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School Trips

Whether it be the chance to see the remains of a hypocaust, visit the heart of the UK justice system and take part in a mock court case, learn about how police horses are trained or take part in a science investigation to discover which animals live in our local rivers; the opportunities to learn outside the classroom at West Lodge are varied and regular. That's because we understand that visits ignite imaginations, consolidate understanding, encourage exploration and prompt discussion.

 

We have a programme of residential opportunities starting with a two day/1 night trip for year 3 and 4 children, leading up to the School Journey that children enjoy in years 5 and 6.  The residential trips are designed to increase independence, build team-working skills, encourage adventure, solve problems and put our Learning Powers into practice in non classroom environments.

 

 


Recent School Trips:

From climbing to kayaking, grass tobogganing to raft building; Year 3 & 4 enjoyed their adventurous residential visit

From climbing to kayaking, grass tobogganing to raft building; Year 3 & 4 enjoyed their adventurous residential visit Year 3 & 4 enjoyed their two day residential at Stubbers Adventure Centre and used all of the West Lodge Learning Powers during the visit (concentration, curiosity, resilience, co-operation, and self-improvement) during the week.

Year 6 enjoy the opportunity to carry out geographical and geological research on field visit

Year 6 enjoy the opportunity to carry out geographical and geological research on field visit Despite the wet weather, Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their field trip in which they learnt about the journey of a river, floodplains (which they saw first hand!) and took part in a fascinating investigation into the permeability of rocks.

Year 5 are Victorians for the day

Year 5 are Victorians for the day Year 5 visited Leeds Castle and experienced what it was like to be a Victorian child at school.  Following this, they had a tour of the castle with Lord Philip and Lady Elizabeth.

Year 4 set sail on a learning adventure to the National Maritime Museum

Year 4 set sail on a learning adventure to the National Maritime Museum As part of their current Humanities topic, 'Anglo-Saxons and Vikings', Year 4 pupils spent a fascinating day at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to enrich their learning. 

Year 3 travel back to the Stone Age

Year 3 travel back to the Stone Age Year 3 travelled back to the Stone Age and enjoyed a full day of workshops learning about early trading, beliefs, using stone to grind grain, cave painting, hunting and farming and how weapons were made thanks to our amazing opposable thumbs and well-developed brains.

Year 2 'meet' Florence Nightingale

Year 2 'meet' Florence Nightingale Year 2 enjoyed visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum in London.  They have enjoyed learning about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole this half term, looking at how they both improved nursing.

Year 6 visit Houses of Parliament

Year 6 visit Houses of Parliament Year 6 enjoyed an informative visit to the Houses of Parliament. They had the opportunity to view the House of Lords and House of Commons and learn about democracy, the UK government and how laws are made.