At Stannington we aim to visit different places to enhance whatever learning is taking place. The visit will always be relevant and well-planned with the children’s safety and educational experience being carefully considered.
Our visits planned in 2016-2017 were: 'Toys Now & Then' Workshop, Toys R Us, Graves Art Gallery. Millennium Galleries, Crucible Theatre, Christchurch in Stannington, Stannington Park, Knowle Top Chapel, Whirlow Hall Farm, Gingerbread Man and Gruffalo workshops, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, English Institute of Sport, Weston Park Museum, Mosque, Hindu Samaj and Mandir, Botanical Gardens and The Lyceum Theatre. See the diary for this year's dates.
Parents comments are important to us following our Educational Visits. Excerpts include:
“excellent day for the reception children” “ a great and informative trip for young children” “pleasure to be a helper and I will certainly volunteer to help again in the future” “fabulous hands on experience” “the temple was colourful and engaging” “the trip was very well organised” “children's conduct and behaviour was super” “the children were enthusiastic and talked about the day all the way home” “ the children were prepared and confident about the trip” “the children were good at asking interesting questions” “the children were very absorbed in all the tasks” “all the children were keen to answer questions and had lots of ideas for their exhibit”
To maintain our ethos of quality learning through visits and visitors we realise that we do rely on the support of Stannington parents. Due to strict guidelines for schools we can only ask for ‘voluntary contributions’. If we did not receive parental contributions we would not be able to fund this number of visits over a financial year and unfortunately we would have to cancel the trip and continue our topic in class. This is why we state ‘voluntary contributions’ to meet with the guidelines. The cost of a visit is always considered and we endeavour to keep the cost to a minimum, for example by obtaining quotes from coach operators or where possible walking or using public transport. When this is not possible we use coaches from an approved operator by Sheffield City Council.
As Educational Visits co-ordinator I would like to thank you for your support and I know that many parents have also found the educational visits a rewarding and stimulating experience.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
26 September 2017
4 October 2017
7 November 2017
|Y2 Crucible "Stan and Mabel"|
19 January 2018
| Young Voices - Sheffield Arena|
|25 January 2018|| FS - The Gingerbread Man - workshop in school|
|1 February 2018||Y1 Kelham Island|
|6 & 7 March 2018||Y2 Victorian Classroom|
We will keep you informed when further trips have been booked.