Educational visits

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An education beyond the classroom...

Educational visits are an integral part of our curriculum for every child. Appropriately planned visits enhance learning and improve attainment, and so form a key part of what makes The Belham a supportive and effective learning environment.

The importance of educational visits

The benefits to pupils of taking part in visits and leaning outside the classroom include, but are not limited to: 

  • Improvements in their ability to cope with change.
  • Increased critical curiosity and resilience.
  • Opportunities for meaning making, creativity, developing learning relationships and practising strategic awareness. 
  • Improved achievement and attainment across a range of subjects. Pupils are active participants not passive consumers, and a wide range of learning styles can flourish. 
  • Enhanced opportunities for real world learning in context and the development of social and emotional aspects of intelligence. 
  • Increased risk management skills through opportunities for involvement in practical risk-benefit decisions in a range of contexts. 
  • Greater sense of personal responsibility. 
  • Possibilities for genuine team working including enhanced communication skills. 
  • Improved environmental appreciation, knowledge, awareness and understanding of a variety of environments. 
  • Improved awareness and knowledge of the importance and practices of sustainability. 
  • Physical skill acquisition and the development of a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Our priorities at The Belham is to ensure that all visits are safe, educational and enjoyable! We aim to notify parents of trips at least two weeks in advance. As much as is possible trip dates will be available at the start of the academic year.

We will often ask for parent volunteers to help support us with trips. You can express interest by letting the office know, they will then confirm if your help will be required or not. 

We do not charge for trips as these are mainly funded through voluntary contributions.  The only trip for which we need to charge is the Year 5 Residential.