We have had many trips from St. James’ over the years. Usually, at some point in the year, each class, will go on a day trip relating to a topic being covered at that time. Teachers are encouraged to arrange trips at the start/end of topics, as a way of bringing alive, the curriculum being covered in the classroom.
Although it is possible to take infant children away on over night trips, we have decided that older children, usually in Y4 and above, are more able to cope with the pressures and new experiences trips like this bring.
In the past ten years we have visited the Lake District, Slaidburn, Derbyshire and Paris.
In September 2014 all of our Year 4 pupils visited Stephen Park Centre in Slaidburn. They participated in various forest activities including bushcraft, forest art, shelter building. They also tried climbing and cycling. You will find some pictures on the Picture Gallery
Every year our year 5 and 6 pupils spend 3 days at Edale YHA in Derbyshire. There they access lots of adventurous activities including, caving, climbing and abseiling. You will find some pictures on the Picture Gallery
We have already planned a repeat visit in October as everybody had such a good time. The food is especially good, one of the children commented that they had a “Full English” on Friday morning!
All school trips have extremely rigorous risk assessments completed to ensure any and all probable risks are mitigated for. Without wanting to tempt fate, in all the above mentioned trips, all children (and staff) have returned home perfectly safe and well, if not a little weary!