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School Journey

Year 6 residential School Journey

Every year both Year 6 classes, accompanied by their teachers, are educated for 5 days at a PGL centre that provides outdoor and adventurous activities for the children. These activities are part of the compulsory PE National Curriculum and vital to each child's learning. As we are unable to provide such activities within school we take the children to where there are  trained instructors, correct equipment and an environment which is safe and secure with a high ratio of adults to children. 

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At the PGL Centre, they learn skills and sports and they take part in team building and initiative exercises. At the same time their confidence is built up, they develop as people and learn to work as a team with the friends they have been with throughout their school lives. They also have a lot of fun and will probably remember this experience for the rest of their lives! 

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If children miss the trip they will be affected in a number of ways. They will not have had full access to the National Curriculum and that will need to be recorded in their reports. In the second half of the summer term, the children follow lessons based on their learning on School Journey. Geography work will be linked to the  visit and much of the Literacy will involve writing in different ways about School Journey. 

We found that children who went on School Journey have come back to visit many years later and talk about it as being the best thing they did at Primary School, many happy memories being linked to that event. 

If you would like more information or have any other questions, however small, please do not hesitate to speak with the Year 6 teachers, Paul Madden or Brenda McFarlane in the school office.

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