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Residential Visits at Westerhope

We think getting pupils out and about is an extremely valuable learning experience. For this reason we have organised four super learning experiences for KS2 pupils that involve overnight stays. We also think it is important that parent and carers see the opportunities in advance so they can plan with their family.


With all of these activities we introduce aspects of the curriculum for that particular age group but also we attempt to develop self-confidence, social skills as well as looking at different environments. The activities below are all taking place in the summer term. Children will bring a letter home publicising the events so please return the consent form if you would like your child to take part.


Some of the activities involve the cost of meals and transport – these are factored into the cost of each trip. School subsidises all of the trips and a payment plan is available to pay over time if required. We therefore plan to run the following trips during 2017 and over the coming years:


Year 3 Camp Out Night - Thursday 29th June 2017


Cost: free

An opportunity to have a first night away with school to develop camp craft skills whilst camping on the school grounds with staff and children for one night. Pupils will be dropped off at around 8.00pm for a night under the stars. They will wake up at school the next day for outdoor cooking and forest school activities.


Year 4 Broomley Grange Outdoor Adventure – Thursday 13th July to Friday 14th July


Cost £80 to £90


An opportunity to stay for one night at Broomley Grange Outdoor Centre in Stocksfield and undertake two days of climbing, abseiling, camp craft, map reading etc. Transport, meals, equipment and instruction will be provided.


Year 5 Berwick upon Tweed and the Northumberland coast – Mon 10th July to Wed 12th July


Cost: £125 to £135


An opportunity to look closely at the physical and human environment of our beautiful Northumberland coast – visiting Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, the Farne Islands. Lots of adventure, beach craft and interesting historical experiences. Staying at the new Berwick Youth Hostel for meals, two nights accommodation and three days of adventure.


Year 6 London - summer 2018 – date to be confirmed


Cost: £285 - £300


An opportunity to visit Harry Potter World, a West End Show and the sights of London. Staying at a youth hostel for two nights and three days in the capital. This trip is led by ‘Explore for All’ and a repeat of our highly successful visit recently.