Wherever possible to try to make the most of our local area when planning our residentials, especially when you consider that we are a school located in the Peak District! By staying local not only do we support local business but we also reduce our carbon footprint by only travelling a short distance!
We have a wonderful time on our residentials, creating lasting memories. Examples of our trips away from school are;
Year 1 and Year 2 went for a stunning walk from the school, then went to our Quiet Garden for a campfire tea before putting on their PJS and snuggling up for a story and a hot chocolate before their parents came to collect them.
Year 3 and Year 4 made use of our local Forest School (situated at Clayton Christmas Tree Farm). We invited a local artist to join us as well as a local falconer and then on day two, after a hearty breakfast at the Village Hall, we visited another magical Forest School situated in Alderley Edge where we did some woodland management tasks.
Years 5 and 6 spent two days and one night at the Alderley Edge Forest School where we cooked all of our meals on the campfire, completed orienteering tasks, chopped wood, cleared streams, made pizza which we cooked in the cob oven and much more.
Year 5 also made a day visit to White Hall Outdoor Centre which is 10 minutes away from us.