We aim to develop children’s self-awareness, independence and responsibility through our programme of residential visits, running from year 2 to year 6. We offer a variety of local and distant residential opportunities and encourage all our children to participate, as much of the learning that takes place on the visits is relevant to, and enhances, everyday learning in the classroom. We have tried to build upon each residential visit to ensure that they are progressive and build upon what children have learnt on their last experience.
We realise that staying away from home can be a daunting experience and so we build up the time and distance away from home gradually. We see a big difference in the children’s resilience and independence by the time they reach year 6, if they have been on all the previous residential visits. We keep in touch with home through Twitter while away, so that parents can see what we are up to and know that we are all safe and happy!
- Year 2 - In the Spring Term, our Year 2's set of for an action packed residential to Hawse End, Derwent Water. They get to experience ghyll scrambling, canoeing, orienteering, problem solving, archery and camp fire baking. They visit St Herbert's and learn all about our name sake.
- Year 3 - In the Summer Term, our Year 3's stay at St John's in the Vale for an overnight stay. They get to develop their love of the outdoors with bush-craft and a fell walk.
- Year 4 - In the Summer Term, we introduce children to a City break by visiting the capital of Edinburgh. Although, we only stay for one night, we pack a lot into the two days to ensure children get to soak up city life and enjoy many of the
- Year 5 - In Year 5 children then go to Winmarleigh Hall adventure centre to build upon Hawse End and St John's in the Vale. They get to choose as a group a range of adventurous activities to enjoy, which may include abseiling, high wires, zip lines, fencing, quad bikes and many more. This really takes their outdoor experiences to the next level.
- Year 6 - Each Autumn Term, we pack up our cases and head off to the big city for a 4 day trip to London. Following our Edinburgh trip, this will mean our children will have enjoyed visiting two capital cities and something to compare.
Photos from our visits will be uploaded during the visits - technology permitting - so keep an eye on . our Facebook page during these
If you need to contact us for any reason, including emergencies, then please call school office during school hours on 017687 73017.
Out of hours, emergency numbers are posted on the relevant visit page.