Each term, all children are given the opportunity to either participate in an off-site visit or to take part in workshops here at school; engaging in activities that broaden their understanding of the curriculum or will provide them with an experience they may not usually have access to. Getting out and about in London and the South East has provided a great context for learning!
These visits are organised by teachers who are obliged to conduct a risk assessment to ensure that all potential hazards are taken account of and adjustments made to ensure that the children will be safe throughout the trip. We ask for your permission for all school trips at the beginning of each academic year. We then inform you by letter when a school trip is taking place giving you all the information you need on venue, times and lunches. If you do not wish your child to attend a particular trip you may inform the class teacher.
When they reach Year 6, the children will be invited to participate in our annual School Journey. Currently this is a week’s visit to Nethercott Farm in Devon. The farm was set up in 1976 by children’s author Michael Morpurgo to offer urban children a unique opportunity to live and work together on a real farm in the heart of the countryside. It is an intense, ‘learning through doing’ experience of a different life! The children are accompanied by Sunnyhill staff and work alongside real farmers.
Contributions for Educational visits
Sunnyhill Primary School follows current legislation with regard to charging for school activities. We try to keep costs to a minimum but will ask Parents/Carers for a voluntary contribution towards certain activities such as educational outings and workshops. If there are insufficient contributions, activities may have to be cancelled.
We ask for £30 per child per academic year as a one off voluntary contribution to help support educational visits. Please login to SIMS Pay and click on Curriculum Enrichment under your child’s name or request a bar code from the School Office.