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School Trips and Outings

At Beechwood, we believe that carefully selected school trips can provide a valuable additional dimension to the education of our pupils, and we aim to make trips, both day and residential, character building, relevant, informative, and fun!

For many adults, it is the recollection of school trips that remain clearest in our memories – the anticipation, the excitement of a coach journey and the prospect of a night away with our friends, and that moment when something that we have learnt in the classroom comes suddenly to life out of school.

Pupils from Reception upwards are able to participate in a diverse programme of both day (and residential from Year 3) trips. In the course of these, children learn new skills, experience real world application of classroom learning, see history brought to life before their eyes and learn key life skills such as co-operation, independence and tolerance.

During their years at Beechwood, pupils will take part in a number of day trips which are usually connected to a part of the syllabus currently being studied, as well as several residential trips.  These may involve museum and theatre visits, trips to national monuments, or residential trips; in recent years, our pupils have been found playing on West Indian, South African and Australian sports pitches, speaking French in Provence and taking on any number of physical and teamwork challenges in the UK

Year Group Day Trips Residential Trips
Reception Woburn Safari Park -
Year 1 Victorian Venturers -
Year 2 Hatfield House, Chiltern Open Air Museum -
Year 3 St Albans Abbey, Roald Dahl Museum Overnight Camping Experience
Year 4 Hendon RAF Museum, Chiltern Open Air Museum Team Building / Activity Trip
Year 5 Museum of London, Pantomine Isle of Wight
Year 6 Olympic Park, Knebworth House, Mountfitchet Castle
Year 7 Theatre visits - The Globe, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre PGL Team Building Trip to Suffolk / Devon
Top Form Houses of Parliament End of School trip to Devon
This was one of the best days of my life - getting to see professional hockey players in the Olympic Park was a dream come true!
Year 7 Hockey Team Member
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