At St. Joseph’s School, educational visits are considered to be an integral part of the programme of study. They are organised to support and enhance the learning of all the children and to promote the development of social and personal skills.
The management of visits involves particular responsibilities for the health, safety and welfare of all participants whether they be pupils, parents, members of staff or volunteers.
Teachers undertake detailed risk assessments prior to all off-site activities.
Visits can vary, from visits within Christchurch, to Streetwise, Activity Farms and Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre.
Additionally, we currently provide older children with the opportunity of attending residential trips. In Year 5, children visit Leeson House, a Field Study Centre on the Isle of Purbeck for 3 days. In Year 6, pupils have the opportunity to visit an Outdoor Activity Centre for 5 days.
All sites provide children with safe, yet memorable experiences with their school peers. Residential visits are a great way of building self confidence and increasing independence, as well as allowing children to develop teamwork, skills and friendships.
Why not take the opportunity to browse through our news and gallery to find out just what the children have been up to? Recent visits have included: Nothe Forte; The Imperial War Museum, London; Montecute House; Weymouth Sea Life Centre; Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre; Longdown Dairy Farm; Honeybrook Farm and St. Joseph’s, our parish church.