Residential Trips

  

There is a wide range of trips and visits for children in the Junior House to enhance and enrich their educational experience. Each trip and visit is carefully planned to support the children in their learning and extend their understanding of the different topics taught. In addition to this, the children in Years 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to experience a residential trip. Trips and visits are reviewed annually and new and exciting additions are made.

 

In Year 6 the children visit Bushcraft in Oxfordshire in the Autumn Term. This is a two night residential trip when pupils are given an unforgettable "back to nature experience". Children are given the opportunity to embrace the great outdoors, build campfires, sleep in shelters which they make and cook their own food. Key learning includes basic survival skills and cooperation.

 

"I liked building shelters as we got to make our own homes in the woods which we slept in at night. We made all the rules and became true explorers."

 

In addition to Bushcraft, Year 6 spend a week in the Summer Term at Château de la Baudonnière in Normandy where they immerse themselves in the French language and culture. This is one of the highlights of Year 6 and an immensely rewarding and educational trip.

 

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Pupils enjoy activities such as canoeing, archery, fencing, bread-making, rock climbing, a mud assault course, aeroball and beach volleyball. The area is littered with historical places to visit including the American war cemetery, the Normandy landing beaches, Bayeux and the nearby Mont St. Michelle. A fantastic morning is spent in a small local town shopping in the market place followed by a picnic on the return journey. The children look forward to the infamous 'French Evening' when everyone dons an outfit, samples French cuisine and embraces the "joie de vivre" in a splendid talent competition alongside other visiting schools.

 

"My favourite part was visiting the market and trying snails for the first time!"

 

IMG 0726In Year 5 the children spend two nights in the Summer Term at Hooke Court, Dorset. This is a Tudor based workshop weekend, that allows our pupils to experience life in Tudor times as well as team building activities.

 

"My favourite activity was orienteering because the leader who took us was inspiring and great fun to be with."

 

 

 

 

 

IMG 0372 2The Year 4 children spend two nights away during the school week at Bowles Activity Centre in East Sussex where they take part in a range of outdoor activities. Bowles is the only UK based outdoor centre with its own natural sandstone outcrop suitable for climbing. Our pupils thoroughly enjoy the high and low rope climbing adventure, archery, skiing, raft building and other team building games and activities.

 

"I really enjoyed rock climbing, as I am normally not that adventurous but it really tested me! I loved it!"  

 

 

 

The Year 3 children spend a night at PGL. P1040572 3

 

Day Trips and Visits

 

In addition to our residential trips, there is a range of day excursions and visits during the school year. Each term is carefully planned to ensure that our children have a sufficient variety of trips spread throughout the term to enhance and enrich their curriculum.

 

Trips and visits in the past have included:

 

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 
National Gallery  National Grid Hampton Court Houses of Parliament 
St. Paul's Cathedral Science Museum Royal Albert Hall Bank of England
The British Museum  Verulamium Mary Rose Globe Theatre
Fishbourne Palace 

The Tate Britain

Tower of London The Rose Theatre
The Barbican  Building a Viking Long Boat Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple, Neasden  Royal Albert Hall
Horniman Museum  Butser Farm 

The Ragged School 

Greek Workshop  Whipsnade Zoo National Archives  The Acton Depot
Prehistoric Workshop London Central Mosque in Regents Park Royal Academy of Art Workshop

Cycling Proficiency

Pedestrian Training Geography Games Show Cycling Proficiency

National Archives – WW2 Propaganda Workshop

Geography Games Show Maths Puzzle Day Geography Games Show The Orange Tree Theatre
Maths Puzzle Day   Maths Puzzle Day The Imperial War Museum
Orange tree theatre     Southwark Cathedral
      Museum of London
      Junior Citizenship-Holley Lodge
      Cycling Proficiency
      Geography Games Show
      Stride Young Entrepenuer Programme
      First aid inset
      StreetInvest workshop

 

Click here to view more photos of recent trips and visits in our image gallery