Trips and Residentials
The pupils enjoy a number of day trips to enrich and consolidate their understanding of all aspects of the curriculum. We also invite various organisations and individuals to provide workshops for the pupils. Recent examples include the Young Shakespeare Company, Urban Strides, and the School of Beatbox.
Residential visits are key stepping stones to independence as the pupils learn to organise themselves for the day ahead. Our programme provides genuine opportunities for team building as pupils learn to value the contribution of others. The pupils develop many new skills becoming more confident and assertive.
Highlights of our programme currently include a three day residential in Years 3 and 4 leading to a bushcraft camping experience in Year 5. Our Year 6 pupils spend a week away in the Welsh mountains at Plas-y-Brenin, the National Mountain Centre. Following their entrance exams, the pupils will spend the week climbing, canoeing, gorge walking, and caving, as well as taking part in nighttime activities. The week provides many real challenges for the pupils, giving opportunities for leadership, teamwork, and personal growth.