Many educational experiences are arranged to enrich the curriculum at Bishop's Waltham Junior with a range of interesting and stimulating activities. These occasions include visits to places of special interest, speakers who come into school and visiting groups.
The older children have the added opportunity of going on a school journey, staying away from home for several days. Year 4 spend half a week at Stubbington Study Centre. From here the local environment is explored as well as a series of initiative exercises to foster teamwork.
Year 6 children spend a week at Liddington PGL Centre where they undertake various centre-based adventurous activities.
The Governors’ policy for Educational Visits states that these are to paid for by a voluntary contribution from the parents, at a suggested rate per child. These visits can only take place if enough voluntary funds (85% of total cost) are available to cover the costs of such activities. We hope that all parents will appreciate the value of such visits and visitors.
No child is ever denied the chance to accompany their class on any day visit and should a family have difficulties, regarding the financial contribution, please contact the Headteacher. We would like full participation on all our activities, as they are important to educational programme for each year group. Not all activities involve a voluntary contribution but this is likely to be in the region of £8 to £13 where there is transport involved and £4 or £5 when using an expert visitor.
There will be occasions when your child will be taking part in a practical activity as part of the school’s curriculum. Such activities include cooking, DT and craft work. Ingredients and materials can be expensive and we may ask parents to contribute to the cost, prior to the child doing the work, on the understanding that parents will receive the work upon completion. Your support is appreciated.