Educational visits and extra-curricular experiences are an important part of our curriculum here at Ambleside. Not only do these experiences open up a world of opportunities for our children, but they help to build resilience, self-confidence and memories that will last a lifetime. We aim to nurture the talents of all of our young people and to give them opportunities to experience new adventures beyond the classroom.
Our children taking part in 'Young Voices' at the Manchester Arena.
We also use educational visits to deepen children's learning in different parts of the school curriculum such as fieldwork trips to support learning in geography and trips to museums and historical sites to support children's learning and enjoyment of history. Most recent visits have included a residential trip to Hadrian's Wall during a study on the Romans and a residential trip to London to support work in both geography and history. We also make full use of the vast amount of opportunities on our doorstep to get children outside of the classroom to bring their learning to life. Links with local organisations, such as the University of Cumbria, Dove Cottage and Rydal Hall have all provided us with opportunities to enhance our work in school with real life experiences with different experts in their field.