Educational Visits and Y2 Residential

The positive impact of learning outside of the classroom is widely recognised and is an integral part of our curriculum. Going on an educational visit gives the children real-world experience that cannot be taught in a classroom, opening their minds to different cultures and strengthening their knowledge of the world around them. The accumulation of  knowledge, behaviours, and skills the children gain contributes to their success.

Year 2 residential

This involves an overnight stay for our year 2 children at Edgmond Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to widen their learning experience, develop new skills and try adventurous activities while having fun.

Residential visits also provide a new context for forming relationships so the visit takes place at the beginning of year 2. The residential setting and team-building activities break down barriers, allow children to develop and practice important social skills, and encourage them to work more collaboratively, thus building skills such as teamwork and communication.

The children said...

“I loved sleeping in the same room as all my friends. It was fun!”

“I liked building shelters. We got to use sticks, mud, and leaves.”

“The dinner was really good because we had lots of tasty food.”

“The bunkbeds were fun to sleep on. I’d never slept on a bunk bed before. I went on the top bunk.”

“The blindfold challenge was really funny. Our friend had to tell us which way to go. I ended up in a muddy puddle.”

“I loved the breakfast.”

“My best bit was the goats and chickens.  I fed them both.  I was scared at first because I thought they might bite me, but they didn’t.”

“The night walk was spooky. Scary but funny too. I stayed next to my teacher.”

“We sang really funny songs around the campfire.”