At Leweston, we believe that learning outside the classroom is an essential component of our curriculum. It gives our pupils unique opportunities to develop their resourcefulness and initiative and to spend time together in an informal environment. Each trip is different. Some are directly related to the curriculum, some are designed to promote social awareness, or to enhance physical skills, self-reliance and team-working. Others will extend the pupils' knowledge of the world. The common factor is that they all make an essential contribution to an individual’s development and education in the broadest sense of the word.
We regularly take pupils on day trips to historic sites, museums, natural features, farms, the theatre and other sites of educational interest to support the curriculum particularly in History, Geography and Science. There are also workshops held within the school which provide unforgettable experiences for the children and do much to enrich their learning.
Every year, all the pupils in Years 5 and 6 spend an action packed three days at the Braeside residential centre in Devizes in the summer term. They participate in activities ranging from team building and problem solving to habitat surveys and mini beast hunts. These activities enhance their understanding of the curriculum and develop leadership qualities and improve investigative skills as well as being lots of fun!
A gallery of some of our recent trips and visits can be seen below...