Trips & Residentials
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Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16
Are trips and residentials important? Do they really enrich the curriculum? Yes, definitely!
In our experience trips and residentials are an essential part of the children’s all-round education.
THEY INCREASE INDEPENDENCE AND CONFIDENCE
At Warmingham, we introduce annual residential trips in Year 1, with the time the children spend away from home gradually increasing from one night in Key Stage 1 to three nights in Key Stage 2. The locations and focus vary from year to year to ensure we provide a wide range of experiences for the children. Teachers also plan a range of day trips, visitors, and workshops to enhance our children’s learning experiences.
For some of our children, these overnight trips are their first real taste of independence. Experiencing this independence in a safe and positive environment boosts the children’s self-confidence. Residentials are essential for personal and social development, allowing new friendships to bloom and new challenges to be faced.
THEY TAKE CHILDREN OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE
Experiences that take children out of their comfort zone are essential for personal growth and developing an appetite for trying new things. Day trips and residentials enable our children to enjoy experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom environment – a bustling, busy city, walking along the Roman Wall in Chester, singing ‘I’m the King of the Castle’ whilst visiting Beeston Castle, the ambience of the large open spaces of cathedrals museums or the excitement and power of watching the Hallé play at the Bridgewater Hall simply have to be experienced.
THEY CONTRIBUTE TO A WIDER WORLD PERSPECTIVE
With each school trip, children venture into undiscovered territory and as their life experience grows, so does their perspective on the world we live in.
THEY ARE A GREAT WAY TO LEARN AND REMEMBER INFORMATION
School trips transport the children’s learning to a new and exciting location. Trips are always memorable and therefore make effective learning tools. It brings the children’s learning alive and relevant. As a result their learning becomes embedded.
THEY MAKE A CLASSROOM TOPIC FEEL NEW AND EXCITING
A well-chosen trip has the power to breathe life into a study theme. Activities and interactive tasks add an element of excitement to learning, which are especially effective in engaging visual or hands-on learners. Trips support and enhance the curriculum, whilst providing new perspectives and wider context for children to think about.
THEY TEACH CHILDREN NEW SKILLS
Some lessons in life cannot be taught in class. Trips are an opportunity for children to conquer challenges outside the classroom setting, where a different set of skills is required. A school trip allows children to take risks in a controlled environment, which adds to those vital life skills that will shape them into successful adults of the future.
Below are some films of our recent trips and residentials.