All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23
Memorable activities lead to memorable learning.
At Waverley Abbey C of E Junior School we believe in the importance of both on-site visitors and off-site education to broaden learning and develop social and life skills.
All year groups have a number of curriculum linked on-site visitors (e.g. a Roman Soldier, a Viking, space virtual reality experience, ZooLab) and planned day long trips (e.g. Butser Farm, Winchester Science Centre, Hampton Court, Mandir Temple).
As a Church of England school we have regular visits from our local vicar (John Morris) and his supporting youth team. We are also lucky enough to welcome in ‘Signposts’ each team. Signposts are a local church team who run interactive assemblies and workshops for all children, helping them to develop their understanding of the Christian faith.
In addition, a residential visit is also offered to all year groups at Waverley Abbey
- Year 3 - a one night sleepover at school. Daytime activities are organised by SOLD (Surrey Outdoor Learning) and supported by Year 3 staff and other volunteers.
- Year 4 - a two night residential trip to Runways End. This incorporates environmental and adventure activities.
- Year 5 – a four night stay at the Outward Bound Trust in Aberdovey, Wales. During the stay here the children take part in a large range of adventure activities in a breathtaking setting.
- Year 6 – a four night stay on the Isle of Wight at UKSA (United Kingdom Sailing Academy). During this stay the children take part in a range of watersport activities.
The purpose of Educational visits includes:
- The promotion of health and fitness
- The development of key skills-listening, social and communication skills
- Learning to take responsibility for belongings
- To have fun and to remember an enjoyable experience
- To gain independence and raise achievement by boosting self-esteem and motivation
- To gain a ‘sense of adventure’
- To enjoy real life experiences first hand
- Linking areas of learning