At Gainsborough, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality educational visits that are fully risk assessed with reference to specific activities and individual cohorts. Every planned educational visit and visitor will directly link to the theme/topic that the children are learning about. We make the most of our local area with visits to Queens park, Crewe library and whole school visits to All Saints church. Further afield, educational visits include Jodrell Bank, Chester Zoo and Delamere Forest. Children in year 4 and 6 also have the opportunity to take part in a residential visit.
Payments for educational visits and residentials can be made in instalments. We may also be able to offer subsidised costs for pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium. Parents/Carers should always contact the school to discuss payments if experiencing difficulties in paying.
Why are educational visits important?
Educational visits -
- Form an important part of our curriculum with cross curricular links to different subjects.
- Help to enrich the curriculum and improve educational attainment.
- Boost self-esteem and motivation.
- Assist in developing and enhancing social skills.
- Promote health, fitness, fun and enjoyment.
- Help to build stronger links between schools and communities.
- Broaden a child’s horizons and their knowledge of the world around them.
In the words of our pupils!
‘We learnt about different types of trees and how they grow. Miss Woolley took the wrong path but we still found the Gruffalo!’
Tobais, year 2 visit to Delamere Forest.
‘My favourite part was tasting the chocolate! I had marshmallows, Oreos and flake. It tasted scrumptious.’
William, year 4 visit to Cadbury’s World.
‘Inside the inflatable dome I saw the night sky. It was amazing!’
Brooklyn, year 5 visit to Jodrell Bank