School trips are an important part of the education that the pupils receive. These trips begin with short explorations around the local area for the younger nursery children and progress to half or full day excursions for pupils in the primary school. In the summer term pupils in Primary 3 and upwards also take part in residential trips. The length of time of overnight trips and distances involved in these depend upon the age of the pupils.
The aims of off-site trips are as follows:
- To enhance curricular and recreational for our pupils;
- To provide a wider range of experiences for our pupils that could be provided on the school site alone;
- To promote the independence of our children and pupils as learners;
- To enable them to grow and develop in new learning environments.
Permission slips, costs involved and information regarding all school trips are sent home prior to any trip taking place. When residential trips are planned a trip presentation meeting for parents is scheduled. This is designed to share detailed trip information and also any answer questions that parents may have.