Educational visits are regarded as a very important and beneficial part of our curriculum. Through first-hand experience, children have the opportunity to further their learning and put what they have learned into a context.
Every class at Abbey Gate College, Infant & Junior School embarks on a range of visits each year as well as having workshops with specialists in a range of subjects. Children in the Juniors also have the opportunity to go on an annual residential visit and Y6 pupils spend a week in France.
We take advantage of our local area by using facilities in Aldford village such as the church and village hall and visits to the Duke of Westminster’s Eaton Estate, Meadowbank Farm and the Sandstone Trail at Burwardsley are arranged. We are also involved with local businesses; Foundation Stage make their own ‘class bear’ at the Build-a-Bear Workshop and design and eat their own pizza at Pizza Express.
Some special trips include the Globe Theatre in London, GlaraMara in the Lake District, Bodelwyddan Castle, the Maritime Museum, Liverpool and of course, the Christmas Pantomime! Recent workshops have included a street dance session led by the Urban Jokers (of Britain’s Got Talent fame), graffiti art, mobile planetarium, Keystrings orchestra and a Greek foodtasting event. We always welcome parents and family members who have a specialism to come and share their expertise with the children too.