Activity Week

In the second half of the summer term, Years 3 to 8 will be involved in an a number of team building and initiative activities, predominantly based outside. There will be lots of fun and excitement whilst participating in a variety of adventurous and memorable challenges.

David Bell, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools, said:
“Outdoor activities both at school and on residential courses enable pupils to enjoy challenging and unfamiliar experiences that test and develop their physical, social and personal skills. They can be among the most memorable experiences for pupils of their school days.

Recent research has shown that ‘High Quality Outdoor Education’ can result in achieving the following ten outcomes:

  • Enjoyment
  • Confidence
  • Social Awareness
  • Environment Awareness
  • Activity Skills
  • Personal Qualitiies
  • Key Skills
  • Health & Fitness
  • Increased motivation and appetite for Learning
  • Broadened Horizons

Below is an outline of the week;

All pupils

  • Activities provided by the Army
  • School Puzzle Company

Years 3 – 5

  • Shell Science Workshops – two workshops with hands on investigative activities.
  • Stretching Minds – build a robot and program it to display images, output and sound.
  • Big Wheel: Voulez-Vous – two French speaking actors armed with baguettes!
  • Education Group:  Drumming, Dance & Story Factory
  • Highline Adventure – practical problem solving exercises designed to stimulate communication, team-work and co-operation.

Year 6

  • Animation Workshop – make models, produce a story board and an animated film

Years 5 – 8

  • CSI Experience

Year 3

Day trip to Jimmy’s Farm

Year 4

Day trip to Duxford Airfield – World War 2 Day

Year 5

Day trip to Kentwell Hall

Year 6

3 day residential trip to Ashdown Forest with Class Adventure Activity Centre.

 

Year 7

4 day residential trip to Lockerbrook Activity Centre.

 

Year 8

5 day residential trip to Aberdovey with Outward Bound.