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Holmer Lake Primary School

Extra Curricular

Visits and extra-curricular activities

The school arranges a variety of visits, some very much part of the weekly routine of the school, while others take place less frequently to places further afield and may be of longer duration. These visits are often used as the memorable experience at the beginning of a new theme. Routine visits include:

  • Visits to local sites relevant to your child’s theme
  • Visitors in school relevant to your child’s theme
  • Specialists to support different subjects, including colleagues from local secondary schools
  • Swimming lessons at Abraham Darby Pool for Year 5 pupils
  • Sporting fixtures against local schools.
  • Year 5 & 6 children are given the opportunity to attend a residential activity week at the Arthog outdoor Education Centre near Barmouth on the Welsh Coast. Here they receive coaching and tuition in rock climbing, sailing, canoeing, hill walking, gorge walking, orienteering and many other exciting activities.
  • Arthog outreach opportunities, give pupils at KS1 and KS2 the opportunity to experience Arthog without having to stay away from home.
  • Visits to places of worship. Visits to support the understanding of fundamental British Values.Pupils will travel via public transport, hired coach or parents’ cars, provided the cars have the appropriate insurance and MOT. Levels of supervision will vary according to the age of the children and the nature of the visit and will comply with any standards set down by the LA. Supervision will be carried out by teaching staff, support staff and parent helpers but a member of the school teaching staff will always be in charge. Parents will always be notified of visits that take place during school time and they will be asked to complete a consent form for visits. The school provides travel insurance cover for non-routine visits that require coach travel. (Please see the section marked Insurance)
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