At Lanchester EP, we firmly believe that our children learn best when they can see, hear, and experience things first-hand. We recognise that all of our children need the knowledge, skills and understanding to live in, and contribute to, a global society. We feel that this begins with an understanding of the world in which we live, including the languages, values and cultures of different societies.
Educational visits are an essential element of our planning and practice and at Lanchester EP, we pride ourselves on the wide range of visits and residential trips that we offer our children to enhance their learning at school. Providing a variety of ‘real-life’ opportunities enables them to achieve a fuller understanding of the world around them through direct experience. All of out trips and visits are planned to help to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and independence. They also give our children the opportunity to take part in engaging and exciting experiences in order to broadening their horizons and knowledge.
In addition to a wide range of day visits as part of our thematic curriculum, we also organise residential trips for children in all year groups in Key Stage 2. They include Year 5 and 6 trips to France and an outdoor adventure week at PGL in Dalguise, Scotland. Our Year 3 children are able to stay overnight at Birdoswald near Hadrian's wall and find out about the life of a Roman soldier. Year 4 have the opportunity to stay at Seahouses on the Northumberland coastline and visit Alnwick Gardens. We also run an annual ski trip to the French Alps for children in Years 4, 5 and 6.