Field trips & Excursions
Excursions, such as to museums for history and to the countryside for geography, help support the learning process and connect theory with practice, allowing our students to experience the practical relevance of what they have been taught. They also inspire and engage.
School is fully committed to supporting field trips and visits. We are also keen to create as many 'memory makers' as we can throughout the year and insist that EVERY CLASS for Yr 1 upwards experiences either a trip or special event each half term.
School sets aside over £10,000 each year to support this work, enabling a wide range of excursions and special events to take place FOR FREE.
If families are asked to hep contribute to the cost of any trip off-site these suggested amounts are only very small (averaging around £2.50 for a trip which would cost £14 per pupil) and are given to school as donations. No child at Lower Kersal is ever denied a trip on the basis of not giving a donation. We understand how tight home budgets can be and we do everything we can to ensure we are not placing additional financial burden on our parents.
Trips We Have Already Attended This Year (from Sept 2013)
'Memory Makers' held on-site this year have already included:
Y4 Time Traveller Workshop (Ancient Romans)
Y3 Bug-Handling Workshop
Y2 visit by a qualified chocolatier
Y6 Experience life in WW2 Day
Y3 Play in a Day
2 visits by local artists to work in Yr 4 and Yr 5