an academy in the Good Shepherd Trust
This is an important part of school life and enables the children to take part in activities that may not be possible to offer in the school day.
Children are taken on school trips to enhance their learning in class. Specialist visitors are invited in to school to work with the children in a range of ways. Last year all of KS1 and 2 took part in the national film festival, Year 1 visited Arundel Wetlands, Years 2&3 went to Butser Hill for a Roman day and Gibbet Hill for an orienteering day. Year 4 visited the Rainforest Experience and Years 5/6 visited churches in Portsmouth. Year 2 visited their link school in Luton and Year R went to the beach for the day. In addition, Years 5&6 worked with the Foothill Foundation to support a school in Africa and have had visits from the charity to support their learning.
Last year we welcomed a Theatre Company, the NED show and an Internet-safety production.
Years 5 and 6 took part in the Biz Schools project (similar to Dragons Den) and we plan for Year 5 to do this later this year.
In Years 5 and 6, the children have the opportunity to go to a residential activity centre where they stay away from home for a few nights. This helps them to become independent and develop confidence prior to moving on to secondary education. In the summer term last year they had a wonderful week at Stubbington Outdoor Centre.
At the end of the Summer Term we hold a Feeling Good Week, when we take an aspect of well-being to improve each day: Spiritual Well-being, Physical Well-being, Nutritional Well-being, Mental and Emotional Well-being. We have a packed week of different activities, trips and visitors to school.