broadening the educational experience for all our pupils and consequently offer a wide variety of trips and visits to our pupils.
Our educational visits vary from visits to the local shops, parks, other schools, or study aspects of the local geography and history. Equally they may visit a London theatre or gallery. We also offer residential field courses, as well as trips to the US and Europe.
Learning outside the classroom give students the opportunity to put real life situations into context and apply what they have learnt in class to the real world. It contributes to raising standards and improves pupil’s personal, social and emotional development.
In the report ‘How Far Should You Go’ (2008) Ofsted stated that on average children watch more than 17 hours of television per week and are spending more than 20 hours a week online. Visits therefore have an important role to play in helping young people develop healthy lifestyles and a good work life balance. It equally re-engages them with the natural environment encouraging respect and development of a sustainable way of living for the future.
As a school we hope to encourage ten outcomes from educational visits: