At Loxley we believe that school visits are a fantastic way of showing the children that learning doesn't just happen in the classroom. The feedback from the children is always positive and the stimulus promotes rich learning in the classroom.
The trips, especially the residentials, also promote independence and social skills. The outline below shows how we develop learning through the educational visits and help parents to budget for contributions.
Financial contributions are vital in enabling us to continue to run the visits because the school budget cannot cover them. We are mindful of keeping costs to a minimum.
The visits in the table below are only an outline plan as other exciting opportunities often arise mid-year. Where visit details have been omitted, the staff are working to secure the bookings and we want to avoid disappointment if the visit isn't feasible.
Approximate number of day visits
Including Longshaw Christmas visit and Whirlow Hall Farm
Including Conisborough Castle & Wadsley Church (pretend wedding)
Including a trip to the Lyceum Theatre and the Tropical Butterfly House
Including a trip to Creswell Crags
1 night - YHA Castleton
Including a visit to York
1 night - Kingswood at Penistone Computing and outdoor adventure
Visits include the National Space Centre, Water Treatment Works and a church
|2 nights - Thornbridge Outdoors|
Including a visit to Cricual Crew and many post-SATs excursions
|4 nights - Scarborough - Social skills and geographical study|
If you have any views on school the visits listed or the outline plan, we would be very interested to hear them - please get in touch with school via email or letter.