Blewbury School News May 2009

Residential Visits

At Blewbury we have a strong tradition of school trips. Each year Key Stage 2 group as a whole stay at an activity centre, where the children experience abseiling, climbing, zip wire, team building, archery, fencing and many more activities.

In May year 4 and 5 also trialed a new trip to Cheddar which included elements linked with Isambard Kingdom Brunel and their summer term “Victorians” theme. Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain were the venues for the first day, both including role play and dressing up which helped to reinforce the messages as well as being great fun. During the four days there was also time for fossil hunting, a ride on the West Somerset Railway, Cheddar Caves, Wookey Hole and a bike ride along the Somerset and Avon Canal.

Also in May our Year 6 children visited South Wales where their marine exploration included canoeing and body boarding.

All of these trips not only bring alive the curriculum for the children but develop self esteem, social bonding and independence and hopefully open their eyes to some of the splendours of our own country.