As a school we are committed to broadening the educational experience for all our pupils and consequently offer a wide variety of trips and visits to our pupils. Our educational visits vary from visits to museums or galleries, theatres to watch a play, universities, or study aspects of the local geography and history. Equally they may visit a London attraction such as the London Eye or Aquarium. We also offer residential field courses, as well as trips to Europe.
Learning outside the classroom gives students the opportunity to put real life situations into context and apply what they have learnt in class to the real world. It contributes to raising standards and improves pupil’s personal, social and emotional development.
In the report ‘How Far Should You Go’ (2008) Ofsted stated that on average children watch more than 17 hours of television per week and are spending more than 20 hours a week online. Visits therefore have an important role to play in helping young people develop healthy lifestyles and a good work life balance. It equally re-engages them with the natural environment encouraging respect and development of a sustainable way of living for the future.
As a school we hope to encourage ten outcomes from educational visits:
- Enjoyment and Fulfillment
- Social Awareness
- Environmental Awareness
- Activity Skills
- Key Skills
- Personal Qualities
- Health and Fitness
- Broadened Horizons
Prior to students attending school trips parents/carers are required to provide formal authorisation. Further details are available on the attachments:
- Appendix A – Consent form for day visits,
- Appendix B – Consent form for residential visits.
|9-10 June 2017||D of E Danbury||Yr9 & 10||Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice assessment|
|20 June 2017||Thorpe Park||Yr9 & 10||Computer Science – the workings of Machines|
|26 June 2017||Ford Higher Apprentice Challenge||Yr9||STEM|
|30 June 2017||Keeping Dance Alive||Yr7-10||Dance Performance Rehearsal for Essex Cricket Ground|
|4 July 2017||Keeping Dance Alive||Yr7-10||Dance Performance at Essex Cricket Ground|
|6 July 2017||Annie The Musical||Yr9&10||Enrichment for the cast and members of the JHS production of Annie|
|7 July 2017||D of E Screen Park Chelmsford||Yr9&10||Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice assessment|
|16-19 July 2017||Disneyland Paris & Paris||Yr7 & 8||Enrichment and cultural opportunity|
|17 July 2017||Thorpe Park||Yr9||Triple Science enrichment opportunity for students|
|18-21 July 2017||Hemel Hempstead SEA||Yr7-10||Sports Excellence enrichment opportunity|
|19 July 2017||Colchester Castle||Yr10||GCSE History|
|19 July 2017||Chessington World of Adventure||Yr8||Science enrichment opportunity|
|20 July 2017||Colchester Zoo||Yr8||Enrichment opportunity|
|20 July 2017||Watt Tyler Park||Yr7||Team building and problem solving|
|15 September 2017||Ypres||Yr9&10||GCSE History|
|23-25 September 2017||GCSE Geography Field Trip to Weymouth||Yr11||GCSE Geography|
|20-22 October 2017||Bude, Cornwall||Yr9 & 10||GCSE PE|