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Educational Visits


A lot of our children’s learning experiences take place outside of the classroom.  We actively encourage children to take part in school trips. 


For many pupils attendance on a school trip is one of the most memorable experiences that can be recalled with ease many years later.  This says a lot about the learning experiences gained from an educational visit.


You will be asked to sign a consent slip at the beginning of each academic year which will cover every visit your child makes.  Without signed consent forms children will not be permitted to attend an educational visit.  We always endeavour to keep the cost of trips to a minimum.


The excellent behaviour of our pupils has been commented on many times by members of the public during excursions.  We need the co-operation of all to ensure every child is safe and secure during school trips.  It is imperative that all children take great care to listen carefully to what their teachers tell them during trips and act with responsibility at all times.


During each school year it is our aim to take every pupil on at least one educational visit.


At Christmas our pupils visit the theatre to see a pantomime or a local secondary school to see a musical production.Pupils will make many visits to places of educational interest that are specifically linked to the curriculum. They will also visit places of high interest to pupils themselves. We find that children really look forward to learning experiences outside of normal classroom time.


Each year the senior pupils travel on a residential trip. Previous vists have been made to:

     -   Killowen Outdoor Pursuit Centre

     -   Edinburgh, Scotland

     -   Glasgow, Scotland

     -   Dublin, Ireland


The children have visbly grown in confidence by these experiences and always represent St John's with distinction. Their good behaviour has been noted and relayed to the teachers on many occasions. Click the link to read a copy of a letter sent to the school by Stena Line, following a recent visit to Scotland.



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