Why do we have School Trips?
At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, School trips and educational visits are viewed as powerful, positive teaching tools that help enhance the social, personal and emotional development of our children. Extra stimulation in new environments can help teach life skills, build on social skills and improve independence and self- confidence. They also provide wonderful enrichment opportunities for our children to gain first hand knowledge of the world.
School trips provide unique opportunities for children to learn by 'doing things’ and encourages our children to engage with people, places and buildings in new ways.
Learning knowledge outside the classroom is rewarding and enriching for both our teachers and pupils alike. Discovering new places such as churches, museums, galleries and castles undoubtedly adds extra depth to our children’s learning and experience.
Learning Outcomes for individuals
Learning outside the classroom provides a vast learning experience with a variety of positive outcomes including:
For each subject in the curriculum there is a corresponding programme of activities (which includes visits to the school by specialists).
Here is an example of the type of enrichment opportunities your child may experience on a school trip during their education at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School.