It’s Residential Season

At Froebelian, we know that children benefit enormously from learning outside the classroom and residential trips are an incredibly valuable part of school life, to widen experience, develop new skills and build resilience and independence.

Our Residential Season this year kicked off with the children in our Remove class (Year 2) travelling to Cliffe House in Shepley for two days and one night.  Miss Sibson, Mrs Jackson, Miss Beaumont and the children threw themselves into the activities enjoying treasure hunts, climbing and pond dipping.

Form I (Year 3) then set off on a three-day field trip to Robinwood Activity Centre, in Todmorden, Lancashire with Mr Coleman, Mrs Jackson, Mrs Giles and Mrs Soutar, where they tackled piranha pools, braved the zip wire and spent time canoeing and raft building.

The children in Form II (Year 4), Mr Mullis, Mrs Jackson and Mrs Soutar headed off to Bewerley Park just on the outskirts of Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire for two nights where they hiked, had a forest adventure, were on alien watch and enjoyed beautiful river walks.

Form III (Year 5) ventured to Newby Wiske Hall in North Yorkshire for four nights where, with Miss Hazel, Mrs Jackson and Mrs Greenhough, they enjoyed the giant swings, canoeing, climbing, raft building and archery to name but a few adventures.

Form IV (Year 6) pupils, having already conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks in September raising £1000s for Water Aid, travelled to Ebblinghem in France for 5 nights with Mrs Smith, Mrs Pickford and Mr Rawson.  In true Froebelian tradition visits to the snail and goat farms were an essential as well as exploring market towns and learning how to make croissants – all whilst practicing their best French.

Our very youngest children don’t miss out on the adventures.  Children in Lower Kindergarten took a day trip to local bakery Slowrise, where they enjoyed a tour of the bagel bakery and sampled the delicious goods.

The children in Kindergarten and Transition (Year 1) will soon be spending a morning strawberry picking at Kemps Farm in Horsforth.  With a bumpy tractor ride and all the animals they’ll meet, we’re sure they’ll have a wonderful time.

In the words of one pupil: “School trips are the best!”