One of the highlights of being at St. Michael’s is the range of trips, first hand experiences and residentials that children have during their time with us.
As part of our engaging topic based approach to the curriculum, we like to immerse the children in the subject they are studying through either a trip or a theme based activity day in school.
First hand learning experiences
As part of our enriched topic based learning, we aim to engage the children through first hand experiences. Examples include theme days in school for instance Victorian Day, Egyptian mummification and a Mayan museum created by the children. In addition, to enhance our learning further, we may go on visits related to our topic such as a trip to the STEAM museum in Swindon or a wet and windy visit to the coast.
Exciting and challenging outdoor activities
Children in years 5 and 6 have action-packed residential trips where they take part in a range of exciting and challenging outdoor activities. Recently Year 6 spent 5 unforgettable days away in Osmington Bay PGL Centre in Dorset. They experienced activities including climbing walls, a large sports hall and immense activity zone and travelled to the Isle of Portland at the multi-million pound facility where the Olympic 2012 sailing events were held for their watersports.
Year 5 had their residential trip to Braeside Outdoor Learning Centre where they enjoyed getting rather wet kayaking and pushing themselves to complete the high ropes trail, including the heart-thumping leap of faith! Of course a residential wouldn’t be complete without a spooky night-hike finished off with songs around the campfire.