Educational Visits

  • To provide opportunities for children to develop their knowledge and skills by learning through experience and direct investigation
  • To provide motivation by making the work of the curriculum more interesting
  • To help children develop their social skills e.g. relationships with others, self-esteem, self-confidence, personal competence and leadership
  • To provide opportunities for adventure and exploration
  • To provide opportunities for practical, enquiry-based learning
  • To provide physical challenge
  • To help children develop responsible attitudes to the environment, to the places they visit, to others who use them and to those who live and work there
  • To help children develop an awareness of the dangers and potential hazards to be found in particular environments and outdoor activities and to take steps to minimise them
  • To ensure that all staff involved in educational visits are aware of the strict guidelines which exist to ensure the safety of both themselves and the children in their care
  • To support volunteers following the Educational Visits/Forest School module.