Educational visits help to bring ‘education to life’ and are part of a broad and balanced curriculum, which can have a lasting benefit on the whole learning and development of the children involved.
We believe that every young person, ‘should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances’ (Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto 2006).
At Holme On Spalding Moor, we recognise the value and importance of learning outside the classroom and encourage staff to organise educational visits and to utilise our outside areas to enrich the curriculum and enhance the learning and development of our children.
All visits are organised within the guidelines of our Educational Visits policy and through the online ROVER (Record of Visits in the East Riding) system and are fully costed and risk assessed. Visits are then approved by the Headteacher and the Educational Visits Co-ordinator.
During the academic year 2018-19, visit highlights included:
Year 6 Allerthorpe Lake - Team Building.
Year 5/6 - Young Voices Event at Sheffield Arena (Music)
FS2 Williams Den.
FS1/FS2 / KS1 - Visits to the Methodist Church in the village for Christmas and Easter activities.
School Choir - 'Christmas Light Switch on' in the village
School Choirs - Bridlington Big Sing Event
Children across the school also had experiences of outside agencies using the school grounds to take part in a range of sports coaching activities, Scooter Training, Pedestrian Training and Cycle Training and a major highlight was the return visit of the Ecolabs Animal visit where all children got the chance to learn about and handle a range of small, and somewhat exotic animals!
Holme On Spalding Moor has a long tradition of providing residential visits for its pupils. and thousands of children will have left the school with wonderful memories of these visits that will last them a lifetime.
In previous years children in Key Stage 2 have taken part in visits to a variety of locations, including Wales, Northumberland, Cumbria, The Yorkshire Coast and Haworth. For many years an additional trip was organised to Germany!
All visits are organised using the same system as for Curriculum Visits, but with the added features of being submitted to Taff Bowles, the East Riding Educational Visits and Outdoor Learning Consultant, who considers the visit before giving approval,The visit is also approved by the Chair of Governors for the school.
Last year's visits (2018/19) were to:
Derwentwater, Cumbria for Year 6 children
RSPB Centre, Whinlatter Forest (adventure activities in the forest), Glamarama Activity Centre (Rock Climbing and Ghyll scrambling, Keswick Pencil Museum, Orienteering, The Puzzling Place (an optical illusion centre) and Thorp Perrow (Birds of Prey and Mammal Centre)
Whitby Year 4 children
Full details and documents for the 2019/2020 visits will be shared
with parents in due course