All children love school trips and they can be some of the most memorable moments of childhood. Our Reception children usually walk to the local supermarket to buy a vegetable for Harvest Soup, to a garden centre to buy seeds to plant and sometimes to the nearby temple to find out about the Hindu faith. In the summer, they go down to the woods bordering our playing fields accompanied by their teddy bears for a picnic and games.
Year 1 children often visit a farm, learning about the animals and the care they need. They sometimes walk to a church to see the building and to hear about christenings or weddings.
Year 2 children don Wellingtons and dip their nets into local ponds to investigate pond life. There is great excitement when a stickleback or great diving beetle is caught. A visit to the Jewish Museum in Manchester provides an insight into the Jewish faith and a chance to see what life was like for people in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester long ago.
Occasionally, we all embark on a whole school trip to a local theatre to see a play. We all enjoyed 'The Ugly Eagle' at the Octagon Theatre recently.
All trips are carefully researched and the risks are assessed. Parent helpers (CRB checked where possible) accompany the children and staff.
My favourite trip was when we went to the farm. We saw a pig called Olive. She snorted and we all laughed. We fed some really cute lambs.