School Trips

We feel school trips provide an invaluable learning experience for our children. gayhurst's teachers plan carefully and look for opportunities to support and extend learning through educational visits.

Living in London we are very lucky to have a wealth of museums  on our doorstep and we try to visit as many places as possible throughout the academic year. Recent trips to museums have included the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, British Museum and the Museum of Childhood.

Trips also happen to places further afield such as Year 5's recent trips to Hobbs Hill farm in Kent, where children spent the day learning about the life of hop pickers in the 1940s.

 

School Journey

In year 6 children from Gayhurst go on a school journey to Rookesbury Park in Hampshire. They are from home from Monday to Friday and spend their days and evenings at this specialist outdoor education centre set in 500 acres of land and with its own swimming pool.

Whilst at the centre the children take part in a range of outdoor pursuits including kayaking, raft building, archery, abseiling and orienteering.  Not only is the week at Rookesbury Park  a great opportunity for children to try a range of new outdoor activities but it is also a time to work with different children. At the centre children develop their problem solving skills through challenges and learn to work effectively as part of a team. The children learn a lot about themselves in the course of the week. The accompanying adults notice changes in the children too, as they develop a more mature approach, ready for transition to secondary school.

 

Year 5 Camping trip

We are delighted to be working with The Garden Classroom, who have developed  a seaside camping trip with us for our Year 5 children, combing seashore learning experiences with a residential camp on the coast in Kent.You can see photos of this very successful trip in the Photo Gallery section of the website.