Educational trips are an important part of school life at Spring Grove, from the Nursery upwards. Trips to places such as Hever Castle, Canterbury Cathedral or the Roman Museum support and enhance learning, helping to bring subjects to life for the children. These regular curriculum trips are all included in the fees, the only exceptions being occasional requests for parents to make small contributions towards more expensive excursions, for example to Nauticaa in Boulogne, or to see a show in London’s West End.
School trips can be beneficial for many reasons:
- they enhance learning
- they can boost self-confidence and increase motivation
- they broaden horizons and help to develop independence
Children in Prep 5 and Prep 6 are offered the opportunity to go away on a week-long residential trip in the Summer term each year. Prep 5 go to Château de la Baudonnière in Normandy, France, where they take part in a wide range of cultural and adventure activities – all in French! Children in Prep 6 go to an outward-bound centre near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire for a week of water-based activities.
Such experiences encourage pupils to learn and socialise with peers in a completely different way – and are often the school experiences they remember most after they leave!